Guarding Shakespeare

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Quintin Peterson

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Lt. Blalock has dedicated 25 years of his life to guarding the Folger Shakespeare Library. A femme fatale and professional thief introduces him to a criminal fat cat, who offers Blalock a million dollars to steal an artifact from the library’s underground vault.


Crime,Detective,Drama,Historical Fiction,Mystery

Short Summary

Two shadowy figures standing in the rain in front of the monument to Condell and Heminge, key figures in the production of the First Folio of Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies, located plot to acquire an elusive artifact, now in the possession of the Folger Library.


Washington, DC

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements

Twist,Happy Ending

Mature Audience Themes


Main Character Details

Name: Norman Blalock

Age: 48

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Masculine,Charming,Complex,Engaging,Funny,Honorable,Educated,Romantic

Additional Character Details

Name: Kavitha Netram

Age: 32

Gender: Female

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Charming,Sexy,Confident,Criminal,Funny,Skillful,Romantic,Secretive,Seductive,Sophisticated,Manipulative,Educated

Additional Character Details

Name: Rupert Whyte

Age: 63

Gender: Lgbt

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Villainous,Narcisstic,Charming,Criminal,Decisive,Desperate,Selfless,Engaging,Skillful,Secretive,Manipulative,Educated,Greedy,Leader,Sophisticated,Complex,Confident

Additional Character Details

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About The Author

Quintin Peterson is a retired D.C. police officer who served the public for three decades. He is also a critically acclaimed crime fiction writer who has authored four DC-based crime novels and has contributed to several magazines and ten anthologies, including DC Noir, edited by George Pelecanos. His latest offering is the noir mystery thriller The Voynich Gambit, the sequel to Guarding Shakespeare, a noir mystery thriller about a plot to heist a priceless artifact from the Folger Shakespeare Library.

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Ram Press

Year Published: 2013

Hard Copy Available