A exciting new novel of conspiracy, intrigue and rapier-sharp wit, starring the inimitable William Shakespeare.
Venice, 1586. William Shakespeare is disguised as a steward to the English Ambassador. He and his neighbors Oldcastle and Hemminges own a dangerous mystery: the names of the catholic spies in England who search to spoil Queen Elizabeth. ahead of lengthy the Pope's brokers will start to shut in on them and fleeing town would be the gamers' in basic terms option.
In Verona, Aemelia, the daughter of a Duke, is suffering to hide her passionate affair together with her cousin Valentine. yet darker instances lie forward with the coming of the sinister Father Thornhill who's decided to find any who do not comply with the Pope's ruthless schedule . . .
Events will converge within the forests round Verona as a mess of plots are hatched and found, avid gamers fall out and in of affection and disguises are followed after which discarded. Will Shakespeare and his pals break out with their secrets and techniques - and their lives?
Bursting with breathless motion, swaggering attraction and rapier-sharp discussion, The murderer of Verona is the gripping new novel from the acclaimed writer of The secret agent of Venice.
Praise for Benet Brandreth
"Playful and creative . . . The discussion is awesome, and Will's banter together with his fellow actors sparkles." Antonia Senior, The Times
"Entertaining and ebullient . . . the writer understands his Shakespeare backwards (the Venice environment has been rigorously chosen), rejoices in its wordplay, loves his allusions and has a great time together with his characters. So did I." Elizabeth Buchan, Daily Mail
"A Venetian romp" Telegraph