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Andrew Taylor Andrew Taylor grew up in East Anglia. He was educated at The King's School, Ely, and Woodbridge School. He read English at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and has an MA in Library, Archive and Information Science from University College London.

His first novel, Caroline Minuscule (1982), won the John Creasey Memorial Award of the Crime Writers' Association of Great Britain. He is the only author to have won the CWA's Historical Dagger twice, with The Office of the Dead and The American Boy. He has also won the Cartier Diamond Dagger, and has been shortlisted for the Gold Dagger, the Theakston's Old Peculier, and the Edgar award. The American Boy, a gothic mystery linked to Edgar Allan Poe's boyhood years in England.

The Roth Trilogy was shown on ITV in March 2007. It was a three-part drama series under the title of Fallen Angel starring Charles Dance and Emilia Fox.

Andrew Taylor also reviews in several publications, in particular the Spectator and The Independent. He has written short stories and articles on crime fiction. He is a member of the Unusual Suspects, a group of crime novelists that travel internationally to promote their work.

Andrew Taylor is married, with two children. He and his family have lived for many years in Coleford in the Forest of Dean on the borders of England and Wales.

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Andrew Taylor Bibliography


Dougal Series

  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

Bergerac Series (writing as Andrew Saville)

  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 Moving Fever - 1988
  6. Bergerac and the Traitor's Child - 1988
  7. Bergarac and the Jersey Rose

Blaines Series

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

Lydmouth Series

  1. An Air That Kills - 1994
  2. The Mortal Sickness - 1995
  3. The Lover of the Grave - 1997
  4. The Suffocating Night - 1998
  5. Where Roses Fade - 2000
  6. Death's Own Door - 2001
  7. Call the Dying - 2004
  8. Naked to the Hangman - 2006

Roth Series

  1. The Four Last Things - 1997
  2. The Judgement of Strangers - 1998
  3. The Office of the Dead - 2000
  4. Requiem for an Angel - omnibus - 2002 aka Fallen Angel Other Novels

Other Novels

  • Hairline Cracks - 1988
  • Private Nose - 1989
  • Snapshot - 1989
  • Double Exposure - 1990
  • The Raven On the Water - 1991
  • Negative Image - 1992
  • The Barred Window - 1993
  • The Invader - 1994
  • The American Boy - 2003
  • An Unpardonable Crime - 2004
  • A Stain On The Silence - 2006
  • Bleeding Heart Square - 2008
  • The Anatomy of Ghosts - 2010
  • The Scent of Death - US, 2014
  • Fireside Gothic - - UK, 2016 - Collection of three gothic novellas: Broken Voices, The Leper House, and The Scratch
  • The Ashes of London - US, March 2017
  • The Fire Court - US, January 2019

Andrew Taylor Awards

  • 1982 - John Creasey Memorial Award for Best First Crime Novel awarded to Caroline Minuscule by the Crime Writers' Association
  • 2001 - The Office of the Dead awarded the Ellis Peters Historical Dagger by the Crime Writers' Association
  • 2003 - The American Boy awarded the Ellis Peters Historical Dagger by the Crime Writers' Association
  • 2005 - The American Boy - as An Unpardonable Crime, the US title wins the Audie in the Literary Fiction Category for the audio version read by Sir Derek Jacobi.
  • 2009 - Cartier Diamond Dagger of the Crime Writers' Association
  • 2009 - Bleeding Heart Square awarded the Martin Beck Award for Best Translated Crime Novel by the Swedish Crime Writers' Academy
  • 2010 - The American Boy selected by The Times as one of the Top Ten Crime Novels of the Decade
  • 2013 - The Scent of Death awarded the CWA Historical Dagger

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