Taylor suits HC

Taylor suits HC

HarperCollins has acquired three historical crime novels from four-time Crime Writers’ Association Dagger-winner Andrew Taylor.

Crime and thriller publisher Julia Wisdom signed world English-language rights to The Ashes of London and two more 17th-century-set novels from Antony Topping at Greene & Heaton.

The Ashes of London is set in 1666 as the Great Fire of London rages, when a murder victim is found in the ashes of St Paul’s Cathedral.

Wisdom said: “Andrew is brilliant at breathing life into history, weaving complex and compelling crime narratives, and creating full-rounded, believable characters, and I believe The Ashes of London is going to be the start of an exceptional new series.”