The Plague Road
By L.C. Tyler
A John Grey historical mystery.
'Witty and amazing, L. C. Tyler has a wicked sense of humour' M. C. Beaton
1665, and the Great Plague has London in its grip. Where better, then, to hide a murdered man than among the corpses on their way to the Plague pit?
When a supposed Plague victim is found with a knife in his back, John Grey, now a successful lawyer, is called in to investigate. The dead man was known to be carrying a compromising letter from the Duke of York to the French ambassador. Now the letter has vanished and Secretary of State Lord Arlington wants it.
But Arlington is not the only one trying to recover the letter. Somebody has killed once trying to obtain it - and is prepared to kill again. Grey must set off on a journey through Plague-ravaged England to fulfil his commission and keep himself safe from his enemies - if the Plague doesn't get him first...
Praise for L.C. Tyler
'Tyler juggles his characters, story wit and clever one liners with perfect balance' The Times
'A historical thriller, but one written with tongue firmly in cheek . . . Tyler is a witty writer, and this third outing for Grey is great fun' - Sunday Times
'An exciting, well-plotted and brilliantly witty historical mystery' For Winter Nights
L. C. Tyler was born in Essex and educated at Jesus College, Oxford and City University. His comic crime series featuring author-and-agent duo Ethelred Tressider and Elise Thirkettle has twice been nominated for Edgar Allan Poe awards in the US, and he won the Goldsboro Last Laugh Award with Herring in the Library.
He has lived and worked all over the world, but has more recently been based in London and Sussex. He is currently Chair of the Crime Writers' Association.
To find out more about L. C. Tyler visit www.lctyler.com or follow him on twitter @lenctyler.
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06 Oct 2016
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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
An exciting, well-plotted and brilliantly witty historical mystery — For Winter Nights
Cracking! — Evening Telegraph
L.C. Tyler [sets] sharply observed period detail against a witty, vividly characterised version of life in the 17th century — Independent
Stirring stuff, with lively repartee, from a master of the genre — Irish Independent
Tyler is a witty writer, and this third outing for Grey is great fun — Sunday Times