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Winter approaches and Westfield's Men are out of work. When their widowed patron decides to marry again, he chooses a Danish bride with vague associations to the royal family. Since the wedding will take place in Elsinore, the troupe is invited to perform as guests of King Christian IV. One of the plays they select is The Princess of Denmark---and it will prove a disastroWinter approaches and Westfield's Men are out of work. When their widowed patron decides to marry again, he chooses a Danish bride with vague associations to the royal family. Since the wedding will take place in Elsinore, the troupe is invited to perform as guests of King Christian IV. One of the plays they select is The Princess of Denmark---and it will prove a disastrous choice.Westfield's Men soon find themselves embroiled in political intrigue and religious dissension. Their patron, who has only seen a miniature of his future bride, is less enthusiastic when he actually meets the lady, but he can hardly withdraw. Murder and mayhem dogs the company until they realize that they have a traitor in their ranks. It is left to Nicholas Bracewell to solve a murder, unmask the villain, and rescue Lord Westfield from his unsuitable princess of Denmark....

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ISBN : 22078140
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Number of Pages : 240 Pages
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  • Jackie
    2019-04-06 11:35

    I thought I would love this book, but it took me forever to get up the motivation to finish it. Especially towards the end, it struck me as very contrived, almost as if the author just wanted to finish writing and threw together an ending. The writing itself wasn't bad and flowed pretty well, but I was pretty disappointed in this book.

  • Janet
    2019-03-31 03:49

    Every time I read a new addition to this series I’m reminded all over again why I enjoy them so much. The characters are appealing, it’s historical, and Marston does an excellent job of bringing the excitement of Elizabethan theatre to a modern audience. His plot was a tad bit predictable this time, but the book carries it off fine.

  • Helene Harrison
    2019-04-18 06:25

    Review - I love the way that these books handle foreign countries. Marston seems to understand how plays work and that actions and mimes can convey just as much as words. I love how Nicholas also seems to understand how people work in a way that other characters in the novel don't. I can understand why the series finished here as it seems to close off the loose ends and the theatre company finally seems secure, but I do wish that there were more books in the series nevertheless.Genre? - Historical / Crime / MysteryCharacters? - Nicholas Bracewell / Lawrence Firethorn / Lord Westfield / Sigbrit Olsen / George Dart / Owen Elias / Richard Honeydew / Margery Firethorn / Alexander Marwood / Will Dunmow / Isaac Dunmow / James IngramSetting? - London (England) & Elsinore (Denmark)Series? - Nicholas Bracewell #16Recommend? – YesRating - 18/20

  • Kathy
    2019-04-01 07:41

    Fun little romp.

  • Chad
    2019-03-30 07:31

    So hard to believe this is the end of the series. I think I like this series best of all that Marston has written. Some questions are left unanswered at the end though.

  • Catherine Woodman
    2019-04-01 10:45

    At the start of Marston's spirited 16th entry in his Elizabethan Theater series (after 2005's The Malevolent Comedy), book-holder Nicholas Bracewell and the Westfield Men sail for Denmark with their twice-widowed patron, Lord Westfield, who has been enticed into marriage with Sigbrit Olsen, an alleged beauty he has seen only in a miniature painting given him by his shady business agent, Rolfe Harling. After narrow escapes from storms and pirates, Bracewell and company arrive in remote Elsinore, where Harling is murdered in the castle basement and unknown ruffians assault veteran actor Owen Elias. Bracewell's sleuthing skills again prove up to the task as he begins to suspect a ruse after Westfield's comely fiancée avoids seeing her future husband for days preceding their wedding date. A coded message found inside a chess piece adds to the suspense.

  • Linda
    2019-03-24 04:40

    This newest Elizabethan theater mystery is, I think, one of his best. Lord Westfield, the patron of Westfield’s Men, is about to marry for the third time. His chosen bride (although he has seen no more than a picture of her), is Sigbrit Langberg, and “almost” Danish princess. Lord Westfield invites his theater troupe to accompany him to Denmark and put on a play to honor his bride at the wedding. Many things go wrong on the way – they are attacked by pirates, and have to change their planned itinerary – and Nicholas Bracewell begins to suspect that things are not as they have been told to be. As usual, Bracewell comes to the rescue and saves the marriage from taking place.

  • Lynn
    2019-04-17 11:36

    While I enjoyed the series characters, I thought the book was overwritten. Enough already with the perils--storm AND pirates? Villains missing again and again? Too much around the castle hi-jinks, too. Seems like a good snip or two would have been useful. And the deus ex machina at the end--I think not.Good period detail, though, and nice texture. I'm assured that others in this series are better written. Hope so.

  • Cheri Edwards
    2019-04-18 04:22

    If it wasn't for the holiday season I would have read this book in about 3 to 4 days.....this is an excellent read, and sadly the last in the series......so far. "The Return Of Nicholas Bracewell & Westfield's Men", we could only hope.

  • Jodi
    2019-04-14 04:38

    Read this mostly because it was set between Elizabethan England and Denmark. Two of my interests. Book was a mystery that spent less time on the main mystery and most time on a 'side' mystery. Written fairly well, but not sure how authentic it was to the timeperiod.

  • Cece
    2019-04-11 11:26

    The last of the series-I enjoyed the ones I could get from the library, but am not driven to search used book outlets for the others....

  • Jennifer
    2019-04-16 11:40

    A nice historical fiction set in Elizabethan England.