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Shakespearean Whodunnits

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UK Edition:
Published: 1997
Publisher: Robinson Publishing
ISBN, paperback: 1-85487-945-6
416 pages.

US Edition:
Published: 1997
Publisher: Carroll & Graf
ISBN, paperback: 0-78670-482-9
416 pages.
Size (in inches): 1.12 x 5.07 x 7.71

Shakespearean Whodunnits
Edited by Michael (Mike) Ashley.
Crimes-a-plenty tumble out of Shakespeare's plays. Suppose, for instance, that Friar Lawrence isn't available to explain the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, and that Capulet or Montague engages someone to investigate their deaths? How about King Lear: he is convinced that Cordelia is alive at the end of the play. Is the corpse Cordelia or someone else? What has happened? How did Falstaff really die in "Henry V" and who was behind his humiliation in "The Merry Wives of Windsor"? Did Cleopatra really commit suicide, or was it a set-up? Who, exactly, is the sinister visitor conjured up by Caliban in "The Tempest"?

In their ingenious tales, the likes of Falstaff and Hamlet, as well as the Bard himself, are set in hot pursuit of fresh clues and new solutions to some of the bloodiest plots and nastiest deeds hidden in Shakepeare's plays.

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Quote from Who's Afraid of Beowulf?

`Will they be all right?' Hildy asked doubtfully. `They don't seem very practical to me.'
 The King nodded. `I should think so,' he said. `Take Angantyr Asmundarson, for instance. To join the muster at Melvich, he marched all night from Brough Head to Burwick - that's right across two msin islands of Orkney - and since there was no boat available he swam over from Burwick to the mainland, in the middle of a storm. Then he ran all the way from Duncansby Head to Melvich, on the morning before the battle, and still fought in the front rank against the stone-rolls of Finnmark. Complaining bitterly about his wet clothes and how he was going to catch his death pneumonia, of course, but that's just his way.' He paused, and contemplated his fingernails for a moment.
 `Put like that, I suppose, it rather proves your point. Only a complete idiot would have gone to so much trouble to get involved in a battle.
 Come on,' he said briskly, `it's time we were going.'
(Tom Holt, "Who's Afraid of Beowulf?")
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