"Expertly crafted. A needs to learn for lovers of Shakespeare and the period." Richard Foreman.
Will Shakespeare and the Chamberlain’s males are determined. Locked in a felony dispute with Giles Allen their landlord, they've been homeless for greater than a yr. Forbidden to exploit The Theatre and compelled to proportion phases with their opponents, they're going bankrupt despite their attractiveness at court.
As the recent yr and yet one more cripplingly dear courtroom visual appeal looms, they secretly dismantle their playhouse - and plan to move it to the South Bank.
But because the level comes down, catastrophe moves – there's a physique underneath it. A frozen corpse with a glance of utter horror on its face.
They summon Tom Musgrave, grasp of common sense, hoping that he'll be capable to resolve the mysterious death.
But whilst Tom is going to paintings, their try to cart the dismantled theatre around the frozen Thames virtually bills Shakespeare his existence – and divulges one more corpse. either hold coded messages which consult with an old, rarely-performed previous play known as Hamlet.
Set opposed to a meticulously researched heritage, Tonkin’s 5th Musgrave homicide secret explores the deadly results of the political tangles of the time, achieving from war-torn eire, secretive estates within the English midlands and the good college spy-factories of Oxford and Cambridge to the lethal snake-pit that is Elizabeth’s court docket in London on the sunrise of 1599.
Praise for Peter Tonkin
‘Riveting story choked with quick motion’ – Publishers Weekly
‘Edge-of-the-seat terror’ – Daily Post
‘Good technical aspect, plus an exhilarating climax, makes this exciting examining’ – Publishing News>/b>
Peter Tonkin used to be born in Northern eire, and was once raised within the united kingdom, Holland, Germany, and the Persian Gulf. He has written 40 novels together with the Richard Mariner Series.
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