(From the publisher):
A mysterious stranger appears at the Queen's Head Pub following a performance by Lord Westfield's Men, a leading Elizabethan company of players. This Simon Chaloner follows Nicolas Bracewell, the producer, and playwright Edmund Hoode home and gives them a manuscript called The Roaring Boy. His drama is based on events surrounding the murder of a mathematician. When Bracewell and Hoode stage the play, the performance causes a riot, sending Hoode to prison. In order to save his men, Bracewell must solve two murders, one being that on which the play is based.
Original title: The Roaring Boy
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Historical