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Poison & Conspiracy: Historical Crime Collection By M. G. Scarsbrook
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Historical Crime Collection - Two Novels by M. G. Scarsbrook POISON IN THE BLOOD: THE MEMOIRS OF LUCREZIA BORGIA 1497, Renaissance Rome: As the teenage daughter of Pope Alexander VI, and sister to... More > the fearsome Cesare Borgia, Lucrezia is a young noblewoman immersed in all the glamor of the Vatican Palace. Yet after a brutal killing shocks the city, she learns that a dangerous truth lies beneath the surface of the Papal Court: in their ruthless quest for power, her family will stop at nothing to eliminate their rivals. Her father and brother are poisoners. After discovering that her new husband is next to die, Lucrezia struggles to help him escape from Rome before the assassins strike... THE MARLOWE CONSPIRACY: A NOVEL With his life on the line, and the clock ticking, playwright and spy Christopher Marlowe teams up with William Shakespeare to expose the high-level government conspiracy set against him. But can anyone save a man as troubled as Marlowe from the hangman's noose?< Less
Dream of the Dead By M. G. Scarsbrook
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A WEALTHY THEATRE PRODUCER IS FOUND DEAD. A RARE CORROSIVE POISON HAS BURNED THROUGH HIS STOMACH. NO ONE KNOWS WHY. Enter DI Jack Ravenshaw. A young, talented officer with a secret: he belongs to... More > England’s most famous dynasty of actors. When Scotland Yard uncovers his hidden past, his acting experience, and his formidable connections, he becomes the perfect choice to investigate the producer’s killing. Against his wishes, he must return to London's West End. Cast back into one of the most vibrant – and violent – areas of the country, Ravenshaw is quickly surrounded by sexy performers, shadowy assistants, and powerful investors. Finding the truth seems almost impossible. Yet with the help of his mysterious partner, DS Emily Hart, Ravenshaw must put all his skills into action against an ingenious, twisted, and ruthless killer… But can he solve the case before another person is murdered?< Less
Poison In the Blood: The Memoirs of Lucrezia Borgia By M. G. Scarsbrook
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1497, Renaissance Rome: As the teenage daughter of Pope Alexander VI, Lucrezia Borgia is a young noblewoman immersed in all the glamor of the Vatican Palace. Yet after a brutal killing shocks the... More > city, Lucrezia learns that a dark truth lies beneath the surface of the Papal Court: in their ruthless quest for power, her father and brother are willing to poison their enemies. Her family members are murderers. After discovering that her new husband is next to die, Lucrezia struggles to help him escape from Rome before the assassins strike. Against a barrage of political intrigues, papal spies, and diabolical tricks, Lucrezia uses all her wits to defy her family and save her husband from assassination. But as tragedy looms ever closer, and her plans gradually fail, she finds herself confronting an enemy far more sinister than she ever imagined…< Less
The Marlowe Conspiracy: A Novel By M. G. Scarsbrook
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1593, Elizabethan England: In a turbulent time of wars, famine, and religious persecution, Christopher Marlowe struggles to balance his life as England's most popular playwright with his duties as a... More > government spy. Suddenly, when he falls under suspicion of atheism, a capital crime, Marlowe fears his many powerful enemies have launched a conspiracy to have him executed. With only a few days to clear his name, he quickly enlists the aid of a young William Shakespeare - one of the few friends he can still trust. Together, they race through Marlowe's tangled life of crime, espionage, and noble connections to expose the conspiracy and save him from the hangman's noose. But will anything save a man as troubled as Marlowe? INCLUDED INSIDE: - An extensive Author's Note, detailing the fascinating historical facts behind the story - An exclusive excerpt of M. G. Scarsbrook's latest historical novel on the Borgia family POISON IN THE BLOOD: THE MEMOIRS OF LUCREZIA BORGIA< Less
Total Control Zone By M. G. Scarsbrook
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Persephone was born inside a British labour camp. Slavery and death have been her only experiences of life. No friends. No feelings. No knowledge of the world outside. She is conditioned to work,... More > obey, and survive. Yet when she is ordered to spy on a new prisoner, despite the great differences that exist between the two women, they soon forge a surprising friendship which changes everything. As the camp becomes increasingly harsh, Persephone now realises that to save her friend, and herself, they must be ready to do the impossible… Escape… Based on the first-hand accounts of survivors from the labour camps still operating today in North Korea, ‘Total Control Zone’ transports readers to a chilling future world reminiscent of George Orwell (‘Animal Farm’) and Anthony Burgess (‘A Clockwork Orange’).< Less
The Life & Legend of Lucrezia Borgia By M. G. Scarsbrook
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Once described as the 'greatest whore there ever was in Rome', Lucrezia Borgia has captivated historians and artists for centuries with wildly conflicting accounts of her character. This book gathers... More > together all the crucial information needed for a study into the life of Lucrezia, including a detailed timeline, a biographical profile, an extensive description of her life in Rome, and a discussion of the Borgia family's legendary connection to poison. INCLUDED INSIDE: - Lucretia Borgia: According To Original Documents and Correspondence of Her Day by Ferdinand Gregorovius - The Borgias by Alexander Dumas (from 'Celebrated Crimes') - The Life of Cesare Borgia by Rafael Sabatini - Lucrezia Borgia, libretto by Felice Romani for the Opera by Gaetano Donizetti (in Italian) - Encyclopedia Britannica articles (11th edition) on Lucrezia Borgia and Cesare Borgia - Love Letter From Pietro Bembo to Lucrezia Borgia< Less
The Life & Legend of Cesare Borgia By M. G. Scarsbrook
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Described by some as ‘a rebel against Christ’ who deserved to die, Cesare Borgia is arguably the most infamous member of the notorious Borgia family. His brilliant mind, ruthless... More > ambition, and insatiable desires have inspired writers, artists, and philosophers for centuries – most notably Machiavelli’s ideal ruler in ‘The Prince’. This book gathers together all the crucial information needed for a study into Cesare's dramatic life, including a detailed timeline, a biographical profile, an extensive description of his life in Rome, and a discussion of the Borgia family's legendary connection to poison. INCLUDED INSIDE: - The Life of Cesare Borgia by Rafael Sabatini - The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli - The Borgias by Alexander Dumas (from 'Celebrated Crimes') - Lucretia Borgia by Ferdinand Gregorovius - Encyclopaedia Britannica articles (11th edition) on Cesare Borgia and Lucrezia Borgia - Lucrezia Borgia, libretto by Felice Romani for the Opera by Gaetano Donizetti (in Italian)< Less
Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus: Including the English Faust Book By M. G. Scarsbrook & Christopher Marlowe
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Declared by Swinburne as having 'no parallel in all the range of tragedy', Doctor Faustus is considered Christopher Marlowe's greatest work. This edition of his play gathers together both published... More > versions - the Quarto of 1604, and the Quarto of 1616 - each with modernized spelling and full textual notes. This edition also features contextual sources, such as The English Faust Book, Marlowe's inspiration for the play, as well as a detailed timeline, biographical profile, extensive list of all Marlowe's personal associates, and a collection of all the key primary documents relating to Marlowe's dramatic life and death (e.g., The Privy Council Note To Cambridge Authorities, The Dutch Church Libel, The Baines Note, & much more). INCLUDED INSIDE: - The Tragical History Of Doctor Faustus: 1604 Quarto / 1616 Quarto - The English Faust Book - Timeline - Biographical Profile - List of Marlowe's Personal Associates - Primary Sources on Marlowe's Life and Death - 'Christopher Marlowe' by A. C. Swinburne< Less
The Life & Complete Works of Christopher Marlowe By M. G. Scarsbrook & Christopher Marlowe
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Described by Tennyson as the 'Morning Star' of Elizabethan drama, Christopher Marlowe is considered one of the greatest playwrights in the English language. This book gathers together all the crucial... More > information needed for a study into the life of Marlowe, including a detailed timeline, a biographical profile, an extensive list of all Marlowe's personal associates, and a collection of all the key primary documents relating to Marlowe's dramatic life and death (e.g., The Privy Council Note To Cambridge Authorities, The Dutch Church Libel, The Baines Note, & much more). PLAYS INCLUDED: - Dido, Queen of Carthage - Tamburlaine The Great, Part One - Tamburlaine The Great, Part Two - The Jew Of Malta - Doctor Faustus (from the Quarto of 1604, and from the Quarto of 1616) - Edward the Second - The Massacre at Paris POETRY INCLUDED: - Hero and Leander - Ovid's Elegies (translation) - Lucan's Pharsalia (translation) - The Passionate Shepherd To His Love - Fragment - Dialogue In Verse< Less