Marbeck and the Double-Dealer by John Pilkington

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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.|"A gripping, entertaining page-turner?

About John Pilkington

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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.
Published March 1, 2013 by Severn House Digital. 192 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Pilkington, best known for his Thomas the Falconer mysteries (The Muscovy Chain, etc.), launches a new Elizabethan historical series with this promising novel introducing spy Martin Marbeck. After a b

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Fearing the invasion of a second Spanish armada, Britain's spymaster sets maverick intelligencer Martin Marbeck on a mission to find out who's leaking secrets to the enemy. Marbeck interrogates possible moles in England, but it's not until he finds himself trapped in French Brittany that he appre...

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