The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0165 Wednesday, 24 January 2001
Date: Wednesday, 24 Jan 2001 07:12:52 +0000
Subject: Shakespeare Mystery Novels
A few months ago, someone asked about mystery novels involving
Shakespeare. Two have come to my attention recently, although I haven't
read either of them yet.
"Thirteenth Night" by Alan Gordon is a sequel to "Twelfth Night." It
seems to be a rather silly story in which there's a Guild of Fools which
is a sort of ancient spy organization. Feste is a spy / fool who is
depressed because he recntly failed to prevent the King Lear Tragedy. A
message comes to him that Orsino is dead, and Feste suspects Malvolio.
"A Mystery of Errors" by Simon Hawke has Shakespeare as a character.
It's the first novel in a planned series.