The Murders of Richard III
In a remote English manor house, modern admirers of the much-maligned King Richard III -- one of Shakespeare's most extraordinary villains -- are gathered for a grand weekend of dress-up and make-believe murder. But the fun ends when the masquerade turns more sinister ... and deadly. Jacqueline... show more
In a remote English manor house, modern admirers of the much-maligned King Richard III -- one of Shakespeare's most extraordinary villains -- are gathered for a grand weekend of dress-up and make-believe murder. But the fun ends when the masquerade turns more sinister ... and deadly. Jacqueline Kirby, an American librarian on hand for the festivities, suddenly finds herself in the center of strange, dark doings .. and racing to untangle a murderous puzzle before history repeats itself in exceptionally macabre ways.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: July 27th 2004
Pages no: 325
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Mystery
, Mystery Thriller
, Cozy Mystery
, Murder Mystery
, Romantic Suspense
Series: Jacqueline Kirby (#2)
I've been a Ricardian sympathizer since I first made my way through Josephine Tey's The Daughter of Time—in high school? college? I can no longer remember. Since then, a lifetime spent studying Europe from the 5th to the 19th centuries has given me a healthy appreciation of the willingness that rule...
I find this book tremendous fun for several reasons. First, it features Peters' detective Jacqueline Kirby--She of the Purse. While she's perhaps not as brilliant a creation as her Amelia Peabody, I'm very fond of this not so mild-mannered librarian amateur detective. But then this book also caters...
Fairly average, predictable and try hard 'English Country House' mystery with a quirky American librarian as the sleuth. The subject matter was not dissimilar to Tey's [b:The Daughter of Time|6094905|The Daughter of Time|Josephine Tey|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1320489943s/6094905.jpg|3222080] bu...
Woohoooo, I'm finished! That was actually a pretty good mystery. Totally did not figure out who dunnit.
A classic British house party mystery about a bunch of Ricardians! By Elizabeth Peters! How could I possibly resist? Lovely, though Daughter of Time remains my favorite Richard anything ever. [Nov. 2011]