Hamlet is Shakespeare’s longest play. Did you ever get tired of all that lack of action, that constant lamenting, that constant to be or not to be stuff? Did you ever wish Hamlet had been an action hero instead with a whole new face and purpose? Well, you have to look no farther than Murder in Hamlet’s Castle to be published by Cheops Books LLC.

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Want a free audiobook just in time for the Christmas three weeks from tomorrow? The December Edward Ware Thrillers Newsletter, due out in about a week, will tell you how to get one. Want to read an historical thriller but don’t have the time due to work, kids, dishes, chores, previous commitments? What you need is an audiobook. Try listening while you are driving home from work or to work. Listen while you are making dinner or doing dishes, perhaps even while taking a shower. Cheops Books LLC has free copies of either Captive at the Berghof: Part 1 and Captive at the Berghof: Part 2, the World War 2 thrillers, or Dark Horse, the 1940 election suspense thriller. Again, the upcoming newsletter will tell you how to proceed.
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Donald Trump is supposed to be German on his father’s side and Scottish on his mother’s side. the Germans repelled the Romans in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest in 9AD. The Romans never reached Scotland. But still Marcus Crassus, the financier of Julius Caesar, and Donald Trump, the President elect, look like twins.
Not only were both real estate investors and billionaire investors in their respective countries, but to judge by the statue of Marcus Licinius Crassus below and the photo of Donald Trump right beside it, both seem to take themselves seriously and project very sober looks. They purse their lips just so. They both possess long, aquiline, aristocratic noses of distinction. Both faces draw attention to their imposing eyebrows. Their jowls look formidable. You wouldn’t want to mess with them! The only feature that looks different is Donald Trump’s signature hairdo while Marcus Crassus preferred a more traditional cut. That just shows that Donald Trump is from nowadays and Crassus is from 2000 years ago. But still history seems to be repeating itself in having a businessman come to the fore of politics.

It almost seems like the two of them are destined to end up in an Edward Ware Thrillers at War novel!

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During the late Roman Republic Marcus Crassus was a Roman billionaire with all sorts of real estate investments everywhere in the ancient city with one million people. All sorts of anecdotes abound such as the one that he would send agents around town to set fire to apartment buildings only to bargain with the owners to sell them the property as it burned. When the agreement was reached, he would put out the fire with Republican Rome’s only fire department.
He had political aspirations of his own, but they could go only so far in those days. Rome was an aristocratic society. Office holders had to be the scions of certain noble families. So Crassus used his money to back the most successful Roman politician and conqueror who ever lived, Julius Caesar.
Cut to 2016 America. Donald Trump is a real estate billionaire from New York City, the Rome of modern day America. In this democratic society he can run for office himself and has won the current election. For the first time Marcus Crassus gets his chance to rule.

Anything is possible in the world of Cheops Books, LLC.

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Denmark is not a land of castles. Perhaps it is too flat. We usually think of castles sitting up on hills or at least hillocks. England has far more spooky medieval edifices. But Denmark has at least one very infamous castle by the name of Kronborg in the town of Helsingor by the sea. It is about one hour from Copenhagen and promises all sorts of spooky adventures to anyone brave enough to enter the doors and visit where Hamlet once roamed and Hamlet’s ghost once haunted the stone walls. Cheops Books LLC will visit Kronborg in the upcoming thriller Murder at Hamlet’s Castle. Hopefully it will sell as many copies as Dan Brown.

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The history of Europe even nowadays has been molded by that long ago Battle of the Teutoburg Forest in 9AD. As you say the Germans are in charge of the EU and especially its currency. The euro is the devalued mark. Within memory of the failed Nazi empire, Germany is at it again trying to have an empire. But it does not know how. Why? That goes back to 9AD. They kicked the Romans out too soon. True the oldest town in Germany is Trier along the Moselle River. Trier was founded by the Romans. But the power centers and larger cities are to the East in Hamburg, Berlin, and Munich. I bet it would be harder to find Roman coins there, the ones that you can find so easily in Britain. Britain is more the true heir of Rome because it never kicked out the Caesars. But Germany does not have this background. Too bad. You can hear the ghost of Augustus laughing in the distance at the modern EU remembering his lost legions from 9AD.

This view will be reflected in the upcoming Cheops Books LLC publications the Cherusci Plot and Vesuvius Plot, both concerning this pivotal battle.

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Next year, starting on Friday, January 6, we will offer one of our thrillers for sale for only $.99. Every Friday thereafter we will continue to offer a weekly special to introduce you to our line of young adult and adult thriller novels in the Edward Ware Thrillers At War and the Edward Ware Thrillers YA Series. The deal will continue all weekend until midnight on Sunday. You can use your PayPal account to pay for it online. Then we will send you the ebook for you to read on your computer or upload to your Kindle.
We will also be offering deals on our partner site, lulu.com. More details about that later.

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Starting in January of next year Cheops Books LLC will start to sell its own novels and published books on its own website: http://www.edwardwarethrillers.org. We will have a checkout cart next to each book being sold. We will start with the Edward Ware Thrillers at War and proceed to the much larger group of Edward Ware Thrillers YA. You will also be able to buy paperback, hardback, and ebooks for sale on our cooperating site, lulu.com.

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Romes’s Biggest Defeat: 9AD: Battle of the Teutoburg Forest:

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Emperor Augustus presided over Rome’s Golden Age. As the adopted son and successor of Julius Caesar, he was perhaps the most clever politician who was ever born. But he lacked his father’s talent for military affairs. In 9 AD he trusted the wrong man, a Publius Quinctilius Varus, as a military officer. He sent him with his legions to the far reaches of the empire near the Elbe River near the North Sea in what would later become the German port city of Hamburg. On the way back they were ambushed by another man, a German who had supposedly turned Roman, Hermann the German, who had adopted the Roman name, Arminius. He also had deceived Augustus as someone who could be trusted near the legions. He had assembled the German tribes to chase the Romans out of Germany all together. In that surprise attack Augustus lost three of his best legions along with their standards, which would later have to be recovered by the Roman General, Germanicus.
This history forms the backdrop for Cheops Books LLC’s upcoming publication, Cherusci Plot. The Cherusci were the tribe from which the traitor Arminius hailed.

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The religion of the ancient Romans involved a polytheistic pantheon of gods in addition to ancestor worship of the spirits of the dead of the Republic and of the ancestors of the individual Romans. Jupiter ruled the skies. Pluto was the God of the Underworld. Neptune ruled the seas. Behind it all the Three Sister Fates spun the web of destiny which even the gods had to obey. Many of these gods will surface in the upcoming Cheops Books publications, Cherusci Plot and Vesuvius Plot.

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Demeter (Ceres) Ludovisi. Coarse marble. Roman copy of the 2nd century A.D. after a Greek model of the 5th—4th centuries B.C. Inv. No. 8596. Rome, Roman National Museum, Palazzo Altemps.

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