"The noise was the worst. Not the crackling of the flames, not the explosions and the clatter of falling buildings, not the shouting and the endless beating of drums and the groans and cries of the crowd: it was the howling of the fire. It roared its rage. It was the voice of the Great Beast itself."
Taylor includes a lot of historical detail, which makes for a great historical novel, but I thought the mystery itself wasn't really very involving. I found it a bit slow, as well. Still, a good read and I might try out some more of the author's works.
Author: Andrew Taylor
Title: The Ashes of London
Publisher: Harper, London
Year: 2017 (orig. 2016)
Number of pages: 482 p. ISBN: 9780008119096