My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I’m a Tudor nut. I love anything Elizabethan. That includes anything to do with Queen Elizabeth’s famous spymaster, Frances Walsingham. Walsingham has an eclectic group of spies that tell him everything so it is plausible that he would recruit the notorious rogue and want-to-be playwright, Charles Marlowe.
Philip DePoy is a wonderful writer. He weaves a complex mixture of playwright quotes, historical figures, and duplicitous characters. I would lose myself in his words and come up for breath to find I had read fifty pages without a break in the action.
My only issue with the book was that I was clueless as to who done it. So when the mystery was solved it seemed as if it was wrapped up too quickly. Kinda’ how I’m ending this review.
I received a free copy but voluntarily reviewed.