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First came Plague, now comes Fire. The epic tale of the hunt for a serial killer threatening London’s rich and poor during the Great Fire of London. Perfect for fans of S J Parris and C J Sansom.

First came Plague, now comes Fire. The epic tale of the hunt for a serial killer threatening London’s rich and poor during the Great Fire of London. Perfect for fans of S J Parris and C J Sansom.

Fires don’t start by themselves. They need someone to light them.

As the Great Plague of London loosens its grip at last, Charles II’s court moves back to the city, the theatres reopen and a new year arrives.

1666. It cannot be more terrible than the previous year, surely?

But it can.

What’s more it seems that a serial killer who stalked hand in hand with the Plague might not be dead after all. Together with actress Sarah Chalker, highwayman William Coke and thief-taker Pitman come together as one, determined to stop the brutal murder of London’s rich and poor once and for all.

But another threat is on the way. It hasn’t rained in five months. London is a tinderbox – politically, sexually and religiously. The Great Fire of London is about to ignite. And the final confrontation between Coke, Pitman and Sarah Chalker and their murderous adversary will be decided against a background of apocalypse.

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Adept and entertaining historical fiction that has been thoroughly researched and accurately portrayed.

Historical Novels Review

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    9780099581185

    September 15, 2016

    Arrow

    352 pages

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    9781448164226

    May 5, 2016

    Cornerstone Digital

    352 pages

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