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Juliet & Romeo

The ultimate love story is also a crime story at heart, strewn as it is with murders, a gang war, suicides and a dark sense of desperation. British author David Hewson expertly spins Shakespeare’s story into one where Juliet is the driving force in Renaissance…
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Juliet & Romeo

Written by David Hewson — Violent gangs roaming city streets looking for trouble. Murder. Illicit love. Poison. Suicide. And what amounts to the sale of a human being. It’s hard to argue that Shakespeare wasn’t a crime writer, and these elements come to the fore…
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Macbeth by Jo Nesbo

Translated by Don Bartlett — First performed in 1606, Shakespeare’s Macbeth is one of the best crime stories ever written. Okay, it’s not a whodunnit – we know early on who the culprits are – but to this day it gives us a wonderful psychological…
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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: A Novel

Written by AJ Hartley and David Hewson, narrated by Richard Armitage — OK, OK, before you say, “been there, done that Hamlet thing—five times, maybe 10,” this is another Hamlet animal altogether. As an inveterate audiobook fan, I will say that the Hartley/Hewson Macbeth, narrated…
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Nesbo does Shakespeare

Norwegian crime fiction author Jo Nesbo – creator of the popular detective Harry Hole – is to rewrite of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth. In a deal announced today, he’ll be writing for the publisher Hogarth which is aiming to release a whole set of Shakespeare rewrites…
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Crimson Rose

Written by MJ Trow — ‘Everything or nothing, which is it to be?’ one of the characters asks at one point in MJ Trow’s latest historical novel, Crimson Rose. The author certainly seems to have made the decision to go for broke and throw everything…
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