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Shakespeare’s Heir

Shakespeare’s Heir: Last Case for Richard Palmer, Investigator (Aesop Modern, 2017)

Retired investigator Richard Palmer lives in the Charterhouse, a charity case engaged in regular altercations  with the Preacher who is trying to make him conform. Nearly everyone has died, among them Chief Minister Cecil his old client and William Shakespeare his bête noir, the one who got away.

A letter from his goddaughter Miracle in Oxford brings him up short. Her foster parents have died, she is in trouble; and she is in love with an impecunious student who harbours a dream to go to London, the Court and make his name as a writer. Worse, William Davenant fancies himself to be Shakespeare’s heir in body as well as soul.

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