By Simon Hawke
Tourists, Will Shakespeare-a fledgling dramatist, and Symington Smythe, an ostler and aspiring thespian, meet at a roadside hotel and choose to forged their lot jointly for status and fortune within the cutthroat international of the London theater in Elizabethan England . . . yet neither used to be ready for his or her offstage come upon with A secret of blunders. while a backer's daughter is double-crossed by way of a would-be suitor, the reluctant bride turns to the ostler and the playwright for aid. Little does a person notice that those uncomplicated affairs of the guts and an prepared marriage will result in an unlimited net of conspiracy, unsuitable id, and homicide that reveals the playwright unique for assassination and the ostler hopelessly in love. yet such issues are regimen in A secret of error, the place Shakespeare in Love meets the Brother Cadfael mysteries of Ellis Peters.
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Oh, it isn’t fair! ” That got Victoria’s full attention, as nothing else her cousin had said had. Mariah and her slipshod unpacking skills were forgotten as Victoria spun around to stare at Rebecca. ” she cried in astonishment. Rebecca nodded dreamily to her reflection in the long mirror. “Isn’t he wonderful? I wish Papa had left me behind in India with you back in ’ninety-eight. Then you and I might have sailed back to England together, and had the company of delicious Mr. ” Victoria made a retching noise.
Victoria echoed scathingly. “I like that! ” “A concerned friend,” Jacob replied from between gritted teeth. ” Victoria laughed in his face. ” Victoria narrowed her eyes at him. “In that case, your monkey seems to be missing,” she informed him. “This,” Jacob Carstairs said, suddenly turning away from her and striding from the dance floor, “is intolerable. ” Victoria, aware of all the stares they were attracting, hurried after the captain, having to run a little in order to keep up with his long, manly strides.
Fun? ” Victoria, eager as she was not to miss a moment of what promised to be an amusing spectacle—Captain Carstairs rebuking her uncle, that is—could not help but notice a spark of anger in her cousin’s blue eyes. “Why, Becky,” she said, wondering what on earth could have upset her cousin now. For Rebecca, Victoria had discovered during her weeklong sojourn with the 57 Gardiners, had a volatile temper, and was somewhat prone to dramatics. ” Rebecca snapped. Victoria could only ascertain, from the high color in the other girl’s face, that she was in some sort of physical discomfort.
A Mystery of Errors (Shakespeare & Smythe, Book 1) by Simon Hawke