The Reckoning: The Murder of Christopher Marlowe

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In 1593, the brilliant and controversial young playwright Christopher Marlowe was stabbed to death in a Deptford lodging house. The circumstances were shady, the official account - a violent quarrel over the bill, or 'recknynge' - long regarded as dubious.

For the first time tracing Marlowe's shadowy political and intelligence dealings, Charles Nicholl uncovers critical new evidence about that fatal day. Also providing an enthralling revelation of the extraordinary underworld of Elizabethan crime and espionage, the 'secret theatre', Nicholl penetrates four centuries of obscurity to expose a complex and chilling story of entrapment and betrayal.

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The Reckoning In 1593, the brilliant and controversial young playwright, Christopher Marlowe was stabbed to death in a Deptford lodging house officially in a quarrel over the bill. Tracing Marlowe's shadowy political and intelligence dealings, the author uncovers critical new evidence about that fatal day. Full description

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"An absorbing detective story with many twists and dark secrets. It is a passionate tale that haunts the imagination" (Michael Sheldon Daily Telegraph, Books of the Year)

"Remarkable...for the first time reveals the true mystery of his death... Extraordinary" (The Times)

"A book full of wit, scholarship and ingenuity... Extraordinary" (Colm Toibin Irish Times)

"A remarkable academic thriller, a brilliant recontruction" (Michael Coveney Observer)

"This book blows open the world of Elizabethan espionage, and presents the most comprehensive case yet for disbelieving the official inquest" (Independent)

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