(From the publisher):
London is under siege by the Black Plague, closing its theaters and losing its frightened citizens to the countryside. Lord Westfield's Men decide upon the relative safety of the road and a tour of the North. Before they can pack up and depart, one of the actors is murdered.
As they travel, the company of players - managed by its bookholder, Nicholas Bracewell - learns that their arch-rivals, Banbury's Men, have been pirating their best works. Though Nicholas closely guards the only complete copy of each opus, there is no safeguard against some actors banding together to memorize the lines and so give away the play's entire script. But why?
Hoping to shake off Banbury's Men, actor Lawrence Firethorn eventually leads his troupe to Nottingham and on to York where, at Marmion Hall, all is revealed in a thrilling performance.
Original title: The Trip to Jeusalem
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Historical