The Intelligencer

Written by Leslie Silbert
Review by Rosemary Edghill

This is a contemporary thriller with associational historical elements. Though there are brief scenes told from Christopher Marlowe’s point of view in the months leading up to May 30th 1593, involving an alternative and somewhat anachronistic interpretation of the accepted historical record, the weight of the story is given to a contemporary spy story involving a search for secrets hidden in a fictional Elizabethan manuscript, The Anatomy of Secrets, stolen from Frances Walsingham by Thomas Phelippes. A fun light read.