By Simon Hawke
Tourists, Will Shakespeare-a fledgling dramatist, and Symington Smythe, an ostler and aspiring thespian, meet at a roadside resort and judge to forged their lot jointly for reputation and fortune within the cutthroat international of the London theater in Elizabethan England . . . yet neither was once ready for his or her offstage stumble upon with A secret of error. whilst a backer's daughter is double-crossed via a would-be suitor, the reluctant bride turns to the ostler and the playwright for support. Little does an individual become aware of that those basic affairs of the center and an prepared marriage will result in an enormous internet of conspiracy, wrong id, and homicide that reveals the playwright detailed for assassination and the ostler hopelessly in love. yet such issues are regimen in A secret of mistakes, the place Shakespeare in Love meets the Brother Cadfael mysteries of Ellis Peters.
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A Mystery of Errors (Shakespeare & Smythe, Book 1) by Simon Hawke