Mask of Night: A Shakespearean Murder Mystery


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Elizabeth I approaches the end of her illustrious reign, the plague is raging in London, and the Privy Council has ordered the theaters closed. Still, author Philip Gooden's fifth novel in the popular Shakespearean series brings us a great mystery as actor-sleuth Nick Revill and the Chamberlain's Men travel to Oxford, where a local physician, Dr. Hugh Fern, has commissioned a private performance of Romeo and Juliet. While Fern's motive is obscure--an attempt to reconcile two feuding families to the prospect of a marriage, ...

Mask of Night: A Shakespearean Murder Mystery 2004, Carroll & Graf Publishers, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780786713127