Fire (A John Grey Historical Mystery)
Fire (A John Grey Historical Mystery)
ISBN
978-1472122889
Released
November 2, 2017
Publisher
Constable
  • Signed by the Author
  • Hardcover
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
Category: Crime
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The fourth John Grey historical mystery


1666. London has been destroyed by fire and its citizens are looking for somebody, preferable foreign, to blame. Only the royal Court, with its strong Catholic sympathies, is trying to dampen down the post-conflaguration hysteria. Then, inconveniently, a Frenchman admits to having started it together with an accomplice, whom he says he has subsequently killed.


John Grey is tasked by Secretary of State, Lord Arlington, with proving conclusively that the self-confessed fire-raiser is lying. Though Grey agrees with Arlington that the Frenchman must be mad, he is increasingly perplexed at how much he knows. And a body has been discovered that appears in every way to match the description of the dead accomplice.


Grey's investigations take him and his companion, Lady Pole, into the dangerous and still smoking ruins of the old City. And somebody out there - somebody at the very centre of power in England - would prefer it if they didn't live long enough to conclude their work...


Praise for L.C. Tyler


'Tyler juggles his characters, story wit and clever one liners with perfect balance' - The Times


'A cracking pace, lively dialogue, wickedly witty one-liners salted with sophistication . . . Why would we not want more of John Grey?' - The Bookbag

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