Marbeck and the Double-dealer

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Severn House, 2012 - Fiction - 188 pages
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From the author of the successful Thomas the Falconer mysteries comes a new historical series featuring Elizabethan intelligencer Martin Marbeck . . . 1600: a new century dawns. War with Spain has dragged on for fifteen years, the conflict in Ireland for six. Unease stalks England in the dying years of Elizabeth I's reign, and Elizabethan intelligencer Martin Marbeck is bored. Then a message from his spymaster, Sir Robert Cecil arrives: the existence of a spy has been discovered, code-named Morera, and Marbeck must uncover the true identity of this traitor quickly, before rumours of the young King Philip III forming a new Armada prove themselves to be true.

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Review: Marbeck and the Double-Dealer (Martin Marbeck #1)

User Review  - Yael - Goodreads

It's not that the book is really super (plot feels abbreviated)--but I *love* the way the author showed the world his hero works and lives in. Read full review

Review: Marbeck and the Double-Dealer (Martin Marbeck #1)

User Review  - Chris - Goodreads

Elizabethan era story of espionage and intrigue. The Marbeck character was likeable and it was a quick and entertaining read. I haven't read much late Elizabethan, so I found the historical details to be very interesting. I'd continue with the series. Read full review

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About the author (2012)

John Pilkington has written plays for radio and theatre as well as television scripts for the BBC. Born in Lancashire, he now lives in Devon.

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