Will Shakespeare, Symington "Tuck" Smyhe, and their band of thespian associates are contracted to provide entertainment at a rural estate as part of a large wedding pageant. When the headstrong bride turns up dead, and overheard conversations contain conpiratorial plots against the families involved, Will and Tuck must once again pull double-duty as thespians and sleuths to solve the case of THE SLAYING OF THE SHREW.
Simon Hawke (born 1951) is an American science fiction and fantasy author. He was born Nicholas Valentin Yermakov, but began writing as Simon Hawke in 1984 and later changed his legal name to Simon Hawke.
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