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eBook The Nine Giants ePub

by Edward Marston

  • ISBN: 0552137103
  • Subcategory: Suspense and Obscurity
  • Author: Edward Marston
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Corgi (1991)
  • Pages: 240
  • ePub book: 1823 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1381 kb
  • Other: lrf rtf lrf lit
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 853

Description

The book holder groaned inwardly

The book holder groaned inwardly. It was bad news for the whole company when its actor-manager blundered into yet another romantic entanglement, and it was an extra burden on Nicholas Bracewell because he was invariably used as a reluctant go-between. There was danger in the air.

Who could enact such a deadly design, lurking behind the scenes? As book holder and stage manager of theatrical company Lord Westfield's Men, Nicholas Bracewell is accustomed to solving problems

Who could enact such a deadly design, lurking behind the scenes? As book holder and stage manager of theatrical company Lord Westfield's Men, Nicholas Bracewell is accustomed to solving problems. 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. 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?

Keith Miles (born 1940) is a writer of historical fiction and mystery novels. He has also written children's books, radio and television dramas and stage plays. He is best known under the pseudonym Edward Marston, and has also written as Martin.

Keith Miles (born 1940) is a writer of historical fiction and mystery novels. He is best known under the pseudonym Edward Marston, and has also written as Martin Inigo and Conrad Allen. Miles was born and educated in South Wales. He gained a degree in Modern History from Oxford University and spent three years as a lecturer, before becoming a full-time writer

The processions were not merely a source of entertainment and wonder for the commonalty but a means of impressing upon them the dignity and power of their rulers.

The processions were not merely a source of entertainment and wonder for the commonalty but a means of impressing upon them the dignity and power of their rulers. processions were those on royal occasions, especially a coronation or a wedding. By the later years of the reign of Queen Elizabeth, however, the Lord Mayor’s Show had come to rival even these, taking the whole city as its stage and encompassing traditions that went back to the very origin of old London town

The Nine Giants book. Edward Marston schafft es, einen in die Epoche zu versetzen, nicht nur mit dem, was er schreibt, sondern auch damit, wie er schreibt.

The Nine Giants book. Sein Stil ist gewollt altmodisch und hilft kräftig dabei mit, sich 500 Jahre zurück zu denken. Und meine erste Befürchtung, der Stil und die Geschichte könnten sich als langweilig erweise Ein politisches Komplott im London des 16. Jahrhunderts. Das war mal eine etwas andere Atmosphäre, die Sitten und Gebräuche der Zeit unterschieden sich doch ziemlich von unseren.

Marston's wit and vivid evocation of Elizabethan London's sights and smells provide a delightfully ribald backdrop for this clever series. "Marston's wit and vivid evocation of Elizabethan London's sights and smells provide a delightfully ribald backdrop for this clever series.

The Nine Giants (Nicholas. has been added to your Basket. Another of Edward Marston's masterpieces. A thoroughly good read. Recommend thoroughly- and DO read his other series - they are all excellent!

Bracewell, Nicholas (Fictitious character), Lord Westfield's Men (Fictitious characters), Theatrical producers and directors, Theatrical companies, Theater. New York : St. Martin's Press. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Delaware County District Library (Ohio).

Edward Marston has written over a hundred books, including some non fiction. He is best known for his hugely successful Railway Detective series

Edward Marston has written over a hundred books, including some non fiction. He is best known for his hugely successful Railway Detective series. His other current series are the Home Front Detective, set in the Great War, and the Bow Street Rivals, featuring identical twin detectives during the Regency. Close X. Learn about new offers and get more deals by joining our newsletter.

Comments

deadly claw deadly claw
Excellent Elizabethan theater mystery here. There's a lot going on in this one and it's all good reading.
Flower Flower
Good but not her best.
Binthars Binthars
Excellent read! Thank you!
fire dancer fire dancer
Edward Marston is the pseudonym of Keith Miles, a fairly prolific and extremely good writer of mainly Elizabethan and medieval mysteries. He has also written mysteries under his own name with both sporting and golf backgrounds. However it is primarily the books that take place earlier in history that I am interested in. He read modern history at Oxford and has had many jobs, including university lecturer, but fortunately for all his readers, he turned to the writing profession.

The star actor of group of players called Lord Westfield's men, Laurence Firethorn is more than eager to seduce a lady. Unfortunately the lady in question is the wife of the Lord Mayor elect. A clandestine meeting between the two is arranged at London's Nine Giants inn. In the meantime the landlord of the actors' home base is troubled by a plot to take over the ownership of the inn. A young actor is subjected to a horrible assault and a waterman pulls a mangled corpse from the river Thames. The drama comes to head at the annual show, organised by the incoming Lord Mayor, as his barge moves slowly down the Thames.

Edward Marston bring to life the sights and sound of Elizabethan London so effectively that the reader almost feels transported back to the narrow stinking streets of old London town.