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Series: Nicholas Bracewell Mysteries

Nicholas Bracewell is the book holder (stage manager) for the Westfield's Men, one of the leading theatre companies in Elizabethan London. Ever-resourceful, he must save his beloved actors time and again as they are threatened by fierce rivals, assassins, fire, plague, Puritans, confidence tricksters, a grasping landlord and political interference...

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The Nicholas Bracewell Collection

Edward Marston

For Lord Westfield’s men, sometimes murder takes centre stage…The reign of Elizabeth I has seen a flowering of English theatre. The esteemed theatrical company called Lord Westfield’s Men have enjoyed many a success but it falls to Nicholas Bracewell, the company’s...
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The Queen's Head

Edward Marston

The first book in a thrilling series featuring Nicholas Bracewell and the colourful world of the Elizabethan Theatre - set in 1588 against the background of the Spanish Armada.  He was egotistical, verbose, and hot-headed to a fault. But he did not deserve to die . . . His name was ...
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The Merry Devils

Edward Marston

The second book in the Nicholas Bracewell series He had the power to assume a pleasing shape, but would he take to the stage . . . ? The audience was merry indeed when a third devilish imp bounded onstage to join the two that had been written into the script. But backstage all was uproar...
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Trip to Jerusalem, The

Edward Marston

The third book in the Nicholas Bracewell series For Lord Westfield’s Men, Every high road leads to death. When the deathly horrors of the Black Plague decimate the audiences in London’s theatres, the acclaimed troupe of players called Lord Westfield’s Men take to the hi...
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The Nine Giants

Edward Marston

The fourth book in the Nicholas Bracewell series When fire destroys their London theatre, Lord Westfield’s players must seek out humbler venues in the countryside. But company manager Nicholas Bracewell is distracted by a shocking tragedy: a mysterious messenger from his native Devo...
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The Mad Courtesan

Edward Marston

The fifth book in the Nicholas Bracewell series A vicious rivalry threatens to cause chaos for Lord Westfield’s Men when the onstage duels between Owen Elias and Sebastian Carrick become ever more realistic. However, it is an axe that splits open Sebastian's head one night in a Cler...
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The Silent Woman

Edward Marston

The sixth book in the Nicholas Bracewell series When fire destroys their London theatre, Lord Westfield’s players must seek out humbler venues in the countryside. But company manager Nicholas Bracewell is distracted by a shocking tragedy: a mysterious messenger from his native Devon...
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The Roaring Boy

Edward Marston

One play, two murders and a grievous miscarriage of justice After a calamitous performance and the death of one of their own, Lord Westfield’s Men are more than despondent. So when the mysterious Simon Chaloner follows Nicholas Bracewell home with an offer of a new play, anonymou...
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The Laughing Hangman

Edward Marston

A laughing hangman turns the stage into the gallows... When Nicholas Bracewell finds himself once again in the parlour of his lost love, Anne Hendrik, he was not expecting her entreaties to embroil him in the murder of a beloved choir master. Between tales of cruelty, forgotten maps of...
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The Fair Maid of Bohemia

Edward Marston

Murder turns the journey of a lifetime into a deadly nightmare The plague has struck London once again but so has opportunity for theatre company Lord Westfield’s Men. Invited to perform at the wedding celebrations of Sophia Magdalena, the fair maid of Bohemia, the company’s...
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Wanton Angel, The

Edward Marston

A murder in the ranks forebodes a grave future for Westfield’s Men Court politics threaten to lower the curtain on Lord Westfield’s Men forever when the Privy Council decrees only two companies may perform in London. Disillusioned but resolute, Nicholas Bracewell meets the b...
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The Devil's Apprentice

Edward Marston

‘Witchcraft is only a cunning deception . . .’ Faced with winter’s relentless icy grip, the theatre is deserted and Westfield’s Men have long been out of work. The company is invited to perform at a manor house in Essex under the condition they stage entirely ne...
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The Bawdy Basket

Edward Marston

‘You’ve killed before , I fancy,' he said. ‘It ’s my trade .’ Theatre troupe Lord Westfield’s Men take on a new actor, Francis Quilter, after reaching new heights of success. But with  the new member comes new trouble – Quilter’s fat...
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The Vagabond Clown

Edward Marston

When unexpected disaster strikes Lord Westfield's Men during a packed performance, Nicholas Bracewell must save the day. Will a vagabond clown prophesy the end of the troupe, and perhaps the demise of Nick himself?  
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The Counterfeit Crank

Edward Marston

Nicholas Bracewell befriends a young beggar who is trying to eke out a living as a counterfeit crank, pretending to have spectacular epileptic fits in order to get money from gullible bystanders. When the beggar is murdered inside Bridewell, Nicholas has to pose as a beggar himself in orde...
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The Malevolent Comedy

Edward Marston

Lord Westfield's Men, the most successful troupe in London and a prime target for jealousy and resentment, are plagued by a series of practical jokes. But when one of their actors is murdered, the humor turns distinctly sour. Appalling events continue: Lawrence Firethorn, actor-manager, is...
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The Princess of Denmark

Edward Marston

A fire at the Queen's Head deprives Westfield's Men of their home so they seize the opportunity to travel to Denmark with their patron, Lord Westfield, who is to marry a beautiful young Danish widow. When they reach Elsinore castle, they are given a warm welcome but the murder of Rolfe Har...
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