From number one best-selling author Andrew Taylor comes the sequel to the phenomenally successful The Ashes of London
A time of terrible danger....
The Great Fire has ravaged London. Now, guided by the Fire Court, the city is rebuilding, but times are volatile and danger is only ever a heartbeat away.
Two mysterious deaths….
James Marwood, a traitor’s son, is thrust into this treacherous environment when his father discovers a dead woman in the very place where the Fire Court sits. The next day his father is run down. Accident? Or another murder....
A race to stop a murderer....
Determined to uncover the truth, Marwood turns to the one person he can trust – Cat Lovett, the daughter of a despised regicide. Then comes a third death...and Marwood and Cat are forced to confront a vicious killer who threatens the future of the city itself.
"Andrew Taylor’s historical crime novels have proved a benchmark for the genre, and The Fire Court is no exception. Cunningly plotted and movingly written, it’s a fascinating portrait of a city, and its people, recovering from trauma." (Mick Herron, bestselling author of Slow Horses)
"This is how historical crime should be written, with rich authenticity underpinning a twisting plot." (The Times)
"Marwood and Lovett’s search for a killer in the sooty streets of 1660s London is an atmospheric pleasure, full of twists and memorable characters." (The Times)