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"Nicholas Bracewell" Series of Novels
« on: May 18, 2012, 12:25 pm »
There is some series of detective novels featuring a British stage manager: now that would make scintillating television!

Do you know the name of this detective series?

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Re: Re: SMASH - the TV series
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2012, 09:03 pm »
There is some series of detective novels featuring a British stage manager: now that would make scintillating television!

Do you know the name of this detective series?

I just googled it- I think it sounds like the Nicholas Bracewell mysteries by Keith Miles, writing under the pseudonym Edward Marston. 

To quote Wikipedia:
"In 1988, Miles began another series, set in the theatrical world of Elizabethan London. For this series, and for most of his subsequent writing, he adopted the pseudonym Edward Marston, the name reflecting that of a real Elizabethan playwright, John Marston. The series features a fictional theatrical company, Westfield's Men, and, in particular, Nicholas Bracewell, its book-holder, a position similar to that of the modern stage manager."

Also according to Wikipedia, there are 16 novels in this series!  I know what my next kindle purchase will be...
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Re: Re: SMASH - the TV series
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2012, 04:07 pm »

The Edward Marston theatrical mystery books are not available for the Kindle....






The Nicholas Bracewell novels, by Edward Marston

The Queen's Head
The Merry Devils
The Trip to Jerusalem
The Nine Giants
The Mad Courtesan
The Silent Woman
The Roaring Boy
The Laughing Hangman
The Fair Maid of Bohemia
The Wanton Angel
The Devil's Apprentice
The Bawdy Basket
The Vagabond Clown
The Counterfeit Crank
The Malevolent Comedy
The Princess of Denmark
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Re: Re: SMASH - the TV series
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2012, 04:39 pm »
Re: Nicholas Bracewell stories - amazon.com is showing a few Kindle versions, while kobobooks.com is showing a couple For their Reader as well. Nothing in the iBook Store from Apple.

Wow. Something if a digression from SMASH...
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Re: Re: SMASH - the TV series
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2012, 06:21 pm »
Moderator, could you possible make a new thread out of all these Bracewell postings, splitting them off from SMASH?

Baz, could you list which books have Kindle versions? The books I searched for, didn't have Kindle versions. Thanks!


Re: Nicholas Bracewell stories - amazon.com is showing a few Kindle versions, while kobobooks.com is showing a couple For their Reader as well. Nothing in the iBook Store from Apple.

Wow. Something if a digression from SMASH...

EDIT: Your thread, madame. *bows* - PSMK
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Re: Re: SMASH - the TV series
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2012, 06:44 pm »
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Re: Re: SMASH - the TV series
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2012, 11:28 pm »
Excellent Baz, thanks!

I stand corrected! Six of the twelve books have Kindle editions! Let the downloading begin!




RuthNY -

The Kindle versions from Amazon.com should show up in this link -

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_nr_seeall_2?rh=k%3ANicholas+Bracewell%2Ci%3Adigital-text&keywords=Nicholas+Bracewell&ie=UTF8&qid=1337467184

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Re: "Nicholas Bracewell" Series of Novels
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2012, 02:43 pm »
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Re: "Nicholas Bracewell" Series of Novels
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2012, 02:27 pm »
I've started on The Queen's Head. Here we go!

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Re: "Nicholas Bracewell" Series of Novels
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2012, 09:33 pm »
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9 "likes" says that this is a good idea. You kids have fun!

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Re: "Nicholas Bracewell" Series of Novels
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2012, 10:40 pm »
I've downloaded it, but am finishing up something else first. I'll be traveling this weekend, so I'm likely to complete one or both by Memorial Day!


I've started on The Queen's Head. Here we go!
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Re: "Nicholas Bracewell" Series of Novels
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2012, 01:16 am »
Alright - does anyone else want to download the book and join our little book club? Perhaps we can start discussing the book on Sunday, June 3rd?

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Re: "Nicholas Bracewell" Series of Novels
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2012, 12:21 pm »
I'll have to jump in on the next round. But the Queen's Head in on my queue for next month.
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Re: "Nicholas Bracewell" Series of Novels
« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2012, 01:33 pm »
I'm in!  Downloading it now.  This will be fun!
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Re: "Nicholas Bracewell" Series of Novels
« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2012, 04:24 pm »
I'm going to go the old fashioned route and get the hard copy (gasp) from my library but I'm in.