December 2019

The King’s Evil (HarperCollins) has been chosen as a 2019 Book of the Year by both the Sunday Times and the Financial Times. For a selection of reviews, click here.

Books can have a long life. HarperCollins have reissued The Second Midnight, my long-lost thriller about an English boy abandoned in Nazi-occupied Prague (November 2019) which I originally published in 1988. They have given it a great new cover:

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April 2019

The King’s Evil (HarperCollins), the third title in the Marwood-Lovett series, is a Sunday Times bestseller. It follows on from The Fire Court and The Ashes of London, which was The Times/Waterstones Number One bestseller for eight weeks.


King's Evil midi
’this is historical crime fiction at its dazzling best’ - Guardian

‘Taylor, one of the best historical crime writers today, is on great form with this novel’ - The Times

Could be the best yet… vivid and compelling’ - The Observer

Few historical novelists write with more authority and a greater sense of authenticity’ - Sunday Times

January 2019

The entire Lydmouth Series (Hodder & Stoughton) has been reissued in paperback and ebook, equipped with stunning new covers. Audible is in the process of re-recording all eight novels.

Lydmouth Series