William Shakespeare Thrillers

2 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 14 ratings

The Spy of Venice Publisher's Summary

Suspenseful, seductive and as sharp as an assassin's blade - a historical thriller with a swashbuckling twist and a hero like you've never seen him before.

When he's caught out by one ill-advised seduction too many, young William Shakespeare flees Stratford to seek his fortune. Cast adrift in London, Will falls in with a band of players - but greater men have their eye on this talented young wordsmith. England's very survival hangs in the balance, and Will finds himself dispatched to Venice on a crucial embassy. Dazzled by the city's masques - and its beauties - Will little realises the peril in which he finds himself. Catholic assassins would stop at nothing to end his mission on the points of their sharpened knives, and lurking in the shadows is a killer as clever as he is cruel.

©2016 Benet Brandreth (P)2017 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.
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  • Book 1

    • The Spy of Venice

    • A William Shakespeare Novel
    • By: Benet Brandreth
    • Narrated by: Luke Lampard
    • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Suspenseful, seductive and as sharp as an assassin's blade - a historical thriller with a swashbuckling twist and a hero like you've never seen him before. When he's caught out by one ill-advised seduction too many, young William Shakespeare flees Stratford to seek his fortune. Cast adrift in London, Will falls in with a band of players - but greater men have their eye on this talented young wordsmith. England's very survival hangs in the balance, and Will finds himself dispatched to Venice on a crucial embassy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great treat for Shakespeare lovers

    • By Catherine Jaime on 05-30-17

    Regular price: $37.30

  • Book 2

    • The Assassin of Verona

    • William Shakespeare Thriller, Book 2
    • By: Benet Brandreth
    • Narrated by: Luke Lampard
    • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    A thrilling new tale of conspiracy, intrigue and rapier-sharp wit, starring the inimitable William Shakespeare. All is not well in Venice. Threatened daily by papal assassins, William Shakespeare and his close friends, Oldcastle and Hemminges, are increasingly isolated - the lies that have protected them so far beginning to wear thin. His companions want desperately to leave, but Will is tied to the city - his lover, the beautiful Isabella, is growing ever sicker.

    Regular price: $38.17