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The Scent of Death

D Savill 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 myste. 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 for a series of missteps and murders

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From the No bestselling author of THE AMERICAN BOY comes a brilliant new historical thriller set during the American War of Independence Manhattan A city of secrets profiteers loyalists and double agents The Scent PDF or 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 Edwar. 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 time The plot was superb with just enough hints to keep the reader curious without giving everything away The attitudes of the characters revealed so much about colonial America and politics about which many even history students are unaware The characters remind me of some of those in the Roth Trilogy in that there is a what we used to call sociopathic but now say borderline personality disorder uality to some of them Killing is matter of fact no big deal and is committed with no apparent sense of guilt or remorse I like this in a novel because by its very nature a novel is fictionit s fine with me if characters do not behave as they might in real lifeor as only a few might It was intriguing to hear the Other Side of the Story of the revolution from the perspective of the British We are used to thinking of our forebears as Patriots not rebelstraitors I smiled when the protagonist boarded the Lydmouth at the end of the story I thought about his name Savill and reflected that while he was socially a cut above the masses he was hardly an aristo and what social standing he had was a result of his employmentassociation with his employers So the name Savill like the famous and historic Saville Row known for fine clothing was so apthe had the right appearance but was short a letter I wondered about Mr Noak from the first for some reason perhaps because altruism in your books isn t always free of hidden agendas Also because of his nameNoak didn t sound like white hat and certainly it rhymes with No All in all a splendid readTaylor s books are always a genuine treat but Scent of Death was truly grand

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Ry 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 could picture every single clearly in my mind It was as if I d been transported back in time wow Andrew Taylor has clearly done his research and it shows for me the descriptions and setting were my favourite part of the storyThere is a lot to devour and uncover in this book The Scent Of Death is brilliant for fans of historical novels or anyone with interest in the American War Of Independence Not only that but there is mystery adventure murder and suspense making this an intriguing and compelling read


About the Author: Andrew Taylor

Andrew Taylor b is a British author of mysteries Born in East Anglia he attended university at Cambridge before getting an MA in library sciences from University College London His first novel Caroline The Scent PDF or Miniscule a modern day treasure hunt starring history student William Dougal began an eight book series and won Taylor wide critical acclaim He has written several other thrill.



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

  2. says:

    A wonderful book The characters are so vivid and interesting the plot complex and expertly woven and the history has a de

  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 time The plot was superb with just enough hints to keep the reader curious without giving everythin

  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 indi

  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

  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

  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 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

  8. says:

    Edward Savill is a clerk sent to British occupied New York during the American War of Independence to log the claims of dispossessed loyalists His job is a tedious sinecure dependent on the patronage of his lofty father in law and it

  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

  10. says:

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

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