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Naked Once More (Jacqueline Kirby Series #4)
     

Naked Once More (Jacqueline Kirby Series #4)

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by Elizabeth Peters
 

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Jacqueline Kirby, former librarian turned bestselling novelist, is selected to write the sequel to the greatest blockbuster of all time, "Naked in the Ice". The original author, Kathleen Darcy, is missing and presumed dead.

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Jacqueline Kirby, former librarian turned bestselling novelist, is selected to write the sequel to the greatest blockbuster of all time, "Naked in the Ice". The original author, Kathleen Darcy, is missing and presumed dead.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Jacqueline Kirby, spirited librarian-turned-romance writer ( Die for Love ), returns to lightheartedly skewer the publishing world in the latest from the prolific Peters, who as Barbara Michaels also writes romantic suspense novels. Outspoken Jacqueline wins a competition to write the sequel for a major bestseller whose author, Kathleen Darcy, has been declared legally dead seven years afer disappearing in the Appalachian hills near her home. But soon Jacqueline, ensconced with her word processor in Kathleen's home town, begins to have accidents paralleling those that once befell Kathleen. While writing on deadline, Jacqueline must also figure out who's after her and, of course, determine what really happened to Kathleen Darcy. Among those she suspects of more recent murder are Kathleen's pompous brother, a handsome former suitor, an ex-lover, another romance writer with an ego to match her oversized body, and a greedy literary agent. Thankfully Jacqueline's forthright manner earns her more friends than enemies as she risks mortal danger to unmask the culprit with panache and mastery remarkably similar to Peters's own. Major ad/promo; author tour. (Sept.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780517074435
Publisher:
Random House Value Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/15/1991
Series:
Jacqueline Kirby Series , #4

Meet the Author

Barbara Mertz (1927-2013), who also wrote under the pseudonyms Elizabeth Peters and Barbara Michaels, was the prolific author of mystery, suspense, and nonfiction books. She is perhaps the best known for the mystery series she wrote as Elizabeth Peters featuring archaeologist and amateur sleuth Amelia Peabody. Mertz earned her PhD in Egyptology in 1952 and published two nonfiction titles on life in Ancient Egypt. Her top books include The Curse of the Pharaohs, The Mummy Case, and The Golden One.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
A farm in rural Maryland
Date of Birth:
September 29, 1927
Place of Birth:
Canton, Illinois
Education:
M.A., Ph.D. in Egyptology, Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, 1952
Website:
http://mpmbooks.com/

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Naked Once More (Jacqueline Kirby Series #4) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
druidgirl More than 1 year ago
Jacqueline Kirby is a writer who is chosen to write a sequel to a book by Kathleen Darcy who disappeared seven years earlier. But as she was researching and interviewing Kathleen's family and friends she got it into her head that Kathleen was not really dead,so Jacqueline begins then turns into a sleuth rather than an author. As she investigates the same accidents that happened to Kathleen begin to happen to her. Jacqueline is a likable ,little eccentric and slightly rude but persistent. If you want to know more please read this wonderfully written book with great characters and a fine storyline. Thanks again to Net Gally and Grand Central Publishing.
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'You light up my life'