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Synopsis: It is the summer of 1604, many years after the defeat of the Armada, and the Spanish are in London to negotiate a peace treaty. Nick Revill’s theater company— newly promoted to the King’s Men now that James I is on the throne—are given a ceremonial role at the celebrations. But not everybody welcomes this outbreak of peace.
Sir Walter Raleigh, imprisoned in the Tower of London, is far from inactive—he has many friends on the outside who may try to sabotage the negotiations. Nick, meanwhile, has been invited by Shakespeare’s rival, Ben Jonson, to take part in a masque at Somerset House, where the Spanish are lodged. He soon finds himself unwillingly caught up in a conspiracy.
During a rehearsal, the courtier Sir Philip Blake dies an apparently accidental death when he tumbles from a chair in which he is being lowered to the stage. But this is only the first of a series of suspicious deaths, and Nick must look hard at those around him: the robust Ben Jonson, once imprisoned for killing a fellow player; the embittered and satirical playwright Martin Barton; the smooth courtier Giles Cass; and Maria More, devoted companion to the bereft Lady Blake.
From Publishers Weekly:
British author Gooden's sixth historical to feature actor and sometime sleuth Nick Revill (after 2004's Mask of Night) takes the reader for an enjoyable, fast-paced romp through the world of Shakespeare and Ben Jonson. In 1604, Nick's troupe is helping to celebrate an impending peace treaty between England and Spain by performing a short play that includes such illustrious figures as Queen Anne and a courtier, Sir Philip Blake, among the cast. Portraying Truth, Blake is supposed to descend from the heavens at the drama's climax, but his drop proves more rapid than planned during a final rehearsal, resulting in his gory death. Investigating the apparent accident becomes Nick's responsibility through the forceful request of a shadowy figure who's been tailing him and who even intervened to save him from further injury during a street assault. As the less than satisfying Agatha Christie–like resolution suggests, Gooden ranks below such masters of the historical mystery as Steven Saylor and Bruce Alexander, but Shakespeare fans will be intrigued by Gooden's intriguing use of themes from both Othello and Hamlet. (Apr. 1)
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Title: An Honorable Murderer: A Shakespearean ...
Publisher: Carroll & Graf
Book Condition: GOOD
Book Description Carroll & Graf, 2005. Condition: Good. First Edition Thus. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP8911252
Book Description Carroll & Graf, 2005. Condition: Good. First Edition Thus. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP89828178
Book Description Westview Press. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Seller Inventory # G0786715286I3N10
Book Description Westview Press. Hardcover. Condition: Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0786715286I3N10
Book Description Carroll & Graf. Hardcover. Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Seller Inventory # 2812745046
Book Description Carroll & Graf. Hardcover. Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Seller Inventory # 2846443749
Book Description Carroll & Graf. Hardcover. Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Seller Inventory # 2856761331
Book Description Carroll & Graf, 2005. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. 0786715286 A very nice book from private collection. Clean, tight, square copy with only light used wear. A very nice copy over all. NOT Ex-Library. Small Remainder. Seller Inventory # 035715
Book Description Carroll & Graf, U.S.A., 2005. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Carrol & Graf edition. Remainder mark on bottom. Seller Inventory # 008119
Book Description U.S.A.: Carroll & Graf, 2005. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First printing of the first edition. Fine in a like DJ. Seller Inventory # BR435Z