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Interred with their bones
Jennifer Lee Carrell
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From Publishers' Weekly:

It's not McNenny's fault that Carrell's thriller, hinging on the burning of the Globe Theater in 1613, turns out to be much ado about nothing. McNenny reads at a heart-thumping pace, which is perfect for Kate Stanley, a theater director and former scholar, who is both chasing the past and being pursued by killers in the present. McNenny's performance gives Kate the right combination of brainy sleuthing and brainless commitment to a dangerous investigation. She does not fare as well with the other characters, especially the men. In particular, a London inspector in charge of the murder case of Kate's Harvard mentor sounds Indian or Pakistani, even though he is from the Caribbean. Listeners will ignore the peccadilloes as they are caught up in Kate's breathless trips from London to Cambridge and even the West Coast. For those interested in this popular genre of Shakespeare revised and revisited, the catchy plot and McNenny's exuberant performance are both gripping and vastly entertaining. Simultaneous release with the Dutton hardcover (Reviews, July 16). (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

From Library Journal:

Carrell (The Speckled Monster: A Historical Tale of Battling Smallpox), a Harvard Ph.D. and Shakespeare specialist, crafts an exciting debut literary thriller. Kate Shelton left academe to direct Shakespeare plays, and as she rehearses Hamlet at London's new Globe Theatre, her old adviser, Roz, shows up with a mysterious gift and the admonition to "follow where it leads." Within hours, the Globe is burning and Roz is found dead, her body staged to mimic the murder of Hamlet's father. Bodies start to pile up, each re-creating another Shakespeare moment, as Kate follows Roz's clues from Harvard's Widener Library to the American Southwest. Can she find the manuscript of the lost play Cardenio, and will it reveal whether Shakespeare really wrote Shakespeare? Kate's use of her academic skills to decode letters and other historical artifacts will appeal to Da Vinci Code fans, the fast-paced globe-trotting action to Robert Ludlum readers, and the exploration of the Shakespeare mysteries to English majors everywhere. Highly recommended for all popular fiction collections. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 5/1/07.]-Jessica Moyer, Univ. of Minnesota Coll. of Education & Human Development, Minneapolis (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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main characters Kate Stanley
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Shakespeare scholar; directing a production of Hamlet; her mentor is murdered in the same manner of Hamlet's father; theater is burned down.
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