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The Point of Death

(2001)
(The first book in the Master of Defence series)
A novel by

 
 
London, 1594 It's the opening night of Romeo and Juliet and Mercutio is murdered in the middle of the play - but it's real blood that flows. Master of Defence Tom Musgrave is hired by the theatre owners to solve the case as quickly and quietly as possible. The theatres have only just reopened after two years of plague, and there are fortunes as well as lives at risk. But as Tom plunges into the mean streets of London in that threatening, thunderous Summer, he swiftly finds himself hunted as well as hunter - for he has jumped blindly into a cat's cradle of murderous intrigue that has already claimed Marlowe and Walsingham. As the shattered remnants of England's first Secret Service split into two lethally opposed camps, the blood begins to flow everywhere from the stinking stews of Southwark to the gilded halls of Westminster. And it will require all Musgrave's skill to cut his way to the dark heart of the truth and walk away again.



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Used availability for Peter Tonkin's The Point of Death

Hardback Editions

February 2003 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Point of Death (The Master of Defence S.)
Author(s): Peter Tonkin
ISBN: 0-7278-7215-X / 978-0-7278-7215-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Severn House Large Print Books
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November 2001 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Point of Death (The Master of Defence S.)
Author(s): Peter Tonkin
ISBN: 0-7278-5723-1 / 978-0-7278-5723-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
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Paperback Editions

December 2018 : Paperback
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Title: The Point of Death
Author(s): Peter Tonkin
ISBN: 1-79175-993-9 / 978-1-79175-993-3
Publisher: Independently published
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March 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Point of Death (An Elizabethan Murder Mystery)
Author(s): Peter Tonkin
ISBN: 1-5307-2513-5 / 978-1-5307-2513-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Kindle Editions

March 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Point of Death (Tom Musgrave Series Book 1)
Author(s): Peter Tonkin
Publisher: Sharpe Books
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