Andrew Taylor

Andrew Taylor

Andrew Taylor (b. 1951) is a British author of mysteries. Born in East Anglia, he attended university at Cambridge before getting an MA in library sciences from University College London. His first novel, Caroline Miniscule (1982), a modern day treasure hunt starring history student William Dougal, began an eight book series and won Taylor wide critical acclaim. He has written several other series of thrillers, most notably the eight Lydmouth books, begun with 1994’s An Air That Kills.

His other novels include The Office of the Dead (2000), and The American Boy (2003), both of which won the Crime Writers Association of Britain’s award for best historical fiction, making him the only author to receive that prize twice. His Roth trilogy, which has been published in omnibus form as Requiem For An Angel (2002) was adapted for television by ITV as Fallen Angel. Taylor’s most recent novel is the historical thriller The Scent of Death (2013). You can find his website at this link

“Andrew Taylor wrote superb historical fiction long before Hilary Mantel was popular.”  —Daily Telegraph

“Deeply absorbing and beautifully written.” —Times on The American Boy

“With all due deference to heavenly virtues, this is a hellishly good novel.” —Sunday Express, on The Office of the Dead

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