The Murders of Richard III by Elizabeth Peters audiobook

The Murders of Richard III

By Elizabeth Peters
Read by Grace Conlin

Blackstone Publishing 9780396069362

The Jacqueline Kirby Mysteries: Book 2

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781470886714

  • ISBN: 9780786160006

  • ISBN: 9780786160013

  • ISBN: 9781433269042

Runtime: 6.88 Hours
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In a remote English country mansion, modern devotees of the infamous King Richard III, immortally villainized by Shakespeare, have gathered for a grand weekend of role-playing and Ricardian scholarship. Jacqueline Kirby, an attractive American librarian attending the festivities, anticipates only one mystery to be raised: the five-hundred-year-old question of whether Richard truly killed the little princess 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 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.

Racing to untangle the murderous puzzle, Jacqueline puts all her observations together for a dazzling solution that will surprise even the most attentive listener.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Highly entertaining.” New York Times
“History buffs will enjoy the author’s grasp of the details and suppositions of this medieval period.” Library Journal

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Author Bio: Elizabeth Peters

Author Bio: Elizabeth Peters

Elizabeth Peters (1927–2013) was born and brought up in Illinois. She earned her PhD in Egyptology from the University of Chicago’s famed Oriental Institute and went on to become a New York Times bestselling author whose novels were often set against historical backdrops. Peters was named Grand Master at the inaugural Anthony Awards in 1986 and Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America at the Edgar Awards in 1998. She also wrote books under the names Barbara Mertz and Barbara Michaels.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD, Playaway
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 6.88
Audience: Adult
Language: English