Witch Hammer by M.J. Trow
(Kit Marlowe)

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Christopher Marlowe investigates a possible act of witchcraft in the third of this intriguing historical mystery series - July, 1585. Desperate to pursue his chosen career as a professional playwright, the young Christopher Marlowe abandons his Cambridge studies to join Lord Strange’s men, a group of travelling players. En route to perform at Oxford, the players are rehearsing amongst the famous Rollright Stones on the Warwickshire border when they are rudely interrupted by the discovery of the corpse of actor-manager Ned Sledd. Is it an act of witchcraft, a human sacrifice to mark the festival of Lammastide? Or is there a more personal reason? Kit Marlowe determines to find out.

About M.J. Trow

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M. J. TROW is a full-time teacher of history who has been doubling as a crime writer for seventeen years. He lives on the Isle of Wight with his wife and son. He is the author of the Inspector Sholto Lestrade series and various non-fiction books.
Published October 1, 2012 by Severn House Digital. 224 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Kit Marlowe, who accidentally destroyed his first draft of Dido, Queen of Carthage, is chagrined to learn that Ned Alleyn, a thespian performing as part of Lord Strange’s traveling players, has not only absconded with the only other version of this drama, but is claiming to have written it.

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Trow’s Kit Marlowe series finds the young playwright joining up with a group of actors called Lord Strange’s Men, a motley crew (including a young unknown named William Shakespeare) seeking fame and fortune on the stage.

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