â€śA feverishly paced action adventureâ€ť (The New York Times) about a long-lost Shakespeare work and a killer who reenacts the Bardâ€™s most bloody murders Jennifer Lee Carrellâ€™s highly acclaimed debut novel is a brilliant, breathlessly paced literary adventure. The action begins on the eve of the Globeâ€™s production of Hamlet when Shakespeare scholar and theater director Kate Stanleyâ€™s eccentric mentor Rosalind Howard gives her a mysterious box, claiming to have made a groundbreaking discovery. Before she can reveal it to Kate, the Globe is burned to the ground and Roz is found deadâ€¦murdered precisely in the manner of Hamletâ€™s father. Inside the box Kate finds the first piece in a Shakespearean puzzle, setting her on a deadly, highstakes treasure hunt. From London to Harvard to the American West, Kate races to evade a killer and solve a tantalizing string of clues hidden in the words of Shakespeare, which may unlock one of historyâ€™s greatest secrets.