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By Edward Marston | Comments: ( 309 ) | Date: ( Sep 17, 2019 )

London is in the grip of an icy winter and Westfield s Men are out of work Invited to perform at a manor house in Essex, they accept willingly even though the offer comes with two conditions they must perform an entirely new play and agree to take a new apprentice, Davy Stratton, into the company At first it seems as though Davy is a talented and eager addition to the tLondon is in the grip of an icy winter and Westfield s Men are out of work Invited to perform at a manor house in Essex, they accept willingly even though the offer comes with two conditions they must perform an entirely new play and agree to take a new apprentice, Davy Stratton, into the company At first it seems as though Davy is a talented and eager addition to the theater troupe However, he soon disrupts the group s camaraderie when he quarrels with the other apprentices and runs away on a reconnaissance trip to Essex Nicholas Bracewell just manages to hold the group together during the rehearsals for their new play, The Witch of Colchester But when the lead actor succumbs to a series of strange illnesses, identical to those which afflict his character in the play, some members of Westfield s Men fear there may be a witch among them Then a prominent audience member dies during the opening night performance, and Nicholas Bracewell has to confront the deadliest foe of all Rich in historical detail and wonderfully evoking the golden age of theater, The Devil s Apprentice is an exciting, suspenseful addition to this Edgar nominated series.


  • Title: The Devil's Apprentice
  • Author: Edward Marston
  • ISBN: 9780312265748
  • Page: 210
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

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



Comments The Devil's Apprentice

  • Helene Harrison

    Review - I think that this is one of the best of the series so far because I just couldn't put it down. You know if you can put a book down that it's not engaging enough, but this didn't have that fault. I loved the way that the characters came together to overcome adversity and to be the best that they could be. Marston also seems to be at the peak of his writing performance as it is engaging and descriptive, allowing the theatre performances to really come into the open and feel as if I'm real [...]


  • Soozee

    An excellent series, and I have really enjoyed each one. Historically accurate, they give a very different perspective on Tudor life, whilst including an interesting whodunnit element. Well worth a read.


  • Tahieuba Chaudhry

    Edward Marston (A pseudonym used by Keith Miles) has written a serious of historical crime series such as:• The Bracewell Mysterious (an Elizabethan Series)• The Captain Rawson Series• The Restoration Series (Domesday Book)• The Railway Detective Series • The Home Front Detective Series. The book that I am reviewing is book 11 from the The Bracewell Mysteries. Though I really should have started with the first book The Queen’s Head to find out the back story of the Westfield’s Men, [...]


  • Cat.

    This title is about Westfield's Men trying to survive a bitter winter where they are unable to perform outdoors at their regular theatre. They are invited to Essex to perform at the home of a wealthy gentleman, and asked to take on a new apprentice and a perform a new play while there.The apprentice seems to love his new life, but makes himself very unwelcome and continually runs away. The play seems to be causing illness. The local Puritans in Essex do not like the existence of players, and are [...]


  • Bev Taylor

    an elizabethean mystery with nicholas bracewell an icy winter has gripped london and affected the westfield's men drama group as they normally perform out of doors then they r invited to essex by a local lord to perform, with 2 conditions. firstly they must stage a new play and secondly take on a young apprentice then the group's leading actor begins to fall mysteriously ill which mirrors those in the new play they r staging. plus someone does not want them in esssex - at any costs is this the d [...]


  • Suzane

    Library bookThis is book 11 in the Nicholas Bracewell seriesNot my favorite book in this series. The entire witchcraft theme (Firethorn's illnesses, linked to the spells in the play) was extremely superficial - no satisfactory explanation was ever given. I had no sympathy for the apprentice at all, and thought him a totally unlikeable character - a conniving, snivelling, mean-spirited momma's boy. There was a definite resemblence to the father!Good job that Westfield's Men were able to survive t [...]


  • Megan

    Entertaining. I liked the characters, especially the various actors, and the historical detail was very good. The mystery was good up until the end, when all the threads wrapped up too quickly, but otherwise I liked it very much. By accident this was my first of the series, but I'm eager to read others.


  • Michael

    I like this series for its setting - in the theatrical world of Shakespeare's contemporaries. This one is set in Essex, too.The plot rattles along over creaky dialogue and improbable twists.Didn't see the dénouement coming, though.


  • Richard

    Okay story of play that contains witch’s spells actually working on the performers. Young boy joins the troupe. Not well tied together, but interesting.


  • Charlie Clark

    good


  • Karen

    One of my favorite historical mysteries, while not the best of the series, still an excellent book - marvelous characters, rich details, clever plotting.


  • Vicky Thomasson

    Always enjoy reading the Nicholas Brace mysteries and this one was just as good as the others. You know who the bad guys are from the beginning but it doesn't spoil it.


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