The Murders of Richard III

The Murders of Richard III

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American librarian Jacqueline Kirby is fascinated by the assembled guests at an English country mansion who have assumed the dress and lifestyle of Richard III's court, until someone decides to recreate his historic crimes. Reprint.


In a remote English manor house, modern admirersof 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 masquerade 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 macabre ways.

Topical Term: Women novelists
Detective and mystery stories
Suspense fiction
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Avon Books, 2004, c1974
ISBN: 9780060597191
Branch Call Number: F
Characteristics: 325 p. ; 18 cm


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Mar 30, 2019

I have always liked Elizabeth Peters. She is not only a great writer, she is also a historian for all the accurate and up-to-date research that it is clear in her works. So, this is a detective story, but you can be sure to learn a lot about King Richard III, one of the most maligned monarchs in history. The picture that you get is that of a basically good person, framed by Henry VII - who had no right to the throne and thought that defaming his predecessor was a good way to strengthen is position. Well, it seems that it worked.
The setting is lovely (an old English manor), the characters are very peculiar, the "murders" are absolutely what you might think. Make yourself a nice cup of tea, find the most comfortable armchair and start reading. You are in for a treat!

Apr 19, 2016

You need to write out the list of characters and the roles they play. O/W very confusing.


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