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The Shakespeare Secret A modern serial killer hunting an ancient secret A woman is left to die as the rebuilt Globe theatre burns Another woman is drowned like Ophelia skirts swirling in the water A professor has his throa

  • Title: The Shakespeare Secret
  • Author: Jennifer Lee Carrell
  • ISBN: 9780751540352
  • Page: 332
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Shakespeare Secret By Jennifer Lee Carrell, A modern serial killer hunting an ancient secret.A woman is left to die as the rebuilt Globe theatre burns Another woman is drowned like Ophelia, skirts swirling in the water A professor has his throat slashed open on the steps of Washington s Capitol building.A deadly serial killer is on the loose, modelling his murders on Shakespeare s plays But why is he killing AA modern serial killer hunting an ancient secret.A woman is left to die as the rebuilt Globe theatre burns Another woman is drowned like Ophelia, skirts swirling in the water A professor has his throat slashed open on the steps of Washington s Capitol building.A deadly serial killer is on the loose, modelling his murders on Shakespeare s plays But why is he killing And how can he be stopped

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    1. Oh my it didn t go well at all how can this possibly be the same book that some people have given 4 or 5 stars to It really baffles me I am one of those poor deluded individuals and yes I actually believe there are of us than some would admit that actually enjoyed the Da Vinci Code Believe me it was a literary masterpiece in comparison to this nightmare.Against my better judgement I continued reading long past the point where the book usually gets sent to a furnace I am now starting to doubt my [...]

    2. Man, everyone is taking this too seriously Suspend disbelief and read the novel as a novel This is not supposed to be literary fiction or intellectually hip nonfiction This is essentially a murder mysteryish lit thriller Sheesh I may have warm fuzzies for this book because it kept me entertained while being sick for way too long, but I completely enjoyed it While I get the Dan Brown comparisons as this was a run around the world and find out secret scholarly stuff and other conspiracies, that s [...]

    3. Good lord in heaven, this book is a train wreck It s almost impressive that a plot this unoriginal could also be so maddeningly complicated I m somewhat familiar with Shakespeare s plays and the times in which he wrote them, but the jumbled cast of historical characters is impossible to keep straight I m surprised the affectedly plucky leading lady could keep track of her own research And, of course, the reader is treated to plenty of clich d or classic, if you re being generous mystery novel co [...]

    4. I have a confession to make, and it is this I am simultaneously repelled by and attracted to books that shamelessly mention The Da Vinci Code in their blurbs I think a small part of me keeps hoping that somebody will come along that will take what Dan Brown tried to do with that book and do it again, only better.The problem is, Interred with Their Bones doesn t do this It has one major advantage over The Da Vinci Code in that Carrell s prose is infinitely able than Brown s, but once you get pas [...]

    5. Unintelligible romp through pseudo history, December 27, 2008 By Alan A Elsner Alan Elsner, author Washington DC See all my reviewsI thought that this book, promising a historic romp through Elizbathan England, probing the many mysteries surrounding the life and identity of William Shakespeare, would be just up my alley It combines several themes I love history, thrillers, England and Shakespeare Unfortunately, it fell far short of its promise The author clearly loves her history and knows enorm [...]

    6. I ve just re read this book I don t re read many mysteries, but this was worth reading a second time I m passionate about the works of Shakespeare and any good books about them If you re also a Shakespeare nerd, you must read this book But even if you re not, it s a good read.Kate Stanley, the detective, is a Shakespearean scholar turned director of his plays The mystery is about deaths of people who are also involved in work about Shakespeare Some of them are deeply concerned about the question [...]

    7. I found this book to be fast moving, action packed, and engrossing The life of Kate Stanley, a former Shakespearean academician and current Shakespearean play director, is shaken when her former mentor, Roz, visits her and is then found dead after a fire in the theater where Kate is working Kate was given a gift by her mentor hours before her death, and it is the first clue to solving a Shakespearean puzzle Kate chases clues from England to Harvard University to the American southwest, and then [...]

    8. Abandoned because this literary cliche is really starting to irk me Another member of the Dan Brown School of Lazy History Mysteries, Interred With Their Bones is irritating from the beginning Let s follow the formula, shall we 1a Main Character Literary expert in their field, especially on a specific cult author or text Text tends to be European In the case of Graham Moore s eyeroll worthy book The Sherlockian, it was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle In this case, MC Kate Stanley is an expert on Shakespe [...]

    9. INTERRED WITH THEIR BONES Suspense Kate Stanley Int l Cont GCarrell, Jennifer Lee 1st novelDutton, 2007, US Hardcover ISBN 9780525949701First Sentence From the river, it looked as if two suns were setting over London.Kate Stanley is a Shakespeare scholar who has left the halls of academia for the boards of the Globe Theatre Her Harvard mentor and friend, Rosalind Roz Howard, comes to see her as Kate is preparing her debut of Hamlet, giving her a wrapped present and asking that they meet later Wh [...]

    10. I had warned myself long ago about avoiding books that tried to jump on the DaVinci Code bandwagon, since they seemed to be slapped together without much care in hopes of capturing the attention of one of the millions of people who had spent money on Dan Brown s blockbuster I let down my guard with Interred with Their Bones it was about Shakespeare, not mysterious religious texts, after all Missing Shakespeare plays The secret identity of the playwright Should be excellent.Except, not I wanted i [...]

    11. Concept great Executionwell I started out enjoying the book well enough True, the characters were kind of flat True, the plot twists were predictable and kind of tedious Two things were dealbreakers for me.1 Charming older gay man in the role of mentor to the heroine turns out to actually be the villain Awesome Arturo Perez Reverte did this in The Flanders Panel, too, and it infuriated me there At least here his motives have nothing to do with his sexuality, and his sexuality is written about in [...]

    12. Several months back I happened on a book called Codex which I had hoped to follow in the footsteps of other books I enjoyed about lost manuscripts and literary mysteries Codex disappointed me severely, but at last I seem to have gotten my wish with Interred with Their Bones If such a comparison were necessary, I d call it a cross between Possession and The DaVinci Code It is not quite the page turner that Dan Brown s book is, but then it doesn t have that cheesy tv movie of the week feel either [...]

    13. I think the best word to describe this book would be derivative It s the kind of international chase to uncover secrets of the past thriller that has become rather formulaic of late This version adds on the literary weight of Shakespeare, which only intensifies the cliche If we re not looking for the descendants of Jesus, Shakespeare s lost play is probably the next best thing The novel isn t a complete loss The writing is fact paced and the set up is decently entertaining But sometimes I had to [...]

    14. Theatre director Kate Stanley receives a gift from her mentor, who later is found murdered Kate follows the clues in the package and is soon on the verge of discovering something extraordinary.Being an interesting story in general, the book still runs the risk of loosing the reader s attention There s a lack of generous descriptions and first hand perspective Kate s feelings isn t always clear She often seems unaware, or even ignorant, of the danger she is in, which only serves as a diminishing [...]

    15. I ve mixed feelings about this book The idea of a modern serial killer hunting an ancient secret while dispatching his victims in ways from Shakespeare s plays certainly appealed to me while the plot certainly runs at a cracking rate I somehow felt disappointed The clues seemed to be solved with no effort at all by the heroine, who also had no problems evading the police zipping back forth over the Atlantic, managing not to get herself killed in the process In truth, I found some of the historic [...]

    16. Boy, this book was tough I almost wanted to boost it up to 2 stars because I did make it to the end, but during the last 3 discs, I was wishing I was doing anything else I am a Shakespeare maniac I studied Shakespeare in grad school, have taught it to actors, stage managed Shakespeare productions, and I have a blog It takes a lot to make me uninterested in something Shakespeare adjacent, but Interred with Their Bones managed it I listened to the audio version because I have a long commute The re [...]

    17. In Interred With Their Bones, author Jennifer Lee Carrell plunges you without delay into a suspenseful story revolving around Shakespeare and the burning of The Globe Theatre In the present day Globe, Kate Stanley is directing soon to be premiered Hamlet when Rosalind Howard, her mentor not seen for many years, asks her to take a gift an adventure, a secret and follow when it leads The Globe Theatre is on fire, the same day when The Globe Theatre burned in 1613 and Rosalind Howard is found dead [...]

    18. This book was just all around fantastic When I was finished with all Dan Brown had to offer for Robert Langdon, I found myself at a loss when it came to finding such a thrilling, intelligent plot Interred With Their Bones was just was I was looking for The adrenaline rush, the intrigue, the historical info it was just incredibly well rounded I found it really difficult just to put it down The plot was unlike anything I d ever seen before It toyed with the mysteries around the famous poet and pla [...]

    19. This was a hugely fun chase through Shakespeare s work and Shakespeare s lore, including the question of who wrote the works we give Shakespeare s name to.This book was exactly what it set out to be Cryptic clues Chases Near Escapes I know enough about Shakespeare that most of the references in the book rang a bell, but not enough that I could say if any of the conclusions they drew from the clues actually made sense They all sounded good in the book, though.With any book of this sort, you have [...]

    20. It was okay as book reads go The story line was out there and wholly unbelievable which made it fun I brought this book at a second hand book store and having finished the book found the following written black biro at the back I, Matthew Jamieson 17 04 2008, Solemley swear that if I should ever, in the future attempt to wear muscle shirts and look cool when I am clearly not, that I will immediately cease this behaviour, or else have my ass kicked Sincerely Matthew Jamieson I should point out so [...]

    21. I find writing thoughts down about books like this one are hard It wasn t bad It wasn t breath taking either It was a pretty action packed novel that is based on the knowledge of Shakespeare the plots, the ins and outs, the characters, the drama a mystery that was wrapped around the Bard himself Unfortunately, it read too much like a Dan Brown novel, but the specialist in this case was a whiz in Shakespeare lore and the holy grail was a missing play Even the bad guy ended up being a trusted frie [...]

    22. The novel is well written entertaining and enjoyable read that combines the hunt for a modern day serial killer who kills his victims by re enacting some of Shakespeare s finest death scenes and some possibly true revelations from the life of William Shakespeare himself Did Shakespeare actually write his own plays and sonnets Was he really who he said he was Is there a lost play You can read the book and make up your own mind.

    23. I really enjoyed this book It was very easy to read and the story was fast and interesting I liked all the historical information about Shakespeare and his work.And for once I didn t hate the protagonist At times she was blind about her companions but in general she took well the facts and tried to make the best of them.I would recommend it, if you enjoy lots of information about Shakespeare and his life and an intense travel around the world to gather them first, before the killer.

    24. Totally different writing style than other whodunnits I have read Once I got into the story, I really liked her style She definitely knows how to turn a phrase I will for sure read her next offering

    25. Ok, I haven t actually finished it yet, but this is the worst book I ve come close to finishing in a while Proof that I really shouldn t buy bargain books at Tesco.

    26. Lacked suspense quotient, Tension never built, never connected with the characters Research though seemed substantive yet lacked the punch and coherence.

    27. Excellent globetrotting Shakepearean thriller Never imagined that the quest for authorship was so passionate and so deadly Will read

    28. What I liked Firstly and foremostly I loved the fact that Jennifer Lee Carrell really knew what she was writing about She is not one of these authors which make factual mistakes, leading their characters on a wild goose chase to places which don t exist When she describes a library or a cave you can feel she was and worked there herself After just a page or two It became obvious that her research and love of the subject is phenomenal I found myself literally sucked into the various debates that [...]

    29. The story wasn t that bad, however it was really reminiscent of the Da Vinci Code and was hard to follow at times.

    30. Imagine reading a book filled with quotes, anecdotes, and plots from Shakespeare s masterpieces I did not choose to read The Shakespeare Secret for the plot or the author I chose it so I could leaf through bits and pieces of quotes from the bard s masterpieces, and perhaps get closer to the world of Shakespeare, one that I plan to study in depth someday.On the matter of writing style and mastery of language, I think Carrell is a solid author, albeit an extremely difficult one for me to follow T [...]

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