Historical Crime Collection. Two Novels by M. G. Scarsbrook.
POISON IN THE BLOOD: THE MEMOIRS OF LUCREZIA BORGIA
1497, Renaissance Rome - As the teenage daughter of Pope Alexander VI, and sister to the fearsome Cesare Borgia, Lucrezia is a young noblewoman immersed in all the glamor of the Vatican Palace. Yet after a brutal killing shocks the city, she learns that a dangerous truth lies beneath the surface of the Papal Court: in their ruthless quest for power, her family will stop at nothing to eliminate their rivals. Her father and brother are poisoners. After discovering that her new husband is next to die, Lucrezia struggles to help him escape from Rome before the assassins strike...
"Anyone who enjoys Medieval Italy, love, betrayal and a strong, resourceful heroine on a knife edge, will enjoy this well researched and well written book."
– Historical Novel Review –
THE MARLOWE CONSPIRACY: A NOVEL
Elizabethan England - With his life on the line, and the clock ticking, playwright and spy Christopher Marlowe teams up with William Shakespeare to expose a high-level government conspiracy. But can anyone save a man as troubled as Marlowe from the hangman's noose?
"This story weaves historic details about the life of playwright Christopher "Kit" Marlowe and his contemporaries into a compelling tale of political intrigue."
– Publishers Weekly –