The Roaring Boy: A Nicholas Bracewell Mystery (Google eBook)
The mysterious Simon Chaloner appears at the Queen’s Head Pub following a performance by Lord Westfield’s Men, a leading Elizabethan company of players. Then Chaloner follows producer Nicholas Bracewell and playwright Edmund Hoode home and gives them each a manuscript called The Roaring Boy, a drama based on events surrounding the murder of a mathematician. When Bracewell and Hoode stage the play, the performance causes a riot, sending Hoode to prison. In order to save his men, Bracewell must solve two murders—one being that on which the play is based. Brimful of period and theatrical detail, this seventh-in-series novel won a 1996 Edgar Allan Poe Award nomination.
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Review: The Roaring Boy (Nicholas Bracewell #7)User Review - Jill Holmes - Goodreads
Edward Marston's "The Roaring Boy" is part of his series set in the late 1500s in Elizabeth I's England. His hero (and now mine) is Nicholas Bracewell, a book holder (prompter and general factotum ... Read full review
Review: The Roaring Boy (Nicholas Bracewell #7)User Review - Goodreads
Bracewell receives a play about a notorious murder. Steel swords and incest, interesting and good action.