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Fire

(2017)
(The fourth book in the John Grey Historical Mystery series)
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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

'A dizzying whirl of plot and counterplot'Guardian

'I was seduced from John Grey's first scene' Ann Cleeves



'Unusually accomplished' Helen Dunmore

'Literate, witty, and huge fun' Irish Independent



Genre: Historical Mystery

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Hardback Editions

October 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: Fire (A John Grey Historical Mystery)
Author(s): L C Tyler
ISBN: 1-4721-2288-7 / 978-1-4721-2288-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Constable
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

October 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Fire (A John Grey Historical Mystery)
Author(s): L C Tyler
ISBN: 1-4721-2290-9 / 978-1-4721-2290-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Constable
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

November 2017 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Fire
Author(s): L C Tyler
Publisher: Constable
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November 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Fire (A John Grey Historical Mystery Book 4)
Author(s): L C Tyler
Publisher: Constable
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU