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A Tip for the Hangman

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Christopher Marlowe, a brilliant aspiring playwright, is pulled into the duplicitous world of international espionage on behalf of Queen Elizabeth I. A many-layered historical thriller combining state secrets, intrigue, and romance.

England, 1585. In Kit Marlowe's last year at Cambridge, he receives an unexpected visitor: Queen Elizabeth's spymaster, who has come with a
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Hardcover, 384 pages
Expected publication: February 9th 2021 by Doubleday Books
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Jul 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I mean, I like it a lot!
Alyssa Palombo
Jul 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to get an early copy of this book to read for a blurb, and let me tell you, you all are in for an absolute treat when this book is released next year. The characters are unforgettable, the plot suspenseful, and the writing gorgeous. Below is my blurb!

"Debut author Allison Epstein delivers an absolute tour de force in A TIP FOR THE HANGMAN. This masterfully researched, beautifully written novel takes the reader inside the spy networks, taverns, theatres, and halls of power of T
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Rachel
Oct 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A Tip for the Hangman by Allison Epstein is an excellent historical fiction that has it all: mystery, suspense, intrigue, espionage, intricate plots, and fascinating characters. This book kept me interested from beginning to end.

What I love about this book the most is the way the Author took actual events, people, and real-life historic plots and weaved a tale that incorporates these items into an alternative what if. In her Author’s note, Ms. Epstein gives the reader a bit more insight into wh
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Nancy
Oct 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
What a dramatic introduction to Christopher Marlowe ! Allison Epstein has written a spell-binding, page-turning, dramatic historical novel centered around efforts to bring a Catholic monarch to the crown of Great Britain during Elizabethan times.

I didn't realize how little I knew about Christopher Marlowe until introduced to him through this novel. He is presented as a compelling personality, larger than life, full of ego, talent and equal amounts of complexity and duplicity. I was drawn to the
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Pamela
Oct 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
It started out strong: adventure, love, spies, plots against the English throne, and the young Kit Marlowe, poet and reluctant spy. Worth a read for lovers of historical fiction with a modern feel.
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Allison Epstein is a Michigan native, current Chicagoan, and hopefully someday the owner of a New England lighthouse. She holds an MFA in fiction from Northwestern University and a BA in creative writing from the University of Michigan. Allison works as a marketing copywriter at an agency serving not-for-profit clients. Two of her greatest joys in life are Broadway musicals and puns that get her t ...more

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