The Scent of Death

Kobo ebook | February 28, 2013

byAndrew Taylor

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*WINNER of the Ellis Peters Historical Dagger Award 2013*‘Andrew Taylor wrote superb historical fiction long before Hilary Mantel was popular’ Daily TelegraphFrom the No.1 bestselling author of THE AMERICAN BOY comes a new historical thriller set during the American War of Independence. 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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*WINNER of the Ellis Peters Historical Dagger Award 2013*‘Andrew Taylor wrote superb historical fiction long before Hilary Mantel was popular’ Daily TelegraphFrom the No.1 bestselling author of THE AMERICAN BOY comes a new historical thriller set during the American War of Independence. August, 1778. British-controlled Manhattan is a m...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:February 28, 2013Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:000749307X

ISBN - 13:9780007493074

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gripping I've never known much about the war of american independence but this book gives considerable insight into how inadequate the British were. All aspects really good.
Date published: 2015-04-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Slow burn I nearly gave up on this it starts so slowly. The setting is interesting as it is the American war of Independence and the detailed descriptions of New York are vivid. It takes a while to develop sympathy with the main character but in the end you want him to survive and he is written in a detailed manner. Intrigue and mystery and a little excitement.
Date published: 2014-02-01