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), 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.
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 most recent novel, THE ASHES OF LONDON, a thriller set during the time of the Great Fire of London, was published by HarperCollins in April 2016.