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I write three series: The Loser Mysteries, The Dead Detective Mysteries & the Simon & Elizabeth (Tudor) Mysteries as well as stand-alones that offer readers "Strong Women, Great Stories."
These days I also answer to Maggie Pill, who writes a cozy sleuth series. Maggie is a lot like Peg, just younger, cooler, and funnier.

Shakespearean Mysteries: PLAN X

I'm focusing on four modern novels related to Shakespeare and his works, since 2016 is the 400th anniversary of my favorite writer's death.
Last week's book, MACDEATH, was a cozy set in a theater, and I enjoyed it very much.
My plan was to read a book each week for three weeks (mine is the 4th), but that didn't happen. I started reading THE ALCHEMIST'S DAUGHTER and had to finish it. (Loved it!)

What I present here, therefore, is an overview from the Amazon page, with reviews from those who have read PLAN X. What I saw there convinced me that it's a book I do want to read, so I bought it for my Kindle. Before next Monday I plan to read this one and hopefully the last one of the four, NINE DAYS TO EVIL.

PLAN X is billed as an international thriller for those who love intrigue, secrets, and spies. The protagonist begins in Montana, goes to Washington, DC., and finally across the ocean in search of answers to a puzzle.

"PLAN X is both thrilling and sophisticated. In a serpentine story that races from small-town Montana to the vaulted halls of Windsor Castle, nothing is as it seems, including the works of the great Shakespeare himself. Former military and current police officer Cody Byrne is unforgettable-- a heroine you want to root for. I love this book! "
--New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author J. Carson Black

Amazon readers like the book, and scanning their comments, I decided I might like it as well. One mentioned not liking the cover, and I'll confess that while I don't hate it, I don't love it, either. However, I am the world's third worst judge of cover art (at least in the bottom ten). Some hint of the Bard's presence in either the title or the cover art would have helped me pick this book out of the thousands that are tossed at me each week by book-recommendation sites. (Because you know I am a Shakespeare geek!)

I'll begin reading today. The only fear I have is that it will turn out the author thinks Queen Elizabeth wrote Shakespeare's stuff for him--in her spare time. :)

I'll provide my personal reaction in next week's blog.

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