What’s almost as good as reading Shakespeare? Reading books about Shakespeare. Even better, novels about stuff having to do with Shakespeare. The Shakespeare Chronicles is a new novel by James Boyle that’s released under Creative Commons. Which, among other things, means that you can download it a piece at a time for free, or get the ebook for $1.50, or get the paperback from Amazon. Your choice! A novel that is part literary mystery, part historical detective story, built around an obsessive search for the true author of Shakespeare’s works. Stanley Quandary is a professor of English and a very ordinary man. But then he starts to have the strangest and most realistic dreams, dreams that seem to solve one of the greatest mysteries of all time, to expose a conspiracy of silence that is over 400 years old. They even suggest a way to win back his estranged wife. Of course, he might be going insane… Works for me! Sounds a bit like The DaVinci Code for us Shakespeare geeks. I’ve already downloaded my copy.