"The brilliance of Fire is that while the villains and their motives are known, the rest of the plot is slowly revealed in an engrossing thriller that shifts from a riverside theatre to the cramped confines of a 17th-century warship and finally to the congested parishes of London. . . . Readers can smell the bitter ash, hear the pleas of the trapped and see the sparks dance from roof to roof." —Maclean's
"Fire unfolds over the course of the summer of 1666, using the reader's knowledge of the coming fire to add a ticking clock to [protagonists] Coke and Pitman's increasingly perilous investigations. . . . Well-worth reading." —National Post
"Fast-paced and salacious. . . . Humphreys' staccato prose drives the plot towards the inevitable trial by fire and a satisfying conclusion. . . . [He] offers up an absorbing and well-wrought blend of heroism and villainy in a story that is ultimately about the danger of unchecked fanaticism and the capacity of bravery to overcome. . . . A lot of fun." —Toronto Star
"C.C. Humphreys' new book Fire is a thrilling reimagining of the events of the 1666 Great Fire of London. A perfect book for anyone with a passion for history or crime fiction, this is an exciting read that will keep you enthralled to the last page." —Classical 96.3 FM
Praise for C.C. Humphreys:
• "[Humphreys'] books are always a treat to read, immersive and thrilling, but with a depth and skill that elevates them." --The Vancouver Sun
• "C.C. Humphreys has managed quite a feat: a book about bubonic plague and a serial killer in 17th century London written with a great sense of fun. . . . For a reader whose taste in crime fiction runs more to dark, contemporary Scandinavians, Humphreys was a delightful treat." --Toronto Star
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