Rory Clements as good as ever. John Shakespeare, yes his brother is William, is prepared to risk everything to solve horrendous murders, even when it risks his own wife's safety. Can't wait to get on to Book 3.
I'm new to this series and enjoying the read immensely. Just ordered no.3. Characters are strong and although the various strands of plot can be a little demanding to pull together it doesn't spoil your enjoyment. Anyone who finds this period of history interesting will not be disappointed.
Enjoyed this book as I am enjoying others by this author. Its peppered with historical detail and description and the story rolls along at quite a pace. John Shakespear manages to get himself out of a variety of situations without the many resources available to present day book and film characters. The story links back and forth to his family and retainers and in that way prevents him from becoming the isolated 'hero' favoured by so many other authors
John Shakespeare is William Shakespeare's brother and works as spy in Elizabeth I's time. His purpose is to keep the Queen safe and he puts himself into considerable danger to do this. The story gives some insight into historical facts of the time.
I've only just discovered this series of books even though they were written some years ago. Very good plot lines, if a little complicated at times, excellent on accurate historical detail, and a nice touch in that the main protagonist's brother is one William Shakespeare. I'm now up to book 6 so they must be good.