April 2020
The Last Protector, the fourth Marwood and Lovett novel, has just been published. Set in the violent, politically charged Spring 1668, it deals with surviving members of the Cromwell family after the death of Oliver. Meanwhile, London is slowly recovering from the Great Fire two years earlier.

The first review has just come in: it's from the Sunday Times, and it's a cracker from Nick Rennison: ‘Taylor confirms his status as one of our finest writers of historical thrillers.’

And now on publication day comes another, from Natasha Cooper in the Literary Review: 'Taylor is so at ease with the period… There is colour, violence, devotion, courage and fun here. What more could anyone ask of a crime novel?'

From Antonia Senior in The Times: ‘Taylor is on reliably good form in this fourth instalment of a series that effortlessly blends history and mystery.’

Click here for a Waterstones Online signed hardback edition, with bonus material.

You can also order in shop and on line from Rossiter Books (Monmouth, Ross-on-Wye and Leominster). Signed copies are available.

Click here to find The Last Protector on Amazon. The ebook and audio editions can be downloaded there too, and from other online platforms.

The fabulous cover is based on a contemporary print of Inigo Jones's Covent Garden and is by Andrew Davidson Illustration.

December 2019

The King’s Evil (HarperCollins) has been chosen as a 2019 Book of the Year by both the Sunday Times and the Financial Times. For a selection of reviews, click here.

Books can have a long life. HarperCollins have reissued The Second Midnight, my long-lost thriller about an English boy abandoned in Nazi-occupied Prague (November 2019) which I originally published in 1988. They have given it a great new cover:

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April 2019

The King’s Evil (HarperCollins), the third title in the Marwood-Lovett series, is a Sunday Times bestseller. It follows on from The Fire Court and The Ashes of London, which was The Times/Waterstones Number One bestseller for eight weeks.


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’this is historical crime fiction at its dazzling best’ - Guardian

‘Taylor, one of the best historical crime writers today, is on great form with this novel’ - The Times

Could be the best yet… vivid and compelling’ - The Observer

Few historical novelists write with more authority and a greater sense of authenticity’ - Sunday Times

January 2019

The entire Lydmouth Series (Hodder & Stoughton) has been reissued in paperback and ebook, equipped with stunning new covers. Audible is in the process of re-recording all eight novels.

Lydmouth Series