Trow, M.J.

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The Ring

If you can imagine Dickens's Our Mutual Friend as adapted by Gilbert and Sullivan, you have the gist of this medley of mystery and comedy that proves there are still small treasures to be unearthed by mudlarks (river scavengers) in the debris found along the Thames.

The Angel

This will attract devotees of Ed Gorman's series featuring Civil War

The Circle: A Grand &Batchelor Victorian Mystery

Trow's absorbing historical will please Civil War buffs as well as readers who relish the mysteries of Will Thomas and Charles Finch.

Traitor's Storm: A Tudor Mystery Featuring Christopher Marlowe

Trow successfully combines adventure, wit, and history (and, yes, a mystery) in this winning historical series featuring the real-life playwright in his undercover role as an intelligencer for Queen Elizabeth I. The dashing spy makes it all look so easy. This entry (number six after Crimson Rose) is particularly engaging and would be no problem for readers new to the series.

Crimson Rose: A Tudor Mystery Featuring Christopher Marlowe

Marlowe's friend Will Shakespeare stands accused of murder when an onstage musket shot kills a member of the audience...

Scorpions' Nest

Spy Christopher Marlowe infiltrates a college for exiled priests to sleuth out unexplained deaths...

Witch Hammer

Trow’s sparklingly fresh Elizabethan-era series consistently measures up, and his third case (after Silent Court) for the enigmatic Marlowe is a winner. Authentic prose, plentiful intrigue, and a cast of real-life and imaginary characters make for captivating reading. For fullest appreciation, reading the series in order is advisable.

Silent Court

Once again Trow (Dark Entry) excels at bringing Elizabethan history to life in this dashing tale of deception. The author is also a military historian and a Marlowe expert. I like pairing with Gyles Brandreth's Oscar Wilde series (his Oscar Wilde and the Vatican Murders is reviewed in the series lineup above) for tone and glimpses into the workings of society. [See Prepub Alert, 11/11/11.]

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