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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (639 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rory Clements Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The John Shakespeare Series Release Date:
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The year is 1587. One of Queen Elizabeth's cousins is found murdered, her flesh marked with profane symbols. A plot to assassinate Sir Francis Drake, England's most famous sea warrior, is discovered. One man is charged with the desperate task of solving both cases: John Shakespeare. Shadowed by his rival, the Queen's chief torturer, Shakespeare travels through an underworld of spies, sorcerers, whores, and theater people—including his younger brother, the struggling playwright Will—to piece together a complex conspiracy, the implications of which are almost too horrific to contemplate. For a zealous and cunning killer is stalking England's streets. And as Shakespeare threatens to reveal the madman's identity, he and the beautiful woman he desires come ever closer to becoming the next martyrs to the cause. Download and start listening now!


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  • Excellent.... The characters, action and period detail are all solid. Publishers Weekly Starred Review
  • “William Shakespeare’s older brother, John, plays sleuth in Clements’s excellent debut, billed as an Elizabethan thriller…The characters, action, and period detail are all solid.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “[A] well-paced plot and complex story.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Rory Clements brings sixteenth-century London to life in this well-plotted historical mystery…Impressive.”


Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sundra | 2/10/2014

    " I think both the Protestants and Catholics were crazy......Jesus could not have been proud. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Emily | 2/5/2014

    " Mystery/crime thrillers aren't generally my preferred genre, but this one was recommended to me. It was good for what it was: quick moving, complexly plotted without being confusing, and occasionally surprising. The historical element was fairly well done as well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Aileen | 2/4/2014

    " If you like CJ Sansom's Shardlake books you'll probably enjoy this one, I don't think the characters are as engaging or the storylines as robust but all in all a good read centred around the Elizabethan reign "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Elizabeth Ferry | 1/22/2014

    " Looking forward to the next one. "

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