Marbeck and the Double-dealer

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Severn House, 2012 - Fiction - 188 pages
6 Reviews
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  - Mary - Goodreads

An action thriller that just happens to be set in Elizabethan times. This has much less description and history lessons than most historical mysteries. It rattles along at a fair clip. I will probably continue to read the series if the library continues to get copies. Read full review

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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