Franklin

The spy of Venice : a William Shakespeare novel / Benet Brandreth.

Author/Creator:
Brandreth, Benet, author.
Edition:
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Publication:
New York : Pegasus Crime, 2018.
Series:
Brandreth, Benet. William Shakespeare novel.
A William Shakespeare novel
Format/Description:
Book
xii, 434 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Subjects:
Assassins -- Fiction.
Assassins.
Spy stories.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Fiction.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Great Britain -- History -- Elizabeth, 1558-1603 -- Fiction.
Venice (Italy) -- History -- 1508-1797 -- Fiction.
Great Britain.
Italy -- Venice.
Local subjects:
MYSTERY.
Form/Genre:
Detective and mystery fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Historical fiction.
Novels.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Historical fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Fiction.
Historical fiction.
History.
Novels.
Suspense fiction
Summary:
August, 1585. England needs its greatest hero to step forward . . . When he is caught by his wife in one ill-advised seduction too many, young William Shakespeare flees Stratford to seek his fortune. Cast adrift in London, Will falls in with a band of players, but greater men have their eye on this talented young wordsmith. England's very survival hangs in the balance and Will finds himself dispatched to Venice on a crucial assignment. Dazzled by the city's masques and its beauties, he little realizes the peril in which he finds himself. Catholic assassins would stop at nothing to end his mission on the point of their sharpened knives--and lurking in the shadows is a killer as clever as he is cruel. Suspenseful, seductive, and as sharp as an assassin's blade, The Spy of Venice introduces a major new literary talent to the genre--thrilling if you've never read a word of Shakespeare and sublime if you have.
August, 1585. When he is caught by his wife in one ill-advised seduction too many, young William Shakespeare flees Stratford to seek his fortune. Cast adrift in London, Will falls in with a band of players, but Will finds himself dispatched to Venice on a crucial assignment. Dazzled by the city’s masques and its beauties, he little realizes that Catholic assassins would stop at nothing to end his mission on the point of their sharpened knives. -- adapted from jacket
Notes:
Subtitle from cover.
ISBN:
9781681777986
1681777983
OCLC:
1005689641
Publisher Number:
99978229059
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