Half Past Murder is the third in the Mickey Brennan Mystery series. To shake himself out of his self imposed punishment for the death of his secretary and lover, Gwen Cruz, Mickey takes a case from Crystal Lane. Crystal has twice been abducted and kept prisoner by a world class hitman who uses the code name Shakespeare. Aware she has become an obsession with Shakespeare, and finding the police unable to help, she turns in desperation to Mickey. The case becomes personal when the life of the secretary he hired to replace Gwen, is threatened by this very same Shakespeare. It will not be an easy task, perhaps even impossible, but Mickey, determined to do his best, finds himself traveling to Colorado, Switzerland, Austria, and back,in his quest to nail this killer. Shakespeare has outsmarted or killed everyone that has tried to capture or kill him. Can Mickey do what nobody else has been able to accomplish, or will he just become another number on Shakespeare's body count?