The Scent of Death: Free Sampler [NOOK Book]

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Discover the Best Historical Crime Novel of 2013 (Crime Writers’ Association Ellis Peters Award) with this FREE 100 page extract from the No.1 bestselling author of THE AMERICAN BOY. ‘Andrew Taylor’s historical crime fiction is always an event,’ Guardian.August, 1778. British-controlled Manhattan is a melting pot of soldiers, traitors and refugees, surrounded by rebel forces as the American War of Independence rages on.Into this simmering tension sails Edward Savill, a London clerk tasked with assessing the ...
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The Scent of Death: Free Sampler

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Overview

Discover the Best Historical Crime Novel of 2013 (Crime Writers’ Association Ellis Peters Award) with this FREE 100 page extract from the No.1 bestselling author of THE AMERICAN BOY. ‘Andrew Taylor’s historical crime fiction is always an event,’ Guardian.August, 1778. British-controlled Manhattan is a melting pot of soldiers, traitors and refugees, surrounded by rebel forces as the American War of Independence rages on.Into this simmering tension sails Edward Savill, a London clerk tasked with assessing the claims of loyalists who have lost out during the war.Savill lodges with the ageing Judge Wintour, his ailing wife, and their enigmatic daughter-in-law Arabella. However, as Savill soon learns, what the Wintours have lost in wealth, they have gained in secrets.The murder of a gentleman in the slums pulls Savill into the city’s underbelly. But when life is so cheap, why does one death matter? Because making a nation is a lucrative business, and some people cannot afford to miss out, whatever the price…
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780007557615
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/10/2013
  • Sold by: Harper Collins UK
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: ePub edition
  • Pages: 100
  • Sales rank: 31,507
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Andrew Taylor is the award-winning author of a number of crime novels, including the Dougal series, the Lydmouth books and the Roth Trilogy, which was adapted into the acclaimed ITV drama ‘Fallen Angel’. ‘The American Boy’ was a 2005 Richard & Judy Book Club choice. He and his wife live with their children in the Forest of Dean.


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