By Simon Hawke
Tourists, Will Shakespeare-a fledgling dramatist, and Symington Smythe, an ostler and aspiring thespian, meet at a roadside hotel and judge to solid their lot jointly for popularity and fortune within the cutthroat global of the London theater in Elizabethan England . . . yet neither was once ready for his or her offstage come upon with A secret of error. while a backer's daughter is double-crossed via a would-be suitor, the reluctant bride turns to the ostler and the playwright for aid. Little does an individual become aware of that those basic affairs of the center and an prepared marriage will bring about an unlimited internet of conspiracy, improper id, and homicide that unearths the playwright designated for assassination and the ostler hopelessly in love. yet such concerns are regimen in A secret of mistakes, the place Shakespeare in Love meets the Brother Cadfael mysteries of Ellis Peters.
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In a city of a million and a half inhabitants the police cannot question everybody on the street every day. So, with as many windings as the Tiber River, he would make his way among the Seven Hills and arrive at his destination, the Hotel de Russie—surely an odd name for the headquarters of the German High Command. He might have asked the people at the OSS “post office” to hide him—but he didn’t want to be hidden, he wanted to get a legal pass and travel about. It all worked out according to his careful plan.
It seemed most unlikely that any shore this close to Rome would be unfortified and unguarded; he knew what had been done to the beaches of Britain. Surely there should have been sentries along the shore; but although he held his breath and listened he heard nothing. Perhaps the sentry was taking a nap; anyhow, the invader, stepping softly and crouching low, came to a road, climbed onto it, and stood listening in the shadows of some sort of building. Apparently this was a summer cottage; it was unoccupied, the windows closed.
The man, who wasn’t apt to make that much in the rest of the night, put out his light, locked his door, and escorted the stranger down the street. The café man knocked, and presently a sleepy voice called from inside, and the café man explained that a signor tedesco demanded to speak with him. ” he said; there was no petrolio, and besides, it was forbidden by the police; it was necessary to have a permit, and that took many days, and so on. Lanny invited himself into a bedroom which apparently had a large family who had awakened and were listening.
A Mystery of Errors (Shakespeare & Smythe, Book 1) by Simon Hawke