The Vagabond Clown

The Vagabond Clown

Edward Marston / Oct 16, 2019

The Vagabond Clown When unexpected disaster strikes Lord Westfield s Men during a packed performance Nicholas Bracewell the theater company s stage manager and all around performer of miracles must save the day once

  • Title: The Vagabond Clown
  • Author: Edward Marston
  • ISBN: 9780312307899
  • Page: 323
  • Format: Hardcover
  • When unexpected disaster strikes Lord Westfield s Men during a packed performance, Nicholas Bracewell, the theater company s stage manager and all around performer of miracles, must save the day once again A melee caused by disguised men is brought under control, but before the troupe can lament their destroyed set Nick discovers a body in the stands with a knife stickingWhen unexpected disaster strikes Lord Westfield s Men during a packed performance, Nicholas Bracewell, the theater company s stage manager and all around performer of miracles, must save the day once again A melee caused by disguised men is brought under control, but before the troupe can lament their destroyed set Nick discovers a body in the stands with a knife sticking out of it s back They soon realize they are out one theater and one clown Barnaby Gill, always hilarious on the stage and hopelessly curmudgeonly off, has broken his leg With long months of repairs before them, Westfield s Men embark on a tour of the Kent countryside in order to salvage some of the down time They hire a stand in for Gill, one Gideon Mussett, a gifted comedian and an even gifted drunk It seems no clown is perfect while Gill has never been a barrel of laughs when not in front of an audience, Musset simply doesn t seem to know when to quit being funny Their major wound bandaged, no matter how temporarily, Nick and the troupe are hoping to leave their troubles behind But misfortune follows them at every turn, and the company finds that no matter what they do or where they go someone very sinister is just moments behind It s up to Nick Bracewell to find out what s going on, and exactly how it ties in to their wayward comedian Will the Vagabond Clown prophecy the end of Westfield s Men, and perhaps the demise of Nick himself Longtime readers of mystery master Edward Marston will line up to find out in this suspenseful entry in a series that never disappoints.

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      • Edward Marston

        Librarian Note There is than one author in the database with this name See this thread for information A pseudonym used by Keith MilesAKA A.E MarstonKeith Miles born 1940 is an English author, who writes under his own name and also historical fiction and mystery novels under the pseudonym Edward Marston He is known for his mysteries set in the world of Elizabethan theatre He has also written a series of novels based on events in the Domesday Book, a series of The Railway Detective and a series of The Home Front Detective.Series contributed to Malice Domestic Crime Through Time Perfectly Criminal


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    1. How does Marston do it? This is another nail-biting and highly entertaining excursion into the Elizabethan era, where book holder with Lord Westfield's Men, London's premier acting troupe, finds himself up to his neck in murder and intrigue. This time, somebody is really trying to destroy the actors' livelihood.During a performance of a new play a brawl among members of the audience breaks out. Soon the brawl heads towards the stage, where clown and fellow sharer in the acting company's fortunes [...]



    2. Review - I really enjoyed this novel because of the play-offs between Barnaby Gill and Giddy Mussett. I think it really added comedy to this book having two clowns instead of just the one. I also think that it sometimes helps to take the troop away from London so that you can introduce new areas which aren't so familiar to the characters. However, I did feel like it wasn't quite as good as some of the previous ones, as the mystery didn't grip me quite so much.Genre? - Crime / Mystery / Historica [...]


    3. Really enjoyable series set in Elizabethan theatre land! A murder mystery that kept me guessing, and entertained and enlightened along the way. Very good series.



    4. Westfield’s men are an interesting bunch. While performing one day in their usual venue, a group of men from the audience leap on stage and cause a furor, in which Barnaby Gill, the clown, breaks his leg. Later it is discovered that a man in the audience was murdered at the same time. The theater needs repair work and Westfield’s men decide to go on tour until they can return to their home stage. Giddy Mussett is hired to take Barnaby’s place. Barnaby insists on coming on tour as well, eve [...]


    5. Not Marston's most engaging work. I guess at this point in this series he was tired of writing it. Everything about this book was limp--the writing, the plot, the characters. The only funny line in the book was the last line of the book. The only engaging part of the book was in the forty pages or so.




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