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Interred with Their Bones (original 2007; edition 2007)

by Jennifer Lee Carrell

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Title:Interred with Their Bones
Authors:Jennifer Lee Carrell
Info:Dutton (2007), Edition: 1st Edition: 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1, Hardcover
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Interred with Their Bones by Jennifer Lee Carrell (2007)

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Thriller, serial killer, Shakespeare, mystery.
  harriscountypl | Jun 27, 2016 |
2.5 stars. Read as part of a group discussion on Shelfari, unfortunately it sank like a stone! Marvellous premise for a book but poorly delivered. ( )
  Sergeirocks | Jun 15, 2016 |
Book Description A long-lost work of Shakespeare, newly found. A killer who stages the Bard’s extravagant murders as flesh-and-blood realities. A desperate race to find literary gold, and just to stay alive. On the eve of the Globe’s production of Hamlet, Shakespeare scholar and theater director Kate Stanley’s eccentric mentor Rosalind Howard gives her a mysterious box, claiming to have made a groundbreaking discovery. But before she can reveal it to Kate, the Globe burns to the ground and Roz is found dead murdered precisely in the manner of Hamlet’s father. Inside the box Kate finds the first piece in a Shakespearean puzzle, setting her on a deadly, high-stakes treasure hunt. From London to Harvard to the American West, Kate races to evade a killer and decipher a tantalizing string of clues, hidden in the words of Shakespeare, that may unlock literary history’s greatest secret.   My Review The author definitely knows her Shakespeare but her writing is long and drawn out. It definitely is not a quick read as some information is hard to follow. However the plot is a good one so I continued to read as I wanted to find out what was going to happen and how it all ends. If you love Shakespeare then you should read this book otherwise it may be a little boring for you." ( )
  EadieB | Jun 1, 2016 |
From Amazon:

Jennifer Lee Carrell’s highly acclaimed debut novel is a brilliant, breathlessly paced literary adventure. The action begins on the eve of the Globe’s production of Hamlet when Shakespeare scholar and theater director Kate Stanley’s eccentric mentor Rosalind Howard gives her a mysterious box, claiming to have made a groundbreaking discovery. Before she can reveal it to Kate, the Globe is burned to the ground and Roz is found dead…murdered precisely in the manner of Hamlet’s father. Inside the box Kate finds the first piece in a Shakespearean puzzle, setting her on a deadly, highstakes treasure hunt. From London to Harvard to the American West, Kate races to evade a killer and solve a tantalizing string of clues hidden in the words of Shakespeare, which may unlock one of history’s greatest secrets.

My Thoughts:

I actually gave this 2.5 stars for the idea of the plot. The story line had promise, nut unfortunately never made it beyond a good idea. The author clearly loves her history and knows enormous amounts about Shakespeare and Shakespearean arcadia, Bacon, the Earl of Oxford, Cervantes, Elizabethan politics, the Old West and the theater. But she is unable to construct a coherent plot to put all this information together. The plot indeed is preposterous and quickly becomes incoherent. Bodies pile up faster than in Titus Andronicus but why they are all being killed is beyond me and eventually I stopped caring. The characters are thin. Not one of them is convincing. The heroine is brilliant but cold -- she is amazingly unmoved when completely innocent people drop dead in bizarre ways for no apparent reason. Scenes shift so quickly I got jet-lagged just reading it. We start in London, then move to Boston, to Utah, to New Mexico, back to London, to Stratford upon Avon, to Spain, back to the United States and on and on and on. If it hadn't been for a book discussion with folks I really like, I would have stopped reading at page 100. ( )
  Carol420 | May 31, 2016 |
Very disappointing ending, and it had so much potential to be a great summer read. It did slightly irritate me that half the book was set in the US. Come on... this is Shakespeare... lets keep him in England where he belongs. ( )
  tashlyn88 | Feb 5, 2016 |
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The evil that men do lives after them;
The good is oft interred with their bones....

-- William Shakespeare
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Kristen
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0525949704, Hardcover)

A long-lost work of Shakespeare, newly found.
A killer who stages the Bard’s extravagant murders as flesh-and-blood realities.
A desperate race to find literary gold, and just to stay alive. . . .


On the eve of the Globe’s production of Hamlet, Shakespeare scholar and theater director Kate Stanley’s eccentric mentor Rosalind Howard gives her a mysterious box, claiming to have made a groundbreaking discovery. But before she can reveal it to Kate, the Globe burns to the ground and Roz is found dead . . . murdered precisely in the manner of Hamlet’s father. Inside the box Kate finds the first piece in a Shakespearean puzzle, setting her on a deadly, high-stakes treasure hunt.

From London to Harvard to the American West, Kate races to evade a killer and decipher a tantalizing string of clues, hidden in the words of Shakespeare, that may unlock literary history’s greatest secret. At once suspenseful and elegantly written, Interred with Their Bones is poised to become the next bestselling literary adventure in the tradition of The Thirteenth Tale and The Historian.

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Receiving a mysterious box from her eccentric mentor, who claims it contains a newly found work by Shakespeare, theater director and scholar Kate Shelton is horrified when her theater is burned to the ground and her mentor killed.

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