The Bottom Line
- Carrell flexes her scholarly muscles, and Interred with Their Bones is accurately detailed.
- You don’t have to be a Shakespeare aficionado to appreciate the hidden clues and plot twists.
- Carrell might dwell too much on scholarly issues for readers who are interested in more thrills.
- Kate Stanley’s mentor leaves a clue to discovering a Shakespeare manuscript, then is murdered.
- Rare editions of Shakespeare’s plays mysteriously disappear or are destroyed.
- As the clues lead her to Utah and England, Kate doesn’t know who she can trust.
Guide Review - Interred with Their Bones by Jennifer Lee Carrell
Interred with Their Bones recalls the monster bestseller The Da Vinci Code, but that doesn’t mean Carrell’s book isn’t imaginative and entertaining in its own right. Central to the book is the question of who wrote Shakespeare’s plays, and clues may be hidden in places as unlikely as the King James translation of the Bible.
Interred with Their Bones will appeal to avid Shakespeare fans as well as those who only dimly remember reading Hamlet in school. Carrell’s novel is an absolute page turner.