June 2004. Kate Stanley’s production of Hamlet is having its opening night at London’s rebuilt Globe Theatre. Prior to the opening, Kate’s friend and colleague Rosalind Howard hands her a small gold-wrapped box, telling her not to open it until “it’s time”. Hours later, Rosalind is found murdered in the same fashion in which Hamlet’s father died. The Globe Theatre is ablaze and one of Rosalind’s precious Shakespearean books is missing.
Kate, a well-read Shakespearean director from Harvard, soon discovers that the murderer knows his Shakespeare…and the bodies that continue to pile up becomes proof of that. Kate travels the world over on a wild chase to find the killer, not realizing that the murderer is always hot on her trail.
If that wasn’t enough, Kate is also on a quest to solve a huge mystery surrounding Shakespeare himself. Roz’s secret gift throws Kate into a quest to find whatever truth lay out there about this man everyone knows, but knows nothing about. Can she track down Roz’s murderer and her treasure before Kate becomes the next one to die a tragic Shakespearean death…or will Roz’s secret forever remain interred with her bones?
Interred with Their Bones is an exciting and fast-paced nosedive into murder, mystery, and mayhem. Fans of Shakespeare will probably enjoy Kate’s quest to find Roz’s treasure, as it stirs up many myths and legends surrounding who and what “Shakespeare” was.
A Harvard professor of Shakespeare herself, author Jennifer Lee Carrell shows her knowledge of The Bard is extraordinary…and her use of Shakespeare’s many tragic plots provide gruesome and sometimes poetic deaths to several unfortunate souls.
A knowledge and appreciation of Shakespeare is somewhat essential if you decide to read Interred with Their Bones. He’s as much a character in the story as Kate is, and while many of the “discoveries” Kate makes are fictional, they do provide logical arguments that could have a very high chance of being true.
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