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The Shakespeare Secret by J L Carrell
  

The Shakespeare Secret

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Okay, this is straight down The Da Vinci Code territory but sans religion. Instead it takes murders echoing Shakespeare’s plots as its contemporary adventure, and revelations from his life as its intriguing historical background. It is well-written, compulsive page-turning stuff and you really don’t have to be a Shakespeare buff to appreciate it. Incidentally, if you are looking it up elsewhere then it is called Interred With Their Bones in its American edition.

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Synopsis

The Shakespeare Secret by J L Carrell

A modern serial killer - hunting an ancient secret.

A woman is left to die as the rebuilt Globe theatre burns. Another woman is drowned like Ophelia, skirts swirling in the water. A professor has his throat slashed open on the steps of Washington’s Capitol building.

A deadly serial killer is on the loose, modelling his murders on Shakespeare’s plays. But why is he killing? And how can he be stopped?

A gripping, shocking page turner, The Shakespeare Secret masterfully combines modern murder and startling true revelations from the life of Shakespeare. It has been acclaimed as one of the most compulsively readable thrillers of recent years.

Reviews

'Plot twists worthy of The Da Vinci Code dominate this agile first novel from Carrell...this spirited and action-packed novel delivers constant excitement.' Publishers Weekly

About the Author

J L Carrell has a PhD in English and American literature from Harvard and has taught the History and Literature programme at the prestigious university - as well as directing Shakespeare for Harvard's Hyperion Theatre Company.

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Book Info

Publication date

10th January 2008

Author

J L Carrell

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Publisher

Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Paperback
496 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
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Historical Fiction
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ISBN

9780751540352

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