Who hath done it?
Shakespeare was the master of fiendish plots, devious motives, and murderous passions. From the brutal cunning of Richard III, to Hamlet's consuming need for revenge-and even to the mysterious life of the Bard himself-audiences have plenty to chew on, and actors have plenty of death scenes to rehearse.
But have you ever wondered what might happen to all those fascinating characters after the lights go down? Or what fate has in store for the audience, the players, or the author?
Best selling authors Anne Perry, Jeffery Deaver, and Ellis Award winner Peter Robinson, and a stellar cast of today's finest mystery authors have come up with a few rapier-sharp anwers of their own-such as Peter Tremayne's tale of a murder investigation that leads straight to the Globe Theater, or Brendan DuBois's conjecture that Richard III may have reproduced. Gillian Linscott takes us to the Rome of Coriolanus, while P.C. Doherty takes a stab at the Bard's own mysterious death. But whatever your poison, each story assures us that Shakespeare lives on...and the rest of us are quite mortal indeed.
This is a book of Shakespeare-inspired mystery stories. The authors of the short stories in this book inlcude Edward D. Hoch, Margaret Frazer, Carole Nelson Douglas, Robert Barnard, and Simon Brett