A review by caidyn
A Tip for the Hangman, by Allison Epstein

adventurous dark emotional mysterious tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


When I saw this book, I wasn't sure what it was about. I had no idea what it would be, just that it was historical fiction with Christopher Marlowe and I had to give it a try. I read it in under 24 hours because it was so good. I knew nothing about Marlowe, but now I'm going to have to start reading about him because this really whet my appetite with how he was portrayed. A likely queer man who could have been a spy and also died mysteriously? Count me in. This was a very good book and I've already been recommending it to people.

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