On World Book Night we asked for readers to recommend a book, which many did, over the coming weeks I am posting the recommendations here on the blog. This week’s books are…
Author: Anthony Burgess
Genre: Historical Crime
With A Dead Man in Deptford, Burgess concluded his literary career to overwhelming acclaim for his re-creation of the Elizabethan poet Christopher Marlowe. In lavish, pitch-perfect, and supple, readable prose, Burgess matches his splendid Shakespeare novel, Nothing Like the Sun. The whole world of Elizabethan England—from the intrigues of the courtroom, through the violent streets of London, to the glory of the theatre—comes alive in this joyous celebration of the life of Christopher Marlowe, murdered in suspicious circumstances in a tavern brawl in Deptford more than four hundred years ago.
Comments: Amazing. Burgess delights with his word play and erotic devices in this Elizabethan caper. Beautiful.
Author: Peter James
Genre: Crime Fiction
In Dead Man’s Time, the latest from international bestselling author Peter James, Roy Grace finds himself up against that most dangerous of all adversaries—a man with fury in his heart who has nothing to lose.
Comments: Locations include New York and Withdean in Brighton! Guaranteed to keep the reader enthralled from start to finish.
If you like this you might like: The crime fiction of Lisa Cutts.