Publish and Perish

Book 4: Francis Bacon Mysteries

About the Book

Honorable Mention for Mysteries in Library Journal’s 2017 Indie Ebook Awards.

It’s 1589 and England is embroiled in a furious pamphlet war between an impudent Puritan calling himself Martin Marprelate and London’s wittiest writers. The archbishop wants Martin to hang. The Privy Council wants the tumult to end. But nobody knows who Martin is or where he’s hiding his illegal press.

Then two writers are strangled, mistaken for Thomas Nashe, the pamphleteer who is hot on Martin’s trail. Francis Bacon is tasked with stopping the murders — and catching Martin, while he’s about it. But the more he learns, the more he fears Martin may be someone dangerously close to home.

Can Bacon and his band of intelligencers stop the strangler before another writer dies, without stepping on Martin’s possibly very important toes?

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Publish or Perish audiobook by Anna Castle


It’s 1589 and England is embroiled in a furious pamphlet war between an impudent Puritan and London’s wittiest poets. When two writers are murdered, Francis Bacon is tasked with ending the tumult once and for all. But can he and his assistants stop the strangler without stepping on some very important toes?

Narrator: Joel Froomkin
Format: Unabridged
Runtime: 10 hrs, 21 mins


“In this aptly titled fourth book in the ‘Francis Bacon’ series, Castle combines her impressive knowledge of English religion and politics during the period with masterly creativity. The result is a lively, clever story that will leave mystery fans delighted.”

—Emilie Hancock, Mount Pleasant Regional Lib., SC

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The Details

Published: June 20, 2017
Publisher: Anna Castle
Formats: EbookPaperbackAudiobook
ISBN-10: 1945382090 ISBN-13: 978-1945382093 ASIN: B072K3DZCJ
Genres & Tropes
Historical Mystery, Elizabethan Mystery

Cover design by Jennifer Quinlan [website]
Editing by Jennifer Quinlan [website]