Title: Much Ado About Murder ***SIGNED X10***
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime, NY
Publication Date: 2002
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Edition: 1st. Edition, 1st. Printing.
First Edition, First Printing with full number line. Signed, without inscription, by Robert Barnard, Lillian Stewart Carl, Jeffery Deaver, Carol Nelson Douglas, Kathy Lynn Emmerson, Edward D. Hoch, Sharan Newman, Anne Perry, Peter Robinson and Marcia Talley. New unread Fine book in Fine dust jacket. All our books are bubble wrapped and shipped in a sturdy box with Delivery Confirmation. NO remainder mark, NO previous owner markings or inscriptions, NOT price clipped, NOT a Book Club Edition, NOT an Ex-Lib. Dust jacket covered in protective clear wrapper. Bookseller Inventory # 010706
Synopsis: New York Times bestselling author Anne Perry and a stellar cast of today's finest mystery authors have come up with a few stabs at the Bard. Featuring stories by:
ANNE PERRY ? JEFFERY DEAVER ? MARGARET FRAZER ? EDWARD D. HOCH ? and others.
Review: If it's true, as some wags have it, that there are only five plots in literature (and life), surely Shakespeare told them all. In Much Ado About Murder Anne Perry has rounded up 17 variations on his themes, in short stories that range in time and place from Jacobean London to the royal court of France, and from Plantagenet England to the Rome of Coriolanus. The authors of these carefully observed tales have already proven their talents in a host of more contemporary thrillers, although Perry herself is best known for her Victorian mysteries featuring William Monk, and Sharan Newman, a medieval historian, is comfortably at home in 12th-century France and late-Roman Britain. Aficionados of the Bard of Avon will find much to enjoy in this spirited collection, and even those with only a smattering of Shakespearean knowledge will find the themes timeless enough to ignore the authors' occasional anachronisms. --Jane Adams
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