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The Intelligencer

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London, 1593: It is three weeks before the murder of Christopher Marlowe, playwright and spy in Queen Elizabeth I's secret service — a crime that remains unsolved to this day. Marlowe is hoping to find his missing muse as he sets off on a new intelligence assignment...and closes in on the secret that will seal his fate.

New York City, present day: Renaissance scholar turned private eye Kate Morgan investigates a shocking heist and murder involving a mysterious, antique manuscript recently unearthed in central London. What secret lurks in those yellowed, ciphered pages...and how, centuries later, could it drive someone to kill?

Propelling us from the shadows of the sixteenth-century underworld to the chambers of a clandestine U.S. intelligence unit, from the glitter of the Elizabethan court to the catacombs of ancient Rome, The Intelligencer's dual narratives twist, turn, and collide as they race toward a stunning finale.

Review:

"Delightfully literate...a crackling good page-turner." Minneapolis Star Tribune

Review:

"Cool and glamorous and witty...keeps us guessing all the way." Los Angeles Times

Review:

"Mystery buffs will devour this one...intriguing historical research...Silbert's I.Q. shines." People

Review:

"Terrific...Shakespeare in Love meets James Bond." Lee Child

Review:

"[T]he tale moves at a refreshing clip, and Silbert provides plenty of engaging back-story about Elizabethan history, ciphers, Iranian jails, the poison of the Australian blue-ringed octopus and much more." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Clunkily written (did 'OK' really turn up in Tudor parlance?) and overplotted." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"There are a lot of strands, but the pace is quick and the action fascinating....This is a fun mystery with bonuses." School Library Journal

Review:

"Leslie Silbert never rises above her chosen genre, but she has certainly met its specifications to the letter: multiple locales, rat-a-tat pacing, and a plot that springs a history-bending surprise..." The Washington Post

Review:

"When she works with history and real characters, her writing is full of the atmosphere and paranoia of the Elizabethan era." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Synopsis:

A Renaissance scholar and former private investigator herself parlays her experiences into one of the most page-turning thrillers to come along in years. An exciting blend of Elizabethan espionage and modern day intrigue, The Intelligencer is a remarkable debut, one that bears comparison to the best of A.S. Byatt and Caleb Carr.

Synopsis:

A Renaissance scholar and former private investigator herself, first-time author Silbert parlays her experiences into one of the most page-turning thrillers to come along in years. An exciting blend of Elizabethan espionage and modern day intrigue, The Intelligencer is a remarkable debut, one that bears comparison to the best of A.S. Byatt and Caleb Carr.

Synopsis:

London, 1593: It is three weeks before the murder of Christopher Marlowe, playwright and spy in Queen Elizabeth I's secret service — a crime that remains unsolved to this day. Marlowe is hoping to find his missing muse as he sets off on a new intelligence assignment...and closes in on the secret that will seal his fate.

New York City, present day: Renaissance scholar turned private eye Kate Morgan investigates a shocking heist and murder involving a mysterious, antique manuscript recently unearthed in central London. What secret lurks in those yellowed, ciphered pages...and how, centuries later, could it drive someone to kill?

Propelling us from the shadows of the sixteenth-century underworld to the chambers of a clandestine U.S. intelligence unit, from the glitter of the Elizabethan court to the catacombs of ancient Rome, The Intelligencer's dual narratives twist, turn, and collide as they race toward a stunning finale.

About the Author

Leslie Silbert graduated from Harvard with a bachelor's and master's degree in the History of Science and studied Renaissance literature at Oxford. She works as a private investigator in New York City under the guidance of a former CIA officer and is currently writing her second Kate Morgan novel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743432931
Author:
Silbert, Leslie
Publisher:
Washington Square Press
Subject:
Espionage/Intrigue
Subject:
History
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Espionage
Subject:
Renaissance
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Technothrillers
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Publication Date:
April 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.31 in 17.08 oz

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Product details 368 pages Washington Square Press - English 9780743432931 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Delightfully literate...a crackling good page-turner."
"Review" by , "Cool and glamorous and witty...keeps us guessing all the way."
"Review" by , "Mystery buffs will devour this one...intriguing historical research...Silbert's I.Q. shines."
"Review" by , "Terrific...Shakespeare in Love meets James Bond."
"Review" by , "[T]he tale moves at a refreshing clip, and Silbert provides plenty of engaging back-story about Elizabethan history, ciphers, Iranian jails, the poison of the Australian blue-ringed octopus and much more."
"Review" by , "Clunkily written (did 'OK' really turn up in Tudor parlance?) and overplotted."
"Review" by , "There are a lot of strands, but the pace is quick and the action fascinating....This is a fun mystery with bonuses."
"Review" by , "Leslie Silbert never rises above her chosen genre, but she has certainly met its specifications to the letter: multiple locales, rat-a-tat pacing, and a plot that springs a history-bending surprise..."
"Review" by , "When she works with history and real characters, her writing is full of the atmosphere and paranoia of the Elizabethan era."
"Synopsis" by , A Renaissance scholar and former private investigator herself parlays her experiences into one of the most page-turning thrillers to come along in years. An exciting blend of Elizabethan espionage and modern day intrigue, The Intelligencer is a remarkable debut, one that bears comparison to the best of A.S. Byatt and Caleb Carr.
"Synopsis" by , A Renaissance scholar and former private investigator herself, first-time author Silbert parlays her experiences into one of the most page-turning thrillers to come along in years. An exciting blend of Elizabethan espionage and modern day intrigue, The Intelligencer is a remarkable debut, one that bears comparison to the best of A.S. Byatt and Caleb Carr.
"Synopsis" by , London, 1593: It is three weeks before the murder of Christopher Marlowe, playwright and spy in Queen Elizabeth I's secret service — a crime that remains unsolved to this day. Marlowe is hoping to find his missing muse as he sets off on a new intelligence assignment...and closes in on the secret that will seal his fate.

New York City, present day: Renaissance scholar turned private eye Kate Morgan investigates a shocking heist and murder involving a mysterious, antique manuscript recently unearthed in central London. What secret lurks in those yellowed, ciphered pages...and how, centuries later, could it drive someone to kill?

Propelling us from the shadows of the sixteenth-century underworld to the chambers of a clandestine U.S. intelligence unit, from the glitter of the Elizabethan court to the catacombs of ancient Rome, The Intelligencer's dual narratives twist, turn, and collide as they race toward a stunning finale.

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