Nicholas Bracewell
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    The Queen's Head: A Nicholas Bracewell Mystery, Book 1 | Edward Marston

    The Queen's Head: A Nicholas Bracewell Mystery, Book 1

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    When an actor is brutally murdered in a tavern brawl, Nicholas Bracewell, manager of Lord Westfield’s Men, has two problems: First, he has to find an immediate replacement. Second, he must keep his promise to the dying man and bring his murderer to justice. As accidents, robberies, and other misfortunes dog the company, Bracewell starts to suspect a wider conspiracy. When they receive the ultimate accolade - an appearance at the court of Queen Elizabeth - Bracewell’s forebodings grow.

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    The Merry Devils: Nicholas Bracewell, Book 2 | Edward Marston

    The Merry Devils: Nicholas Bracewell, Book 2

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    • Narrated By Andrew Wincott
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    The premiere of the play ‘The Merry Devils,’ written by two of the company’s actors, gives the players, as well as the audience, quite a shock. Instead of the allotted two devils appearing during a crucial scene, three enter, one looking disturbingly real. Then, in defiance, manager Lawrence Firethorne agrees to stage the play again. This time, when the devils are summoned, only one appears. The second lies dead in his costume beneath the stage. Nicholas Bracewell, mainstay of the troupe, is left to investigate.

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    The Trip to Jerusalem | Edward Marston

    The Trip to Jerusalem

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    When the deathly horrors of the Black Plague decimate the audiences in London’s theatres, the acclaimed troupe of players called Lord Westfield’s Men take to the high road to seek out fresh audiences. But wherever they go, they are thwarted by misfortune, and are baffled by mysteries. Their scripts are stolen, their players abducted. A dead man walks, and a beautiful woman hears the voice of God. Only one man is clever enough to match swords with the troupe’s burgeoning troubles. Upon Nicholas Bracewell falls the burden that may cost him his life....

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    The Nine Giants | Edward Marston

    The Nine Giants

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    As book holder and stage manager of Lord Westfield’s Men, Nicholas Bracewell is accustomed to solving problems. So when he discovers the naked corpse of a man while crossing the Thames by boat one night, he becomes determined to unravel its mystery. After several attacks on the company’s members, Nicholas begins to suspect a connection - could these apparently accidental events be part of some hidden design?

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    The Mad Courtesan | Edward Marston

    The Mad Courtesan

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    While England is brought low by rumours of Queen Elizabeth’s declining health, celebrated theatre company Lord Westfield’s Men suffer their own bitter blow. A vicious feud between players causes chaos; a rival company launches a new production; a mysterious beauty reduces their leading actor to a lovelorn wreck; and a brutal murder leaves the group of actors reeling. With matters so fraught, even a performing horse becomes a threat. Stage manager Nicholas Bracewell, accustomed to damage control, is the only man with the wit to keep the company afloat.

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    The Silent Woman | Edward Marston

    The Silent Woman

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    • Narrated By David Thorpe
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    When fire destroys their London theatre, Lord Westfield’s players must seek out humbler venues in the countryside. But company manager Nicholas Bracewell is distracted by a shocking tragedy: a mysterious messenger from his native Devon is murdered by poison. Though the messenger is silenced, Nicholas understands what he must do: Return to his birthplace and reconcile some unfinished business of the past.

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    The Roaring Boy | Edward Marston

    The Roaring Boy

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    After a calamitous performance and the death of one of their own, Lord Westfield's Men are more than despondent. So when the mysterious Simon Chaloner follows Nicholas Bracewell home with an offer of a new play, anonymously penned, his offer seems too good to refuse. It is a story of a simple death used to conceal a greater treachery, perhaps even treason. But they could never have known how dangerous one play could be. Or how telling the tale of a murdered mathematician might put them all in jeopardy.

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    The Laughing Hangman | Edward Marston

    The Laughing Hangman

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    When Nicholas Bracewell finds himself once again in the parlour of his lost love, Anne Hendrik, he was not expecting her entreaties to embroil him in the murder of a beloved choir master. Between tales of cruelty, forgotten maps of London and a butcher determined to rescue his son, it is yet another mystery for the book keeper to untangle. But will his quest endanger Lord Westfield's Men?

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    The Fair Maid of Bohemia | Edward Marston

    The Fair Maid of Bohemia

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    The plague has struck London once again but so has opportunity for theatre company Lord Westfield's Men. Invited to perform at the wedding celebrations of Sophia Magdalena, the fair maid of Bohemia, the company's bookholder, Nicholas Bracewell, and his acting troupe begin the long journey across Europe. Confident they will arrive safely and deliver Lord Westfield's secret missive to an alchemist in the Imperial Court, Nicholas is unaware what danger travels with them.

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    The Wanton Angel | Edward Marston

    The Wanton Angel

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    Westfield's Men are flying high after a celebrated performance of 'The Insatiate Duke' at the Queen's Head. However, victory is bittersweet, as the company will soon be faced with dissolution and the loss of their theatre - were it not for one of the company's rising stars. After acquiring a new benefactor, the company plan to build their own theatre. However, before they have the chance to find out who this guardian angel is, one of the group is found brutally murdered.

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    The Devil's Apprentice | Edward Marston

    The Devil's Apprentice

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    Faced with the austerities of a bitterly cold English winter, the theatre is deserted, and Westfield’s Men find themselves out of work. Fortuitously, the company is invited to perform at a country home in Essex - welcome news to the disgruntled players. The company decides it's the perfect opportunity to trial their new play, The Witch of Colchester. However, when the group's leading actor begins to fall mysteriously ill, the company fear witchcraft might be involved.

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    The Bawdy Basket: Nicholas Bracewell, Book 12 | Edward Marston

    The Bawdy Basket: Nicholas Bracewell, Book 12

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    Theatre troupe Westfield's Men take on a new actor Francis Quilter after reaching new heights of success. But with the new member comes new trouble. Quilter's father, Gerard, is on trial for the murder of an enemy, but he denies the charge, and Nicholas Bracewell sets about proving his innocence. However, Bracewell's loyalty to Francis drives a wedge between the players. Who will clear the Quilter family name?

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