Broach plays out a mystery concerning the true identity of Shakespeare, with modern-day people trying to solve it. The characters find clues little by little, and even try to find an expensive jewel hidden in Hero's family's new house. The storyline was interesting, if a little predictable, but the plot was well thought out. My main qualm was that Hero continually went behind her parent's back, disobeyed some household rules, and hid things at school from them. The book ends before her parents find out about all of this, but I think it is implied that she does not get into trouble because the 'ends justified the means'.