• "An absorbing detective story with many twists and dark secrets. It is a passionate tale that haunts the imagination"

    Michael Sheldon, Daily Telegraph, Books of the Year
  • "Remarkable...for the first time reveals the true mystery of his death... Extraordinary"

    The Times
  • "A book full of wit, scholarship and ingenuity... Extraordinary"

    Colm Toibin, Irish Times
  • "A remarkable academic thriller, a brilliant recontruction"

    Michael Coveney, Observer
  • "This book blows open the world of Elizabethan espionage, and presents the most comprehensive case yet for disbelieving the official inquest"