Shakespeare for Squirrels

Publisher: HarperCollins Release date: 2020-05-12

Description

New York Times Bestseller!Shakespeare meets Dashiell Hammett in this wildly entertaining murder mystery from New York Times bestselling author Christopher Moorean uproarious, hardboiled take on the Bards most performed play, A Midsummer Nights Dream, featuring Pocket, the hero of Fool and The Serpent of Venice, along with his sidekick, Drool, and pet monkey, Jeff.Set adrift by his pirate crew, Pocket of Dog Snogginglast seen in The Serpent of Venicewashes up on the sun-bleached shores of Greece, where he hopes to dazzle the Duke with his comedic brilliance and become his trusted fool.But the island is in turmoil. Egeus, the Dukes minister, is furious that his daughter Hermia is determined to marry Demetrius, instead of Lysander, the man he has chosen for her. The Duke decrees that if, by the time of the wedding, Hermia still refuses to marry Lysander, she shall be executed . . . or consigned to a nunnery. Pocket, being Pocket, cannot help but point out that this decree is complete bollocks, and that the Duke is an egregious weasel for having even suggested it. Irritated by the fools impudence, the Duke orders his death. With the Dukes guards in pursuit, Pocket makes a daring escape.He soon stumbles into the wooded realm of the fairy king Oberon, who, as luck would have it, IS short a fool. His jester Robin Goodfellowthe mischievous sprite better known as Puckwas found dead. Murdered. Oberon makes Pocket an offer he cant refuse: he will make Pocket his fool and have his death sentence lifted if Pocket finds out who killed Robin Goodfellow. But as anyone who is even vaguely aware of the Bards most performed play ever will know, nearly every character has a motive for wanting the mischievous sprite dead.With too many suspects and too little time, Pocket must work his own kind of magic to find the truth, save his neck, and ensure that all ends well. A rollicking tale of love, magic, madness, and murder, Shakespeare for Squirrels is a Midsummer Nights noira wicked and brilliantly funny good time conjured by the singular imagination of Christopher Moore.

Hide/show more

Additional Information

Genre: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Collection: William Morrow

Type: EPub

Pages: 288

ISBN: 9780062434067

Additional Information

Genre: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Collection: William Morrow

Type: EPub

Pages: 288

ISBN: 9780062434067

Other ebooks releases by Christopher Moore
Loading... Please wait