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by Faye Kellerman

  • Author: Faye Kellerman
  • ISBN: 0747257620
  • ISBN13: 978-0747257622
  • ePub: 1568 kb | FB2: 1466 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Publisher: Headline Book Pub Ltd (November 1997)
  • Pages: 608
  • Rating: 4.7/5
  • Votes: 643
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The Quality of Mercy ePub download

FAYE KELLERMAN THE QUALITY OF MERCY For Jonathan. Other Books by Faye Kellerman.

FAYE KELLERMAN THE QUALITY OF MERCY For Jonathan. Chapter 1. As I see the first hint of sunlight, the death march begins.

Faye Marder Kellerman (born July 31, 1952) is an American writer of mystery novels, in particular the "Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus" series as well as three non-series books, The Quality of Mercy, Moon Music and Straight into Darkness. Kellerman was born in St. Louis, Missouri. She attended UCLA where she earned a . in mathematics in 1974. Four years later she received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree.

Faye Kellerman The Quality of Mercy. Chapter 2. As the last bits of dirt were shoveled over the grave, William Shakespeare arose and dusted clots of mud and loose earth from his stockings. He looked down at the fresh soil, still stunned by the sudden loss of his mentor, his best friend, Henry Whitman.

Faye Kellerman is the author of twenty-seven novels, including twenty New York Times bestselling mysteries that feature the husband-and-wife team of Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus

Ships from and sold by MSezMedia1. Faye Kellerman is the author of twenty-seven novels, including twenty New York Times bestselling mysteries that feature the husband-and-wife team of Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus. She has also penned two bestselling short novels with her husband, New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman, and recently teamed up with her daughter Aliza to cowrite a young adult novel, Prism-the story of four teens in an alternate universe. She lives with her husband in Los Angeles, California, and Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Faye Kellerman lives with her husband, New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman, in Los Angeles, California, and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Библиографические данные. The Quality of Mercy. Harper Collins, 2009. 0061864889, 9780061864889.

Picking up the looking glass, she blew warm air onto its surface and buffed it with the hem of her chemise. It was an old mirror, dull and distorted, and she had to squint to keep her eyes in focus. But once she made out her reflection, she smiled. The mustache and beard she’d chosen were perfect - full with reddish tones. With her face disguised in manly pelt, she realized how much she resembled her brother - their features were the same, only their coloring differed.

Faye Kellerman (born 1952 in St. Louis) is an American author of mystery novels, in particular the "Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus" series, as well as three non-series books, "The Quality of Mercy", "Moon Music" and "Straight into Darkness". She attended UCLA where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theoretical Mathematics in 1974.

The Quality of Mercy book. Faye Kellerman serves up a rendition of these mysteries by tying in another one from the time. Dr. Roderigo Lopez, personal physician to Queen Elizabeth was accused of treason by his enemy Essex. One of the damning pieces of evidence was a letter that referred to pearls, musk, and amber.

The Quality of Mercy. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate. Rebecca Lopez enjoys a life of privilege in Elizabeth's England - yet she guards secrets she dares not reveal. The beautiful, tempestuous daughter of the queen's own physician, Rebecca is also a converso - a Jew who practices her prohibited religion clandestinely - helping others of her banned faith escape persecution and death.

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This is my 3rd time reading this great historical novel. I'm crazy about the idea of Shakespeare being the love interest for the main character. I'm a huge Faye Kellerman fan, but be warned: this book is completely different from her other stories. Yes, there is detective work going on through out the book, but it's just so much more than that. Great characters, great plot, this book has it all. It takes place during the reign of Queen Elizabeth, and the descriptions of life and of how people lived during this time is fascinating. A definite must read for Faye Kellerman fans!! Btw, this book is loosely based on a true story. What more do you want? ;-D
I thoroughly enjoy Shakespeare. This book sounded like it might be an interesting little mystery that involved him.

Every once in a while I would get a little thrill of Hamlet, MacBeth, the Merchant of Venice. Was the author going to tie Will's experiences to the writing of these plays? Sadly not.

The mysterious death of Will's friend continued to be mysterious with very little plot movement.

I found the portrayal of Queen Elizabeth to be deplorable and the author's attempts at Elizabethan bawdiness to be a complete failure. One must leave something to the imagination unless one just wants to write trashy novels.
I had no idea what I was getting into when I first opened "The Quality of Mercy." I had wanted a historical mystery to satisfy my burgeoning thirst for the genera but was utterly surprised to find a book that was sublimely well written, a true love story and a novel that even made me, a half Jew with no ties to the community feel honored to be part of such an extraordinary race that struggled so much through out history.

This is the story of William Shakespeare, out to find his friend Henry Whitman's murderer and Rebecca Lopez, daughter to the Queen's physician. They spot each other across a graveyard when Henry and Rebecca's fiancé are buried on the same day and later meet when Rebecca, seeking to escape the confines of her house wanders the city dressed as a man. Soon the two fall in love.

But Will is being stalked by daggers as he comes closer to the truth behind Henry's death and Rebecca is a converso- a secret Jew that even in one of the most religiously tolerant countries of the time is not free to practice her faith. And to add to the danger her family is actively involved in paying the King of Spain to smuggle Jews out of the country and away from the arms of the inquisition.

Out of love Will aids Rebecca's family when they are in need even though she is soon engaged to another cousin (though her betrothed has and never will have a sexual or romantic interest in the union.) However all is not well for the Lopezes have a powerful enemy at court in the form of Lord Essex, who will do anything to bring down Roderigo, Rebecca's father, and colluding with Spain, an enemy state, is treason....

Will Shakespeare find the foul fiend who murdered his dear friend? Is there any hope for him and Rebecca? Will Rebecca and her father manage to maneuver through the deadly path that is court life in England? And what does the prolog, written in first person, have to do with the rest of the book?

This is a wonderfully written novel in terms of writing style. The language is fluid, the descriptions vivid and the dialog is (unusual for most historical fiction) fitting with the lingo of the times. It is very clear that this is a wonderfully researched novel that has fictionalized the true story of Roderigo Lopez, Elizabeth's physician and his late life in England-which may well have inspired "The Merchant of Venice." And as I said earlier, it is very moving on the subject of Jews in the middle ages and the true faith it took not to just convert for good and be done, but to stick with your traditions and your gods. And eventually the prolog fits in so well that I almost wish there would be another novel solely about the story behind and beyond it.

But the real mystery of the novel-who killed Henry?-is sadly unsatisfying. The conclusion in the end does make sense but there are hardly the clues in the book to put it together I also have trouble believing that a wealthy, well educated young woman like Rebecca, who would have been expected to make a good marriage from the moment of her birth, could have had so much sexual experience before her marriage (or failed to get pregnant from any of it!)

All in all though this novel is a treat to read. The subject matter is often horrific, but true and so I admit to putting the book down at times and despairing of going on. There was so much cruelty in the world. But overall "The Quality of Mercy" is an example of people banding across cultural lines to help put an end to injustice and to reach out in love in spite of preconceived notions.

Four stars.
Although this novel was, I'm guessing, suspenseful as well as educational, I found it slow reading and some times confusing as I tried to connect the threads of different characters. Perhaps it's because I read at night before I go to sleep, but I found it difficult to follow the threads. I love Fay Kellerman and have followed and read her books for years, but this one is not at the top of my enjoyment list.
I love Faye Kellerman's mysteries, But this is a serious novel of Converso Jews in England during 1500 - 1600. Its beautiful, mysterious and very gritty. I love it!
What a wonderful and fascinating story Mrs. Kellerman has
written. Fiction but based on real history. The author did
extensive research for this novel and its conceivable that
much of the adventure could have happened. I loved this story
and have recommended it to my friends. Faye Kellerman
never disappoints.
I found it too long I know its part of History and it has two side of the story from the the main characters its too slow for me thats not to say
that is a bad story and it has good points to it and truly is only my opinion.
Faye Kellerman provides information. In this historical novel that is often not revealed or discussed as a reality of mans inhumanity to man.
She has an imaginative and very readable and great story telling ability to offer this information.
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