"Trow successfully combines adventure, wit, and history (and, yes, a mystery) in this winning historical series featuring the real-life playwright in his undercover role as an intelligencer for Queen Elizabeth I. The dashing spy makes it all look so easy. This entry (number six after Crimson Rose) is particularly engaging and would be no problem for readers new to the series." Library Journal "Trow's ability to evoke the sights, sounds, and smells of Elizabethan England, combined with captivating characters and a compellingly twisted plot, makes for yet another winning entry in this delightfully entertaining series." Booklist
About the Author
M J Trow is a military historian by training and the author of the long-running Inspector Lestrade and 'Mad Max' Maxwell detective series, as well as several non-fiction books, including Who Killed Kit Marlowe? He lives on the Isle of Wight.