I knew the Princes were rich, but until it was staring me in the face I didn't realize they were super-villain rich. p.18
I wasn't too sure about this book before I started. The premise was cool, a modern day take on Hamlet with Horatio as the detective. Horatio was always one of my favorite Shakespearean characters. He is so loyal and good, albeit a bit of an enabler for Hamlet (less so in this book). But I have to say that I really enjoyed it. I mean, the murderer was a bit of a no brainer if you've ever read Hamlet or seen the play, but the fun part was seeing how the characters are transformed to modern day characters. With players named Hamilton Prince(Hamlet, Prince of Denmark), Rex Prince, Olivia Mendelsohn (Ophelia), and my favorites Ford N. Branff (Fortinbras), Roscoe Grant (Rosencrantz ), and Gilbert Stern (Guildenstern ), I knew this was going to be fun. It read like a young adult version of a hard boiled detective novel and has some really great lines. The dialogue was spot-on for that genre and it even had a touch of romance. And, of course, a much happier ending than the real thing.