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Interred with Their Bones
by Jennifer Lee Carrell
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Plume, 2008 (2008)
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* * *   Reviewed by Ricki Marking-Camuto

Fans of The Da Vinci Code and of Shakespeare will love Interred with Their Bones. Jennifer Lee Carrell takes readers on a wide romp through England, the Northeast, the Southwest, and even Spain in search of a lost Shakespearean play.

Kate Stanely is in the middle of living her dream directing Hamlet at the Globe when her old professor, Roz, delivers her a gift with a secret attached. After the Globe burns and Roz is found dead in the same way that Hamlet's father died, Kate knows she must follow the clues that Roz gave her to see where they lead. A trip to Roz's office at Harvard reveals the existence of a hidden manuscript of one of Shakespeare's lost works, Cardenio, based on the story of Don Quixote. With the help of Roz's nephew, a bodyguard, Kate sets off on the trail of the lost play, with a murderer hot on her trail. Soon, the mystery breaks in two, with evidence not only leading to the new play, but to Shakespeare's true identity.

Interred with Their Bones is filled with twists and turns that make it one exhilarating read. Carrell knows how to engage the reader as Kate finds clues that are fun to cipher. There is also a lot of edifying literary information that elevates the story above other mystery/thrillers. This is Jennifer Lee Carrell's first work of fiction. With a strong writing style already, her books can only get better, leaving me eagerly anticipating this book's sequel, Haunt Me Still, set to come out next year.

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