(From the publisher):
The plague is in town and the theaters are closed by royal decree, so even though fledgling playwright Will Shakespeare and would-be thespian and part-time ostler Symington Smythe are now fully ensconced members of a theater company, the two inadvertent shamuses of the stage world are once again, at least temporarily, out of work.
To make ends meet, Smythe resorts to smithing while Will becomes a poet for hire involved with the affairs of a certain dark lady...until entertainment-starved London is rocked by an apparent crime of passion with all of the requisite elements of a Greek tragedy.
But life is never as simple as a stagebound construct, and in their new adventure the detective duo quickly find themselves involved in an affair that makes Much Ado About Murder.
Original title: Much Ado About Murder
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Historical