The new novel from the award-winning author of The Marlowe Papers. April is angry. Dr Finlay Logan is broken. Only 19, April is an elective mute accused of a religiously motivated atrocity. Logan, a borderline suicidal criminal psychologist, must assess her sanity in a world where - 10 years after the death of Richard Dawkins - moves have been made to classify religious fundamentalism as a form of mental illness.
On May 30th, 1593, a celebrated young playwright was killed in a tavern brawl in London. That, at least, was the official version. Now let Christopher Marlowe tell you the truth: that his 'death' was an elaborate ruse to avoid his being hanged for heresy; that he was spirited across the channel to live on in lonely exile, longing for his true love and pining for the damp streets of London; that he continued to write plays and poetry, hiding behind the name of a colourless printer from Stratford - one William Shakespeare.