The Morgenstern Troupe series is a historical murder mystery based heavily on the true stories and superstitions that surround William Shakespeare's plays. To date, only the first book has been written. Malediction: The Cursed Play launched in 2018; a sequel is scheduled for 2024.
In Malediction, a group of actors attempt to perform a famous play, which has never been performed without a member of the cast dying.
...a brilliant yarn with as many twists and turns as used to be found in stories of the old style...
I really enjoyed Malediction. I haven't read anything like it.
...an engaging and well-written tribute to all things Shakespeare
Joanne Van Os
Star-crossed lovers, murder, curses and secrets... Sean Guy has created a delightful romp worthy of a Shakespearean troupe!
It's clever and quirky and an exciting read... I was immersed, just like watching a play.
[The] thespians in Malediction: The Cursed Play interact with intrigue and ingenuity as they forge relentlessly towards the inevitable but unpredictable finale.
Malediction merrily mixes genres, crime thriller, fantasy and love stories entwine to confound our expectations... more twists than a pack of twisties.