Andrew Taylor

Crime and Historical Novelist

Reviews


This selection of review quotations is provided for publicity purposes. They are generic quotes, rather than those relating to individual books.

“'Andrew Taylor is arguably the most consummate writer of historical crime fiction today’ - Marcel Berlins, The Times

"Andrew Taylor is one of the most interesting, if not the most interesting novelist writing on crime in England today. Like Ruth Rendell he produces particularly good, emotionally complex psychological novels and rather better straight detective novels than she does in her Wexford series." Harriet Waugh, The Spectator

"Andrew Taylor is a master story-teller" Toby Clements, Daily Telegraph

"Andrew Taylor... was given the thumbs up long ago for beautifully crafted, well written narratives combining subtlety, depth and that vital 'Oh, my God, what the hell is going to happen next?' factor, which is the driving force of the story-teller. He is also that rarity that can manage the semi-historical as well as the modern..." Frances Fyfield, Daily Express

“What's rare and admirable in Taylor's fiction is his painterly and poetic skill in transforming the humdrum into something emblematic and important.” Philip Oakes, Literary Review

"Mr Taylor is a sophisticated writer...with a high degree of literary expertise." New York Times Book Review

"...ein Meister des Grauens...Taylor ist ein Vivisekteur der Seelen..." Tobias Gohlis, Die Zeit

"Andrew Taylor is ...one of our finest novelists" Jeff Park, Front Row (BBC Radio 4)

"Taylor is an excellent writer." The Times (London)

"A consummate storyteller" Los Angeles Times

"A master of the genre' - Jessica Mann, Literary Review

"Andrew Taylor is British crime fiction's best kept secret." Irish Times

"Andrew Taylor is one of the few suspense writers who can get away with ghost stories... real ghosts, old loves that haunt and taunt us." Toronto Globe and Mail

"A master of psychological suspense." Time Out

"Taylor is top of the crime writing tree." Publishing News

"There's no doubting Mr Taylor's talent...exciting, readable and thoroughly amoral." Daily Telegraph

"One of Britain's best writers of psychological suspense."The Times

"One of the best crime writers of his generation.... Taylor's novels are always intelligent, well-structured and engrossing." Yorkshire Post

"Taylor is a highly entertaining, crisp and clean writer, particularly skilled in the art of the melodramatic plot twist." Publishers' Weekly

"Like Hitchcock, Taylor pitches extreme and gothic events within a hair's breadth of normality." Times Literary Supplement

"...this author knows precisely how to wield suspense." Independent on Sunday

"Taylor generates an electric atmosphere..." Daily Mail