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: 470
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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. Jennifer Lee Carrell says:

      I ve always wanted to write books early on, my fallback career choices were ballerina and astronaut It has something of a surprise, though, to find myself writing thrillers I am now working on a novel of historical fiction about one of my favorite paintings, Jan Van Eyck s Arnolfini Wedding.Learn at my web site jenniferleecarrell, or visit me on Facebook I welcome interaction with readers A NOTE ABOUT MY REVIEWS I include the following Five Stars books of many genres that hang incandescently in my imaginationEverything else unstarred books that I admire in the genres of historical fiction, mystery thriller, fantasy fairy tales, Shakespeare, and History For the sake of time and my sanity, I include here only those books that are in some way relevant to what I write The exception is my Children s Book list, which lists the books I loved most as a child.If a book is listed here, I have either read and admired it, or it s in my must read pile I ll be gradually trying to say why for many of them

    2 thoughts on “The Shakespeare Secret

    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 more 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 starti [...]

    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 more 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-conspiracie [...]

    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 clichéd (or "classic," if you're being generous) mystery [...]

    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 more able than Brown's, but once you [...]

    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 an [...]

    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 [...]

    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 th [...]

    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 [...]

    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 [...]

    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 w [...]

    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 writte [...]

    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 ei [...]

    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 [...]

    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 diminish [...]

    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, [...]

    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. [...]

    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 foun [...]

    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 [...]

    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 [...]

    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 [...]

    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 tru [...]

    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 more

    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 t [...]

    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 more 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 [...]

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