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A Prisoner in Malta (Christopher Marlowe) by Phillip DePoy
Cover Artist: Painting of Christopher Marlow (Ospringe, 1564 - London, 1593);
Woman in cloak by Paul Gooney / Arcangel Images;
Antique book by Brocreative / Shutterstock.
Minotaur Books Hardcover  ISBN/ITEM#: 9781250058423
Date: 26 January 2016 List Price $26.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK

Links: Author's Website /

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Product Description: In 1583, the nineteen-year-old Christopher Marlowe--with a reputation as a brawler, a womanizer, a genius, and a social upstart at Cambridge University--is visited by a man representing Marlowe's benefactors. There are rumors of a growing plot against her majesty Queen Elizabeth I, and the Queen's spymaster, Sir Francis Walsingham, has charged young Marlowe with tracking down the truth. The path to that truth seems to run through an enigmatic prisoner held in complete seclusion in a heavily guarded dungeon in Malta. Marlowe must use every bit of his wits, his skills, and his daring to unravel one of the greatest mysteries in history and help uncover and unravel scheme of assassination and invasion, one involving the government of Spain, high ranking English nobles, and even Pope himself.

Christopher Marlowe--Elizabethan playwright, poet, and spy--is one of the most enigmatic figures in Renaissance England. The son of a shoemaker from Canterbury, he attended Cambridge University on scholarship and, while frequently in trouble, was bailed out through the intercession of Queen Elizabeth I's Privy Council. Long rumored to have been an agent on behalf of the Queen's spymaster, Edgar Award winner Phillip DePoy's new series brings Marlowe and his times to life.

(Source: Minotaur Books)

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