The Queen's Head
By (author) Edward Marston
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Queen's Head by Edward Marston
Book Description1587, and Mary, Queen of Scots, dies by the executioner's axe, her liead, shorn of its auburn wig, rolling across the platform. Will her death end the ceaseless plotting against Mary's redhaired cousin, Elizabeth? 1588, the year of the Spanish Armada, is a time of more terror and triumph, not just for queen and court but for the whole of England. The turmoil is reflected in its theatres and under the galleries of inns like London's The Queen's Head where Lord Westfield's Men perform. The scene there on grows even more tumultuous when one of the actors is murdered by a mysterious stranger during a brawl. Nicholas Bracewell, the company's bookholder, a role far wider than mere producer, faces two immediate repercussions. The first is to secure a replacement acceptable to its temperamental star and chief shareholder Lawrence Firethorn. The second is to keep his promise to the dying Will Fowler and catch his killer. Soon further robberies, accidents, and misfortunes strike Lord Westfield's Men even as their stage successes swell. Bracewell begins to suspect a conspiracy, not a single murderous act, but where lies the proof? Then the players are rewarded with the ultimate accolade an appearance at court and the canny bookholder senses the end to the drama is at hand ...
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781890208455
(216mm x 140mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Poisoned Pen Press
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2000
Country of Publication: United States
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