Part of my New Years resolutions included reading more. And I’m glad to say that I just finished my first book of the year.
Interred With Their Bones, by Jennifer Lee Carrell was a great mystery. Per Amazon’s description (because I want a good description without giving the book away, which I’m sure I’d do if I tried to describe it myself):
“A feverishly paced action adventure” (The New York Times) about a long-lost Shakespeare work and a killer who reenacts the Bard’s most bloody murders
Jennifer Lee Carrell’s highly acclaimed debut novel is a brilliant, breathlessly paced literary adventure. The action begins on the eve of the Globe’s production of Hamlet when Shakespeare scholar and theater director Kate Stanley’s eccentric mentor Rosalind Howard gives her a mysterious box, claiming to have made a groundbreaking discovery. Before she can reveal it to Kate, the Globe is burned to the ground and Roz is found dead…murdered precisely in the manner of Hamlet’s father.
Inside the box Kate finds the first piece in a Shakespearean puzzle, setting her on a deadly, highstakes treasure hunt. From London to Harvard to the American West, Kate races to evade a killer and solve a tantalizing string of clues hidden in the words of Shakespeare, which may unlock one of history’s greatest secrets.
I personally like mysteries and this book did not disappoint. it was a nice mixture of mystery, action and historical information. Throughout the book, different tidbits of Shakespearean thoughts and theories are mixed into the action (the info is based on true facts and theories, if you were worried). The actions started off quickly and the book moved at a good pace. There was a lot of mystery all over, from who the murder could be to who Shakespeare actually was. There are different twists and turns. Personally, I liked it.
One book down, 29 to go!
Have you read anything good lately?