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3.22 out of 53.22 out of 53.22 out of 53.22 out of 53.22 out of 5 3.22 (9 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jennifer Lee Carrell Narrator: Katherine Kellgren Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2010 ISBN: 9781101022511
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A legendary theatrical curse...A rune-engraved blade, a mysterious mirror, and an ancient cauldron...And a ritually murdered body laid out in the manner of ancient pagan burials.Kate Stanley, Jennifer Lee Carrell's dauntless Shakespearean scholar- turned-director, made a memorable-and New York Times bestselling-debut in Interred with Their Bones. Having chased down her mother's killer (and recovering one of Shakespeare's lost plays in the process), Kate's fame as a director with an expertise in "occult Shakespeare" catapults her-and Ben Pearl, her partner in crime- solving-into a new production of Macbeth, showcasing a fabled collection of objects relating both to the play and the historical Scottish king for whom it is named.The Bard's darkest play is famously cursed, its reputation for malevolence so strong that many actors refuse to quote or even name the play aloud. And as rehearsals begin at the foot of Scotland's Dunsinnan Hill, it doesn't take long for the curse to stir. Strange references to the boy actor who first played Lady Macbeth in Shakespeare's day-and died in the role-pop up. A trench atop Dunsinnan Hill is found filled with blood, and a severed human thumb turns up among the props. And Kate begins sleepwalking, waking early one morning alone atop the hill, her hands smeared in blood.Kate has no memory of how she got there, but later that day a local woman is found dead on the hill in circumstances that suggest not just ritual murder but ancient pagan sacrifice. With the police more focused on Kate as a suspect than as a possible future victim, she and Ben find themselves in a desperate race to discover a lost version of Macbeth, said to contain rituals of witchcraft aimed at conjuring demonic forces to gain forbidden knowledge. However much Kate would like to dismiss such rituals as superstition, someone else appears willing to kill for them-and for the manuscript said to spell them out. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cynthia | 5/22/2011

    " Loved it! Her use of Shakespeare's Macbeth as a background for this novel was intriguing. The plot moved along quickly, and it was very well written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie | 5/15/2011

    " sort of confusing and hard to follow at times, but some good Macbeth stuff, and i enjoyed the flashback parts. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 4/14/2011

    " A fun, quick read. And of course it made me miss Scotland as well! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacque | 3/16/2011

    " I loved this story. Now I am going back and reading the first book. I hope there will be more books by this author. Interesting premise for the story and the writing was so well done. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Deena | 3/4/2011

    " Honestly could not finish this book altho after reading the book's jacket, it had held so much promise. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cæcilie | 2/24/2011

    " Exciting book, but I think it has to much focus on the Shakespeare history. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pat | 2/13/2011

    " This was okay-not as good as the first one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 1/14/2011

    " Not quite as good as Interred With Their Bones, but still worth reading. I enjoyed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michele | 12/17/2010

    " Enjoyed her first Shakespeare mystery, but this one was disappointing: confused, cryptic, too much going on with not enough explained. "

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About the Author
Author Jennifer Lee Carrell

Jennifer Lee Carrell is the author of The Speckled Monster: A Historical Tale of Battling Smallpox, Interred with Their Bones, and Haunt Me Still. Carrell earned a PhD in English from Harvard, pulled into studying literature by the Aurthurian legend as well as Norse sagas and works by Tolkien and Shakespeare. She lives in Arizona with her family.

About the Narrator

Katherine Kellgren has appeared onstage in London, New York, and Frankfurt. Her work includes the role of Laura in a regional production of The Glass Menagerie and appearances on Comedy Central. She is an Audie Award–winning narrator of audiobooks and has also received the Peabody Award and forty-two AudioFile Earphone Awards.