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In Elizabethan Chelmsford a band of actors have come to perform at Saltmarsh Hall Then one of the players is found dead.Now it is Constable Matthew Stock s duty to find the killer.Probably interested enough to read the next in the series A NetGalley book The players boy, Richard Mull, has been found disemboweled in the local Inn s stable Constable Matthew Stock, a clothier, is on the case Set in 1601 at Chelmsford, England, the mystery here is not so much who is the murderer, for that is soon revealed, but which of the characters is the most despicable Calling this story Shakespearian is a bit misleading it s the affiliation though once removed with Kit Marlow that really makes the story hum Nonetheless, the tale unfolds gracefully, the good characters are endearing, and the cultural references spot on Well done.
The Players Boy Is Dead note that Shakespeare does not play a significant role in this book despite its subtitle is an historical mystery that works reasonably well in both categories, but never truly captivates It kept me reading, but when I d finished, I could put it aside easily It s not the sort of book that lingers.Clothier Matthew Stock serves as village Constable, reporting to Magistrate Sir Henry Saltmarsh But what is Stock to do when the murders start piling up and the evidence points to Lord Saltmarsh himself First, a boy traveling with a group of players, taking the female roles, is found murdered Then, there s a suspicious suicide This is followed by a roadside accident that may not have been an accidental at all.The Players Boy Is Dead illustrates some interesting facets of life at the turn of the 18th Century Tourney shows us a class bound society, where changes in status are both difficult and dangerous He offers a potentially engaging mystery, but gives readers few clues, so that the resolution feels as if it comes by happenstance as much as anything else The most interesting aspect of the novel is its depictions of the theater scene in London and rural England.If you re a fan of historical mysteries, you ll find diversion in this title, but it s not apt to prove satisfactory for those not already committed to the genre. Sullo stile di Gregorio, ma ambientato nell Inghilterra shakespeariana, si tratta di un piacevole thriller in costume che parte dalla morte di un attor giovane concupito da una bella dama dal marito con strani gusti Il mercante che, per elezione, si deve occupare delle indagini, aiutato dalla moglie, donna dall intelletto fine, riuscir a risolvere il mistero, anche se la condanna arriver non per i crimini commessi, ma per motivi politici.Bel romanzo, ben scritto e ben ambientato, ci si augura sia il primo di una serie con gli stessi protagonisti.Ringrazio Endeavour Press e Netgalley per avermi fornito una copia gratuita in cambio di una recensione onesta.After Gregorio s novels, but set in Shakespeare s England, it is a pleasant in costume thriller that starts from the death of a young actor lusted by a lovely lady whose husband has strange tastes The merchant who, by election, has to deal with the investigation, helped by his wife, woman of quick intellect, is able to solve the mystery, even if the sentence will not arrive for the committed crimes, but for political reasons.Beautiful novel, well written and well set, hoping the first of a series with the same protagonists.Thank Endeavour Press and Netgalley for giving me a free copy in exchange for an honest review. I liked the series but not enough to ever read any of them, for some reason. I m pleased to have found a new to me historical mystery author. An interesting murder mystery set in Renassiance England The first in a series. (KINDLE) Ø The Players' Boy Is Dead (Joan and Matthew Stock Mystery, #1) ⚡ The First Book In The Joan And Matthew Stock Mystery Series Set In Elizabethan EnglandThey Were A Small Player S Troupe, Come To Perform For A Lord And His Lady And None Of The Rag Tag Group Shone Than The Young Players Boy, With His Flaxen Hair And Fine Features Indeed, He Had Won A Scullery Maid S Heart, And It Was She, At Cock S Crow, Who Went Searching For Him In The Stables Where He Slept But, Alas, She Found Him Dead Murdered In A Most Gruesome Way And Now Constable Matthew Stock Must Search High And Low, From A Lord S Castle To A Disreputable Inn, To Find The Person Who Dealt Such An Ungodly Blow