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The Vagabond Clown ➼ [Download] ➹ The Vagabond Clown By Edward Marston ➹ – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk When unexpected disaster strikes Lord Westfield s Men during a packed performance, Nicholas Bracewell, the theater company s stage manager and all around performer of miracles, must save the day once When unexpected disaster strikes Lord Westfield s Men during a The Vagabond ePUB í packed performance, Nicholas Bracewell, the theater company s stage manager and all around performer of miracles, must save the day once again A melee caused by disguised men is brought under control, but before the troupe can lament their destroyed set Nick discovers a body in the stands with a knife sticking out of it s back They soon realize they are out one theater and one clown Barnaby Gill, always hilarious on the stage and hopelessly curmudgeonly off, has broken his leg With long months of repairs before them, Westfield s Men embark on a tour of the Kent countryside in order to salvage some of the down time They hire a stand in for Gill, one Gideon Mussett, a gifted comedian and an even gifted drunk It seems no clown is perfect while Gill has never been a barrel of laughs when not in front of an audience, Musset simply doesn t seem to know when to quit being funny Their major wound bandaged, no matter how temporarily, Nick and the troupe are hoping to leave their troubles behind But misfortune follows them at every turn, and the company finds that no matter what they do or where they go someone very sinister is just moments behind It s up to Nick Bracewell to find out what s going on, and exactly how it ties in to their wayward comedian Will The Vagabond Clown prophecy the end of Westfield s Men, and perhaps the demise of Nick himself Longtime readers of mystery master Edward Marston will line up to find out in this suspenseful entry in a series that never disappoints.

    The Vagabond Clown eBook ´ The Vagabond ePUB í A melee caused by disguised men is brought under control, but before the troupe can lament their destroyed set Nick discovers a body in the stands with a knife sticking out of it s back They soon realize they are out one theater and one clown Barnaby Gill, always hilarious on the stage and hopelessly curmudgeonly off, has broken his leg With long months of repairs before them, Westfield s Men embark on a tour of the Kent countryside in order to salvage some of the down time They hire a stand in for Gill, one Gideon Mussett, a gifted comedian and an even gifted drunk It seems no clown is perfect while Gill has never been a barrel of laughs when not in front of an audience, Musset simply doesn t seem to know when to quit being funny Their major wound bandaged, no matter how temporarily, Nick and the troupe are hoping to leave their troubles behind But misfortune follows them at every turn, and the company finds that no matter what they do or where they go someone very sinister is just moments behind It s up to Nick Bracewell to find out what s going on, and exactly how it ties in to their wayward comedian Will The Vagabond Clown prophecy the end of Westfield s Men, and perhaps the demise of Nick himself Longtime readers of mystery master Edward Marston will line up to find out in this suspenseful entry in a series that never disappoints."/>
  • Paperback
  • 352 pages
  • The Vagabond Clown
  • Edward Marston
  • English
  • 18 September 2019
  • 0749018410

About the Author: Edward Marston

Librarian Note There isthan one author in the Goodreads database The Vagabond ePUB í with this name See this thread forinformation A pseudonym used by Keith MilesAKA AE MarstonKeith Miles born is an English author, who writes under his own name and also historical fiction and mystery novels under the pseudonym Edward Marston He is known for his mysteries set in the world of Elizabethan theatre He has also written a series of novels based on events in the Domesday Book, a series of The Railway Detective and a series of The Home Front DetectiveSeries contributed to Malice Domestic Crime Through Time Perfectly Criminal.



10 thoughts on “The Vagabond Clown

  1. Maria Thermann Maria Thermann says:

    How does Marston do it This is another nail biting and highly entertaining excursion into the Elizabethan era, where book holder with Lord Westfield s Men, London s premier acting troupe, finds himself up to his neck in murder and intrigue This time, somebody is really trying to destroy the actors livelihood.During a performance of a new play a brawl among members of the audience breaks out Soon the brawl heads towards the stage, where clown and fellow sharer in the acting company s fortunes How does Marston do it This is another nail biting and highly entertaining excursion into the Elizabethan era, where book holder with Lord Westfield s Men, London s premier acting troupe, finds himself up to his neck in murder and intrigue This time, somebody is really trying to destroy the actors livelihood.During a performance of a new play a brawl among members of the audience breaks out Soon the brawl heads towards the stage, where clown and fellow sharer in the acting company s fortunes Barnaby Gill happens to be on his own at that moment Dragged off stage and severely beaten, Gill is trampled by fleeing audience members and left for dead A member of the audience, a young member of Lord Westfield s party, is found stabbed The stage and scenery are in ruins, the landlord is furious to the point of forbidding the actors to ever stage a play at his inn again Worse, their clown Barnaby Gill has suffered a broken leg Driven from their venue at the Queen s Head in Gracechurch Street, the acting troupe has no choice but to bring forward their tour into Kent, where they are to perform at various venues, including Dover Castle How will they manage without their famous clown Can they still muster the will to stage a play Nicholas Bracewell hits on an idea a substitute clown must be found And this happens to be Gill s least favourite person in the world, his old adversary Giddy Mussett.It is a complex mystery with plenty of red herrings leading the reader astray Before long, there aremurders, mishaps and kidnappings threatening the future of Lord Westfield s Men Can Nicholas Bracewell solve the mystery and save the day As always, the banter between actors is priceless and exceptionally well presented Verbal spats between Gill and Giddy are hilarious and Marston s use of historic fact is sufficient to conjure up the era without ever overwhelming the reader It s a greatly entertaining read, unputdownable, beautifully conceived One is only sad at the end that the splendid character, rogue Giddy Musset, the vagabond clown of the book title, won t appear in future mysteries Shame, for he s such fun and a great nemesis for arrogant Gill

  2. Helene Harrison Helene Harrison says:

    Review I really enjoyed this novel because of the play offs between Barnaby Gill and Giddy Mussett I think it really added comedy to this book having two clowns instead of just the one I also think that it sometimes helps to take the troop away from London so that you can introduce new areas which aren t so familiar to the characters However, I did feel like it wasn t quite as good as some of the previous ones, as the mystery didn t grip me quite so much.Genre Crime Mystery Historica Review I really enjoyed this novel because of the play offs between Barnaby Gill and Giddy Mussett I think it really added comedy to this book having two clowns instead of just the one I also think that it sometimes helps to take the troop away from London so that you can introduce new areas which aren t so familiar to the characters However, I did feel like it wasn t quite as good as some of the previous ones, as the mystery didn t grip me quite so much.Genre Crime Mystery HistoricalCharacters Nicholas Bracewell Lawrence Firethorn Giddy Mussett Barnaby Gill Owen Elias Richard Honeydew Anne Hendrik Margery Firethorn Alexander MarwoodSetting London England Series Nicholas Bracewell 13Recommend YesRating 17 20

  3. Robert Hepple Robert Hepple says:

    Published in 2003, The Vagabond Clown is the 13th in the Nicholas Bracewell series of mysteries set around a London based theatre group in Elizabethan England This tale takes the group out of London on a short tour of venues in Kent As is often the case, the plot is pretty daft but is held aloft by some superb interaction between the regular characters, most of whom are a little eccentric Enjoyable.

  4. Ellemay Ellemay says:

    This was a pleasent easy read There was enough actionbto keep me interested if I didn t want to think about solving the mystery and enough red herrings so the the answer wasn t obvious from the beginning Look forward to reading somein the series.

  5. Mizbooks Mizbooks says:

    libraryGreat book Wanna read the rest in the series This one is book 12, I think.

  6. Nick Nick says:

    Judging by the very long list of other titles by the same author inside my copy it seems he can do this sort of thing almost effortlessly Maybe that s why this one reads like writing by numbers or as if the author did not really put a lot of effort into it But if you like dialogue which borders on spoof you might like this He ll feel my rigour first You shall have it at the point of my sword Begone you foul wretch You offend our sight I ll terminate the villain s miserable life Th Judging by the very long list of other titles by the same author inside my copy it seems he can do this sort of thing almost effortlessly Maybe that s why this one reads like writing by numbers or as if the author did not really put a lot of effort into it But if you like dialogue which borders on spoof you might like this He ll feel my rigour first You shall have it at the point of my sword Begone you foul wretch You offend our sight I ll terminate the villain s miserable life There s another to my mind rather curious thing that Marston does with language in that he doesn t match words with the character or situation intended Thus, a landlord is variously described with anger by characters as vile , a rogue , and a foul wretch which made me think of a particularly nasty individual but he is, in fact, rather pathetic A central character s wife is introduced as being formidable but she bustles about loving everyone and instantly obeys her husband s commands A ship is described as bobbing violently I thought only corks bobbed violently And a dangerous man threatening to kill someone is described as waving his dagger about It all rattles along though I m glad that others have enjoyed it

  7. GBL GBL says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here A basic read from the pen of Edward Marston who writes a variety of mystery novels I have read his Railway Detective series but this was my first novel in the series set in the world of the Elizabethan theatre.The story is not demanding but the characters are interesting and the various conflicts within the theatre company are enough to keep the interest of the reader.

  8. Anne Tanner Anne Tanner says:

    Very enjoyable and immersive Marston plays teasingly with the theatrical characters in Lord Westfiekd s Company Nicholas Bracewell seems like an Elizabethan Superman, there is nothing he cannot do An interesting wander around Elizabethan London and Kent, where I live, although not recognisable today

  9. Sue Sue says:

    Ok but not as good as other series by same author

  10. Soozee Soozee says:

    Really enjoyable series set in Elizabethan theatre land A murder mystery that kept me guessing, and entertained and enlightened along the way Very good series.

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