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The Devil's Apprentice #2020

The Devil s Apprentice London is in the grip of an icy winter and Westfield s Men are out of work Invited to perform at a manor house in Essex they accept willingly even though the offer comes with two conditions they must

  • Title: The Devil's Apprentice
  • Author: Edward Marston
  • ISBN: 9780312265748
  • Page: 336
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Devil's Apprentice By Edward Marston, London is in the grip of an icy winter and Westfield s Men are out of work Invited to perform at a manor house in Essex, they accept willingly even though the offer comes with two conditions they must perform an entirely new play and agree to take a new apprentice, Davy Stratton, into the company At first it seems as though Davy is a talented and eager addition to the tLondon is in the grip of an icy winter and Westfield s Men are out of work Invited to perform at a manor house in Essex, they accept willingly even though the offer comes with two conditions they must perform an entirely new play and agree to take a new apprentice, Davy Stratton, into the company At first it seems as though Davy is a talented and eager addition to the theater troupe However, he soon disrupts the group s camaraderie when he quarrels with the other apprentices and runs away on a reconnaissance trip to Essex Nicholas Bracewell just manages to hold the group together during the rehearsals for their new play, The Witch of Colchester But when the lead actor succumbs to a series of strange illnesses, identical to those which afflict his character in the play, some members of Westfield s Men fear there may be a witch among them Then a prominent audience member dies during the opening night performance, and Nicholas Bracewell has to confront the deadliest foe of all Rich in historical detail and wonderfully evoking the golden age of theater, The Devil s Apprentice is an exciting, suspenseful addition to this Edgar nominated series.

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    1. Review I think that this is one of the best of the series so far because I just couldn t put it down You know if you can put a book down that it s not engaging enough, but this didn t have that fault I loved the way that the characters came together to overcome adversity and to be the best that they could be Marston also seems to be at the peak of his writing performance as it is engaging and descriptive, allowing the theatre performances to really come into the open and feel as if I m really th [...]

    2. An excellent series, and I have really enjoyed each one Historically accurate, they give a very different perspective on Tudor life, whilst including an interesting whodunnit element Well worth a read.

    3. Edward Marston A pseudonym used by Keith Miles has written a serious of historical crime series such as The Bracewell Mysterious an Elizabethan Series The Captain Rawson Series The Restoration Series Domesday Book The Railway Detective Series The Home Front Detective Series The book that I am reviewing is book 11 from the The Bracewell Mysteries Though I really should have started with the first book The Queen s Head to find out the back story of the Westfield s Men, Marston makes the job easier [...]

    4. This title is about Westfield s Men trying to survive a bitter winter where they are unable to perform outdoors at their regular theatre They are invited to Essex to perform at the home of a wealthy gentleman, and asked to take on a new apprentice and a perform a new play while there.The apprentice seems to love his new life, but makes himself very unwelcome and continually runs away The play seems to be causing illness The local Puritans in Essex do not like the existence of players, and are in [...]

    5. an elizabethean mystery with nicholas bracewell an icy winter has gripped london and affected the westfield s men drama group as they normally perform out of doors then they r invited to essex by a local lord to perform, with 2 conditions firstly they must stage a new play and secondly take on a young apprentice then the group s leading actor begins to fall mysteriously ill which mirrors those in the new play they r staging plus someone does not want them in esssex at any costs is this the devil [...]

    6. Library bookThis is book 11 in the Nicholas Bracewell seriesNot my favorite book in this series The entire witchcraft theme Firethorn s illnesses, linked to the spells in the play was extremely superficial no satisfactory explanation was ever given I had no sympathy for the apprentice at all, and thought him a totally unlikeable character a conniving, snivelling, mean spirited momma s boy There was a definite resemblence to the father Good job that Westfield s Men were able to survive this adven [...]

    7. Entertaining I liked the characters, especially the various actors, and the historical detail was very good The mystery was good up until the end, when all the threads wrapped up too quickly, but otherwise I liked it very much By accident this was my first of the series, but I m eager to read others.

    8. I like this series for its setting in the theatrical world of Shakespeare s contemporaries This one is set in Essex, too.The plot rattles along over creaky dialogue and improbable twists.Didn t see the d nouement coming, though.

    9. Okay story of play that contains witch s spells actually working on the performers Young boy joins the troupe Not well tied together, but interesting.

    10. One of my favorite historical mysteries, while not the best of the series, still an excellent book marvelous characters, rich details, clever plotting.

    11. Always enjoy reading the Nicholas Brace mysteries and this one was just as good as the others You know who the bad guys are from the beginning but it doesn t spoil it.

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