The Fire Court

The Fire Court

From No.1 bestselling author Andrew Taylor comes the sequel to the phenomenally successful The Ashes of London Somewhere in the soot-stained ruins of Restoration London, a killer has gone to ground ... The Great Fire has ravaged London, wreaking destruction and devastation wherever its flames spread. Now, guided by the incorruptible Fire Court, the city is slowly rebuilding, From No.1 bestselling author Andrew Taylor comes the sequel to the phenomenally successful The Ashes of London ...

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Title:The Fire Court
Author:Andrew Taylor
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:B01MQFC1DS
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:448 pages pages

The Fire Court Reviews

  • Helen
    Apr 02, 2018
    This is the second in Andrew Taylor?s new historical mystery series set during and after the Great Fire of London. The first book, The Ashes of London, set in 1666, deals with the Fire itself and the devastation it causes, as well as introducing us to our protagonists ? James Marwo...
  • Jo
    May 03, 2018
    A wealthy widow is found murdered whilst dressed as a whore; an old man wanders into the path of an oncoming carriage where he's knocked down dead. James Marwood is asked to look into matters by his boss on the orders of Lord Arlington. This brings him into the orbit of the Fire Court ...
  • Jennifer
    Jun 24, 2018
    while i still think the characters of marwood and lovett are interesting, i found this second book in the series dragged quite a bit. taylor's writing is good, and he well captures the feel/sights/sounds/smells of late-1660s london. but it just felt too bogged down by the various going...
  • Kirsty
    May 03, 2018
    Dnfed at 30% I received a free digital copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley. I just couldn?t put myself through this anymore. I found the first book hard going, and this one was just the same. When you?re finding yourself struggling to read a single page withou...
  • Margaret
    Apr 15, 2018
    I loved Andrew Taylor?s The Ashes of London so I was eagerly looking forward to the next book, The Fire Court set in 1667, eight months after the Great Fire had swept through London. And once again I was immediately transported back in to the 17th century as Londoners set about rebui...
  • Keith Chawgo
    Jun 11, 2018
    Andrew Taylor?s follow-up to the successful ?Ashes of London? is an interesting read and picks up the threads of his two main characters lives. Again, we are faced with an investigation which leads our man Marwood through the political and social background of 1600?s London. ...
  • Caz
    Aug 05, 2017
    4.5 stars The Fire Court is the sequel to Andrew Taylor?s The Ashes of London, an historical mystery that opened dramatically during the Great Fire of London and then proceeded to unravel a tale of murder and betrayal stretching back decades, to the reign of Cromwell and Charles I...
  • Mitch McCrimmon
    May 06, 2018
    This book is a continuation of The Ashes of London, which was set during the 1666 great fire that burned much of London to the ground. The Fire Court takes off from where the last one left off. Andrew Taylor is one of my favourite authors so I jumped on this on as soon as I saw it. Typ...
  • Fiona
    Apr 01, 2018
    This sequel to The Ashes of London is a rarity in that it is even better! I love the characters of James and Cat and the time period it is set in. 17th century London is brought to life and current day political intrigues pale into insignificance when compared to the daily struggle to ...
  • Kate
    Feb 25, 2018
    This is an excellent follow up to The Ashes of London, set in the aftermath of the Great Fire of London. As London attempts to rebuild its ruins, a great deal of money is at stake. Murder ensues and James Marwood's father is one of the first to die. It couldn't be more personal - or mo...
  • Connie
    Mar 29, 2018
    This is a dark gritty historical fiction full of intrigue that will keep you turning the page. I enjoyed book one The Ashes of London, but I think The Fire Court is even better. James Marwood is the son of a traitor - a man who claims to have stumbled upon a murdered woman, James think...
  • Emma
    May 02, 2018
    4.5 stars. I felt when I read Ashes of London, that plot and pacing were patchy and yet I really enjoyed it for its historical detail. Having read The Fire Court, I see that the first book was largely setting the scene for this one. Here we become much more invested in the characters. ...
  • Graham McGhie
    Jul 17, 2018
    Gripping Sequel to "The Ashes of London": Great Plot and Historically Informative. "The Fire Court" is the sequel to Andrew Taylor's bestselling "The Ashes of London" and the second novel doesn't disappoint. In 1666 most of the City north of the Thames burned down. By 1667 the rebuil...
  • Amy
    Apr 05, 2018
    I enjoyed The Fire Court slightly more than the first book in the series, The Ashes of London, which is unusual. The setting of seventeenth-century London is immersive and the book is full of historical detail which is exactly what you'd want from this type of book. It's clear that...
  • Christine
    Apr 21, 2018
    He?s done it again. Andrew Taylor has heightened the intrigue, the suspense, and the fascination with the developing characters. The sheer wonderfulness of this book made it a joy for me to read. There are so many reviews out there, so I suggest one reads those if one wants to lea...
  • Helen
    Jun 17, 2018
    After finishing Ashes of London, Taylor's first book in the Marwood and Lovett series, I couldn't wait for more! I was singing many praises as the book was just what I was after - history, love, suspense and protagonist's who are well rounded and most importantly women who can put up a...
  • Keith Currie
    May 02, 2018
    Playing with fire A sequel to The ashes of London and featuring many of the same characters, this is an intelligent and well-written murder mystery. While it is clear that there is much illegal activity happening in the wake of the Great Fire of London, much of it concerned with pro...
  • Breakaway Reviewers
    May 24, 2018
    The aftermath of the Great Fire sees more murders! James Marwood moved to the new lodging eight months after the Great Fire with his frail father and two servants. He continued working for Master Williamson at Whitehall. The Fire Court was set up the judges, appointed by the king...
  • Tracey
    Apr 27, 2018
    The sequel to The Ashes of London, The Fire Court is set amidst the aftermath of The Great Fire of London and the rebuilding. While you don't have to read Ashes first, it helps and the story of James Marwood and Catherine Lovett continues and it is nice to have the background and 'rela...
  • Karen Keane
    Jun 29, 2018
    What a brilliant book. I didn't realise when I started reading it that it was the second of a series but it didn't really matter and now I can look forward to reading the first one. Set just after the Great Fire of London it is full of mystery and intrigue and I felt as though I was wa...
  • Jo-anne Atkinson
    Jun 02, 2018
    Life is looking up for James Marwood. After his last adventures he is in favour at court and has two roles which pay enough for him to move to the Savoy and employ a couple to take care of him and his increasingly difficult father. When his father escapes into London one day he returns...
  • Paromjit
    Mar 24, 2018
    Andrew Taylor takes us back to the 17th century in the aftermath of the Great Fire of London in The Ashes of London, to the setting up of The Fire Court with 3 judges, designed by the king to get London rebuilt, resolving land and property disputes that have have arisen due to the fire...
  • Debra
    Oct 07, 2018
    Set just after the Great Fire of London this book follows on from "The Ashes of London". We meet again with James Marwood the slightly fussy son of a traitor. His elderly Father saw something that he really shouldn't have but James isn't sure exactly what and whether or not this hasten...
  • 4cats
    Mar 30, 2018
    Marwood returns in The Fire Court and I must say I enjoyed this more than Ashes of London. Set in 1667, we return to the intrigue of Charles II court and Marwood whose fortunes have improved has the ear of powerful men. When a woman is murdered he is asked to investigate her death whic...
  • Claire
    Apr 20, 2018
    More slow-moving intrigue in Restoration London. 3.5/5 stars. This review was originally posted on my book blog. I read the first installment in this historical mystery series - The Ashes of London - right before moving onto this book. And while I'm sure you could read and enjoy ...
  • Daphne Sharpe
    Mar 27, 2018
    Best read as a sequel to The Ashes of London, this continues the story of James Marwood and Catherine Lovett, now going by the name of Jane Hakesby, and what happens after the Great Fire of London. We know about Charles II and Restoration England through the accounts of the upper cla...
  • Jayne Catherine pinkett
    Jun 01, 2018
    This book continues a short while after book one finishes. James Harwood and Cat Lovett feature in this, so if you really enjoyed their characters in Ashes of London then you will enjoy this storyline. As with Ashes of London, there is something about the style which doesn't quite conn...
  • Roger
    Apr 23, 2018
    I thoroughly enjoyed this book which I read straight after The Ashes of London. Once again it is very well written and interesting about a period of history of which I know very little. The characters developed nicely in a complex plot and I look forward to reading further books in ...
  • Joanna Flis
    Feb 23, 2018
    What I can say - I love it! ...
  • Trevene Highfield
    Apr 27, 2018
    London is trying to rebuild itself following the fire and "The Fire Court" was set up to ensure the property leaseholders are treated fairly but the landlords also get a good deal. A large area of property known as Dragon Yard is due before the court with a battle between two developer...