The Fire Court: A gripping historical thriller from the bestselling author of The Ashes of London: Book 2 (James Marwood & Cat Lovett)

The Fire Court: A gripping historical thriller from the bestselling author of The Ashes of London: Book 2 (James Marwood & Cat Lovett)

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Paperback | English
ISBN13: 9780008119140
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From No.1 bestselling author Andrew Taylor comes the sequel to the phenomenally successful The Ashes of London

Somewhere in the soot-stained ruins of Restoration London, a killer has gone to ground...

The Great Fire has ravaged London, wreaking destruction and devastation wherever its flames spread. Now, guided by the incorruptible Fire Court, the city is slowly rebuilding, but times are volatile and danger is only ever a heartbeat away.

James Marwood, son of a traitor, is thrust into this treacherous environment when his ailing father claims to have stumbled upon a murdered woman in the very place where the Fire Court sits. Then his father is run down and killed. Accident? Or another murder...?

Determined to uncover the truth, Marwood turns to the one person he can trust - Cat Lovett, the daughter of a despised regicide. Marwood has helped her in the past. Now it's her turn to help him. But then comes a third death... and Marwood and Cat are forced to confront a vicious and increasingly desperate killer whose actions threaten the future of the city itself.

Type Book
Number Of Pages 464
Item Height 36 mm
Item Width 128 mm
Item Weight 399 Gram
Product Dimensions 128 x 36 x 194
Publisher HarperCollins
Format Paperback | 464

`Andrew Taylor's historical crime novels have proved a benchmark for the genre, and The Fire Court is no exception. Cunningly plotted and movingly written, it's a fascinating portrait of a city, and its people, recovering from trauma' Mick Herron, bestselling author of Slow Horses

`This is how historical crime should be written, with rich authenticity underpinning a twisting plot' The Times

`Marwood and Lovett's search for a killer in the sooty streets of 1660s London is an atmospheric pleasure, full of twists and memorable characters' The Times

`With a fast-moving, complex plot underpinned by solid but unobtrusive research and plenty of drama and intrigue, Taylor brings the 17th century to life so vividly that one can almost smell it' Guardian

`Once again, Taylor combines his detailed research with a deviously twist-laden storyline' Observer

`This gripping mystery is even better than its predecessor, The Ashes of London' Sunday Express S Magazine

`Taylor remains to my mind at the top of the list of historical novelists writing in English today' Reviewing the Evidence

`If it were not a superlative crime novel, Taylor's evocative picture of the Great Fire of London, The Ashes of London, could be considered a historical novel of the first order. Its sequel, The Fire Court, is equally impressive' Financial Times

Praise for Andrew Taylor:

`If you like C. J. Sansom, or Hilary Mantel, you'll love Andrew Taylor' Peter James

`Ashes of London is terrific' Sarah Hilary

`A breathtakingly ambitious picture of an era' Financial Times

`Elegant, engrossing' Sunday Express

`One of the most reliably enjoyable of historical novelists ... Taylor demonstrates his usual command of plot and historical background' The Sunday Times

'A complex weave of history and mystery and the first of a new series from Andrew Taylor' The i

Andrew Taylor is the author of a number of crime novels, including the ground-breaking Roth Trilogy, which was adapted into the acclaimed TV drama Fallen Angel, and the historical crime novels The Ashes of London, The Silent Boy, The Scent of Death and The American Boy, a No.1 Sunday Times bestseller and a 2005 Richard & Judy Book Club Choice.

He has won many awards, including the CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger, an Edgar Scroll from the Mystery Writers of America, the CWA Ellis Peters Historical Award (the only author to win it three times) and the CWA's prestigious Diamond Dagger, awarded for sustained excellence in crime writing. He also writes for the Spectator and The Times.

He lives with his wife Caroline in the Forest of Dean.