The Devil's Apprentice

The Devil's Apprentice

Book - 2001
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Baker & Taylor
Out of work and desperate, the Westfield's Men theatrical troupe accepts an invitation to perform at an Essex manor house, but the job takes on a deadly turn when they come face to face with witchcraft and charges of being the devil's apprentices.

McMillan Palgrave
London is in the grip of an icy winter and Westfield's Men are out of work. Invited to perform at a manor house in Essex, they accept willingly even though the offer comes with two conditions: they must perform an entirely new play and agree to take a new apprentice, Davy Stratton, into the company.

At first it seems as though Davy is a talented and eager addition to the theater troupe. However, he soon disrupts the group's camaraderie when he quarrels with the other apprentices and runs away on a reconnaissance trip to Essex. Nicholas Bracewell just manages to hold the group together during the rehearsals for their new play, The Witch of Colchester. But when the lead actor succumbs to a series of strange illnesses, identical to those which afflict his character in the play, some members of Westfield's Men fear there may be a witch among them. Then a prominent audience member dies during the opening night performance, and Nicholas Bracewell has to confront the deadliest foe of all.

Rich in historical detail and wonderfully evoking the golden age of theater, The Devil's Apprentice is an exciting, suspenseful addition to this Edgar nominated series.


Blackwell North Amer
London is in the grip of an icy winter, and Westfield's Men are out of work. Invited to perform at a manor house in Essex, they accept willingly even though the offer comes with two conditions: They must perform an entirely new play and agree to take a young apprentice, Davy Stratton, into the company.
At first it seems as though Davy is a talented and eager addition to the theater troupe. However, he soon disrupts the group's camaraderie when he quarrels with the other apprentices and runs away during a reconnaissance trip to Essex. Nicholas Bracewell just manages to hold the group together during the rehearsals for their new play, The Witch of Colchester. But when the lead actor succumbs to a series of strange illnesses, identical to those that afflict his character in the play, some members of Westfield's Men fear there may be a witch among them. Then a prominent audience member dies during the opening night performance, and Nicholas Bracewell has to confront the deadliest foe of all.

Baker
& Taylor

Out of work and desperate, the Westfield's Men theatrical troupe accepts an invitation to perform at an Essex manor house, despite the stipulation that they take on a troublesome new apprentice, Davy Stratton, but the job takes on a deadly turn when they come face to face with witchcraft and charges of being the devil's apprentices.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Minotaur, c2001
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312265748
0312265743
Branch Call Number: F MAR
Characteristics: 273 p. ; 22 cm

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