Andrew Taylor Books In Order

William Dougal Books In Publication Order

  1. Caroline Minuscule (1982)
  2. Waiting for the End of the World (1984)
  3. Our Fathers’ Lies (1985)
  4. An Old School Tie (1986)
  5. Freelance Death (1987)
  6. Blood Relation (1990)
  7. The Sleeping Policeman (1992)
  8. Odd Man Out (1993)

Marwood and Lovett Books In Publication Order

  1. The Ashes of London (2016)
  2. The Fire Court (2018)
  3. The King’s Evil (2019)
  4. The Last Protector (2020)

Bergerac Books In Publication Order

  1. Bergerac is Back! (1985)
  2. Crimes of the Season (1985)
  3. Bergerac and the Fatal Weakness (1988)
  4. Bergerac and the Jersey Rose (1988)
  5. Bergerac and the Traitor’s Child (1988)
  6. Bergerac and the Moving Fever (1988)

Blaines Books In Publication Order

  1. The Second Midnight (1987)
  2. Blacklist (1988)
  3. Toyshop (1990)

Lydmouth Books In Publication Order

  1. An Air That Kills (1994)
  2. The Mortal Sickness (1996)
  3. The Lover of the Grave (1997)
  4. The Suffocating Night (1999)
  5. Where Roses Fade (2000)
  6. Death’s Own Door (2001)
  7. Call the Dying (2004)
  8. Naked to the Hangman (2006)

Roth Books In Publication Order

  1. The Four Last Things (1997)
  2. The Judgement of Strangers (1997)
  3. The Office of the Dead (1999)

Standalone Novels In Publication Order

  1. Private Nose (1989)
  2. Snapshot (1989)
  3. Double Exposure (1990)
  4. Raven On the Water (1991)
  5. Negative Image (1992)
  6. The Barred Window (1994)
  7. The Invader (1994)
  8. The American Boy / An Unpardonable Crime (2003)
  9. A Stain on the Silence (2006)
  10. Bleeding Heart Square (2008)
  11. The Anatomy of Ghosts (2010)
  12. The Scent of Death (2013)
  13. The Silent Boy (2014)

Short Stories/Novellas In Publication Order

  1. The Leper House (2014)
  2. The Scratch (2014)
  3. The Writing House (2016)
  4. Broken Voices (2017)

Bibliomysteries Books In Publication Order

  1. The Book of Virtue (By:Ken Bruen) (2012)
  2. Pronghorns of the Third Reich (By:C.J. Box) (2012)
  3. The Book Thing (By:Laura Lippman) (2012)
  4. The Book Case (By:Nelson DeMille) (2012)
  5. An Acceptable Sacrifice (By:Jeffery Deaver) (2012)
  6. Death Leaves a Bookmark (By:William Link) (2012)
  7. The Final Testament (By:Peter Blauner) (2013)
  8. Rides a Stranger (By:David Bell) (2013)
  9. The Long Sonata of the Dead (2013)
  10. The Book of Ghosts (By:Reed Farrel Coleman) (2013)
  11. The Compendium of Srem (By:F. Paul Wilson) (2014)
  12. What’s in a Name? (By:Thomas H. Cook) (2014)
  13. Remaindered (By:Peter Lovesey) (2014)
  14. The Sequel (By:R.L. Stine) (2014)
  15. The Gospel of Sheba (By:Lyndsay Faye) (2014)
  16. The Nature of My Inheritance (By:Bradford Morrow) (2014)
  17. It’s in the Book (By:Mickey Spillane) (2014)
  18. The Scroll (By:Anne Perry) (2014)
  19. The Book of the Lion (By:Thomas Perry) (2015)
  20. The Little Men (By:Megan Abbott) (2015)
  21. Condor in the Stacks (By:James Grady) (2015)
  22. Mystery, Inc. (By:Joyce Carol Oates) (2015)
  23. Every Seven Years (By:Denise Mina) (2015)
  24. From the Queen (By:Carolyn Hart) (2015)
  25. The Travelling Companion (By:Ian Rankin) (2016)
  26. Citadel (By:Stephen Hunter) (2016)
  27. Reconciliation Day (By:Christopher Fowler) (2016)
  28. Dead Dames Don’t Sing (By:John Harvey) (2016)
  29. The Haze (By:James W. Hall) (2016)
  30. Hoodoo Harry (By:Joe R. Lansdale) (2017)
  31. The Pretty Little Box (By:Charles Todd) (2018)
  32. Seven Years (By:Peter Robinson) (2018)
  33. The Hemingway Valise (By:Robert Olen Butler) (2018)
  34. The Last Honest Horse Thief (By:Michael Koryta) (2018)
  35. The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository (By:John Connolly) (2018)

Bibliomysteries Books In Chronological Order

  1. The Book of Virtue (By:Ken Bruen) (2012)
  2. The Scroll (By:Anne Perry) (2014)
  3. Pronghorns of the Third Reich (By:C.J. Box) (2012)
  4. An Acceptable Sacrifice (By:Jeffery Deaver) (2012)
  5. Death Leaves a Bookmark (By:William Link) (2012)
  6. Seven Years (By:Peter Robinson) (2018)
  7. The Book Thing (By:Laura Lippman) (2012)
  8. The Book of Ghosts (By:Reed Farrel Coleman) (2013)
  9. The Long Sonata of the Dead (2013)
  10. The Final Testament (By:Peter Blauner) (2013)
  11. Rides a Stranger (By:David Bell) (2013)
  12. What’s in a Name? (By:Thomas H. Cook) (2014)
  13. It’s in the Book (By:Mickey Spillane) (2014)
  14. The Nature of My Inheritance (By:Bradford Morrow) (2014)
  15. Remaindered (By:Peter Lovesey) (2014)
  16. The Compendium of Srem (By:F. Paul Wilson) (2014)
  17. The Gospel of Sheba (By:Lyndsay Faye) (2014)
  18. The Sequel (By:R.L. Stine) (2014)
  19. The Book of the Lion (By:Thomas Perry) (2015)
  20. The Little Men (By:Megan Abbott) (2015)
  21. From the Queen (By:Carolyn Hart) (2015)
  22. Every Seven Years (By:Denise Mina) (2015)
  23. Citadel (By:Stephen Hunter) (2016)
  24. Condor in the Stacks (By:James Grady) (2015)
  25. Mystery, Inc. (By:Joyce Carol Oates) (2015)
  26. The Travelling Companion (By:Ian Rankin) (2016)
  27. The Haze (By:James W. Hall) (2016)
  28. Dead Dames Don’t Sing (By:John Harvey) (2016)
  29. Reconciliation Day (By:Christopher Fowler) (2016)
  30. Hoodoo Harry (By:Joe R. Lansdale) (2017)
  31. The Pretty Little Box (By:Charles Todd) (2018)
  32. The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository (By:John Connolly) (2018)
  33. The Hemingway Valise (By:Robert Olen Butler) (2018)
  34. The Last Honest Horse Thief (By:Michael Koryta) (2018)
  35. The Book Case (By:Nelson DeMille) (2012)

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Andrew Taylor Books Overview

Caroline Minuscule

A medieval script launches a modern treasure hunt lightly dusted with black humor…
William Dougal is a postgraduate student of history with expensive tastes and low moral fibre. He is the sort who is as likely to commit murders as to solve them. Thus it is that when he stumbles on the garotted corpse of his detested tutor, he doesn’t call the police. Instead, he slips away, intent on avoiding a row with his girlfriend. Naturally, his actions don’t go undetected. Enter the suave James Hanbury with the reminder that the dead man was an authority on Caroline Minuscule, a Medieval script that may convey a very modern message. Douglas is pushed into or rather drives his Morris Mini onto a slippery slope which leads toward a cache of diamonds and more murders…
. ‘In William Dougal, Andrew Taylor has created one of the most attractive amateur detectives in fiction.’ Harriet Waugh, The Spectator. And so his 1982 debut, the first of eight Dougal capers, won the John Creasey Best First Novel Award from the Crime Writers Association and was shortlisted for the 1983 Edgar Allan Poe Award.

Bergerac and the Fatal Weakness

A new adventure where BBC TV’s detective Bergerac becomes involved with the murder of an elderly Jersey resident, the IRA threatening a programme of assassinations and a scarlet fever threat on Jersey. Andrew Saville is the pseudonym of an award winning crime writer.

Bergerac and the Traitor’s Child

A new adventure in which BBC TV’s detective Bergerac learns that Inspector Crozier is being blackmailed by two Germans. Andrew Saville is the pseudonym of an award winning crime writer.

The Suffocating Night

The Korean war rumbles in the background throughout this novel as a reporter is found murdered at the Bathurst Arms, squatters are evicted from a military camp and there are new developments in the three year old hunt for a missing teenager. And, in spite of all that’s going on, Jill Francis, a local journalist, and DI Richard Thornhill find they can no longer resist their feelings for each other.

Where Roses Fade

When Mattie Harris’ body is found drowned in the river, everyone in Lydmouth knows something is wrong. Mattie wasn’t a swimmer it can’t have been a simple accident. She was drunk on the last night of her life could she have fallen in? Or was she pushed? Mattie was a waitress, of no importance at all, so when Lydmouth’s most prominent citizens become very anxious to establish that her death was accidental, Jill Francis’s suspicions become roused. In the meantime she is becoming ever closer to Inspector Richard Thornhill, and discovering that the living have as many secrets as the dead…

Death’s Own Door

When the body of Rufus Moorcroft, a middle aged widower with a distinguished war record, is found in his summerhouse, the verdict is suicide. But both reporter Jill Francis and her lover, Detective Richard Thornhill, approaching the case from different angles, discover there’s more to it than that. The key to the mystery stetches back to a highly charged summer before the war, and back to another death. A local asylum plays a part, as do a moderately famous artist and his wife; Superintendent Williamson, now retired and loathing it; Councillor Bernie Broadbent a man with more pies than fingers to put in them; a Cambridge don; an aristocratic unmarried mother, now gleefully drawing her old age pension; and to Thornhill’s surprise and growing horror his own wife, Edith.

The Four Last Things

‘Andrew Taylor digs deep to explore the tangled roots of sex, violence and religion. This is a fine thriller, with clues complex enough to tax a Morse’ Reginald Hill Little Lucy Appleyard is snatched from her child minder’s on a cold winter afternoon, and the nightmare begins. When Eddie takes her home to beautiful, child loving Angel, he knows he’s done the right thing. But Lucy’s not like their other visitors, and unwittingly she strikes through Angel’s defences to something both vulnerable and volatile at the core. To the outside world Lucy has disappeared into a black hole with no clues to her whereabouts!until the first grisly discovery in a London graveyard. More such finds are to follow, all at religious sites, and, in a city haunted by religion, what do these offerings signify? All that stands now between Lucy and the final sacrifice are a CID sergeant on the verge of disgrace and a woman cleric Lucy’s parents but how can they hope to halt the evil forces that are gathering around their innocent daughter?

The Judgement of Strangers

Taylor probes the secret history of murder, delving deep into the past to find the origins of a serial killer in his second novel of the Roth Trilogy. Here is the story of David Byfield, a widowed parish priest with a dark past and a darker future. The suburban town of Roth is haunted by its past, and struggling to break free. But by initiating a series of gruesome murders and mutilations, echoing crimes committed years before, someone in the village is trying to assure history’s tight grip over the present. The community has no shortage of suspects, from the village vicar in the throes of a midlife crisis to the unusual brother and sister newly relocated to the town of Roth. Audrey Oliphant, churchwarden, spinster and secret admirer of the vicar, fancies herself as Miss Marple, and when the corpse of her cat, Lord Peter, is found nailed to the church door, she decides to investigate. By the end of her investigation, two people are dead, one is in jail, and a fourth is insane.

The Office of the Dead

Final novel in Andrew Taylor’s powerful Roth Trilogy: ‘With all due deference to its heavenly virtues, this is a hellishly good novel’ Frances Fyfield, Sunday Express Janet Byfield has everything Wendy Appleyard lacks: she’s beautiful; she has a handsome husband, a clergyman on the verge of promotion; and most of all she has an adorable little daughter, Rosie. So when Wendy’s life falls apart, it’s to her oldest friend, Janet, that she turns. At first it seems as to Wendy as though nothing can touch the Byfields’ perfect existence in 1950s Cathedral Close, Rosington, but old sins gradually come back to haunt the present, and new sins are bred in their place. The shadow of death seeps through the Close, and only Wendy, the outsider looking in, is able to glimpse the truth. But can she grasp it’s twisted logic in time to prevent a tragedy whose roots lie buried deep in the past?

The American Boy / An Unpardonable Crime

An irresistible literary thriller in the tradition of The Alienist and An Instance of the Fingerpost, set in early 1800s England and involving a young Edgar Allan Poe. Edgar Allan Poe is an American boy in England, a child standing on the edge of mysteries. In 1819, two Americans arrive in London. Soon afterward a bank collapses. A man is found horribly mutilated on a building site and an heiress flirts with her inferiors. All the while, Poe’s young schoolmaster struggles to understand what is happening before he and his loved ones are destroyed. But the truth, like the youthful Poe himself, has its origins in the New World as well as the Old in a bitter episode of corruption during the War of 1812. With settings ranging from the coal scented urban jungle of late Regency London to the stark winter landscapes of rural Gloucestershire, An Unpardonable Crime is a multilayered literary murder mystery, a historical novel, and a love story. In addition to shedding fascinating light on Edgar Allan Poe, the book is a fast paced suspenseful read, filled with shocking revelations.

A Stain on the Silence

What if a childless man in his forties discovers that he has a daughter, the result of an affair twenty five years earlier? What if the daughter is pregnant? And what if she’s on the run for murder? Praise for A Stain on the Silence ‘It’s the high level of emotional literacy, coupled with Taylor’s beautifully controlled style, that makes this book a page turning, one sitting read from a master of psychological suspense.’ Laura Wilson, Time Out ‘A beautifully constructed novel, one of Taylor’s best.’ Margaret Cannon, Toronto Globe and Mail ‘The story displays Taylor’s usual skilful plotting and characterization as it moves between past and present, gradually exposing long hidden secrets.’ Sunday Telegraph ‘Taylor is brilliant at capturing teenage angst…
he excels not only in narrative control, but in depth of characterization.’ Jane Jakeman, Independent

Bleeding Heart Square

‘Finely drawn period atmosphere, compellingly complex characters, breath stopping suspense, then twists that will leave you reeling. Taylor is a riveting storyteller, and Bleeding Heart Square may be his best work yet. Absolutely bloody brilliant!!’ Deborah Crombie, author of Where Memories Lie and Water Like a Stone ‘It’s easy to see why Andrew Taylor’s historical mysteries have won so many accolades. The square itself emerges as a major player in this atmospheric, elegantly told mystery, in which you, the reader, are assigned the role of detective.’ Rhys Bowen, Agatha, Anthony and MacAvity Award winning author of the Molly Murphy and Royal Spyness mystery series ‘A compelling and suspenseful evocation of London in that uneasy period before WWII. In Lydia Langstone, Andrew Taylor has created a protagonist of her time, an intelligent woman coming to terms with her growing sense of self. Intricately plotted and beautifully crafted.’ Margaret Maron, author of Death’s Half Acre and Hard Row If Philippa Penhow hadn’t gone to Bleeding Heart Square on that January day, you and perhaps everyone else might have lived happily ever after…
It’s 1934, and the decaying London cul de sac of Bleeding Heart Square is an unlikely place of refuge for aristocratic Lydia Langstone. But as she flees her abusive marriage, there is only one person she can turn to the genteelly derelict Captain Ingleby Lewis, currently lodging at Number 7. However, unknown to Lydia, a dark mystery haunts the decrepit building. What happened to Miss Penhow, the middle aged spinster who owns the house and who vanished four years earlier? Why is a seedy plain clothes policeman obsessively watching the square? What is making struggling journalist Rory Wentwood so desperate to contact Miss Penhow? And why are parcels of rotting hearts being sent to Joseph Serridge, the last person to see Miss Penhow alive? Legend has it the devil once danced in Bleeding Heart Square but is there now a new and sinister presence lurking in its shadows? Bleeding Heart Square is Andrew Taylor’s most compelling mystery yet.

The Anatomy of Ghosts

1786, Jerusalem College, Cambridge: they say Jerusalem is haunted by Mrs. Whichcote’s ghost. Frank Oldershaw claims he saw her in the garden, where she drowned. Now he’s under the care of a physician. Desperate to salvage her son’s reputation and restore him to health, Lady Anne Oldershaw employs John Holdsworth, author of The Anatomy of Ghosts, an attack on the existence of ghostly phenomena. But his powers of reason have other challenges. Dreams of his dead wife and Elinor, the Master’s wife, haunt him. At the heart of it all is the mystery of what happened to Sylvia Whichcote in the claustrophobic confines of Jerusalem.

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