From the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Ashes of London comes an exciting new historical crime thriller
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.
'I loved this! It's a treat to read a book that is so immersive, that pulls the reader into an entirely different world...This is a complex story told with clarity - a masterclass in writing for the genre' Ann Cleeves, bestselling author of the Shetland and Vera Stanhope series
'The King's Evil is an absolute treat from start to finish - a hugely engaging, atmospheric historical thriller with not one but two smart and lovable protagonists. Andrew Taylor is one of our finest storytellers' Antonia Hodgson
'Taylor, one of the best historical crime writers today, is on great form with this novel. The plot weaves in and out of Restoration politics with seamless grace' The Times
'Few historical novelists write with more authority and a greater sense of authenticity than Andrew Taylor' Sunday Times
'This is historical crime fiction at its dazzling best' Guardian
'Another fine outing from one of the best historical novelists around' Sunday Times
'Taylor has a rare knack for conjuring up an authentic historical atmosphere, and his description of a teeming, uncertain London in a state of flux is vivid and compelling' Observer
'A novel filled with intrigue, duplicity, scandal and betrayal, whose author now vies with another master of the genre, C. J. Sansom' Spectator
'Another rich, sumptuous glory of a novel: perfectly plotted, perfectly peopled, perfectly thrilling and with enough twists to keep a maze-maker happy...I love all of Andrew Taylor's writing and this is a novelist of consummate skill at the absolute peak of his power' Manda Scott
'Glorious' Sunday Express
'Taylor's mantelpiece already groans under awards for his nonpareil historical crime novels, and this latest is as striking as anything he has written' Financial Times
'An involving detective tale' The Sunday Times
Praise for Andrew Taylor:
'If you like C. J. Sansom, or Hilary Mantel, you'll love Andrew Taylor' Peter James