Up the role of one of the major historical characters with the host playing Richard The mystery is OK The humor between Thomas and Jacueline charming This was a fun story Jacueline is clearly the heroine but still not
the main point of view The story follows the traditional country house with limited number of suspects main point of view The story follows the traditional country house with limited number of suspects but keeps things different with a series of accidents that may or may not be murder attempts I thought that this would be an interesting light read because it was written in 1974 and the subject matter was very relevant to the present day I was keen to know how Richard III was perceived retrospectively We have just found out so much about his physical appearance and how he was buried and I wanted to compare that to what we knew forty years ago The story is very light and if you are interested in a beginner s guide to who was who at the court of King Richard then you will njoy it I found all of the characters ually annoying they were mainly members of a Ricardian society and most
them are obsessed the subject They all meet at the home of Herman Weldon for a weekend of make believe and re nactment Weldon taking on the role of Richard III at the gathering The Guests all dress as one of Richard s contemporaries and it is through their constant arguments and theories about Richard that we get the full history lesson of supposed Indecent... Exposure (Indecent, events during his reign I felt that there was just too much information as the reader is bombarded by different speculations and anyone who knew nothing about thevents would I feel come out of it knowing Not Without a Fight even less than they did in the first place As for the plot of the story I was disappointed I was waiting for something to happen but not much does The denouement is very lengthy and I think struggles to tie in all thends. Ds beheading poisoning smothering and Garden Bouquets and Beyond even drowning in a butt of malmsey As the jokes become and macabre one at last proves fatalJacueline puts all her observations together for a dazzling solution that will surpriseven the most attentive reade. Elizabeth Peters was one of my favorite authors in "MY TEENAGE YEARS I M IN THE MINORITY AS "teenage years I m in the minority as disliked Amelia Peabody xcept for the first book and loved her Vicky Bliss and Jaueline Kirby series as well as her stand alones If I read this when I was younger I don t remember it I like Jaueline Kirby as a character and think she s aged well The problem with this book is that I really don "T Care About Richard " care about Richard or his history and the whole book revolves around it An amusing mystery story about a group of Ricardians with an attractive lady detective given to a dose of sarcasm You don t have to be a Ricardian to njoy the story but being a bit of one myself this was my main motivation for reading this and it made me think I should probably take up the old study last The Management Bible endulged something like ten years ago now againThe book was written in the 1970s and it shows In a positive way in the brevity of the book ah the good old times when bestsellers were around 320 pages in a negative way in the general shock this bright outspoken woman creates among the males of the bookThe reason it s only three stars for me the author is rather fond of ten dollar words which she uses all over the placexcuse me which she Zu schnell employs abundantly perhaps in the hopes of soundinglegant but it s a bit hit and miss Also the interaction between the characters often seemed haphazard toOf Them Are Obsessed
me uarrels break out for no reason frowns and smiles show ually without motivationStill in spite of these it wasuarrels break out for no reason frowns and smiles show ually without motivationStill in spite of these it was uick and amusing read I really really dislike this character Jacueline the librarian and am shocked by it because I njoy Peters other two series very much specially Vicky Bliss Maybe it s the third person narrative that keeps the reader an audience than inside the character s head along for the ride The charact. When attractive American Jacueline Kirby is invited to an English country mansion for a weekend costume affair she xperts only one mystery Since the hosts and guests are all fanatic devotees of King Richard III they hope to clear his name of the. Er has a lot of Amelia Peabody if she were a late
century divorcee with binding attachments but it is the binding attachments anddivorcee with no binding attachments but it is the binding attachments and family of characters that allow us to see into the deeper and motions of the character I ve always been interested in Richard III and I really Invisible (The Curse of Avalon enjoyed debate in the book did he or did he not kill the young princes The character of Thomas kind of annoyed me though In general it was a decent mystery This was a hard book to read I appreciate scholarly aspects added to a mystery but this was just too much I had to look up information about Richard III and the Wars of the Roses and about historical dress to understand what was going on I was relieved that the book did not involve as many murders as the historical time did Other Jacueline Kirby books are much better than this one Murder and mayhem among the Ricardians c 1974I didn tnjoy this as much as the Amelia Peabody mysteries I ve read by the same author but it was an Yummy Supper enjoyable way to spend an afternoon in bed when I wasn t feeling well Fairly average predictable and try hard English Country House mystery with a uirky American librarian as the sleuth The subject matter was not dissimilar to Tey s The Daughter of Time but I m afraid that s where the comparisonnds However I did njoy that this book characterized fanatical Ricardians as complete nutters and I couldn t resist awarding it an xtra star for that fact alone Thomas is narrating this book He invites Jacueline Kirby to a weekend of semi scholars who are supporting the idea that Richard III did not murder his nephews NOTE this topic was investigated in Josephine Tey s Daughter of Time The party takes place in an English Country house where someone is playing a dangerous game A Deep Listening each member of the party dresses. 500 year old accusation that he killed the little princess in the Tower of London Jacueline is amused at the group'sccentricities until history begins to repeat itself A dangerous practical joker recreates famous fifteenth century murder metho.