The Merry Devils

by Edward Marston

Part of the Nicholas Bracewell Mysteries Series

The Merry Devils Synopsis

HE HAD THE POWER TO ASSUME A PLEASING SHAPE, BUT WOULD HE TAKE TO THE STAGE? The audience was merry indeed when a third devilish imp bounded onstage to join the two that had been written into the script. But backstage all was uproar. The third demon seemed too much like the real thing. Even Nicholas Bracewell, the company mainstay, was shaken when, next time the play was given, only one devil appeared. The second, poor fellow, was now only a little red heap under the stage. Dead. Before the curtain rose again, Lord Westfield's Men would suffer the sermons of a Puritan fanatic, the enchantment of passion, the terror of a London madhouse, prophecies of a famous alchemist, and danger as they'd never known it before ...

The Merry Devils Press Reviews

'Colourfully costumed and staged, with a bawdy, raffish and utterly amiable cast ' PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

Book Information

ISBN: 9780749010188
Publication date: 1st March 2012
Author: Edward Marston
Publisher: Allison & Busby
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 320 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Edward Marston

Edward Marston was born and brought up in South Wales. A full-time writer for over thirty years, he has worked in radio, film, television and the theatre, and is a former chairman of the Crime Writers' Association.

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