The Dead Hamlets - Peter Roman

Something is wrong with the play of Hamlet. At each and every production of it, mysterious accidents happen. Deadly accidents. Whatever cursed the play, it's killing the Faeries. Immortal Cross is summoned to help stop the haunting, with a very intense incentive. His, somewhat weirdly rebirthed daughter has to play Ophelia in all upcoming performances.


I really quite liked this one. It was weird, but in a good way. I had, especially in the beginning no clue about what was going on. It turned out this is not the first book about Cross, which might explain why I felt like I'd missed a lot. While trying to solve whatever is wrong with the Hamlet play Cross himself also gets hunted by a team of old death Gods like Osiris and helped by a lot of literary characters, like Shakespeare and Alice (from The Wonderland).


A great many references to history and literature. A very fast-paced read that was never dull. I would definitely read the next book in this series. (Or try to get myself a copy of the first book).


The Dead Hamlets is the second book around Cross. The first book in the Book of Cross series is called The Mona Lisa Sacrifice.


Thanks to the Publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!