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The Assassin of Verona

(2017)
(The second book in the William Shakespeare series)
A novel by

 
 
'An engaging clever read' The TimesA thrilling new novel of conspiracy, intrigue and rapier-sharp wit starring William ShakespeareVenice, 1586. William Shakespeare is disguised as a steward to the English Ambassador. He and his friends Oldcastle and Hemminges possess a deadly secret: the names of the catholic spies in England who seek to destroy Queen Elizabeth. Before long the Pope's agents will begin to close in on them and fleeing the city will be the players' only option.In Verona, Aemelia, the daughter of a Duke, is struggling to conceal her passionate affair with her cousin Valentine. But darker times lie ahead with the arrival of the sinister Father Thornhill who is determined to seek out any who don't conform to the Pope's ruthless agenda . . .Events will converge in the forests around Verona as a multitude of plots are hatched and discovered, players fall in and out of love and disguises are adopted and then discarded. Will Shakespeare and his friends escape with their secrets - and their lives?Bursting with breathless action, swaggering charm and rapier-sharp dialogue, The Assassin of Verona is the gripping new novel from the acclaimed author of The Spy of Venice. Praise for Benet Brandreth'Playful and inventive . . . The dialogue is wonderful, and Will's banter with his fellow actors sparkles' Antonia Senior'Entertaining and ebullient . . . The author knows his Shakespeare backwards (the Venice setting has been carefully chosen), rejoices in its wordplay, loves his allusions and has a good time with his characters. So did I' Elizabeth Buchan, Daily Mail'A Venetian romp'Telegraph'The chief pleasure here is in the way Brandreth honours the spirit of the period's language with a richly baroque hybrid style that is, almost inevitably, littered with references and allusions to the plays William Shakespeare will eventually settle down to write' Irish Times Best New Crime Books

Genre: Historical Mystery    

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Hardback Editions

September 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Assassin of Verona (William Shakespeare Thriller 2)
Author(s): Benet Brandreth
ISBN: 1-78576-155-2 / 978-1-78576-155-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Zaffre
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Paperback Editions

April 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Assassin of Verona (William Shakespeare Thriller 2)
Author(s): Benet Brandreth
ISBN: 1-78576-215-X / 978-1-78576-215-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Zaffre
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

December 2017 : Australia MP3 CD
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Title: The Assassin of Verona (William Shakespeare Thriller)
Author(s): Benet Brandreth
ISBN: 1-4894-2384-2 / 978-1-4894-2384-9 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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October 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Assassin of Verona: William Shakespeare Thriller, Book 2
Author(s): Benet Brandreth
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon   


October 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Assassin of Verona: William Shakespeare Thriller, Book 2
Author(s): Benet Brandreth
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon CA   


October 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Assassin of Verona: William Shakespeare Thriller, Book 2
Author(s): Benet Brandreth
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Assassin of Verona (William Shakespeare Thriller 2)
Author(s): Benet Brandreth
Publisher: Zaffre
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA