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

American librarian Jacqueline Kirby is invited to an English country mansion for a weekend of role-playing and scholarship centered on King Richard III. Jacqueline is amused at the group's eccentricities—until history begins to repeat itself. A dangerous practical joker begins recreating famous fifteenth-century murder methods—beheading, poisoning, smothering, and even drowning in a butt of malmsey. As the jokes become more and more macabre, one at last proves fatal.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781470886714
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date: 05/01/2013
Series: Jacqueline Kirby Series , #2
Edition description: Unabridged
Sales rank: 767,441
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.80(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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