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The Fire Court by Andrew Taylor

December 5, 2017

From No.1 bestselling author Andrew Taylor comes the sequel to the phenomenally successful The Ashes of London

<Somewhere in the soot-stained ruins of Restoration London, a killer has gone to ground…

The Great Fire has ravaged London, wreaking destruction and devastation wherever its flames spread. Now, guided by the incorruptible Fire Court, the city is slowly rebuilding, but times are volatile and danger is only ever a heartbeat away.

James Marwood, son of a traitor, is thrust into this treacherous environment when his ailing father claims to have stumbled upon a murdered woman – in the very place where the Fire Court sits. Then his father is run down and killed. Accident? Or another murder…?

Determined to uncover the truth, Marwood turns to the one person he can trust – Cat Lovett, the daughter of a despised regicide. Marwood has helped her in the past. Now it’s her turn to help him. But then comes a third death… and Marwood and Cat are forced to confront a vicious and increasingly desperate killer whose actions threaten the future of the city itself.

Published 5th April 2018  | Hardback | 9780008119133 | RRP £14.99

If you’re a bookseller in the UK or Ireland and you’d like an advance reading copy of The Fire Court, please send your request, along with your name and bookshop address, to Ammara at independentthinking@harpercollins.co.uk.


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