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"Shakespeare’s Truth is my debut novel. It’s a fun and very controversial paperback thriller, a
classic page turner full of action and adventure, shocking murder and kidnaps, royal and literary
conspiracy, romance, heartbreak and tragedy. If you like writers like Dan Brown and Stephen King
and you'd like a book which makes you think... you'll love Shakespeare's Truth. The only question is
- can you handle the truth?"
Rex Richards
"Great. So much better than the da Vinci Code."
Caroline Smailes, author
"Shakespeare’s Truth is a stylish, accomplished first
novel, I couldn’t put it down and blame Rex for my
sunburnt shoulder. Don’t try reading it on the train –
you might miss your stop!"
Barbara Newman, The Editor
Rex Richards. Author.
Shakespeare's Truth involves a secret birth in the English Royal Family hidden for hundreds
of years, a shocking Royal death and kidnap in the modern day, a secret society, rivalry
between the police and army, a race against time to find a missing treasure, and a love story.

At its heart is a huge literary scandal related to William Shakespeare. Shakespeare's Truth
includes ciphers and codes hidden in monuments around the UK, which reveal that
Shakespeare is not who we think he was … and that this is linked to the Royal Family in a
very unexpected way.

My dad spent years researching the secrets revealed in this book. But he died from a
terrible illness without finishing it. I took the essential truth of his research, added some of
my own ideas and turned it into a fast paced thriller. Some of it was very emotionally
demanding to write.

But being able to continue his story is really important to me and everyone else in our
family. Some truly shocking things do happen in the book, which, extreme as they seem, are
not that far away from what could actually happen in modern England. The next book,
coming out in early 2010, is called Breaking News. It's been compared to Trainspotting,
Fight Club, American Psycho and Bonfire of the Vanities. So it's pretty full on!
"Da Vinci is surpassed by Shakespearean
analysis in this masterfully crafted work."
John Simpson CBE, World Affairs Editor BBC.