A Tip for the Hangman by Allison Epstein

A Tip for the Hangman

Allison Epstein

fiction historical lgbtqia+ tense slow-paced

384 pages | first published 2021


Christopher Marlowe, a brilliant aspiring playwright, is pulled into the duplicitous world of international espionage on behalf of Queen Elizabeth I. A many-layered historical thriller combining state secrets, intrigue, and romance. England, 1585...
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emotional 40%
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challenging 20%
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