Knives and Roses [NOOK Book]

Overview

An actress from Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre Company is found dead in the streets of London. She has been ripped open in the style of the first strange Jack the Ripper murder. Next to her body lies a manuscript on Shakespeare written by Dr. Arden James, a young American Drama professor who has just accepted a position with Kings College, London. Her first task is to guide Charlie Leder, an unfocused American college student in the UK on a prize Drama Scholarship, in his daunting task of writing a play about Jack ...
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Knives and Roses

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Overview

An actress from Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre Company is found dead in the streets of London. She has been ripped open in the style of the first strange Jack the Ripper murder. Next to her body lies a manuscript on Shakespeare written by Dr. Arden James, a young American Drama professor who has just accepted a position with Kings College, London. Her first task is to guide Charlie Leder, an unfocused American college student in the UK on a prize Drama Scholarship, in his daunting task of writing a play about Jack the Ripper. The two find themselves thrown into a series of copycat Ripper murders.

As actresses keep dying, they find that the key to the mystery lies in Arden’s book, Symbolism in Shakespeare. The two Americans are forced down a path lined with mysterious secrets involving an ancient Brotherhood. Using only the connections between the Brotherhood, Shakespeare, and Jack the Ripper, Arden and Charlie find themselves in each other as they work together to solve the crimes. But what is the truth? And can they find that truth before it’s too late? As it becomes apparent that Arden is meant to be the last victim, they rush to save themselves, lest this new Ripper finds them.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013122857
  • Publisher: Madman Will Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/14/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 668 KB

Meet the Author

Naomi Claire Wallace had been writing, studying, teaching, and working in theatre for 15 years when she sat down to write her first novel. She has always had a love of history, a fascination with the intricate ways in which history is perceived by different generations, and enjoys unsolved historical mysteries such as Jack the Ripper.
Her writing prior to Knives and Roses was primarily plays.

Her most produced play, Madman William, has been hailed on both sides of the Atlantic as an overwhelming success. The Washington Post said it was ‘witty’ with ‘bright dialogue’ and ‘enough smarts and whimsy to keep Shakespeare buffs entertained’. The Stratford Herald agreed; “Madman William is a daring and imaginative play by young American playwright Naomi Clare Wallace, who explores and involves the Bard’s work within a wonderfully structured script.” And the Exeter Expose said, “Madman William is an outstanding play. The unique plot gives the lucky audience an insight into the imagination and dreams of a theatrical genius.”

With Knives and Roses, Naomi is excited to finally get the chance to flex her writing muscles outside of the world of theatre.

Naomi is from Los Angeles, CA, but lives in London with her husband and son. She has a BA in Art History and Theatre from Franklin and Marshall College, an MFA in Staging Shakespeare from Exeter University and has done extensive study on Cults and Secret Societies in Elizabethan Drama. She wants to thank her friends and family for being so amazingly supportive of all her ventures.
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