Andrew Taylor is a British crime and historical novelist, winner of the Cartier Diamond Dagger (for lifelong excellence in the genre), the CWA Historical Dagger (three times) and other awards. He has also been shortlisted for the Edgar and the Gold Dagger.
He has written more than 30 novels. They include the international bestseller, THE AMERICAN BOY (a Richard and Judy selection and named in The Times as one of the top 10 Crime novels of the Decade), the ROTH TRILOGY (filmed for TV as Fallen Angel), the LYDMOUTH and DOUGAL series, BLEEDING HEART SQUARE, THE ANATOMY OF GHOSTS, shortlisted for the Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year, and THE SCENT OF DEATH, winner of the Historical Dagger, and THE SILENT BOY. He is also the author of three supernatural stories, all Kindle Singles – BROKEN VOICES, THE LEPER HOUSE and, coming shortly, THE SCRATCH. The titles in the best-selling James Marwood & Cat Lovett series have been selected as Books of the Year or Summer Reading across The Times, Sunday Times, Guardian and Financial Times no fewer than 10 times (with over 600,000 copies sold). THE ASHES OF LONDON was The Times/Waterstones Number 1 bestseller for eight weeks. THE KING’S EVIL won the Historical Writers’ Association Gold Crown 2020 for Best Historical Novel of the Year.
Educated at the universities of Cambridge and London, he now lives on the borders of England and Wales. He is the Spectator’s crime fiction reviewer, and has written for many other papers. He is a former editor of The Author, journal of the Society of Authors, and still a regular contributor.
Andrew’s latest novel, THE ROYAL SECRET, will be published by HarperCollins in April 2021.