The Murders of Richard III (Jacqueline Kirby Series #2)

The Murders of Richard III (Jacqueline Kirby Series #2)

by Elizabeth Peters
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The Murders of Richard III (Jacqueline Kirby Series #2) by Elizabeth Peters

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062119742
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 07/31/2012
Series: Jacqueline Kirby Series , #2
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 496,480
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Elizabeth Peters earned her Ph.D. in Egyptology from the University of Chicago's famed Oriental Institute. She was named Grand Master at the inaugural Anthony Awards in 1986 and Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America in 1998. In 2003, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Malice Domestic Convention. She lives in a historic farmhouse in western Maryland.


A farm in rural Maryland

Date of Birth:

September 29, 1927

Place of Birth:

Canton, Illinois


M.A., Ph.D. in Egyptology, Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, 1952

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Murders of Richard III (Jacqueline Kirby Series #2) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
BeeMD More than 1 year ago
Read this one just after reading "Daughter of Time" on the same subject. A who didn't dunnit. Enjoyed it thoroughly.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Peters blends mystery and history in a fun and readable manner. Her female characters are strong and yet still value femininity. This book like her other books has a lot of humor and wit. Most of her books I started getting at the library and found myself buying later since they can be enjoyed on multiple readings, this one included.
TX_Tumbleweed More than 1 year ago
Elizabeth Peter's works are always full of interesting characters, good history and fun mystery. The same is true of this Jacqueline Kirby mystery. Although the story line is a bit more convoluted than some of Ms. Peters' other works, it is still a good way to spend an afternoon. You'll have a grand time reading about the eccentric behavior of history enthusiasts who dress in period costumes while learning about real historical controversies.
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good plot - interesting since they found richard lll in the carpark.
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