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Tamburlaine Must Die

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Tamburlaine Must Die by Louise Welsh, book reviewChristopher Marlowe is a bit of a mystery. He was a famous playwright during the Elizabethan era whose works are today mostly overshadowed by those of Shakespeare. One reason for this is because Marlowe was murdered at the height of his career when he was not yet 30 years old. Although his infamous life has been the subject of several non-fictional studies, it seems that the only hard facts we have about his life are the fact that he was murdered, when and where his body was found, and the injuries that killed him. It was with this scant bit of background, that the award winning author of the psychological crime novel, The Cutting Room – Louise Welsh was approached to write a novella. And so Tamburlaine Must Die was written and published.


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