Andrew Taylor wins the HWA Gold Crown

We are thrilled to announce that THE KING’S EVIL (HarperCollins, 2019) by Andrew Taylor has been awarded this year’s HWA Gold Crown.

Preceded by THE ASHES OF LONDON (HarperCollins, 2016) and THE FIRE COURT (HarperCollins 2018), THE KING’S EVIL is the third book in Andrew Taylor’s number one bestselling series, which follows James Marwood during the reign of King Charles II. ‘This is historical fiction at its dazzling best’, according to The Guardian, and Taylor is ‘one of the best historical crime writers today’, according to The Times.

The Historical Writers’ Association Gold Crown is awarded to the best historical novel of the year. This year’s winners were selected by a panel of judges who ‘unanimously loved’ Taylor’s latest instalment: ‘with its rich and exuberant writing and wonderfully realised setting, THE KING’S EVIL is a thrilling, immersive ride.’