book price comparison lovereading canvas bags desmond elliott 2017 shadow land elizabeth kostova before the fall
Vouchers


Andrew Taylor Book and Novel

Andrew Taylor - Author


Andrew Taylor has been a full-time writer since 1981, and has written over twenty books. He has been described by The Times as 'One of Britain's best writers of psychological suspense.'

Having decided to become a writer at the age of ten, he claims that it was his newly recognised facility for writing stories, teamed with the idea that a writer's life consisted of not wearing a tie to work, that first attracted him to the career. More recently however he has suggested that 'one of the attractions of writing fiction is that it allows you to create your own little universe and play God to your heart's content.' It was the discovery of Sherlock Holmes at the tender of age of eight and earlier yet with Enid Blyton's Hurrah for Little Noddy, that his love for crime novels was incited. 'Another thing I like about crime fiction' he asserts, 'is its lack of pretension. It sets out to entertain - it's fiction with its sleeves rolled up.'

In the years preceding Andrew Taylor's breakthrough in the literary world, he worked as a boat-builder, wages clerk, teacher, librarian, labourer and freelance publisher's editor. Since then, Public Lending Right estimates place his British public library readership in the top one per cent.

His novels include the Dougal and Lydmouth crime series, the psychological thriller The Barred Window and his ground-breaking Roth Trilogy, now published in one volume as Requiem for an Angel. He also reviews and writes about crime fiction, particularly in the Independent Awards received for his books include the John Creasey Memorial award from the Crime Writer's Association and an Edgar Scroll from the Mystery Writers of America, both for Caroline Minuscule, and the CWA's Ellis Peters Historical Dagger. The Roth Trilogy was adapted into the acclaimed ITV drama 'Fallen Angel'. 'The American Boy' was a 2005 Richard & Judy Book Club choice.

He lives in the Forest of Dean with his wife, a photographer, and their two children.

Author photo © Caroline Silverwood

If you like Andrew Taylor you might also like to read books by Jacqueline Winspear, Peter Robinson and Ruth Rendell.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Andrew Taylor

The Ashes of London by Andrew Taylor
The Ashes of London
Andrew Taylor
An enthralling and wonderful historical thriller, where the story absolutely thrives in the midst of one of the most famous times in British history. The first chapter not only blasts you immediately into the roaring flames of the Great Fire...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/01/2017
Lovereading Price: £7.19
Ashes of London by Andrew Taylor
Ashes of London
Andrew Taylor
An enthralling and quite, quite wonderful historical thriller, where the story absolutely thrives in the midst of one of the most famous times in British history. The first chapter not only blasts you immediately into the roaring flames of the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/04/2016
Lovereading Price: £11.99
The Silent Boy by Andrew Taylor
The Silent Boy
Andrew Taylor
Shortlisted for the CWA Endeavour Historical Dagger 2015. In the Scent of Death Andrew Taylor introduced us to Edward Savill, a young English clerk in British controlled Manhattan at the height of the American War of Independence in 1778. 14...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2015
Lovereading Price: £6.39
The Silent Boy by Andrew Taylor
The Silent Boy
Andrew Taylor
From the No. 1 bestselling author of THE AMERICAN BOY comes a brilliant new historical thriller set during the French Revolution.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
Lovereading Price: £0.00
The American Boy by Andrew Taylor
The American Boy
Andrew Taylor
Winner of the CWA 2009 Cartier Diamond Dagger Award. Andrew Taylor is a prize-winning and competent crime novelist particularly renowned for his lovely Lydmouth mysteries so I approached this winner of the Crime Writers’ Association Historical Dagger award...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/01/2007
Lovereading Price: £8.79
Call The Dying by Andrew Taylor
Call The Dying
Andrew Taylor
Winner of the CWA 2009 Cartier Diamond Dagger Award. Set in the early 50s, this is classic detective stuff. Small town life, genteel and drab, atmospherically portrayed this is part of a series which I do feel...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/08/2005
Lovereading Price: £5.59

Loading other books by Andrew Taylor...


Author Info

Loading twitter updates...

Author's Blog

www.lydmouth.co.uk/

Did you know

At Lovereading you can download and read an Opening Extract and an online review of books by Andrew Taylor and hundreds of other authors.

Author 'Like for Like' recommendations


It has opened my eyes to different authors and genres. Just log on and try, you will be surprised and not want for reading material again.

Jocelyn Garvey

Thanks to Lovereading I have discovered new writers and read books I would never had looked twice at - and enjoyed them.

Angela Rhodes

I love that Lovereading handpicks very special debut reads.

Magda North

The books for review are always great reads, brilliantly written, and introduces me to a huge variety of, established and new, authors.

Lesley Hart

Lovereading is a world of books. It has everything you need from new to old and much loved classic books. It even give you recommendations!

Kate Thurston

My favourite thing about is the 'like for like' page this has really introduced me to some good reads! That and lots of honest reviews.

Sam Lewis

Lovereading has given me the opportunity to delve into new and exciting worlds of authors who I would never have tried before.

Glynis Elliott

Books of the month/debuts of the month, kids/adults, fiction/non-fiction, free prize draws and free extracts, what's not to love?

Emma Smith

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools