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SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady

Just another GR refugee.  Other than that, I had a stroke in 2004, and read almost anything I can get my hands on, though I have a particular weakness for history, mystery, and historical fiction.

Currently reading

Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition
Paul Watson
Progress: 6 %
I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life
Ed Yong
Progress: 40 %
Wizard's First Rule
Terry Goodkind
Progress: 49 %
Thomas Cromwell: The Untold Story of Henry VIII's Most Faithful Servant
Tracy Borman
Progress: 14 %
Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life
Helen Czerski
Progress: 20 %
The Hanover Square Affair
Ashley Gardner
Progress: 10 %
Medieval Tastes: Food, Cooking, and the Table (Arts and Traditions of the Table: Perspectives on Culinary History)
Beth Archer Brombert, Massimo Montanari
Progress: 10 %
Scars of Independence: America's Violent Birth
Holger Hoock
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Yuval Noah Harari
Progress: 9 %
Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years
John Guy
Progress: 20/512 pages

The Mad Courtesan, by Edward Marston

The Mad Courtesan: A Nicholas Bracewell Mystery (Nicholas Bracewell Mysteries) - Edward Marston

This is one of Marston's "Elizabethan Theatre" mysteries, of which I have read several.  (The first is The Queen's Head, I believe.)


This one is set, I think, in about 1593.  It starts with a choice between two actors for a large part in a new play; one of them is then murdered.  There is not much actual mystery involved, however, as we learn pretty quickly who done it (and why).


There is, however, a lot of other stuff to occupy our time with, from a horse that dances, counts, and plays dead (among other tricks) to a great deal of political intrigue.


Not a great historical mystery, but a nice enough way to occupy one's time.