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The ashes of London

Author: Andrew Taylor
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2017. ©2016
Series: Thorndike Press large print mystery series.
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : Fiction : English : Large print editionView all editions and formats
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London, September 1666. The Great Fire rages through the city, consuming everything in its path. Even the impregnable cathedral of St. Paul's is engulfed in flames and reduced to ruins. Among the crowds watching its destruction is Richard Marwood, son of a disgraced printer, and reluctant government informer. In the aftermath of the fire, a semi-mummified body is discovered in the ashes of St. Paul's, in a tomb that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery stories
Historical fiction
Fiction
Detective and mystery fiction
History
Mystery fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Taylor
ISBN: 9781410498298 1410498298
OCLC Number: 967201518
Notes: "No. I bestselling author of The American Boy"--Cover.
Description: 659 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Series Title: Thorndike Press large print mystery series.
Responsibility: Andrew Taylor.

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London, September 1666. The Great Fire rages through the city, consuming everything in its path. Even the impregnable cathedral of St. Paul's is engulfed in flames and reduced to ruins. Among the crowds watching its destruction is Richard Marwood, son of a disgraced printer, and reluctant government informer. In the aftermath of the fire, a semi-mummified body is discovered in the ashes of St. Paul's, in a tomb that should have been empty. The man's body has been mutilated and his thumbs have been tied behind his back - the sign of a Regicide, one of those who signed Charles I's death warrant. Under orders from the government, Marwood is tasked with hunting down the killer across the devastated city. But at a time of dangerous internal dissent and the threat of foreign invasion, Marwood finds his investigation leads him into treacherous waters - and across the path of a determined, beautiful and vengeful young woman.

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