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Entered From The Sun: The Murder Of Marlowe

(The Elizabethan Trilogy #3)

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  34 ratings  ·  5 reviews
In this evocative novel, set in 1597, two men are hired by conflicting political factions to get to the bottom of Christopher Marlowe's mysterious murder. Was the famous playwright the victim of a drunken brawl or did his death have a sinister dimension of political intrigue?
Paperback, 372 pages
Published September 16th 1991 by Mariner Books (first published 1990)
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Slmcmahon
Apr 15, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It would seem I have an obsession, make that two obsessions (as far as reading goes at least). One is Elizabethan England (amend that to medieval and Tudor England) and the other is the murder of Christopher Marlowe.

"Entered from the Sun" follows two investigations into Marlowe's gruesome death four years after the fact. The true hero of our tale is the vibrant, brilliant and brutal city of London and all the variety of life and lives dwelling within.

Mr. Garrett writes in a style of the era ye
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Carol
Aug 19, 2012 rated it liked it
This historical novel is about two men separately investigating the death of Christopher Marlowe, four years after the fact. The first is Joseph Hunnyman, an out of work actor; the second is William Barfoot, a tough and scarred former soldier. The beautiful, smart, and canny widow Alysoun, Joseph's lover, also plays a significant role. However, the questions surrounding Marlowe's death are only a frame for the book's real interests: an exploration of the setting and zeitgeist of Elizabethan Lond ...more
Anne M
Nov 02, 2007 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: No one
I only read this book as it was a gift to me from a relative. It was assumed that I would like the book because the author was a professor at my alma mater. Unfortunately, I found the book very dry. Garret may be very knowledgeable about Marlowe and the time period, but he is not a competetent mystery writer. If nothing else, a mystery should always be at least a page-turner. No such luck here.
Thomas Atkins
Apr 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
LIke George Garrett's bestselling DEATH OF THE FOX, this novel offers a powerful and vivid imagining of life in Elizabethan England. HIs description of a performance at the Rose Theatre in London, down to the scents and odors, is a joy to read.
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The character sketches were the best part of the book.
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(For the British short story writer, playwright, and political activist see George Garrett)

George Palmer Garrett was an American poet and novelist. He was the Poet Laureate of Virginia from 2002 to 2006. His novels include The Finished Man, Double Vision, and the Elizabethan Trilogy, composed of Death of the Fox, The Succession, and Entered from the Sun. He worked as a book reviewer and screenwrit
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