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The Killing of Hamlet

Ann Morven

Average Review Rating Average Rating 9/10 (1 Review)
Book Details

Publisher : CreateSpace

Published : 2012

Copyright : Ann Morven 2012

ISBN-10 : PB 1-4680-2380-2
ISBN-13 : PB 978-1-4680-2380-0

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Visiting folksinger Sheil B. Wright, hired to sing old ballads, witnesses a real murder on stage during the premiere of a newly discovered Shakespeare play. The English village audience, however, see Sheil as the killer. To clear her name, she must challenge the hi-tech evidence of the British Police.

She is a dunce at deduction but well versed in human folly and traumas of the heart. The assassin strikes again while experts squabble over authenticity of the Shakespeare manuscript. Sheil discovers the 400-year-old Shakespeare link to the modern murders, and this makes her the killer’s next target.

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Review by Cathy Macleod (310113) Rating (9/10)

Review by Cathy Macleod
Rating 9/10
A Shakespeare whodunit set in a modern English village.

This murder plot also tackles the Shakespeare debate about who really wrote the plays. Academics still argue about this, but in penning her tale Ann Morven suggests a solution as plausible as any. And she ties it to the murders that beset a fascinating rural retreat called Maggots Wallop.

The female sleuth is a dunce at deduction but, being a folksinger, is well versed in human folly and traumas of the heart. She's challenged by the high-tech wizardry of the British police and I loved how she gets the better of their bullying chief. Most of all, I enjoyed her predicament when she helps a conjuror by agreeing to be ‘sawn in half’ and the trick goes wrong! Chuckles and chills come fast throughout, one of the things I love about this author.

This is an intelligent thriller and I rate it 9 out of 10. Google the author's name to find it in either digital or (as I did) paperback.
Cathy Macleod (31st January 2013)

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