The Shadows of London (Hardcover)

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The Shadows of London (Hardcover)

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From the bestselling author of The American Boy, a No.1 Sunday Times best-seller and a Richard & Judy Book Club choice, comes another gripping historical crime novel

Over 1 Million Andrew Taylor Novels Sold A Times Historical Crime Novel of the year

'An absolute delight in a series that goes from strength to strength' S. G. McLean, prize-winning author of the Seeker series

'This is Taylor at his unassailable best' Financial Times

London 1671

The damage caused by the Great Fire still overshadows the capital. When a man's brutally disfigured body is discovered in the ruins of an ancient almshouse, architect Cat Hakesby is ordered to stop restoration work. It is obvious he has been murdered, and Whitehall secretary James Marwood is ordered to investigate.

It's possible the victim could be one of two local men who have vanished - the first, a feckless French tutor connected to the almshouse's owner;

the second, a possibly treacherous employee of the Council of Foreign Plantations.

The pressure on Marwood mounts as Charles II's most influential courtiers, Lord Arlington and the Duke of Buckingham, show an interest in his activities - and Marwood soon begins to suspect the murder trail may lead right to the heart of government.

Meanwhile, a young, impoverished Frenchwoman has caught the eye of the king, a quiet affair that will have monumental consequences...

Andrew Taylor is the author of a number of crime novels, including the ground-breaking Roth Trilogy, which was adapted into the acclaimed drama Fallen Angel, and the historical crime novels The Ashes of London, The Silent Boy, 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 Ellis Peters Historical Award (the only author to win it three times) and the CWA's prestigious Diamond Dagger.
Product Details ISBN: 9780008494117
ISBN-10: 0008494118
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: July 11th, 2023
Pages: 464
Language: English