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Traitor: A John Shakespeare Mystery
     

Traitor: A John Shakespeare Mystery

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by Rory Clements
 

The Elizabethan Bond is back . . .

Under the threat of a second Spanish Armada, John Shakespeare is sent to Lancashire to guard over England's secret weapon and its inventor, the maverick magician Dr. Dee.

But nothing is so simple when the country is a hotbed of secret loyalties and civil unrest. During his mission, Shakespeare stumbles upon

Overview

The Elizabethan Bond is back . . .

Under the threat of a second Spanish Armada, John Shakespeare is sent to Lancashire to guard over England's secret weapon and its inventor, the maverick magician Dr. Dee.

But nothing is so simple when the country is a hotbed of secret loyalties and civil unrest. During his mission, Shakespeare stumbles upon Catholic priests in hiding, a mysterious Bohemian seductress, and—of course—murder.

Between facing off with a nefarious witch hunter and attending one of the first performances of A Midsummer Night's Dream, the intrepid John Shakespeare fights to stay alive while on the hunt for a deadly traitor.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062301949
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
11/05/2013
Series:
John Shakespeare Mystery , #5
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
100
Sales rank:
117,807
File size:
665 KB

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Meet the Author

After a career in national newspapers, Rory Clements now lives in a seventeenth-century farmhouse in Norfolk and writes full time. When not immersing himself in the Elizabethan world, he enjoys village life and a game of tennis with friends. He is married to the artist Naomi Clements-Wright. There are five books in the John Shakespeare series of Elizabethan mysteries: Martyr, which was shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey Award; Revenger, which won the 2010 CWA Ellis Peters Historical Fiction Award; Prince, which was shortlisted for the 2011 Ellis Peters Historical Fiction Award; Traitor; and Monarch. All are published by John Murray. A TV series based on the books is currently in development.

You can find out more about Rory, his writing and the world of John Shakespeare on his website www.roryclements.com and at www.johnmurray.co.uk.

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Traitor: A John Shakespeare Mystery 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
MonicaFMF More than 1 year ago
John Shakespeare is sent to retrieve Dr. Dee from Lord Derby's manor and becomes entangled in potential poisoning investigation. Boltfoot must protect Mr. Ivory and the perspective glass from would-be marauders and thieves. Andrew Woode, Shakespeare's adopted son, has been accused of a felony and is on the run. These mysteries and events are all masterfully intertwined in this edition/episode of the Shakespeare mysteries. The narrative is heavily yet delicately detailed allowing for intense action and plot as well as character development. Characters from prior episodes, as well as new characters, are true to life and develop as the story progresses. Historical accuracy is consistent throughout. Overall, an intense read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoy a well realised adventure in elizabethan england with a dashing hero a faithful sidekick a mysterious lady and the armies of spain
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While well written the grafic descriptions of body functions violence and unpleasant descriptions of the era were just too much. Tried another thinking it was the just this one book and even worse. Less historical accuracy might have been better especially if around the players which now i think of it there is another series