DEATH OF KINGS (Historical Mystery-1600s) – G+ Goodin, Phillip – 2nd of series
Robinson, 2001- UK Trade Paperback

Nick Revill, an actor with The Chamberlain's Men, is caught up in the politics of the day as Queen Elizabeth I is aging and feared to die without an heir. He is asked to serve as a spy for the government against those suspected of having their own plans for the Queen's successor.

Unfortunately, this was not much of a mystery. However, it was a wonderful portrayal of the period and politics of that time. The writing is clever, full of literary references and humor. Nick is an engaging protagonist and Shakespeare an interesting secondary character. While not the best mystery in the series, I highly recommend Goodin to those who love Shakespeare and/or English history.

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