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By Andrew Taylor

*WINNER of the Ellis Peters historic Dagger Award 2013*
‘Andrew Taylor wrote fabulous historic fiction lengthy prior to Hilary Mantel was once well known’ day-by-day Telegraph
From the No.1 bestselling writer of the yankee BOY comes a brand new ancient mystery set through the American warfare of Independence.

August, 1778. British-controlled long island is a melting pot of squaddies, traitors and refugees, surrounded through insurgent forces because the American battle of Independence rages on.

Into this simmering pressure sails Edward Savill, a London clerk tasked with assessing the claims of loyalists who've misplaced out throughout the war.

Savill resorts with the getting older pass judgement on Wintour, his sick spouse, and their enigmatic daughter-in-law Arabella. despite the fact that, as Savill quickly learns, what the Wintours have misplaced in wealth, they've got received in secrets.

The homicide of a gentleman within the slums pulls Savill into the city’s underbelly. but if lifestyles is so affordable, why does one demise topic? simply because creating a state is a profitable enterprise, and a few humans can't find the money for to overlook out, regardless of the price…

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