Assassin's Code (Hardcover)

Book 1 (Shakespeare Plot)

By Alex Woolf

Scribo, 9781911242383, 304pp.

Publication Date: September 5, 2017

List Price: 12.95*
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Description

"There are dangers here . . . Plots are being hatched. People aren't all they seem."
Journey back in time to Elizabethan London where schemers lurk and deadly traps await--and meet some real-life characters, including William Shakespeare himself.

Alice Fletcher works--disguised as a boy--as a stagehand at the renowned Globe Theatre. When her brother mysteriously vanishes after delivering a coded message in a seedy area of London, she seeks the help of Tom Cavendish, servant to the power-hungry Earl of Essex. But could she and Tom be getting themselves in deeper than they bargained for? Rich with the heady atmosphere of political intrigue--including a plot to assassinate Queen Elizabeth--and featuring such historical figures as Sir Francis Bacon and the Bard, this swiftly paced, suspenseful story will keep young readers on the edge of their seats.


About the Author

Alex Woolf is an acclaimed writer, mainly specializing in fantasy and supernatural fiction and historical information books for children and young adults. His work--including the steampunk series Iron Sky and Aldo Moon and the Ghost at Gravewood Hall (both Salariya)--has been published in several countries. He lives in Southgate, North London, with his wife and two children.