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The Roaring Boy

Marston, Edward

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ISBN 10: 159058001X / ISBN 13: 9781590580011
Published by Poisoned Pen Press, 2002
Used Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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Poisoned Pen Trade Paperback Very Good condition. White cover with line drawing of Inn sign in full color. corners lightly scuffed, solid and tight binding. clean, unmarked, bright. Lord Westfield's men is a leading Elizabethan company of players. Mayhem, murder and assorted ill deeds seem to follow them. Bracewell, the company's book holder plays the major role in solving these incidents. Scottsdale, AZ: Poisoned Pen Press, 2002 First U.W. Trade Paperback Edition. 5.5" x 8.5" tall; 259pp. Bookseller Inventory # 51672

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Title: The Roaring Boy

Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: First U.S. Trade Paperback Editi.

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Dame Fortune has abandoned Lord Westfield's men to calamity...

One member of the popular London acting troupe has died. Their present production is a failure. Then an anonymous playwright hands company mainstay Nicholas Bracewell a chance for salvation: a new script that exposes a tragic miscarriage of justice in a murder case.
News of the impending production of The Roaring Boy swiftly reaches high places. Long before rehearsals begin, the company is menaced by enemies who target both script and players for destruction. For The Roaring Boy establishes the innocence of the two people executed for the crime and points a bold finger at the real murderer. Not even Lord Westfield, the company's powerful patron, can save the troupe from the mortal danger that now encompasses them...


This is the seventh in the series of Elizabethan theater mysteries featuring Nicholas Bracewell. A mysterious stranger named Simon Chaloner appears at the Queen's Head Pub following a performance by Westfield's Men, one of the leading theater companies. Chaloner follows Nicholas Bracewell and playwright Edmund Hoode home and gives them a manuscript called The Roaring Boy, based on events surrounding the murder of a mathematician. When Bracewell and Hoode stage the play, the performance causes a riot, and Hoode is imprisoned. In order to save his company, Bracewell must solve the vicious murder on which the play is based. A finalist for the Edgar Award, this, like Marston's other works, is filled with careful period detail as well as suspense.

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