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Second book is as good as the first!
on 1 September 2011
Kate Stanley and Ben Pearl return in the sequel to the Shakespeare Secret to follow a new trail that leads to another discovery about Shakespeare's life. They meet when Kate is invited to Scotland after being offered the chance to direct the play Macbeth.
In Scotland the pair discover the body of a women and a mysterious knife that is the first clue which can lead them to the truth about the curse of Macbeth. They must solve a series of clues in the UK and USA and avoid a killer who is determined to make the discovery before they do.
It is another fast paced adventure that finds Kate and Ben solving puzzles while being chased by a murderer. The story is cleverly written using known facts about Shakespeare and Macbeth to explain why the famous play is cursed.
The book is quite similar to the first where again we find Ben and Kate searching for another lost fact about Shakespeare's work. However, the hidden secret in this book is more farfetched than the first and involves witchcraft which may not appeal to some readers.
For fans of the first book this is another great read and definitely worth buying. If you are not interested in Shakespeare or witchcraft you may not enjoy it as much as me.