Black Death
by M.J. Trow

As plague stalks the streets of 16th century London, Christopher Marlowe is drawn into a baffling murder investigation where nothing is as it first appears.

September, 1592. “Kit, I know we have never been friends, but you are the only man in London to whom I can write. Someone is trying to kill me”.

Christopher Marlowe had never liked Robert Greene when he was alive. But when the former Cambridge scholar is found dead in a cheap London boarding house, shortly after sending Kit a desperate letter, Marlowe feels duty bound to find out who killed him – and why.

What secrets did Robert Greene take with him to the grave? And why is the Queen’s spymaster, Sir Robert Cecil, taking such a keen interest in the case? As plague stalks the streets of London and the stage manager of the Rose Theatre disappears without trace just days before the opening of Marlowe’s new play, the playwright-sleuth finds himself in the midst of a baffling murder investigation – where nothing is as it first appears.

Reviews

“The mystery is twisty, unpredictable, and ultimately satisfying”

Kirkus Reviews

“Atmospheric … a strong entry in a series that’s gotten better with each book”

Publishers Weekly

“A fine tale … full of ribald humor, high-spirited adventure, intriguing twists, and realistic period ambience”

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M.J. Trow

M.J. Trow is a military historian by training and the author of the longrunning Inspector Lestrade and ‘Mad Max’ Maxwell detective series, as well as the Kit Marlowe Tudor mysteries, the Grand & Batchelor Victorian mysteries and the Margaret Murray series. He lives in the Isle of Wight.

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Editions

Black Death by M.J. Trow is available in the following formats

Hardback97817802911611st July 2019145 X 222mm224$28.99
Hardback978178029116129th March 2019145 X 222mm224£20.99
Paperback978178029601224th November 2020140 X 215mm224$17.95
Paperback978178029601230th September 2020140 X 215mm224£12.99
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