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

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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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Summary of 12 reviews


dark 83%
tense 66%
adventurous 50%
emotional 33%
sad 33%
challenging 16%
mysterious 16%


medium 80%
slow 20%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 50% | Character: 50%

Strong character development?

Yes: 60% | It's complicated: 40%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 25%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 100%

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