September, 1592. "Kit, I know we have never been friends, but you are the only man in London to whom I can write. Someone is trying to kill me".
Christopher Marlowe had never liked Robert Greene when he was alive. But when the former Cambridge scholar is found dead in a cheap London boarding house, shortly after sending Kit a desperate letter, Marlowe feels duty bound to find out who killed him â€“ and why.
What secrets did Robert Greene take with him to the grave? And why is the Queenâ€™s spymaster, Sir Robert Cecil, taking such a keen interest in the case? As plague stalks the streets of London and the stage manager of the Rose Theatre disappears without trace just days before the opening of Marloweâ€™s new play, the playwright-sleuth finds himself in the midst of a baffling murder investigation â€“ where nothing is as it first appears.
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