A Tip for the Hangman by Allison Epstein

A Tip for the Hangman

Allison Epstein

fiction historical lgbtqia+ mysterious tense fast-paced

368 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 and country. A many-layered Elizabethan thriller combining state secrets, intrigue, and romance worthy of Ma...
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Summary of 147 reviews

Moods

adventurous 72%
dark 56%
mysterious 56%
tense 54%
emotional 43%
sad 29%
funny 13%
challenging 9%
informative 9%
inspiring 6%
reflective 4%
hopeful 2%
lighthearted 2%

Pace

medium 59%
slow 21%
fast 19%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 65% | Plot: 25% | Character: 9%

Strong character development?

Yes: 58% | No: 21% | It's complicated: 19%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 53% | It's complicated: 37% | No: 6% | N/A: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 56% | Yes: 23% | It's complicated: 17% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 71% | It's complicated: 19% | No: 7% | N/A: 2%

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3.96

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