Brilliant, bookish Christopher Marlowe is fifteen years old and desperate to qualify for a scholarship to the King's School in order to escape his brutal father. But the only man who could have helped him has been murdered... and now the killers are looking for Kit. A fast-paced historical mystery by the author of KAREN MEMORY and the author of THE GOBLIN EMPEROR. ...
|Title||:||The Cobbler's Boy|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||190 pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Cobbler's Boy Reviews
In under 200 pages, Bear and Addison create a fully-developed story complete with action, intrigue, drama, and romance. What impressed me in particular was how much trouble I had discerning where one author stopped and the other picked up - their voices and styles mesh together so seamlessly. I really enjoyed this little novella and I am eager to read more by both authors.
4.5/5. This book did a triple job: it kept me wrapped up in a fast-paced mystery with a sweet early romance, reminded me how much I love Marlowe, and made me nostalgic for my time in Canterbury. I loved it!
Kit Marlowe, Boy Detective.
KIT MARLOWE, BOY DETECTIVE.
There was never any chance I could resist this.
Buying it for the concept, it doesn't even matter whether it turns out to be good or not.
Kit Marlowe, boy detective! Friends, I loved this. The writing was captivating (I wasn't sure about the thees and thous at first, but once I got into it they started working for me) and Kit's burgeoning romance with his friend Ginger was very sweet and well done. I also really loved the portrayal of his sisters. It's definitely the kind of historical fiction that feels lived in, where the authors have clearly done their research but wear it lightly. I hope there will be more.
This is a brand new collaboration between two excellent authors. Oddly enough, it's a little outside either one's typical genre -- rather than fantasy or science fiction, this one is a historical mystery.
This is a quick, entertaining story of the teenaged Christopher Marlowe (yes, that one) in Elizabethan England, following him along as he becomes embroiled in: 1. solving a murder; 2. rooting out a group of scheming "Marianists" (supporters of Mary, Queen of Scots); 3. saving the life of a Queen ...more
I wouldn't normally read a period murder mystery, but its Elizabeth Bear and it was lovely!
This was great fun and I hope there will be another installment soon.