Search Results: "Edward Marston"


BOOK REVIEW

THE DEVIL’S APPRENTICE by Edward Marston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 20, 2001

What else can go wrong with the storied Westfield's Men, the Elizabethan theater company managed by Nicholas Bracewell, in their 11th adventure (The Wanton Angel, 1999, etc.)? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 16, 1998

"But it's still first-class entertainment for lovers of historical whodunits."
It's 11th-century England and King William's little band of emissaries is on the move again (The Lions of the North, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE PRINCESS OF DENMARK by Edward Marston
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 28, 2006

"Another of Marston's accomplished and amusing looks at Elizabethan life and death."
Tragedy strikes Westfield's Men when the theater where they ply their art is partially destroyed by fire. Read full book review >

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THE MALEVOLENT COMEDY by Edward Marston
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 11, 2005

"A wild romp with subplots as amusing as those of many an Elizabethan comedy."
A dry spell by their playwright Edmund Hoode puts Westfield's Men, those princes of the Elizabethan theater, in the doldrums until they're rescued by a new playwright with a good deal of criminal baggage. Read full book review >

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THE WANTON ANGEL by Edward Marston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 1999

"A fun, easygoing summer's day read."
Another visit (the tenth, following The Fair Maid of Bohemia, 1997) to Elizabethan England and a new crisis for the theater company Lord Westfield's Men, managed by wily Nicholas Bracewell and starring the fiery Lawrence Firethorn. Read full book review >

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THE WOLVES OF SAVERNAKE by Edward Marston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 1993

"Marston fans may hope for his early return to that other world he so brilliantly re-created."
The author moves from his customary Elizabethan Age theater world (The Mad Courtesan, etc.) to 1086 and the village of Bedwyn, dominated by its Abbey, its Royal Mint, and the Savernake Forest surrounding it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Readers tempted by a complex moral situation and rooting for the underdogs will be shot down like Hugh's hawk."
Does Norman Ralph Delchard want a cozier role in Marston's 11th-century series? Read full book review >

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THE LAUGHING HANGMAN by Edward Marston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 20, 1996

"Vibrant and readable, but overstuffed with subplots and tenuous relationships: middling Marston, then—fun, especially for his fans, but less than his best."
Once again, Lord Westfield's Men, an Elizabethan theatrical troupe, and Nicholas Bracewell, its manager, are embroiled in crisis and murder (The Roaring Boy, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NINE GIANTS by Edward Marston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 1991

"As rich in background color, language and vivid characters as it is in plot structure, Marston has another winner here."
Stage manager Nicholas Bracewell, resourceful hero of this series set in Elizabethan England (The Trip to Jerusalem, etc.), now takes on a new and daunting set of problems for Lord Westfield's Men, his beloved acting company. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE EXCURSION TRAIN by Edward Marston
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 30, 2005

"Marston (The Vagabond Clown, 2003, etc.) provides lots of interesting excursions, but the main line just chugs along."
On an excursion train to the illegal fistfight between "Mad Isaac" Rosen and Bill "the Bargeman" Hignett, one of the fans is unfortunately killed before he finds out who wins. Read full book review >

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THE VAGABOND CLOWN by Edward Marston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 4, 2003

"That paragon Bracewell proves himself as clever and courteous as a Renaissance Boy Scout, and about as interesting, although other personalities and details of theatrical history are entertaining enough."
Disaster strikes Lord Westfield's Men, the Renaissance acting troupe for which Nicholas Bracewell (The Bawdy Basket, 2002, etc.) acts as the bookholder, or behind-the-scenes manager. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Jester Berold isn't enough to entertain the readers Marston allows to get ahead of him."
For the eighth time, murder complicates the Domesday mission of William the Conqueror's emissary Ralph Delchard (The Hawks of Delamere, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >