Mask of Night: A Shakespearean Murder Mystery

Philip Gooden, Author
Philip Gooden, Author Carroll & Graf Publishers $24 (272p) ISBN 978-0-7867-1312-7
Reviewed on: 02/01/2004
Release date: 02/01/2004
Due to the plague, player Nicholas Reville and the Chamberlain's Company leave London in 1603 for Oxford, where a doctor performing in Romeo and Juliet winds up dead-and not of the pestilence. A not very credible villain, a lack of Oxford local color and a plot contrived to make Reville look overly courageous (or foolish), however, mar Philip Gooden's Mask of Night, the fifth novel in this otherwise solid historical series.
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