The Murders of Richard III : Jacqueline Kirby

  • by Elizabeth Peters
  • Narrated by Grace Conlin
  • Series: Jacqueline Kirby
  • 6 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When attractive American Jacqueline Kirby is invited to an English country mansion for a weekend costume affair, she expects only one mystery. Since the hosts and guests are all fanatic devotees of King Richard III, they hope to clear his name of the 500-year-old accusation that he killed the little princes in the Tower of London. Jacqueline is amused at the group's eccentricities until history begins to repeat itself. A dangerous practical joker recreates famous 15th-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.
Jacqueline puts all her observations together for a dazzling solution that will surprise even the most attentive listener.

More

What the Critics Say

"Highly entertaining." (The New York Times)

More

See More Like This

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Good for driving

The plot is pretty good--you can see partial solutions then another twist comes. I did not think the narration was very good. The speaker was clear, but the characterizations were distracting rather than enhancing. Also, my recording had a number of skips. They were short enough (I think) that they did not affect the story, but they were annoying.
Read full review

- J. Tortorelli

Good Author, Mediocre Narrator

Audible needs to get the Barbara Rosenblat version of this book -- she is a wonderful narrator and would make this audiobook so much better. Naked Once More, the last in this series is available with Rosenblat's narration -- you can listen to it and understand what I mean!

Elizabeth Peters' books are probably my favorite guilty pleasure.
Read full review

- Marie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-21-2007
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.