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The Shakespeare Plot: The Dark Forest
To read or not to read? With a pulse-pounding historical thriller series like The Shakespeare Plot there’s really only one answer! Journey back in time to Elizabethan London, a world of intrigue, skullduggery and danger. Alice Fletcher is a stagehand at the Globe theatre, where she works alongside the Chamberlain’s Men – a company of actors that includes the talented playwright William Shakespeare. When her brother, Richard, goes missing, Alice resolves to find him with the help of Tom Cavendish, a young servant of the ambitious and power-hungry Earl of Essex. Using the coded messages Richard has left behind, and risking life and limb, Alice and Tom uncover a plot to kill Queen Elizabeth I’s first minister and usurp the throne. The Shakespeare Plot Book 1: Assassin's Code is packed with a heady Elizabethan atmosphere of political scheming, romance and murder. The swiftly paced, suspenseful plot will keep young readers on the edge of their seats while giving them an insight into many of the historical events and personalities of Shakespeare’s England.
A published author of over eighty books, mainly for children and young adults, Alex lives in Southgate, North London, with his wife and two children.