An Air That Kills

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Andrew Taylor b 1951 is a British author of mysteries Born in East Anglia, he attended university at Cambridge before getting an MA in library sciences from University College London His first novel, Caroline Miniscule 1982 , a modern day treasure hunt starring history student William Dougal, began an eight book series and won Taylor wide critical acclaim He has written several other thrill

➿ An Air That Kills Free ➶ Author Andrew  Taylor –
  • Paperback
  • 373 pages
  • An Air That Kills
  • Andrew Taylor
  • English
  • 03 March 2019
  • 9780340617137

10 thoughts on “An Air That Kills

  1. says:

    I m so glad this was my first read book in 2010 Way to start out the year If you like a British mystery with an old time feel, written by a man who knows how to write , then you ve found a great new series I almost checked my classics shelf when I logged this one in, because in many ways it feels like a classic.Andrew Taylor makes his characters real in a masterful sense Fiona, who has been pushing all manner of Andrew Taylor novels on me for some time, says He gets you to know these characters he writes without you really seeing how he does it I can t say it any better than that When you care about even the villains, and minor characters like the clerks and barmaids, you know you ve found a great talent.His prose is very succinct You ll not be slogging through pages and pages to get to the meat of anything here You ll quickly move from appetizers to the main course I love the short chapters sometimes only a page or two Each chapter follows a different set of characters or flashes to a different scene I like that Not only does it keep me turning the pages to read just one chapter, but I don t get bored staring at the same faces and places.The plot was good, but not earth shattering I would have liked it if he d revealed a bit less to the reader, so we could have puzzled over a few things for a bit longer He did throw in a twist toward the very end that did rock my world a bit, and I was grateful for that.The main characters are so interesting, and as well as I feel I know them, they have depth, so I want to learn I will definitely continue on with this series I love a mystery with that great British backdrop of fog, mist, and rain There is nothing better Thank you Fiona, for not giving up and pushing this book at me until I finally read it

  2. says:

    First Sentence November is the month of the dead.Both journalist Jill Francis and Inspector Richard Thornhill are new to Lydmouth and both have issues in their lives Richard is trying to become accustomed to the ways of the small town and Jill is staying with her friend, Phillip, and his wealthy, and rather imperious wife, Charlotte During the clearing of an old property, an old wooden box is found containing a tarnished silver brooch and a baby s bones They go to the town historian, who points them back to a Victorian era murder However, the investigators find that things are not what they seem.I ve only recently discovered Andrew Taylor s books, and what a delightful discovery it is I d previously read the second book in the Lydmouth series, but decided to go back and start the series at the beginning The setting is different from the norm early post WWII, small town England Being a village, albeit fictional, allows the reader to become familiar with the residents and geography of this community located on the Anglo Welsh border Next the characters The two primary characters are outsiders to the community and to each other In this first book, we meet the two characters and, through the story, learn their history and see their association begin These are not sweetness and light characters, but are very human, as are all the characters in Taylor s story It reminds one that behind the fa ade of the idyllic village are people Taylor s writing is evocative with a strong sense of time and place The plot is wonderfully done It seems quite straightforward, in the beginning, but goes somewhere I certainly never expected I so enjoyed this book, I am on a quest to find the rest of the Lydmouth series books AN AIR THAT KILLS Trad Mys Jill Francis Ins Richard Thornhill England 1950s VGTaylor, Andrew 1st in Lydmouth seriesSt Martin s Press, 1995, US Hardcover ISBN 0312117396

  3. says:

    I ve been wanting to read this book for a long time Andrew Taylor is one of my favourite authors of all time He is a natural story teller who can create just the right atmosphere for the time and setting.An Air That Kills is the first in the Lydmouth series Unlike most other crime mystery novels Lydmouth isn t the name of the detective, it is actually the name of the town the novels are set in Lydmouth is a fictional town situated between England and Wales, during the 1950 s The backdrop is of a place trapped in time half way between looking backwards and half way through looking forwards Taylor has an effortless ability to create believable and real characters that come to life amongst the pages An Air That Kills introduces the two key characters to this series Inspector Richard Thornhill and Jill Francis, a reporter Both are outsiders and both have to find their place within the closeted town of Lydmouth.The bones of a baby are uncovered during building works undergoing at the old inn which opens up a whole can of worms for the residents of Lydmouth Under the surface of morality and respectability, dark secrets start to emerge.Taylor is certainly one of the best, if lesser known authors out there within the crime and mystery genre.

  4. says:

    I enjoyed this book immensely, not only because it feeds my need for mystery murder thrillers, but mostly because it was English and that made it fun I actually admired the people who were always smoking something, the incredibly damp wet weather and the bitter beer It brought back memories of Dunhills in my purse and then later, the John Player Specials, which I thought quite exotic I even drove a black and gold British sports car briefly before trading it for a slightly dependable silver red British car which leaked less during the rain.As this took place in a small town, for the most part, the author took pains to get all the settings of post war England, exactly right and that must have been quite a bit of work This was masterfully done The characters with their reserve, not always blurting things out as modern characters do, added to the mystery and suspense In addition, we saw the seedy side of life without getting all the details with which I have been bombarded of late with writers feeling the need to express truth through profound ugliness I am grateful to have the British view of things and not just another Naked Lunch.The two main characters, the police detective and the visiting journalist, developed quite a bit of sexual tension and I was a little surprised not to find them falling together at some point but perhaps that comes later in a series It is pleasant to read of characters who are flawed, but without being hideous and also the hideous without having to watch their performances very often In the end, the murders are resolved somewhat, not that we couldn t have seen certain things coming, but Taylor made it seem like things could have been one of several ways up until the very end Personally I would have liked to have learned about poor Antonia s childhood, but the indications were quite enough to give one the idea.

  5. says:

    This is the first in Andrew Taylor s Lydmouth series of crime novels, set in a small town on the English Welsh border in the years following the Second World War Taylor paints a convincing picture of provincial life in the period a world where late Victorian hypocrisy and a certain type of civic, male power still hold sway Newly arrived in Lydmouth from The Fens of Cambridgeshire is Detective Inspector Thornhill His first case opens the lid on some of the town s buried secrets and shines a light on the inequalities of small town life on the cusp of massive social change It s something of a slow burner, and enjoyable enough, but I m not sure I got enough out of it to enthuse me about reading the next in the series.

  6. says:

    If ever a book destroyed any nostalgia for the post war era, it s The Air That Kills Superbly written and evocative of the dreariness of England after the Second World War Weak beer, shabby pubs, overflowing ashtrays and the awful weight of social convention stifling everyone The characters are well realised and their, often horrible, personalities brought vividly to life The author conveys beautifully the plight of women too who were still very secondary in all aspects of social life.The book is a study of the period wrapped up in a police procedural rather than a straightforward whodunit but the resolution of the various crimes is very satisfying.

  7. says:

    Very slow to start with but slowly warmed up Feels very old fashioned suppose that s AT deliberately giving it the post war atmosphere Not sure it as quitevenough to persuade me to read the rest of the trilogy definitely wouldn t have been until the last few chapters but now, maybe I ll look at part two Not sure about the relationship between jill and thornhill for ages but I think that will develop in later books and the apparent animosity will show to be grudging admiration hope not, in a way.A bit too much explanation in places, unusual for AT.

  8. says:

    It was likeable I don t think it was my cup of tea Although, as the first in the series, I may venture further I have read some of Andrew Taylor s other books and really enjoyed them, particularly Ashes of London and The Silent Boy I think I felt I was watching a B Movie from the 1950s a lot of the time, and there is nothing wrong with that, it just didn t nourish me But it was an enjoyable page turning read and key relationships are set up for the next volumes, so I m tempted to find out what next in the tense relationship between Thornhill and Francis.

  9. says:

    Jeg har altid haft en svaghed for engelske krimier og Andrew Taylor passer bare rigtig godt ind i mit temperament Godt og grundigt politiarbejde kombineret med frygtelige forbrydelser der dog ikke er mere bloddryppende end det er til at holde ud Jeg er klar til at kaste mig over n ste bog i serien om den lille engelske by Lydmouth, hvor kriminalassistent Thornhill er hovedpersonen.

  10. says:

    An okay readTaylor is very good at setting the scenes of the period and this is no exception Good characters and plot but rather predictable and staid It read like an old fashioned tv series from the sixties or seventies Not his best work and not sure I ll be continuing the series of books straightaway.Readable but not thrilling.

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