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The Nine Giants (Nicholas Bracewell #4)

3.55 of 5 stars 3.55  ·  rating details  ·  83 ratings  ·  10 reviews
"Brimming with life, colorful dialogue, and, of course, drama."


The celebrated Elizabethan theatre company known as Lord Westfield's Men is being scared nearly to death. Then when stage manager Nichlas Bracewell pulls a naked, mutilated corpse from the icy depths of the river Thames, he perceives the hand of a deadly enemy, and the terrifying shape of the f...more
Mass Market Paperback, 225 pages
Published October 4th 1993 by Fawcett (first published 1991)
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Maria Thermann
The fourth novel in the series sees protagonist Nicholas Bracewell's resource and detective skills put through even greater paces as ever before. Now secure in the Elizabethan world he has conjured up for us, Edward Marston delivers a superb murder mystery with great style and just enough period detail to suck us into the whirlpool that is 16th century London and without boring us with too many facts.


Set against the backdrop of mayoral elections and the rivalries that pulse through London's...more
Set in Elizabethan London, a troup of actors becomes unknowingly embroiled in politics as the lovely young wife of the Lord Mayor Elect attends one of their plays and is spied by the womanizing lead of the troupe and the actor who also writes most of their play. Both men are smitten and contentious quarrels arise. The twists and turns of the story lead to the uncovering of immense graft amongst the Lord Mayor's cronies, deaths, and the taking of another man's name.
Donna Jo Atwood
Nicholas Bracewell is the "book man" (general manager) of an Elizabethan theatrical troupe sponsored by Lord Westfield, which mainley plays at the Queen's Head Inn. He lodges with Anne Hendrik, who is the widow of a Dutch hatmaker.
Bracewell is juggling the negotiations for a renewal of the the Company's contract with the Inn, the volatile emotions of two of the Company's actors in lust with the same woman, the literary hopes of a poetically-inclined waterman, and a serious case of multiple murde...more
Vicky Thomasson
After reading The Trip to Jerusalem, I was saddened to believe that it was the last in the Nicholas Bracewell mysteries. Imagine my delight when I realised there are actually 16 books in this series! The Nine Giants was equally as good as the first three, if not better. I enjoyed every page from start to finish. I love the mix of history and a good murder mystery.
Teresa Edwards
Always reliably entertaining. Quirky, fun characters; and always a good plot, with journeys into some of the character's personal lives; evokes the time period descriptively and colorfully. Recommended!
Another Elizabethan mystery which brings in the city guilds, municipal politics, eviction from the troupe's "home" at the inn and mean, nasty relatives. Oh, and hatred of foreigners. Quite good.
Nicholas Bracewell and the mayor of London. A Dutch boy sees a killing, two of Westfield’s men vie for the wife of the mayor-elect. Interesting. One of the better efforts in this series.
Fourth in the Nicholas Bracewell series set in Elizabethan England. Interesting information on the role of the Lord Mayor of London.
Arlene Allen
At least I got away from the romance for awhile...
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A pseudonym used by Keith Miles
AKA A.E. Marston

Keith Miles (born 1940) is an English author, who writes under his own name and also historical fiction and mystery novels under the pseudonym Edward Marston. He is known for his mysteries set in the world of Elizabethan theate...more
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