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Prove a Villain

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Having returned to Elizabethan London after an absence of two years, Hugh Seaton is happy to resume his old job as tailor to the company of actors known as Strange’s Men.

He is less content when he finds himself looking for a murderer, and hiding his former lover, playwright Christopher Marlowe, who is suspected of stabbing one of the players to death. Marlowe wants to resu
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“He that is thy friend indeed, He will help thee in thy need:
If thou sorrow, he will weep; If thou wake he cannot sleep:
Thus of every grief in heart, He with thee does bear a part.”
Will Shakespeare

If you ever wondered what Will Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe could have been like at the beginning of their careers, then Prove a Villain provides an entertaining and engrossing backdrop to a cast of famous characters. The murder mystery provides the direction as the characters and their relation
This is the first published novel by the author, who I hadn’t heard of before, and I admit I picked it up with a bit of a “ho-hum” point of view. As I’ve said before on this blog, every single book I seem to read about Tudor London involves either Kit Marlowe and/or William Shakespeare – the two of them must postively hang around at the city’s gates pouncing on any newcomers. I wish sometimes someone would find something else to talk about in this era.

However, if this author had taken my wishes
Elisa Rolle
This is not the first novel I read by K.C. Warwick, an like in the other two stories (novellas if I remember well), what you can immediately notice is that she is able to make the historical fiction enjoyable even for who is not usually a fan of the genre, simply because she doesn’t pushes to much on making the setting believable, and so filling the story of sometime useless details, but more concentrating on the characters and their interaction. Of course without losing the focus on being, in a ...more
This was an excellent read, more historical mystery than romance, although there was a fair bit of m/m interaction in the story.
K. C. Warwick's knowledge of the period and the ambiance of Tudor London was very obvious. It's a delight to read such a well-researched story. It made me want to read around the subject of Shakespeare, Marlowe and the Tudor theatre. It's not often a m/m 'romance' has that effect on me.
This is a recommended read for anyone who wants to read something historically believ
I absolutely love this story.
Not too much sex is a huge plus for me. Those who enjoy lots of hot man-on-man action might be somewhat disappointed.
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I write fantasy, history and humour, all with an m/m theme.

I live in the heart of the English countryside, surrounded by animals (none of whom have yet proved to be shape-changers.) I was brought up on C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, and later on read the historical novels of Rosemary Sutcliffe and Mary Renault, who were great influences on my writing.
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