The Scent of Death is a standalone novel by author Andrew W Taylor. Mr Savill is sent to America by the British Government to work in the American Department. While he is there a Mr Pickett is murdered. A suspect is quickly identified and hanged to the crime. Soon Savill begins to have doubts about the conviction but pushes these to one side. However, as he lives with some a local family he begins to realise that there is a much deeper conspiracy than he first thought.
This book is set during the American War of Independence in a New York that is still loyal to the British Monarchy.