Spotlight: The School of Night by Colin Falconer
Publication Date: October 7, 2014
Cool Gus Publishing
Formats: eBook, Paperback
Series: The William Shakespeare Detective Agency
Genre: Historical Mystery
"My name is William Shakespeare. No, not that Shakespeare; and no jests please, I’ve heard them all. I’m the other one, the ne’er do well cousin, the loafer, known to family and friends as the dunce, the one who could not recite Cicero or Horace, who could never be as good as his clever cuz, the one who has just come to Bishopsgate from Stratford with silly dreams in his head and a longing to make something more of himself than just a glover’s handyman.”
What he finds in London is Lady Elizabeth Talbot, who is willing to pass a few shillings to this blundering brawler if he will help her find her husband. Poor William does not realize the trail will lead to the truth behind the death of Shakespeare’s great rival, Christopher Marlowe - or to a lifelong love affair with a woman far above his station.
Each book tells the story of William’s adventures as England’s first gumshoe, set against turbulent Elizabethan politics; of his romantic pursuit of the impossible Elizabeth Talbot; while charting the career of his up and coming dramatist cousin, the bard of Stratford, but just Will to his family.
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He travels regularly to research his novels and his quest for authenticity has led him to run with the bulls in Pamplona, pursue tornadoes across Oklahoma and black witches across Mexico, go cage shark diving in South Africa and get tear gassed in a riot in La Paz.
He currently lives in Barcelona.
For more information please visit Colin Falconer’s website. You can also find him on Facebook or follow on Twitter.
The School of Night Blog Tour Schedule
Monday, March 16
Interview & Giveaway at View From the Birdhouse
Tuesday, March 17
Excerpt at I Heart Reading
Spotlight at Genre Queen
Wednesday, March 18
Review at 100 Pages a Day
Spotlight at Caroline Wilson Writes
Thursday, March 19
Interview at Becky on Books
Spotlight at What Is That Book About
Friday, March 20
Spotlight at To Read, or Not to Read
Monday, March 23
Review & Giveaway at The True Book Addict
Spotlight at Historical Fiction Connection
Tuesday, March 24
Review at It's a Mad, Mad World
Thursday, March 26
Review at Quirky Book Reviews
Friday, March 27
Review at Griperang's Bookmarks
Tuesday, March 31
Review at Svetlana's Reads and Views