Shakespeare Undead by Lori Handeland

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Something wicked this way comes . . . and it keeps coming and coming and coming. . . .

William Shakespeare was one of history’s greatest writers, a master of words with a body of work that is truly impressive . . . some may say a little too impressive for a single man to accomplish in one lifetime. Perhaps, as many have speculated, he had assistance. Or perhaps the explanation is more . . . unusual. 

Who was William Shakespeare?

Who was the Dark Lady of the Sonnets?

Why are the undead stalking the alleyways of London?

And can they be stopped?

Something is definitely rotten in the state of Denmark. 

So brace yourself for a wild ride through twisted streets and shadowed graveyards of Elizabethan London, where you’ll discover how the Bard got his Bite. 


About Lori Handeland

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Lori Handeland is the author of more than thirty novels spanning the contemporary, historical, and paranormal romance genres. In 2005, she won the Romance Writers of America RITA Award for "Best Paranormal Romance" for her novel "Blue Moon". She lives in southern Wisconsin with her husband and two sons. Find her at
Published June 2, 2010 by St. Martin's Griffin. 308 pages
Genres: History, Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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As one of his famous creations might note, the William Shakespeare who creeps through this book is well-armed with “[t]houghts black, hands apt, drugs fit, and time agreeing.” Indeed, Hamlet’s inner demons are no match for Will’s as he struggles with vampirism.

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Will does his best to tell all their tales, some becoming rather popular plays --- The Two Gentlemen of Verona, for instance --- but with all the zombies roaming London and suspiciously attacking him, writing becomes difficult, not to mention the writing slump he seems to have backed himself into.

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Historical Novel Society

Imagine that Shakespeare is a vampire, and that the Dark Lady he wrote about in his sonnets is a zombie-hunter named Kate, and that they were both involved in the storm central to The Tempest, and you have the basic premise of Handeland’s alternative-history fantasy.

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Night Owl Paranormal

Shakespeare Undead is the latest entry in the new line of books combining classics and/or historical figures with zombies and vampires.

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