By Anthony Burgess
With A lifeless guy in Deptford, Burgess concluded his literary profession to overwhelming popularity of his new edition of the Elizabethan poet Christopher Marlowe. In lavish, pitch-perfect, and supple, readable prose, Burgess fits his excellent Shakespeare novel, not anything just like the solar. the complete international of Elizabethan England—from the intrigues of the court, throughout the violent streets of London, to the honour of the theater—comes alive during this joyous party of the lifetime of Christopher Marlowe, murdered in suspicious conditions in a tavern brawl in Deptford greater than 400 years ago.</Div>
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The original owner, a member of the Younghusband Expedition, had been unable to open the chest. When opened at Christie's it proved to contain jewels and other valuables. " turning to his clerk. "Very," agreed the other absently; then—"Have you endeavored to open this box, Mr. " Nayland Smith shook his head grimly. "From its weight," said Meyerstein, "I am inclined to think that the contents might prove of interest. " Nayland Smith, tugging reflectively at the lobe of his left ear, stood looking at the expert.
His manner was alert. "I have specialized in Chinese crime," he said; "much of my time is spent amongst our Asiatic visitors. " Nayland Smith nodded. Beyond doubt Detective sergeant Fletcher knew his business. "To my lasting regret," Fletcher continued, "I never met the late Dr. Fu-Manchu. I understand, sir, that you believe him to have been a high official of this dangerous society? " Smith, who had been about to relight his pipe, dropped the match on the carpet and set his foot upon it. His eyes shone like steel.
The entrance, as you'll see, is a long, narrow rat-hole of a street running at right angles to the Thames. " I paid little attention to his words. Disguised beyond all chance of recognition even by one intimate with my appearance, I was all impatience to set out. I had taken Smith's place in the night's program; for, every possible source of information having been tapped in vain, I now hoped against hope that some clue to the fate of my poor friend might be obtained at the Chinese den which he had designed to visit with Fletcher.
A Dead Man in Deptford by Anthony Burgess