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A Mystery of Errors by Simon Hawke

A Mystery of Errors (edition 2000)

by Simon Hawke

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Title:A Mystery of Errors
Authors:Simon Hawke
Info:Forge books (2000), Edition: 1st edition, Hardcover, 240 pages
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Symington "Tuck" Smythe is traveling to London to try to become an actor. Along the way he teams up with William Shakespeare who is traveling to London to try to become a play write. They get work as ostlers and soon become involved with the plight of Elizabeth Darcie who is engaged to a man she does not wish to marry. There isn't much of a mystery in this book. I did like the setup of the team of Smythe and Shakespeare and I will be looking for more books in this series. ( )
  RachelNF | Jan 18, 2016 |
not sure if I'll get this one again.... ( )
  Neilsantos | Oct 8, 2010 |
I picked this up after reading "Will of the World", an excellent book about Shakespeare's life. I wanted to be immersed again in Elizabethan life and this mystery seemed like an excellent way to accomplish that.

Unfortunately, this book was not very interesting. The characters were bland and Hawke's attempts to shock the reader with drunk Shakespeare, for example, fall flat. Fiona Buckley and Leonard Tourney write mysteries that cover simliar territory much better. ( )
  orangejulia | Jun 1, 2006 |
It's a fun, quick read. ( )
  Moobie | Mar 21, 2006 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0812564545, Mass Market Paperback)

Two travelers, Will Shakespeare-a fledgling dramatist, and Symington Smythe, an ostler and aspiring thespian, meet at a roadside inn and decide to cast their lot together for fame and fortune in the cutthroat world of the London theater in Elizabethan England . . . but neither was prepared for their offstage encounter with A Mystery of Errors.
When a backer's daughter is double-crossed by a would-be suitor, the reluctant bride turns to the ostler and the playwright for help.  Little does anyone realize that these simple affairs of the heart and an arranged marriage will lead to a vast web of conspiracy, mistaken identity, and murder that finds the playwright targeted for assassination and the ostler hopelessly in love.
But such matters are routine in A Mystery of Errors, where Shakespeare in Love meets the Brother Cadfael mysteries of Ellis Peters.

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