The Fire Court (Marwood and Lovett #2)

The Fire Court (Marwood and Lovett #2)

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 Somewhe...

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Title:The Fire Court (Marwood and Lovett #2)
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 (Marwood and Lovett #2) Reviews

  • Helen
    Apr 02, 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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

  • Kirsty
    May 03, 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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    What I can say - I love it! ...

    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 ...

    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 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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

  • Mitch McCrimmon
    May 06, 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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    What I can say - I love it! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    What I can say - I love it! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    An excellent tale set in Restoration London, 1666. I haven't read the first book in this series so the characters were all new to me. The lack of their back story didn't hinder my enjoyment of this book which is very well written with some very atmospheric descriptions of post-fire Lo...

    The sequel to "The Ashes of London" picks up shortly after the previous novel ends, and follows the continuing fortunes (?) of some of the characters we've already met - notably Mr Marwood and Catherine Lovett. I quite enjoyed this, although as in the previous novel, felt that some ...

    The Fire Court is the second in the Marwood and Lovett series set in the aftermath of the Great Fire of London. It is now eight months after the fire and the Fire Court is sitting to make decisions about who has the right to rebuild London. There are squabbles between landholders and l...

    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...

    I read this after I reviewed the ashes of London which I enjoyed, so I had high hopes for this one and it did not disappoint. Again you join Marwood and Cat as they try and solve a murder mystery. Whilst also dealing with the politics of the court and society as a whole. All in all a b...

    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

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

  • Justin
    Apr 25, 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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    What I can say - I love it! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    An excellent tale set in Restoration London, 1666. I haven't read the first book in this series so the characters were all new to me. The lack of their back story didn't hinder my enjoyment of this book which is very well written with some very atmospheric descriptions of post-fire Lo...

    The sequel to "The Ashes of London" picks up shortly after the previous novel ends, and follows the continuing fortunes (?) of some of the characters we've already met - notably Mr Marwood and Catherine Lovett. I quite enjoyed this, although as in the previous novel, felt that some ...

    The Fire Court is the second in the Marwood and Lovett series set in the aftermath of the Great Fire of London. It is now eight months after the fire and the Fire Court is sitting to make decisions about who has the right to rebuild London. There are squabbles between landholders and l...

    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...

    I read this after I reviewed the ashes of London which I enjoyed, so I had high hopes for this one and it did not disappoint. Again you join Marwood and Cat as they try and solve a murder mystery. Whilst also dealing with the politics of the court and society as a whole. All in all a b...

    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 ...

    I had loved ?Ashes of London ? and could not wait to start the sequel. It isn?t necessary to read the prequel but I would highly recommend reading it since it gives us a little more depth to Cat?s character. An interesting sequel indeed. ...

    I read Andrew Taylor?s first book in this series and loved it. This sequel is equally as good, but noticeably darker and more somber, but few glints of light within. It is a fantastic read though, the final quarter I couldn?t finish quick enough. ...

  • Connie
    Mar 29, 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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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. ...

  • Sharyn
    May 04, 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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    What I can say - I love it! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    An excellent tale set in Restoration London, 1666. I haven't read the first book in this series so the characters were all new to me. The lack of their back story didn't hinder my enjoyment of this book which is very well written with some very atmospheric descriptions of post-fire Lo...

  • Amy
    Apr 05, 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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Jewels
    May 26, 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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    What I can say - I love it! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    An excellent tale set in Restoration London, 1666. I haven't read the first book in this series so the characters were all new to me. The lack of their back story didn't hinder my enjoyment of this book which is very well written with some very atmospheric descriptions of post-fire Lo...

    The sequel to "The Ashes of London" picks up shortly after the previous novel ends, and follows the continuing fortunes (?) of some of the characters we've already met - notably Mr Marwood and Catherine Lovett. I quite enjoyed this, although as in the previous novel, felt that some ...

  • Christine
    Apr 21, 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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    What I can say - I love it! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Keith Currie
    May 02, 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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

  • Lacer
    May 22, 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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    What I can say - I love it! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    An excellent tale set in Restoration London, 1666. I haven't read the first book in this series so the characters were all new to me. The lack of their back story didn't hinder my enjoyment of this book which is very well written with some very atmospheric descriptions of post-fire Lo...

    The sequel to "The Ashes of London" picks up shortly after the previous novel ends, and follows the continuing fortunes (?) of some of the characters we've already met - notably Mr Marwood and Catherine Lovett. I quite enjoyed this, although as in the previous novel, felt that some ...

    The Fire Court is the second in the Marwood and Lovett series set in the aftermath of the Great Fire of London. It is now eight months after the fire and the Fire Court is sitting to make decisions about who has the right to rebuild London. There are squabbles between landholders and l...

  • Tracey
    Apr 27, 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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    What I can say - I love it! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Jo-anne Atkinson
    Jun 02, 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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    What I can say - I love it! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • 4cats
    Mar 30, 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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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. ...

    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

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    What I can say - I love it! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    What I can say - I love it! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    An excellent tale set in Restoration London, 1666. I haven't read the first book in this series so the characters were all new to me. The lack of their back story didn't hinder my enjoyment of this book which is very well written with some very atmospheric descriptions of post-fire Lo...

    The sequel to "The Ashes of London" picks up shortly after the previous novel ends, and follows the continuing fortunes (?) of some of the characters we've already met - notably Mr Marwood and Catherine Lovett. I quite enjoyed this, although as in the previous novel, felt that some ...

    The Fire Court is the second in the Marwood and Lovett series set in the aftermath of the Great Fire of London. It is now eight months after the fire and the Fire Court is sitting to make decisions about who has the right to rebuild London. There are squabbles between landholders and l...

    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...

  • Sapna Chamaria
    Apr 10, 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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    What I can say - I love it! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    An excellent tale set in Restoration London, 1666. I haven't read the first book in this series so the characters were all new to me. The lack of their back story didn't hinder my enjoyment of this book which is very well written with some very atmospheric descriptions of post-fire Lo...

    The sequel to "The Ashes of London" picks up shortly after the previous novel ends, and follows the continuing fortunes (?) of some of the characters we've already met - notably Mr Marwood and Catherine Lovett. I quite enjoyed this, although as in the previous novel, felt that some ...

    The Fire Court is the second in the Marwood and Lovett series set in the aftermath of the Great Fire of London. It is now eight months after the fire and the Fire Court is sitting to make decisions about who has the right to rebuild London. There are squabbles between landholders and l...

    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...

    I read this after I reviewed the ashes of London which I enjoyed, so I had high hopes for this one and it did not disappoint. Again you join Marwood and Cat as they try and solve a murder mystery. Whilst also dealing with the politics of the court and society as a whole. All in all a b...

    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 ...

    I had loved ?Ashes of London ? and could not wait to start the sequel. It isn?t necessary to read the prequel but I would highly recommend reading it since it gives us a little more depth to Cat?s character. An interesting sequel indeed. ...

  • Heather Temple
    May 25, 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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    What I can say - I love it! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    An excellent tale set in Restoration London, 1666. I haven't read the first book in this series so the characters were all new to me. The lack of their back story didn't hinder my enjoyment of this book which is very well written with some very atmospheric descriptions of post-fire Lo...

    The sequel to "The Ashes of London" picks up shortly after the previous novel ends, and follows the continuing fortunes (?) of some of the characters we've already met - notably Mr Marwood and Catherine Lovett. I quite enjoyed this, although as in the previous novel, felt that some ...

    The Fire Court is the second in the Marwood and Lovett series set in the aftermath of the Great Fire of London. It is now eight months after the fire and the Fire Court is sitting to make decisions about who has the right to rebuild London. There are squabbles between landholders and l...

    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...

    I read this after I reviewed the ashes of London which I enjoyed, so I had high hopes for this one and it did not disappoint. Again you join Marwood and Cat as they try and solve a murder mystery. Whilst also dealing with the politics of the court and society as a whole. All in all a b...

  • Roger
    Apr 23, 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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    What I can say - I love it! ...

    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

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    What I can say - I love it! ...

  • Trevene Highfield
    Apr 27, 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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...