A fast-paced murder mystery set in Shakespeare’s Elizabethan London
Elizabethan playwright Dekker lives a fast, furious, and exciting existence in London, skirting poverty, danger, and the love of a good woman. He finds work as an adapter at Philip Henslowe’s theatrical company and as a book-holder at Essex House – before being watched by Christopher Marlowe and others as politics intrude.
Theft of a hidden cipher and murder of a local constable keep him in trouble. Skilled plotting and namedropping means this book will especially will appeal to fans of Elizabethan theater and Simon Hawke’s Shakespearean mysteries.