A Tip for the Hangman by Allison Epstein

A Tip for the Hangman

Allison Epstein

fiction historical lgbtqia+ mysterious tense fast-paced

384 pages | first published 2021

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An Elizabethan espionage thriller in which playwright Christopher Marlowe spies on Mary, Queen of Scots while navigating the perils of politics, theater, romance--and murder. Here Marlowe [is] supremely capable, something of a trickster, a consumm...
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Summary of 178 reviews

Moods

adventurous 70%
tense 57%
dark 55%
mysterious 51%
emotional 38%
sad 27%
funny 12%
informative 11%
challenging 9%
inspiring 5%
reflective 5%
hopeful 1%
lighthearted 1%

Pace

medium 59%
slow 21%
fast 19%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 60% | Plot: 23% | Character: 15%

Strong character development?

Yes: 56% | No: 25% | It's complicated: 18%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 50% | It's complicated: 41% | No: 5% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 58% | Yes: 23% | It's complicated: 15% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 77% | It's complicated: 16% | No: 4% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

3.96

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