Arden Of Faversham

Alice, the young wife of well-to-do Arden has fallen in love with Mosby, a one-time butcher with social aspirations.

The solution is to murder Arden.

This is the first ENGLISH murder thriller written by an unknown contemporary of Shakespeare (though he himself may have provided an authorial hand).

It was based on true events of the period and mixes high drama with low comedy as class-envy, greed and passion drive the story to its tragic conclusion despite many humorous pitfalls on the way.

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Alice, the young wife of well-to-do Arden has fallen in love with Mosby, a one-time butcher with social aspirations.

The solution is to murder Arden.

This is the first ENGLISH murder thriller written by an unknown contemporary of Shakespeare (though he himself may have provided an authorial hand).

It was based on true events of the period and mixes high drama with low comedy as class-envy, greed and passion drive the story to its tragic conclusion despite many humorous pitfalls on the way.