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The King’s Evil (James Marwood & Cat Lovett 3) - Andrew Taylor

The King’s Evil (James Marwood & Cat Lovett 3) - Andrew Taylor

Title: The King’s Evil

Author:  Andrew Taylor

ISBN:  9780008119188

Weight:  927g

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The King’s Evil by Andrew Taylor

From the No.1 bestselling author of The Ashes of London and The Fire Court comes the next book in the phenomenally successful series following James Marwood.

A royal scandal that could change the face of England forever…

London 1667.  In the Court of Charles II, it’s a dangerous time to be alive – a wrong move may lead to disgrace, exile or death.  The discovery of a body at Clarendon House, the palatial home of one of the highest courtiers in the land, could therefore have catastrophic consequences.

James Marwood, a traitor’s son, is ordered to cover up the murder.  But the dead man is Edward Alderley, the cousin of one of Marwood’s acquaintances.  Cat Lovett had every reason to want her cousin dead.  Since his murder, she has vanished, and all the evidence points to her as the killer.

Marwood is determined to clear Cat’s name and discover who really killed Alderley.  But time is running out for everyone.  If he makes a mistake, it could threaten not only the government but the King himself…

Peer & Press Reviews

The King’s Evil is an absolute treat from start to finish – a hugely engaging, atmospheric historical thriller with not one but two smart and lovable protagonists.  Andrew Taylor is one of our finest storytellers, and his Restoration series just gets better and better.

Antonia Hodgson

Taylor, one of the best historical crime writers today, is on great form with this novel.  The plot weaves in and out of Restoration politics with seamless grace.


I loved this!  It’s a treat to read a book that is so immersive, that pulls the reader into an entirely different world.  Andrew Taylor uses the details of his research with such skill that instead of distancing us from the story, they draw us in.  This is a complex story told with clarity – a masterclass in writing for the genre.

Ann Cleeves

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title The King’s Evil
Book Features
Edition / printing First edition, first printing
Series James Marwood & Cat Lovett – book 3
Overall condition Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed On the title page
Awards and Media
Awards and prizes

CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award 2020 – longlist

CWA Sapere Books Historical Dagger Award 2020 – longlist

Book Stats
Publisher HarperCollinsPublishers
Publication date
Printed by CPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon
ISBN 13 9780008119188
ISBN 10 000811918X
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 452
Size (h x w x d) 240 x 163 x 43mm
Image and Design Credits
Author photograph Caroline Silverwood Taylor
Jacket design HarperCollinsPublishers
Jacket illustration Heritage Image Partnership Ltd / Alamy Stock Photo and Shutterstock

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