Beautifully written, extraordinarily powerful. The ultimate Valentine gift for lovers the world over!
The Folger Shakespeare Library is the world’s largest repository of Shakespeareana and English Renaissance books, manuscripts, and objects d’art. Nobody alive knows the library better than Special Police Officer Lt. Norman Blalock; he’s been guarding it for 25 years. That’s why he is the perfect candidate to pull off an inside job and heist from the library’s underground bank vault a priceless artifact that can rock the foundation of English Literature...
A breezy, tongue-in-cheek heist novel reminiscent of The Sting, Guarding Shakespeare from Quintin Peterson is not easily forgotten. Cleverly plotted with all the twists and turns expected from the genre it would be disingenuous to say that they weren’t contrived, but Peterson's timing is always spot on and combined with multi-dimensional characterisation adds immeasurably to the overall atmosphere whilst bringing a genuine sense of realism to his narrative. He’s certainly created an intriguing premise for a novel, but he takes it a few steps further than just having an interesting plot. Because while Guarding Shakespeare hits all the right notes when it comes to keeping the reader guessing as to the final outcome, it's also very successful in mixing grittier moments with lighter elements, though not in a way that deflates intrigue or tension. Added to sharp, well nuanced dialogue and an eclectic mix of characters, Peterson has delivered a genuine page turner.
Highly entertaining, Guarding Shakespeare is sure to win Quintin Peterson a host of enthusiastic followers and is strongly recommended.
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