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I've been reading the Shakespeare and Smythe Mysteries by Simon Hawke. I finished the second one on Monday night, and started the third yesterday afternoon. This one is called Much Ado about Murder. The first two, A Mystery of Errors and The Slaying of the Shrew, were short and fun. But I was not familiar with either of the plays that were referred to in the titles, and as I'm reading the third one, I am realizing that there are a huge number of parallels between the Shakespeare play and the mystery novel. I feel a bit stupid as I didn't realize before, but then I cut myself a break because I am not totally uncultured and have read a number of Shakespeare plays, just not the ones referenced by these books. Definitely an easy read, if you like mysteries and Shakespeare and a bit of historical fiction-ish stuff thrown in, you might want to try these.
I'm joining up with Tami's WIPW and Ginny's Yarn Along today!