The Roaring Boy

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Poisoned Pen Press, Mar 6, 2012 - Fiction - 272 pages
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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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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Once again Lord Westfield's Men (The Silent Woman, 1994, etc.), an acting company in Elizabethan England, faces a tide of woe. This time, their playwright Edmund Hoode has gone stale, and though the ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

EDWARD MARSTON was born and brought up in South Wales. A full-time writer for over thirty years, he has worked in radio, film, television and the theatre. Prolific and highly successful, he is equally at home writing children books or literary criticism, plays or biographies and the settings for his crime novels range from the world of professional golf to the compilation of the Domesday Survey. He is also a former Chairman of the Crime Writers Association.

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