The English Agent (Christopher Marlowe)
by Phillip DePoy
Cover Artist: Painting: Queen Elizabeth (The Ditchley Portrait) by Marcus Gheeraerts
the Younger / Bridgeman Images:
Still life of skull by Amy Weiss / Trevillion Images;
Photograph of antique book by Brocreative / Shutterstock.
Review by Mel Jacob
Minotaur Books Hardcover / eBook ISBN/ITEM#: 9781250058430
Date: 21 February 2017 List Price $26.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK
Product Description: In 1583, young Christopher Marlowe--student, brawler, rakehell, and would-be playwright--has had a dreadful evening. The first performance of his play in the corner of a very disreputable Cambridge bar is a humiliating flop, and then he's attacked on the streets while in the company of Thomas Kyd. So when Francis Walsingham, Queen Elizabeth's spymaster, sends for him, Marlowe is only too happy to go.
The assignment is go to Holland, where England's ally, William the Silent, is the target of a Spanish assassination plot—a plot that is only the first step in the latest attempt to usurp the throne of England.
(Source: Minotaur Books)