Crime and Historical Novelist
‘This is the story of a woman and a city. I saw the city first...’
The Scent of Death is set in New York City, 1778-80, during the American War of Independence, a place where loyalty is a commodity that can be bought and sold.
‘Andrew Taylor's historical crime fiction is always an event’ - Guardian
‘Taylor has emerged as a historical novelist with a rare gift for mood and atmosphere’ - Independent
‘Taylor shows once again how skilful a historical novelist he is’ - Sunday Times
‘A triumph… a detective story, and a piece of period writing that excites and surprises in equal measure’ - Spectator
Signed copies are available from the Forest Bookshop, Coleford, and elsewhere.
The Long Sonata of the Dead, a short story commissioned by The Mysterious Bookshop, New York, is available in volume form. Some may read it as a little postscript to the Roth Trilogy...
Broken Voices, a ghost story, commissioned as a Kindle Single is a e-novella set in an Edwardian cathedral city. ‘Brilliantly atmospheric’ - Observer
I’m now working on a new novel with the working title of Silent Wounds and the same central character as The Scent of Death.