Just found this. Not sure if it's going to be entirely posted online, or if it's an ebook in the making or what. But I spotted the Shakespeare references and grabbed it :) Maybe the author will spot the link and chime in. I notice that happens sometimes ;).
In 1882, on the stage of the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon the much loved actor, Henry Donaldson, is brutally murdered.
But is there more than murder afoot?
Enter Detective Inspector Herbert Merriman Swann, an ex-cavalry officer and New York cop, and his trusty number two, Detective Sergeant John Parker, a young policeman with a bent for science, who, like Swann is also a fine marksman.
Just a handful of years earlier, in 1879, Swann and Parker had been responsible for creating the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) at Scotland Yard; so what were they doing in the relatively quiet backwater of Stratford-upon-Avon?
Quiet that is until the murder of Donaldson opens up a stinking, squirming, can of worms.