'Highly entertaining' Sunday Times In the last decade of Elizabeth I's reign, Nick Revill, an aspiring young actor, comes to London seeking fame and fortune. Once there he gains employment with the Chamberlain's Men. Thrown out of his digs over an unfortunate accident, Nick is offered lodgings at a wealthy Thameside mansion by a black-clad youth whose father has just died and whose mother has remarried his uncle. Pondering on the similarities between the young man's story and William Shakespeare's newest tragedy, Hamlet, Nick is charged with the task of finding out whether foul play was involved in the death of the old man and hasty remarriage of his young, lusty wife. As Nick works his way ever closer to the truth, the finger of suspicion begins to point to his enigmatic employer Mr William Shakespeare - actor, author and shareholder in the Chamberlain's Men . . . Praise for Philip Gooden: 'The witty narrative, laced with puns and word play so popular in this period, makes this an enjoyable racy tale' Sunday Telegraph 'The book has much in common with the film Shakespeare in Love - full of colourful characters . . . but the book has an underlying darkness' Crime Time 'Historical mystery fans are in for a treat' Publishers Weekly
Oracles can see the future, but are sworn to never interfere. Charlotte Westing learned this lesson the hard way--but after a series of murders in her small town, she's beginning to wonder if she learned too well. Are there some futures Charlotte has a responsibility to change? When a new girl with strange powers shows up at school on the same day Charlotte has a vision of a grisly double homicide, Charlotte must decide whether the time has come to free herself from the rules of the Sisters of Delphi once and for all. But what will be the price?
A new six-part epic covering the first year of service of the U.S.S. Enterprise-E, leading up to the events of the hit movie Star Trek: First Contact. THAT SLEEP OF DEATH BOOK IV In the wake of increased concern over the Dominion threat, Dr. Beverly Crusher has attempted to improve morale on the Enterprise by starting up her theater company -- beginning with a production of A Christmas Carol. But before opening night, a devastating malady starts striking down the crew. Forced to rely on a piece of technology she despises -- the Emergency Medical Hologram -- Dr. Crusher must find a cure before it's too late!
After over a decade of faithful service to the French mafia, hitman Terrance "Two-Guns" Gunther is labeled a traitor and left for dead when he stumbles upon a plan that threatens to destroy the entire East Coast. The reprisals will be severe as Two-Guns delivers vengeance on the people who've betrayed him and his family...beneath the guise of gunfire. With the help of his two acolytes Scoot and Sparkplug, they form The Tumultuous Three and partner up with Newark businessman/criminal Jamison Levens Jr. otherwise known as Bash-Man. Alongside Newark mayor Wilson Stone, will they be able to stymie the schemes of the French before it's too late? Come along on an action-packed ride as everything is put on the line to prevent a catastrophe that would rival 911 in its devastation, but as Two-Guns puts it: "I'm just one man with two guns; there's only so much I can do." TWO-GUNS: SLEEP IS THE COUSIN OF DEATH The pseudo-sequel to The Jersey Wars