Andrew Taylor is the award-winning author of a number of novels, including the Lydmouth and Dougal crime series, psychological thrillers, and the groundbreaking Roth Trilogy. He is the only author to receive the CWA Ellis Peters Historical Dagger Award twice, the first time for The Office of The Dead, the third novel in the Roth Trilogy, and the second time for An Unpardonable Crime (published in the UK as The American Boy). His first novel won the John Creasey Award, and he has also been shortlisted for the Gold Dagger and the Edgar. In 2009 he was awarded CWA's Cartier Diamond Dagger, the international lifetime achievement award in the genre.
From Taylor's Q & A with novelist Declan Burke at Crime Always Pays:
What crime novel would you most like to have written?Writers Read: Andrew Taylor (September 2010).
THE TALENTED MR RIPLEY by Patricia Highsmith.
What fictional character would you most like to have been?
Like any storyteller, I’m tempted to say God but on the other hand He might have the last laugh.
Who do you read for guilty pleasures?
PG Wodehouse, Josephine Tey.
Most satisfying writing moment?