*The Death of Christopher Marlowe

  • Author: J.L.Hotson
  • Published: The Nonesuch Press / Harvard UP 1925; Kessinger Reproduction 2003
  • Details: Hard cover. 76pp. [Contents List]
  • ISBN: 0766129284 (Kessinger Reproduction)
  • Summary: Reveals Hotson’s remarkable discovery of the Coroner’s Inquisition report on Marlowe’s death. First issue included a fold-out reproduction of the Inquisition Report.
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 The Death of Christopher Marlowe by J.L.Hotson

The Murder of the Man Who Was Shakespeare

 The Murder of the Man Who Was Shakespeare by Calvin Hoffman

*The Reckoning: The Murder of Christopher Marlowe

  • Author: Charles Nicholl
  • Published: Jonathan Cape 1992; Vintage 2002.
  • Details: Paperback. 432pp.
  • ISBN: 0099437473
  • Summary: A detailed and well researched biography, culminating in Nicholl’s own theory on Marlowe’s death.
  • Reviews: National Review.
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 The Reckoning: The Murder of Christopher Marlowe by Charles Nicholl.

Christopher Marlowe and Richard Baines:
Journeys Through the Elizabethan Underworld

  • Author: Roy Kendall
  • Published: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press US, (distr. Associated University Press) 2004.
  • Details: Hard cover. 456pp.
  • ISBN: 0838639747
  • Reviews: Fairleigh Dickinson University.
  • Summary: Examines the activities and literary output of Marlowe in the years before Deptford, and his association with Baines. Includes a biography of Baines.
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 Christopher Marlowe and Richard Baines by Roy Kendall

The Marlowe-Shakespeare Connection

  • Author: Samuel L. Blumenfeld
  • Published: McFarland & Company Inc. June 2008.
  • Details: Paperback. 368pp.
  • ISBN: 0786439025
  • Video: Watch Blumenfeld speak about his book.
  • Discussion: See the book’s Blogspot.
  • Summary: Offers “a daring solution” to the Authorship question; that Marlowe faked his own death at Deptford with help from the government, and continued writing under the pseudonym of Shakespeare. Includes two interesting illustrations of Marlowe and Shakespeare. [Table of Contents]
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 The Marlowe-Shakespeare Connection: A New Study of the Authorship Question by Samuel L. Blumenfeld

Marlowe’s Ghost: The Blacklisting of the Man Who Was Shakespeare

  • Author: Daryl Pinksen
  • Published: iUniverse.com publishing. June 2008.
  • Details: Hard cover & paperback. 288pp.
  • ISBN: 0595711413 [HB]; 0595475140 [PB]
  • Website: www.marlowesghost.com
  • Summary: Examines the events in Deptford and the fact that plays, “so undeniably similar to Marlowe’s” and yet attributed to Shakespeare, began to appear on the London stage shortly afterwards. Explores “the possibility that persecution of a writer who dared to question authority may have led to the greatest literary cover-up of all time”.
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 Marlowe's Ghost: The Blacklisting of the Man Who Was Shakespeare by Daryl Pinksen

*The Story That The Sonnets Tell

  • Author: A.D.Wraight
  • Published: Adam Hart 1995
  • Details: Hard cover. 585pp.
  • ISBN: 1897763018
  • Summary: Puts forward the theory that Marlowe‘s death at Deptford was faked, and his subsequent exile is the real story that the Sonnets tell.
  • Reviews: Marlowe Society
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 The Story That The Sonnets Tell by A.D.Wraight

*The Marlowe Papers

  • Author: Ros Barber
  • Published: Sceptre, May 2012
  • Details: Hard cover. 464pp.
  • ISBN-10: 1444737384; ISBN-13: 978-1444737387
  • Summary: Innovative Hoffman Prize winning novel written in blank verse. Marlowe ruefully recounts the details of his staged ‘death’ and lonely exile abroad that has left him pining for his true love, whilst continuing to write plays and poetry under a pseudonym.
  • Reviews: Telegraph; Independent; Guardian (Andrew Motion); BBC R4; FT; Express; GoodReads.
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 The Marlowe Papers by Ros Barber

The Assassination of Christopher Marlowe

The Assassination of Christopher Marlowe by S.A.Tannenbaum

  • * Recommended as indispensible reading.