This blog started out as Michael Doherty's Personal Library, and it was reviews of books that normally don't get reviewed: basically porn and those insane Scientology books. It was all just a bit of fun, you understand. But both porn and cult propaganda get dull rather quickly. And then I embarked on a three-year Shakespeare study. And Shakespeare has basically taken over, which is a good thing.
Sunday, January 11, 2015
Shakespeare References in Lullaby Of Murder
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.