By Benet Brandreth
Venice, 1586. William Shakespeare is disguised as a steward to the English Ambassador. He and his neighbors Oldcastle and Hemminges own a dangerous mystery: the names of the catholic spies in England who search to smash Queen Elizabeth. ahead of lengthy the Pope's brokers will start to shut in on them and fleeing the town could be the avid gamers' merely option.
In Verona, Aemelia, the daughter of a Duke, is suffering to hide her passionate affair together with her cousin Valentine. yet darker instances lie forward with the arriving of the sinister Father Thornhill who's decided to find any who do not comply with the Pope's ruthless time table . . .
Events will converge within the forests round Verona as a mess of plots are hatched and stumbled on, gamers fall out and in of affection and disguises are followed after which discarded. Will Shakespeare and his associates get away with their secrets and techniques - and their lives?
Bursting with breathless motion, swaggering appeal and rapier-sharp discussion, The murderer of Verona is the gripping new novel from the acclaimed writer of The undercover agent of Venice.
Praise for Benet Brandreth
"Playful and creative . . . The discussion is incredible, and Will's banter together with his fellow actors sparkles." Antonia Senior, The Times
"Entertaining and ebullient . . . the writer is aware his Shakespeare backwards (the Venice surroundings has been conscientiously chosen), rejoices in its wordplay, loves his allusions and has a great time along with his characters. So did I." Elizabeth Buchan, Daily Mail
"A Venetian romp" Telegraph