Sleep of Death - Philip Gooden Reviews
Description:ISBN 0786707623 / Genre: Crime / Thriller / Author: Philip Gooden / Edition: 1st Carroll & Graf Ed / Paperback / 288 Pages / Book is ... more
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Philip Gooden Sleep of Death (Nick Revill)
In the last decade of Elizabeth I's reign, Nick Revill, an aspiri ...
Last Update 08.12.2013 23:32
Philip Gooden That Sleep of Death: A Mysteryof Shakespearean Lond ...
Pages: 288, Paperback, Robinson Publishing
Last Update 08.12.2013 23:32
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by - written on 07/12/12 (Very useful, 54 readings)
The sleep of death is a murder mystery set in Shakespearean England; the book follows the plot of Shakespeare's Hamlet set in real-life Elizabethan England. The main character is Nicholas Revell, a player for the Lord Chamberlains men; Nick is a small time actor for the company whose main writer is one William Shakespeare. Nick is thrown out of his lodgings after an altercation with his landlady over a bedpan and has to seek alternate arrangements, when he thwarts the nefarious antics of a steward of a wealthy lady at the theatre her son asks him to lodge with them. The son also asks him to look into the seemingly peaceful death of his father, who was found dead in a ... Read the complete review
by - written on 02/05/12 (Very useful, 75 readings)
Having previously read a couple of the Medieval Murderers anthologies, the novellas written by Philip Gooden and featuring his Elizabethan actor/sleuth, Nick Revill were the ones which grabbed my attention the most. 'Sleep of Death' is the first in a series of historical mysteries featuring Nick who in this first tale is introduced as a young aspiring actor, fairly recently arrived in London to seek his fame and fortune and purely by chance he stumbles into temporary employment in Southwark at the Globe Theatre with the Chamberlain's Men managed by Richard Burbage. After a rather unpleasant incident involving a chamber pot which results in him being made homeless, Nick Read the complete review
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