Andrew Taylor Biography
Andrew Taylor (b. 1951) grew up in East Anglia and was educated at The King's School in Norfolk, and Woodbridge School in Suffolk. He read English at Emmanuel College Cambridge, and and has an MA in Library, Archive and Information Science from University College London.
At the time of writing his books include:
- Eight mysteries in his William Dougal series (1982-1993) staring a postgraduate student of history with expensive tastes and low moral fibre, whom Harriet Waugh, writing in The Spectator, described as "one of the most attractive amateur detectives in fiction."
- Six books based on the TV series, Bergerac, starring Detective Sergeant Jim Bergerac, which he wrote under the pseudonym Andrew Saville between 1985 and 1988.
- Three books in the Blaines series (1987-1990).
- Eight mysteries set in the Welsh market town of Lydmouth (1994-2006).
- Three suspense novels in his Roth trilogy about the Appleyard and Byfield families (1997-2002).
- Thirteen stand-alone novels - most recently The Anatomy of Ghosts.
He is the only author to have won the Crime Writer's Association Historical Dagger twice, with The Office of the Dead and The American Boy.
He is married, with two children. and has lived for many years in Coleford in the Forest of Dean on the borders of England and Wales.
For a complete bibliography see FantasticFiction
This biography was last updated on 01/06/2011.
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