Search Results: "Andrew Taylor"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ASHES OF LONDON by Andrew Taylor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2017

"Excellent historical fiction."
As the Great Fire burns the heart of London in 1666, political manipulators and religious fundamentalists struggle behind the scenes for control of the kingdom. Read full book review >

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THE FOUR LAST THINGS by Andrew Taylor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 31, 1997

"But it would be unwise to judge such an eschatological fantasy without seeing the design of the whole trilogy."
Veteran Taylor (The Mortal Sickness, 1996, etc.) begins his ``Roth trilogy,'' suspense novels about the Appleyard and Byfield families, with the story of four-year-old Lucy Appleyard's kidnapping out from under the nose of her overburdened minder. Read full book review >

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THE SCENT OF DEATH by Andrew Taylor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"'[A]n American...is not an Englishman any more. He is become quite a different animal' and capable of murder most foul.
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In his latest, Taylor (The Anatomy of Ghosts, 2011, etc.) conjures up crime fiction from an unlikely setting—rough-and-tumble New York City during the American Revolution.Read full book review >

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BLEEDING HEART SQUARE by Andrew Taylor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 3, 2009

"A gripping tale whose slow nightmare of terror is made even more resonant by its unimpeachable logic."
Brutality lurks just beneath the surface of 1930s England in this absorbing Gothic mystery from British author Taylor (An Unpardonable Crime, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE SILENT BOY by Andrew Taylor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"A touch of intrigue, a soupçon of espionage, wrapped in tense and suspense-laden mystery."
In Taylor's newest historical crime novel (The Scent of Death, 2014, etc.), Edward Savill, home in London after working for the American Department in New York during the Revolutionary War, must deal with a shocking personal crisis. Read full book review >

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AN UNPARDONABLE CRIME by Andrew Taylor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2004

"Taylor's creamy prose falters only in one of those mind-numbing wrap-ups that make Conan Doyle a chore."
Ten-year-old Edgar Allan Poe finds criminal doings among arrivistes and aristos in Regency England. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 19, 1998

"A superior village mystery that whets the appetite for the promised third volume."
Twenty-five years before Michael Appleyard's daughter was kidnapped in The Four Last Things (1997), the pre-teen Michael spent the summer of 1970 visiting his godfather David Byfield, the vicar of Roth. Read full book review >

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THE PRIVATE NOSE by Andrew Taylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1993

"Accessible language and the story format make this an equally good choice for reading aloud or for encouraging reluctant readers. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Jack Watson has never heard of Sherlock Holmes until a new girl moves in next door; her name is Saturday Holmes; and since she has a ``nose'' for solving mysteries, she loves practicing her skills as a detective. Read full book review >

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THE MORTAL SICKNESS by Andrew Taylor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 8, 1996

"Still, intriguing enough to hold most readers to the finish."
Secrets abound in the postWW II, conventional-seeming lives of the residents of Lydmouth, an English town much centered on its church—St. Read full book review >

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BLOOD RELATION by Andrew Taylor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1991

"The story that unfolds is complex but believable; the characters convincingly quirky; the ending ambiguous — overall, neat, liberate and entertaining."
A new puzzle for William Dougal low-keyed part-time P.I., part-time book editor who now works for once shady long time friend James Hanbury (an old school tie, etc.), the respectable division head of a huge security business called Custodemus, founded by daughter Victoria to secretly investigate the disappearance of her lover Oz Finwood, a publisher, who was nowhere to be found when she arrived at the cottage they'd borrowed for a week's vacation, although his car and clothes were in place. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

Taylor completes his unique reverse trilogy, which began in 1995 with The Four Last Things (1997) and traveled back to 1970 with The Judgment of Strangers (1998), in this deceptively quiet cathedral mystery, set in 1957-58, which packs wronged wife Wendy Appleyard to the Dark Hostelry in Rosington, where she licks her wounds at the home of her best friend, Janet Byfield, whose husband David, vice principal at the local theological college, is sedately angling to replace the retiring principal. Read full book review >

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THE ANATOMY OF GHOSTS by Andrew Taylor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 25, 2011

"Eighteenth-century Cambridge life exquisitely detailed by Taylor, recipient of the Crime Writers Association Cartier Diamond Dagger award (2009)."
University life circa 1786. Read full book review >