Andrew Taylor - The Ashes of London (2nd Hand Paperback)
From the No.1 bestselling author of The American Boy comes a brand new historical thriller set during the time of the Great Fire of London.
"The noise was the worst. Not the crackling of the flames, not the explosions and the clatter of falling buildings, not the shouting and the endless beating of drums and the groans and cries of the crowd: it was the howling of the fire. It was the voice of The Great Beast itself."
London, 1666: a city in flames . . .
As the Great Fire consumes everything in its path, even the great cathedral and as the embers smoulder, the body of a man is found in the ruins of St Paul's - stabbed in the neck, thumbs tied behind his back.
A woman on the run . . .
The son of a traitor, James Marwood is a reluctant government informer, forced to hunt the killer through the city's devastated streets. There he encounters a determined young woman who will stop at nothing to secure her freedom.
A killer seeking revenge . . .
When a second murder victim is discovered in the Fleet Ditch, Marwood is drawn into the political and religious intrigue of Westminster.
At a time of dangerous internal dissent, Marwood’s investigation will lead him into treacherous waters - and across the path of a determined and vengeful woman.
- Format : Thick 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Very Good (Almost As New)
- Category : Fiction - Historical Fiction
- Published : 2016 (This Edition 2017 - Harper Collins)
- ISBN : 9780008119096
- SKU : B002232
- PPC : SP450gm
- RRP : £8.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
'Finely wrought and solidly researched. The novel's plot is fiendishly complex.' - Sunday Telegraph.
'The Ashes of London presents a breathtakingly ambitious picture of an era . . . the multiple narrative strands are drawn together in a brilliantly orchestrated finale.' - Financial Times.
'In this elegant, engrossing novel set during an extraordinary period, Taylor skilfully presents a London in which so many must still pay the price for the Civil War and the murder of King Charles I' - Sunday Express.
'One of the most reliably enjoyable of historical novelists . . . Taylor demonstrates his usual command of plot and historical background.' - The Sunday Times.
Andrew Taylor is a British author best known for his crime and historical novels, which include the Lydmouth series, the Roth Trilogy and historical novels such as the number-one best-selling The American Boy and The Ashes of London. His accolades include the Diamond Dagger, Britain's top crime-writing award.