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Sleep of Death

(2000)
(The first book in the Shakespearean Murder Mystery series)
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History meets mystery with a new twist in this raucous, colorful debut novel set in the bustling theatrical world of Shakespeare and Marlowe during the reign of the formidable Elizabeth I. Fast-paced and sprightly, it takes Nick Revill, a young actor in the newly established Chamberlain's Men company at the Globe Theatre in Southwark, to a luxuriously appointed Thameside mansion where a black-clad youth has offered him temporary lodging. Learning upon his arrival that his melancholy host's father has just died and his mother has instantly remarried his uncle, Nick is naturally struck by the similarities between the young man's woeful story of the Eliot family and William Shakespeare's latest play for the Chamberlain's Men-Hamlet. Nick suspects foul play and sets out to discover the circumstances of the old man's death. Already convinced that something is indeed very rotten in the state of the wealthy Eliot household, Nick stumbles upon evidence that proves his host's father did not die a death entirely natural. More disturbingly, the finger of suspicion points toward Southwark, and Nick finds himself investigating his employer, the celebrated playwright and shareholder in the Chamberlain's Men: Mr. William Shakepeare.


Genre: Mystery

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Paperback Editions

March 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sleep of Death (Nick Revill)
Author(s): Philip Gooden
ISBN: 1-4721-3354-4 / 978-1-4721-3354-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Constable
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July 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sleep of Death (Nick Revill)
Author(s): Philip Gooden
ISBN: 1-84901-070-6 / 978-1-84901-070-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Robinson
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July 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sleep of Death: A Shakespearean Murder Mystery (Nick Revill)
Author(s): Philip Gooden
ISBN: 1-84119-146-9 / 978-1-84119-146-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Robinson
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July 2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: Sleep of Death: A Shakespearean Murder Mystery
Author(s): Philip Gooden
ISBN: 0-7867-0762-3 / 978-0-7867-0762-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Carroll & Graf
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU