Tamburlaine Must Die by Louise WelshTamburlaine Must Die by Louise Welsh

Tamburlaine Must Die

byLouise Welsh

Paperback | March 13, 2006

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The author of the multiple international prize-winning novel TheCutting Room turns to 16th century London, England, and the infamousChristopher Marlowe in this dark and dangerous novel for lovers of intrigue andmystery. Summoned to London at the command of the judicial Star Chamber, Marloweis given three days to defend himself against charges of treason and heresy byuncovering the author of pamphlets signed by Tamburlaine, the playwright’smost bloodthirsty villain.

Tamburlaine Must Die is the vivid and addictive tale of thedeath of an imperilled man who dared to defy both God and state. With grittydetails of lust, treachery and revenge, Louise Welsh paints a portrait of adissolute city and a desperate time.

LOUISE WELSH’s internationally bestselling debut novel, TheCutting Room, won the British Crime Writers’ Association Creasey Daggerfor the best first crime novel, among many other prizes. Welsh was chosen as oneof Britain’s best first novelists of 2002 by The Guardian. For severalyears, she worked as a dealer in second-hand, out-of-prin...
Title:Tamburlaine Must DieFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 1 inPublished:March 13, 2006Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0006395740

ISBN - 13:9780006395744


Rated 4 out of 5 by from An evening well-spent It's a compact thriller that you'll be able to pour through in one night. It sometimes plays fast and loose with history, and those with a greater familiarity with Marlowe's life and works (and Elizabethan culture and drama generally) will likely be able to glean more from some of the narrative's details, but I think any lover of energetic prose will enjoy this one. Welsh provides a poetic, pseudo- Elizabethan dialogue that really crackles.
Date published: 2006-06-08