The Scent of Death [Pdf epub] by Andrew Taylor



10 thoughts on “The Scent of Death

  1. says:

    Once again Andrew Taylor demonstrates that he is a master of the historical crime novel and I’d rate The Scent of Death even above Bleeding

  2. says:

    A wonderful book The characters are so vivid and interesting the plot complex and expertly woven and the history has a deeply authentic feel I was thoroughly caught up in the story right from the startHighly recommended

  3. says:

    Frankly I could barely set it down It was right up there with Bleeding Heart Suare about which I once taught a class in evoking atmosphere and t

  4. says:

    35 stars My review for USA TodayThe Scent of DeathBy Andrew TaylorHarperCollins 480 ppBad historical novelists almost always give themselves away with their dialogue first Blimey old egg and in good ones the reverse is true — we slide indiscernibly into the rhythms of an older mode of speech until after a few pages it seems as natural as

  5. says:

    Another solid historical novel from Taylor who does his homework and has a gift for describing the period details of the era about which he is writing Here he paints a bleak picture of the last days of Colonial New York a compelling setting

  6. says:

    Edward Savill a London clerk lands in Manhattan in the wake of the War of Independence It's a city fraught with secrets divided loyalties and double agents home to a swelling tide of refugees seeking justice from the British crown It isn't long before Savill is swept up in the city's struggles trying to solve a murder for which a falsely accused slave was hanged Distracted by his host's beautiful daughter in law Arabe

  7. says:

    The Scent Of Death is set in New York during the American War Of Independence where Edward Savill an English clerk is sent to New Y

  8. says:

    Edward Savill is a clerk sent to British occupied New York during the American War of Independence to log the claims of d

  9. says:

    Well crafted and satisfying in the end but the structure of the story made this book really really drag until the last hundred or so pagesI had high hopes for this after reading Taylor's Anatomy of Ghosts and indeed this is on the whole a good story But it's really convoluted and hard to follow and the reader is asked t

  10. says:

    I had such high hopes for The Scent of Death The premise sounded really interesting and I always love historical fictionthri

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L is sent from London to investigate the claims of dispossessed loyalists No sooner does he land than he becomes embroiled in the case of a gentleman murdered in the city's notorious Canvas Town An escaped slave hangs for the crime but Savill is convinced they have executed the wrong man Lodging with the respected Wintour family Savill senses the mystery 35 stars My review for USA TodayThe Scent of DeathBy Andrew TaylorHarperCollins 480 ppBad historical novelists almost always give themselves away with their dialogue first Blimey old egg and in good ones the reverse is true we slide indiscernibly into the rhythms of an older mode of speech until after a few pages it seems as natural as our own That s the case in this skillful novel which perfectly reproduces the loyalist experience of the American Revolution in the year 1778 when the British were beginning to panic about their chances of victory Its amiable narrator is Edward Savill he arrives from London to aid his countrymen but is soon shanghaied into becoming both spy and detective too The mystery he hopes to solve about a murder wrongly pinned to a runaway slave takes to

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The Scent of Death

From the No 1 bestselling author of THE AMERICAN BOY comes a brilliant new historical thriller set during the American War of Independence Manhattan 1778 A city of secrets profiteers loyalists and double agents As the last part of America under British rule New York is home to a swelling tide of refugees seeking justice from the British crown Edward Savil Once again Andrew Taylor demonstrates that he is a master of the historical crime novel and I d rate The Scent of Death even above Bleeding Heart Suare and Anatomy of Ghosts I especially love authors who help me think of familiar things in a new way To most Americans the War of American Independence which they habitually call the Revolutionary War was an international conflict between Great Britain and America To those of us who are historically sophisticated it was also a civil war fought in the American colonies between the Loyalists and the rebels who Americans usually call the Patriots But this story made me aware that it was also a party conflict between British subjects on both sides of the Atlantic the whigs and the tories Which explains why British whig poli

Read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook È Andrew Taylor

Deepening Judge Wintour's beautiful daughter in law Arabella hides a tragedy in her past while his son plans a dangerous mission into enemy territory And what of Mr Noak the enigmatic clerk seemingly bent on a dubious course of his own One thing is clear the killing in Canvas Town was just the start of a trail of murder and it's leading directly to Savill The Scent Of Death is set in New York during the American War Of Independence where Edward Savill an English clerk is sent to New York to investigate claims by Loyalists that they have lost property Soon Edward Savill is thrown into a murder enuiry after a body is discovered and secrets and danger await himI have never read a book by Andrew Taylor before this so I wasn t sure what to expect However I really uite enjoyed this book Having never read anything about The American War Of Independence I must admit I did find it a little bit hard to get into the story at first but within a few chapters I had settled into the narrativeThe descriptions in the book were very well written As soon as Savill arrived in America I could sense the atmosphere and everything was so vivid that I c