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The Murders of Richard III - Elizabeth Peters
The Murders of Richard III
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Bloody Richard?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 make-believe turns more sinister . . . and deadly.... show more
Bloody Richard?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 make-believe 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 bloody ways.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780062119742 (0062119745)
Publisher: Harper
Pages no: 262
Edition language: English
Series: Jacqueline Kirby (#2)
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C. P. Lesley
C. P. Lesley rated it
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...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
4.0 The Murders of Richard III
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...
jemidar
jemidar rated it
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...
heidenkind
heidenkind rated it
Woohoooo, I'm finished! That was actually a pretty good mystery. Totally did not figure out who dunnit.
By Singing Light
By Singing Light rated it
3.0
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]
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