Interred with Their Bones by JenniferLee Carrell

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“A feverishly paced action adventure” (The New York Times) about a long-lost Shakespeare work and a killer who reenacts the Bard’s most bloody murders

Jennifer Lee Carrell’s highly acclaimed debut novel is a brilliant, breathlessly paced literary adventure. The action begins on the eve of the Globe’s production of Hamlet when Shakespeare scholar and theater director Kate Stanley’s eccentric mentor Rosalind Howard gives her a mysterious box, claiming to have made a groundbreaking discovery. Before she can reveal it to Kate, the Globe is burned to the ground and Roz is found dead…murdered precisely in the manner of Hamlet’s father.

Inside the box Kate finds the first piece in a Shakespearean puzzle, setting her on a deadly, highstakes treasure hunt. From London to Harvard to the American West, Kate races to evade a killer and solve a tantalizing string of clues hidden in the words of Shakespeare, which may unlock one of history’s greatest secrets.


About JenniferLee Carrell

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Jennifer Lee Carrell is the author of The Speckled Monster: A Historical Tale of Battling Smallpox and holds her Ph.D. in English and American Literature from Harvard University as well as other degrees in English Literature from Oxford and Stanford universities. She has also taught at Harvard and directed Shakespeare plays for Harvard’s Hyperion Theatre Company. This is her first novel.
Published September 20, 2007 by Plume. 444 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Crime. Fiction

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It’s not McNenny’s fault that Carrell’s thriller, hinging on the burning of the Globe Theater in 1613, turns out to be much ado about nothing.

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They are as intent upon finding Kate as Kate is on finding the manuscript.

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Entertainment Weekly

Directing Hamlet at London's Globe Theatre, Kate Stanley gets swept up in a race against assorted scholarly evildoers to crack a centuries-old mystery involving Shakespeare, Cervantes, and an Arizona bat cave in Interred With Their Bones.

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Historical Novel Society

As Kate struggles to solve the mystery, readers are privy to occasional chapters set in Shakespearean England that brilliantly dole out hints and clues to what has to be one of the most oft-argued debates in literature.

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ProsCarrell flexes her scholarly muscles, and Interred with Their Bones is accurately detailed.You don’t have to be a Shakespeare aficionado to appreciate the hidden clues and plot twists.ConsCarrell might dwell too much on scholarly issues for readers who are interested in more thrills.Descripti...

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Mysterious Reviews

Review: Jennifer Lee Carrell's debut mystery, Interred With Their Bones, is the gripping story of a pursuit against time and life itself to find the 1st Folio, a collection of the first works of William Shakespeare.

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