A Middlemark Mystery
Dr. Llewellyn Lewis leads a double life, as both an awkward but distinguished history professor and the more flamboyant Ramon Rondell, infamous writer of sensational historical theories. It's Ramon who first sets eyes on a gorgeous young man dancing in a club, but Llewellyn who meets teaching assistant Blaise Arthur formally at an event held for wealthy socialite Anne de Vere, descendant of Edward de Vere, seventeenth Earl of Oxford—who some believe was the real Shakespeare. Anne wants Llewellyn to prove that claim, even though many have tried and failed. And she’s willing to offer a hefty donation to the university if he succeeds.
It also means a chance for Llewellyn to get to know Blaise much better.
Not everyone thinks Llewellyn should take the case—or the money. Between feuding siblings, rival patrons, jealous colleagues, and greedy administrators, almost anyone could be trying to thwart his work… and one of them is willing to kill to do it.
When Anne de Vere turns up dead, the police believe Blaise is the murderer. Only the shy, stuttering professor who has won his heart can prove otherwise….
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History and Mysteries
I was given this ARC in exchange for an honest review. The Case of the Sexy Shakespearean by Tara Lain is a wonderful mix of history and mystery.
Meet Llewellyn Lewis shy prominent historian who lives to solve impossible historical mysteries with the help of his feisty protective research assistant Marie. Meet Blaise Arthur, an English teacher assistant, finds himself in the middle of a mystery and investigation where he finds love.
Llewellyn and Blaise meet at a fundraising dinner where Llewellyn’s presence was required by the wealthy Anne De Vere who wants Llewellyn to prove her ancestor is the real Shakespeare. And all who are opposed and for the case have centered their attention on LLewellyn and whether he will take this case or not. I adored Llewelyn and Blaise as a couple, they really complimented each other well.
With murder, history and mystery paving the way Tara shows that not everything is as it seems. This story has kept me riveted until the end. It was intriguing to find all the different facets and behind the scenes politics in a college professors life as well as the historical mystery in the center. I cannot wait until the next installment of this series as it contains 2 of my favorite themes history and mysteries.