Interred with Their Bones
“A feverishly paced action adventure” (The New York Times) about a long-lost Shakespeare work and a killer who reenacts the Bard’s most bloody murders Jennifer Lee Carrell’s highly acclaimed debut novel is a brilliant, breathlessly paced literary adventure. The action begins on the eve of... show more
“A feverishly paced action adventure” (The New York Times) about a long-lost Shakespeare work and a killer who reenacts the Bard’s most bloody murders Jennifer Lee Carrell’s highly acclaimed debut novel is a brilliant, breathlessly paced literary adventure. The action begins on the eve of the Globe’s production of Hamlet when Shakespeare scholar and theater director Kate Stanley’s eccentric mentor Rosalind Howard gives her a mysterious box, claiming to have made a groundbreaking discovery. Before she can reveal it to Kate, the Globe is burned to the ground and Roz is found dead…murdered precisely in the manner of Hamlet’s father. Inside the box Kate finds the first piece in a Shakespearean puzzle, setting her on a deadly, highstakes treasure hunt. From London to Harvard to the American West, Kate races to evade a killer and solve a tantalizing string of clues hidden in the words of Shakespeare, which may unlock one of history’s greatest secrets.
Publish date: August 26th 2008
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
, Adult Fiction
, Books About Books
, Historical Fiction
, Mystery Thriller
Read my mini quickie review, part of the Bibliomystery Mania: For the Love of Books About Books blog post at From the Shadows.
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I'm really of two minds about this book - the info about Shakespeare and all of the possible candidates for the "Who was Shakespeare?" sweepstakes was absolutely fascinating, and I really appreciated the author's note at the end, which outlines which parts are fact, which are somewhat fictionalized ...
This book deserved exactly two stars. The story itself, is very intriguing, especially if you like "Da Vinci Code-like" mysteries or Shakespearean history. It was the flat static characters that ruined the story for me. Without interesting characters, I simply cannot get involved in a book.
What I liked:Firstly and foremostly I loved the fact that Jennifer Lee Carrell really knew what she was writing about. She is not one of these authors which make factual mistakes, leading their characters on a wild-goose chase to places which don't exist. When she describes a library or a cave you ...