Andrew Taylor

Crime and Historical Novelist

The Lydmouth Series


Naked To the Hangman
"The excellent Lydmouth mysteries..." The Times

"Taylor's Lydmouth series is turning the classical detective story into a complex picture of our own past" Independent

"What's rare and admirable in Taylor's fiction (especially in the Lydmouth series) is his painterly and poetic skill in transforming the humdrum into something emblematic and important." Literary Review

"Taylor is top of the crime writing tree, his linked series of Lydmouth novels one of the most interesting developments in the crime genre in recent years." Publishing News

"Andrew Taylor['s]...Lydmouth Series is a brilliant re-imagining of the classic golden age detective story, lifting the lid on all the class rancour, sex and political corruption that the originals kept under wraps."  Irish Times

"Ambitious (not to say subversive)" New York Times Book Review