IN THE REVIEW

The Marlowe Murder Case

The Reckoning: The Murder of Christopher Marlowe

by Charles Nicholl

A Dead Man in Deptford

by Anthony Burgess
Christopher Marlowe, the most prodigally gifted of Shakespeare’s poetic contemporaries, was stabbed to death in an apparently casual brawl at the age of twenty-nine. This bloody mayhem was merely the latest in a succession of scandals that had darkened his career; but according to Charles Nicholl in The Reckoning the …