This blog started out as Michael Doherty's Personal Library, containing reviews of books that normally don't get reviewed: basically porn and cult books. It was all just a bit of fun, you understand. But when I embarked on a three-year Shakespeare study, Shakespeare basically took over, which is a good thing.
The mystery novel Lullaby
Of Murder by Dorothy Salisbury Davis has two Shakespeare references. The
first is a reference to Macbeth,
specifically the character of Banquo: “Coming home to Tony as large as life, as
real as Banquo’s ghost, and at his most malevolent if that was how you saw him”
(p. 85). In the novel, Tony has been murdered, and Eleanor destroyed a portrait
of him. And the second reference comes when Eleanor is being questioned. At one
point she says, “It is much ado about nothing, isn’t it?” (p. 151).
Lullaby Of Murder was originally published in 1984. The edition I read was published in 1989.