I'm a bestselling crime and historical novelist, and the winner of the Diamond Dagger of the Crime Writers Association, the Gold Crown of the Historical Writers Association and many other awards. I've written nearly fifty books, listed here, three of which have been televised.


October 2021

At present I'm working on the sixth Marwood and Lovett novel. Set in 1671, it has the provisional title of The KIng's Favourite, but this may change. No publication date as yet.

The UK paperback edition of The Royal Secret is due to be published on 17 February 2022.

June 2021

Royal Secret HB reduced

My latest novel is The Royal Secret, the fifth in the Marwood and Lovett Restoration series. It's a Sunday Times Top Twenty bestseller.

'Always riveting… With all his customary deftness and skill, Taylor weaves a colourful, complicated plot involving royal secrets, foreign spies in London and a mangy lion…' Nick Rennison, Sunday Times

'One rereads a Taylor sentence not because his meaning’s unclear but simply to enjoy it afresh. As one can do with his story as a whole... a pleasure from start to finish' Andrew Rosenheim, Spectator

'His characters feel like living people who face real problems in a strange yet instantly recognisable vanished world. Historical crime doesn't get better than this' Mark Sanderson, The Times Crime Club Star Pick.

‘The fifth in Taylor's masterful series of Restoration novels… Typically exuberant fare from the ever-reliable Taylor, incorporating a delicious trip to the hot-bed of intrigue that is the French court’ Barry Forshaw, Financial Times

'People often ask me for a list of my favourite authors. Andrew Taylor’s name is always in the first five…I love this series… an incredible portrait of London after the Great Fire. Dirt, grime, gold, glitter – Taylor serves up all of it…Great fun and perfect summer getaway reading' Margaret Cannon, Globe and Mail

In the UK, signed copies are available from Waterstones (a special edition with bonus material), Goldsboro Books, and Rossiter Books. It can also be found at other good bookshops, as well as on Amazon.

And now I am at work on the next novel in the series.