Friday, May 23, 2008

Interred With Their Bones

"The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones."
- William Shakespeare, from Julius Caesar.

Written by Jennifer Lee Carrell, this book is a delicious romp through the history and lore of Shakespeare, all thrown in to a daring mystery that takes place in today's world. Kate Stanley, a scholar of cult Shakespeare, is the first American woman to conduct Hamlet at the Globe in London. During rehearsal, her old PhD professor, Roz, shows up - a most unwelcoming surprise for Kate. Her former mentor gives her a gift and tells her that she has found something big. They set a time to meet after rehearsal, and when Roz doesn't show, Kate feels sure that Roz is again leading her on. But off in the distance, Kate notices something sinister in the air - a dark cloud is spilling forth from the earth, in the direction of the Globe. Terrified that her beloved theater is burning, on the same day and date as it did in 1613, Kate runs towards the Globe to find out that only the offices were ablaze. Relieved, Kate enters her office to find a gruesome spectacle - Roz, dead. Kate realizes that whatever Roz had in store for her is in the gift, and she most follow where it leads - for Roz's sake.

Thus begins a bold adventure taking the reader all around the world and into the heart of the desert south west on the quest for Shakespeare - not only for the man, but for a supposed lost play. But the bodies keep piling up as her quest progresses and Kate can't help but feel she is somehow leading the people that help her to their deaths. The ending is one as shocking as you are likely to find!

Check this book out @ your library! Interred With Their Bones by Jennifer Lee Carrell