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.

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What the Critics Say

"Highly entertaining." (The New York Times)

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Customer Reviews

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If you like Peters stay away

I you have read/heard other books by E.Peters you will be sorely disappointed.
While the book itsself is entertaining and maybe even a fun listen, it in now way lives up to the expectations placed upon it by the authors name. For most authors this would be a laudable book; for Peters it's at best an embarassment.
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- Philipp

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.
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- J. Tortorelli

Book Details

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