The Ashes of London

The Ashes of London

As the City Burns in 1666, the Hunt for A Killer Begins

Large Print - 2016
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Winner of the CWA John Creasey New Blood DaggerAn MWA Edgar ScrollWinner of the CWA Ellis Peters Historical Award (three times)Winner of the CWA's prestigious Diamond DaggerLondon, September 1666. The Great Fire rages. Among the crowds watching as flames reduce St. Paul's Cathedral to ruins is Richard Marwood, son of a disgraced printer and reluctant government informer. When a semi-mummified body is discovered in the ashes in what should have been an empty tomb, Marwood is tasked with hunting a killer across the devastated city.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine :, Thorndike Press,, ©2016.
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9781410498298
Branch Call Number: LPE MYSTERY TAY
Characteristics: 659 pages (large print) ; 23 cm


From Library Staff

A chilling murder mystery and
equally evocative historical novel,
Ashes of London is an elegant
and engrossing thriller set during
the time of the Great Fire of
London. The first in an exciting
new series.

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Alexandra_library May 01, 2017

A satisfying mystery for the literary fiction reader who wants a "vacation read" but not too much of a light read!

ArapahoeAnnaL Apr 22, 2017

You are drawn into the danger and intrigue of life in London during the English Restoration of the Crown to King Charles 2nd. Passions run high on all sides of the political issue and the tension increases with the Great Fire of 1666.

LoganLib_Ashlee Feb 21, 2017

A brilliant read! This book was a page turner! What I loved about 'The Ashes of London' was that the author really displays through the novel how the Great Fire of London caused so much distruption and horror to the lives of Londoners. We get to see how it effected many social classes and look into the cause the fire - and what is left behind. If you love a little but of history and mystery mixed together this is the book for you. (You will also grow to love the characters)

Jun 28, 2016

Featured in the Hamilton Spectator's Must-Read Books of the Summer 2016

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LoganLib_Ashlee Feb 21, 2017

While London burns deceit and murder overruns the city. How can the young and innocent be linked to so much death? The answer rests in the ashes.


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LoganLib_Ashlee Feb 21, 2017

"One grey cloak is much like another, just as all cats are grey in the dark"


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