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Alms for Oblivion (Shakespearean Murder #4)

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An actor is dead, and the cast of suspects grows, but the finger of a hostile coroner is pointing directly at amateur detective Nick Revill. With as many twists to its plot as a Shakespearean play and betrayals compounded as often as in Troilus and Cressida, Philip Gooden again offers a strong historical mystery with an wonderfully intriguing plot. With some surprise, acto
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Hardcover, 288 pages
Published April 15th 2003 by Carroll & Graf
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Christopher Taylor
Mar 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
As mysteries go, this isn't a very compelling story. The main character (Nick Reville) doesn't solve anything, and most of the book actually has no mystery, but rather various events in Nick's life and work as an actor.

The play this time is Trolius and Cressida (although there are a couple of others mentioned), a more obscure and less championed Shakespearean work about the Trojan War. Nick has his first starring role as Trolius, and things are going well until a friend from his home town arrive
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Marfita
Nov 15, 2015 rated it liked it
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ALMS FOR OBLIVION (Amateur Sleuth-London-1600s) – G+
Gooden, Philip – 4th in series
Constable, 2003- Hardcover
Nick Reville is a player in Burbage and Shakespeare's Chamberlain's Company. A friend from his home village, Peter Agate, comes to London and informs Nick that he, too, wants to be a player. Although Nick isn't happy about the competition, he is less happy when he finds his friend murdered and he is arrested as the killer.
*** With each book in this series, Gooden focuses on one of Shakespe
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Philip Gooden lives in Bath. In addition to his Nick Revill series, Sleep of Death, he is the author of The Guinness Guide to Better English and the editor of The Mammoth Book of Literary Anecdotes. Each of his Nick Revill mysteries revolves around a Shakespearean play mirroring life - in Sleep of Death the play was Hamlet, in this offering it is Troilus and Cressida.
AKA Philippa Morgan.

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