Elizabethan Theater Nicholas Bracewell by Edward Marston
The Elizabethan Theater series is a series of historical mystery novels by Welsh novelist Edward Marston (Keith Miles). The series follows Nicholas Bracewell, who works as the bookholder for the Lord Westfield’s Men theatrical company. When bodies begin to turn up, Bracewell doubles as an amateur sleuth. The series is set during the Elizabethan era (16th century).

Edward Marston began his Elizabethan Theater with the novel The Queen’s Head, which was published in 1988. The series consists of 16 novels, concluding in 2006 with the novel The Princess of Denmark. Below is a list of Edward Marston’s Nicholas Bracewell/Elizabethan Theater books in order of when they were originally published (which is the same as their chronological order):

Publication Order of Elizabethan Theater Books


The Queen's Head(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Merry Devils(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Trip to Jerusalem(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Nine Giants(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mad Courtesan(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Silent Woman(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Roaring Boy(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Laughing Hangman(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fair Maid of Bohemia(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wanton Angel(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Devil's Apprentice(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bawdy Basket(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Vagabond Clown(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Counterfeit Crank(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Malevolent Comedy(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Princess of Denmark(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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Elizabethan Theater Synopsis: The Queen’s Head by Edward Marston is the introduction of his Nicholas Bracewell character. Will Fowler is an actor with the Lord’s Westfield’s Men, one of the top theatrical companies. Following a successful performance at The Queen’s Head theatre, he joins Nicholas Bracewell for a few pints at the local pub. However, after a bar fight, he ends up dead, but in doing so, asks Nicholas to get revenge for him against the murderer.

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