Interred with Their Bones will be one of those books that I enjoyed immensely while reading it, but won’t seek out the sequel or probably remember much of it in six months. Still, it was a fun read while it lasted!
“The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones.”
Kate Stanley worked as a Shakespeare scholar before abandoning her school (and her mentor, Roz) in favor of directing Shakespeare on the stage. But when her mentor seeks her out and tells her she’s found out something incredible, Kate is intrigued. When Roz is then murdered and Kate’s theatre — The Globe — burns to the ground, Kate gets wrapped up in a mystery that involves a missing Shakespearean play, Don Quixote, and quite a few plane rides.
The story gets a bit ridiculous — the endless supply of rich benefactors to pay for Kate’s journeys, the near-constant murders (each modeled after a murder in a Shakespearean play!) — but it’s entertaining nonetheless. She’s a smart heroine, and I found myself liking her. The Shakespeare stuff is fun, even if you don’t know too much about the plays or sonnets (I don’t). If you liked The Da Vinci Code, or National Treasure, or anything like that where an endless supply of enigmatic clues leads our main character on and on, then you’ll probably like this just fine. But I guarantee you’ll forget it as soon as you’re done.