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Summary

When an actor is brutally murdered in a tavern brawl, Nicholas Bracewell, manager of Lord Westfield’s Men, has two problems: First, he has to find an immediate replacement. Second, he must keep his promise to the dying man and bring his murderer to justice. As accidents, robberies, and other misfortunes dog the company, Bracewell starts to suspect a wider conspiracy.

When they receive the ultimate accolade - an appearance at the court of Queen Elizabeth - Bracewell’s forebodings grow. Is someone out to ruin the company or is something even greater at stake?

©1988 Edward Marston (P)2012 Soundings

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Very average

Very slow, no real mystery, ending implausible, narrator pedestrian all in all sadly nothing to recommend about this.

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A good reflection of the times

A very good descriptive book. Narrated superbly . Good plot delivered with good details and words of the day

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I love Edward Marstons stories!

This is the first Nicholas Bracewell book I have read and i felt really drawn into it by the characters. I was always concerned for young Dicks safety.
I don't want to give a spoiler. I will just say what an amazing twist in the tale.
I really enjoyed it.
The reader has a real story tellers voice. Just perfect!