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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Creme de la Crime (26 May 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1780290063
  • ISBN-13: 978-1780290065
  • Product Dimensions: 21.9 x 14.6 x 2.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 529,339 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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M J Trow (the 'M' as most people know by now stands for Meirion, a Welsh name few can manage, so he writes as M J, is known by all and sundry as Mei, rhyming with 'my') has been writing for many years, with his first book - The Adventures of Inspector Lestrade - being published in 1984 by Macmillan. More Lestrades followed and then some true crime and somehow it all snowballed so now he has many historical biographies and two other crime series (Maxwell and Marlowe, the latter written with his wife, writing as Maryanne Coleman, though her name is Carol, actually!) to his credit. He claims to be retired, but that's just from teaching. In fact he has never been busier and is a sought after 'ghost' these days as well as historian and novelist, with many different subjects' stories having been told through him. He has recently started collaborating on fiction projects (with someone other than his wife, that is) and finds it a really exciting and pleasurable experience.

To relax he ... actually, that's a bit tricky, as he doesn't really ever relax. He has been known to garden, he is a keen cook and artist and likes to travel. This is rather easier these days as he is a popular speaker on cruise ships - in fact his profile picture was taken on a very gusty day in Cape Town this February, setting off on a long voyage home to Southampton through some of the scariest seas he and his wife have had the pleasure to meet! It really was the calm before the storm, despite being a Force 9 just leaving the Bay.

Family is important and he is very proud of his wife, Carol (aka Maryanne Coleman) for her own books and also the ones they write together, the Kit Marlowe series. His son, Taliesin, known as Tali, is a writer who has written a biography of the Tudor explorer Martin Frobisher as well as collaborating with Mei on several biographies. An exciting series is in the melting pot at the moment and will hopefully be appearing soon; remember where you heard it first. Tali is also a musician, playing various instruments with some acclaimed bands from the alt-bluegrass of the fabulous Coal Porters, through the classic acid folk of Lords of Thyme to the ethereal melodies of Fawn. His crystal vocals enhance everything he does and it's just as well someone in the family can sing, as it is the first thing anyone asks a Welshman!

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About the Author

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 several non-fiction books, including WHO KILLED KIT MARLOWE? He lives in the Isle of Wight with his wife, Carol.

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 several non-fiction books including WHO KILLED KIT MARLOWE? He lives in the Isle of Wight with his wife, Carol.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Keen Reader TOP 100 REVIEWER on 16 April 2013
Format: Hardcover
What a stunning book - a window into the shadowed world of Christopher Marlowe, later to be playwright, and possibly spy. In this story, the first of a series, Kit is about to graduate from Corpus Christi in 1583. When one of his friends is found dead, Kit knows it's not suicide. And when other murders follow, he and his friends do their own investigating to seek justice and truth.

If that were all this book contained, it would be a great story. But it's lifted well above being a great story by the wit with which it is written, and the characters with which it is populated. While there's never a doubt that the story is first and foremost about hunting down a murderer and solving a mystery, the world in which Kit Marlowe is living is enlivened for the reader by flashes of sardonic wit, outright laugh-out-loud humour (much of it unintentional and known only to the reader thanks to the novelist's skill), and depth of character that is given to all participants in the book, however small their part may seem to be. We see the world through the eyes of the scholars, and of the town - from the coroner, to the mayor, to the constable and his wife, and to the long-suffering servants. We also see the world through Marlowe's eyes, and that of Dr John Dee, whose inclusion in the story was wonderfully handled.

At the end of the book, Kit is off on the next stage of his life journey, and I look forward to sharing it with him in the next books in this series. Great stuff.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Billy J. Hobbs VINE VOICE on 18 Sep 2013
Format: Hardcover
It's Cambridge, 1583, in the early years of the Elizabethan Age. And it's Christopher Marlowe. And it's a historical whodunit. Could there be a more exciting time or a more exciting hero? Possibly, but M.J. Trow has done a convincing job of making us believe so in his first episode of a series set in this period.

In "Dark Entry" we are introduced to "Kit" Marlowe and his Corpus Christi College classmates at that august, venerable university. But "something's rotten" (to borrow a phrase of a Marlowe contemporary" on campus--in fact, more than merely "rotten," it's murder most royal and mayhem surely must follow! It does and Trow presents us with the genius that was Marlowe's, who sets out to find why two of his close friends and classmates have been found dead. In addition, another body was found in the River Cam. The coroner has pronounced them as "suicide," "accidental", and "death by drowning," but Marlowe is suspicious. He senses that the three have been murdered and all three deaths are related. He sets out to find the guilty. Along the way he is aided by his two remaining classmate friends and his patron Sir Roger Manwood and the Queen's magus himself, Dr. John Dee.

Trow shows a fine hand in developing his characters as the book progresses. Too, the author displays a respectable hand with his research into both the times and the university. Commendable and readable, indeed.

Needless to say, Marlowe triumphs (It's a historical murder mystery and they HAVE to be solved, so that comes as no surprise)--not only with finding the murderer but setting himself up for following books. I look forward to reading the remainder (five in all, at the present time).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. Diane Randle on 21 May 2014
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A gripping mystery from the days of Queen Elizabeth I that I found hard to put down once I started reading it. But still found myself laughing aloud at times. Lovely story.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By descartes on 21 May 2013
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I have been a fan of Mr Tries work since the very first Lestrade story(Please do some more soon!)This book was totally enjoyable,even some of the humour of the Lestrade books.It was;to use a phrase not heard too often now,enthralling.
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I am a big fan of Mr Trow and have read and loved his Lestrade series so I thought I would make a start on the Christopher Marlowe series and I have to say that I'm glad I did I was hooked from start to finish. The characters were well written and in such detail that I could picture them clearly in my mind and the plot kept me gripped, if you are a fan of historical mysteries and murder you will love his books but be warned because once you start reading you will be heard pressed to put it down!
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