The George Porter Dillman and Genevieve Masefield series was written as Conrad Allen. So when he discovers the naked corpse of a man while crossing the Thames by boat one night, he becomes determined to unravel its mystery. His next series as Marston was set during the reign of ; its two main characters, surveyors for , are Ralph Delchard, a Norman soldier, and Gervase Bret, a former turned , who is half and half. Meet the Authors Edward Marston Edward Marston was born and brought up in Wales. Every time the play is staged, more tragedies follow. A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations, on the part of the author or publisher. His first historical mystery, , was published in 1988, launching the Nicholas Bracewell series.
I was always fascinated by Elizabethan and Jacobean drama. The next year 1588, the year of the Spanish Armada is a scary time; there is a lot of terror and triumph going on, for all of England not just the court or the queen. When the beggar is murdered inside Bridewell, Nicholas has to pose as a beggar himself in order to get inside the notorious institution so that he can solve the crime. Their major wound bandaged, no matter how temporarily, Nick and the troupe are hoping to leave their troubles behind. The Trip to Jerusalem Nicholas Bracewell Book 15 First published: August 30th 1991Rating: 7. It is a fast-paced mystery full of excellent Elizabethan theater detail. The wild and colorful period comes vividly to life in Marston's mystery.
I judge every crime novel on its own merits and never try to guess what the author is up to. After several attacks on the company's members, Nicholas begins to suspect a connection - could these apparently accidental events be part of some hidden design? I learn enough about who he is to have gained my empathy, while knowing there is much more I want to learn. Six books were written in this series to 2007. In the year 1587, Mary Queen of Scots is executed and her head rolls across the platform; it does not have the auburn wig attached anymore. Colbeck is a former barrister who is enthralled by the railways and marries a railwayman's daughter. This time, however, the troupe of actors are forced to leave London to avoid the plague. All Nicholas sees is just a harmless comedy that is not going to have real devils come to life, just a pair of actors that are great tumblers.
While I enjoyed the Elizabethan theater series by Philip Gooden, judging only by this first book, this may be a better series. Counterfeiting of all kinds is exposed. The Roaring Boy Nicholas Bracewell Book 5 First published: March 14th 2002Rating: 7. When Nicholas Bracewell finds himself once again in the parlour of his lost love, Anne Hendrik, he was not expecting her entreaties to embroil him in the murder of a beloved choir master. Ever-resourceful, he must save his beloved actors time and again as they are threatened by fierce rivals, assassins, fire, plague, Puritans, confidence tricksters, a grasping landlord and political interference. He read Modern History at Oxford then lectured in the subject for three years before becoming a full-time freelance writer.
I knew who the bad guy was, but in spite of that it was nice to see the guys seeing something besides London. Fight hard to save your library. The Silent Woman Nicholas Bracewell Book 3 First published: April 30th 1994Rating: 7. But company manager Nicholas Bracewell is distracted by a shocking tragedy: a mysterious messenger from his native Devo. Very minimal damage to the cover including scuff marks, but no holes or tears.
It is the newest book in the The Railway Detective Series. He has also written some short stories and a non fiction book. The Sunken Sailor is a collaborative novel, written with several other authors as Edward Marston. The Wanton Angel Nicholas Bracewell Book 4 First published: December 30th 1999Rating: 7. The Merry Devils Nicholas Bracewell Book 11 First published: January 27th 1991Rating: 7.
» » Edward Marston BookSeries. Nicholas sees only a harmless comedy that will not summon up real devils, but two actors adept at tumbling. Beginning with itself in 2004, there are sixteen titles in this series to the end of 2017. Can you tell us one thing your readers may not know about you? The sense of time and place are elements I should liked to have been stronger. As book holder, he has a bigger role than a producer would.
As book holder and stage manager of theatrical company Lord Westfield's Men, Nicholas Bracewell is accustomed to solving problems. Bracewell is certainly the most developed of the characters and is very interesting. And a waterman pulls a mangled corpse from the Thames. Against this background, Marston paints a picture of the precarious life of a small theater group, Lord Westfield's Men, who perform in the galleried courtyard of a pub called the Queen's Head. He gained a degree in Modern History from Oxford University and spent three years as a lecturer, before becoming a full-time writer.
An Elizabethan theater troop is bedeviled by mishaps, including the murder of one its players in a tavern brawl, the theft of its one complete copy of the script with stage directions for a performance before the queen, an attempt to kill on the young boys who plays the female roles, and others. Before they are supposed to go, one of the players is murdered. Lord Westfield's Men decide upon the relative safety of the road and a tour of the North. He writes historical fiction and mystery novels. After four books, Miles's publisher did not wish to continue the series, which only resumed after a hiatus of more than a decade. I felt the plot was very well done with a very good flow to it.
Once they arrive in Prague, at least one of the messages is impossible to deliver because the recipient is imprisoned. A tryst at London's Nine Giants inn is arranged. Enter the name of the series to add the book to it. Archived from on 5 March 2012. ThriftBooks sells millions of used books at the lowest everyday prices.