Tag Archives: Bartholomew Daniels

NetGalley Review: Rotten at Heart by Bartholomew Daniels

Exhibit A Published March 25, 2014 336 Pages
Exhibit A
Published March 25, 2014
336 Pages

Its London 1596 and William Shakespeare and his troupe are on a brink of ruin. To make matters worst he just lost his patron Lord Chamberlain. 

When Lord Chamberlain’s son comes to Shakespeare and states that he believes his father is murder and ask him to help find the murderer,  Shakespeare is put in a difficult position he cannot refuse. 

I love a good Shakespeare story but most importantly I love a good Shakespearean mystery. But not all Shakespeare stories are good even though their intentions are.

The story was beautifully written. The details would make Shakespeare proud. However, the book was slow and boring.

Shakespeare as a character was lifeless and didn’t really hold my attention which was really sad because I would like to think that Shakespeare had more life and spirit. I honestly didn’t feel much connection to him.

What I did like was the mystery. The author wrote the twists and turns very well and I was impressed. I just felt that the buildup took too long and by then I wasn’t really interested in the drama or the climax.

Overall, this book just wasn’t for me and I’m sad about it. 2 Pickles