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3.93 out of 53.93 out of 53.93 out of 53.93 out of 53.93 out of 5 3.93 (14 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elizabeth Peters Narrator: Grace Conlin Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Jacqueline Kirby Mysteries Release Date: October 2008 ISBN: 9781455174782
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The annual Historical Romance Writers of the World convention in New York City is calling to Jacqueline Kirby, a Nebraska librarian who desperately desires some excitement. But all is not love and kisses at this august gathering of starry-eyed eccentrics and sentimental scribes. As far as Jacqueline is concerned, the sudden “natural” death of a gossip columnist seems anything but. And when she’s approached by a popular genre star who fears for her own life, the resourceful Ms. Kirby quickly goes back to work … as a sleuth.

There’s a sinister scenario being penned at this purple prose congregation. And when jealousy and passion are released from the boundaries of the printed page, the result can be murder.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Delicious stereotypes abound as each author tries to outdo the others. The narrator splendidly delivers the banter and wordplay of these wordsmiths. Peters is a natural for audio because conversation is central to her work. Conlin wonderfully portrays the array of characters.”

    AudioFile

  • “A good addition to mystery collections.”

    Library Journal

  • “Conlin reads in a rich, resonant and beautifully cadenced voice. Her timing is impeccable and she carries you effortlessly through the story. Light and enjoyable.”

    Kliatt

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judy | 2/28/2011

    " Rereading another of Peters' great humorous suspense stories involving a middle-aged (beautiful I might add) librarian. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judy | 1/12/2011

    " Different from my usual, but very entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ron | 12/22/2010

    " Murder at a Romance convention. What fun. For something similar try Bimbos of the Death Sun. Enjoy! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 10/25/2010

    " Just okay. I'm not a huge fan of the Jacqueline Kirby character. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ken | 6/8/2010

    " This is a funny slueth book that takes place at a romance novel convention. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liz | 4/30/2010

    " Good old stand-by. Read this one many years ago, picked it up again for fun. The plot is fun, spoof on romance books/writers, but it has a good plot, twits and turns and a great heroine. Ms. Peters is always a good read, the first or second time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James | 4/18/2010

    " This is my all-time favorite Elizabeth Peters book! This is the book that inspired me to follow my dream of writing, and still inspires me to continue to do so.

    When I grow up, I want to be Jake. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 3/15/2010

    " Romance writers and happy chaos, not to mention murder. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann | 9/17/2009

    " Before there was Amelia Peabody, one of my all-time favorite characters, therre was librarian Jacqueline Kirby, one of my new faves. Ms. Kirby attends a Romance Writers' Convention where there's nothing romantic about death. There are at least 4 more in this series, which I hope to be reading soon. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Heather | 11/7/2008

    " I thought I remembered liking this book the first time I read it, but I'm not sure why - I got halfway through this time and decided that I'd had enough swearing and so on, that I gave it up! I wouldn't bother - I don't remember the ending, and at this point just don't care! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meredith | 7/24/2008

    " Hilarious send-up of conventions/conferences and the romance novel industry, with a murder mystery for added fun. A great, quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 3/4/2008

    " I'm a sucker for anything by Elizabeth Peters. She has a Ph.D in Egyptology AND writes first class mystery novels full of wit and trivia. Oh, and she's in her 80s or close to it and is still writing novels. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danielle | 2/25/2008

    " Elizabeth Peters writes some of my favorite, lighthearted, sassy mysteries.  Some know of my secret addiction to trashy romance novels...this books mocks the entire romance culture and illustrates why I enjoy reading them.   "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shannon | 1/10/2008

    " Very funny murder mystery. Takes place at a convention for Romance Novelists and their fans. The heroine of the book, Jacqueline Kirby, librarian, hates harlequinn books but was sent for work. Her thoughts of the entire proceedings are hysterical. "

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About the Author
Author 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.

About the Narrator

Grace Conlin (1962–1997) was the recording name of Grainne Cassidy, an award-winning actress and acclaimed narrator. She was a member of the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Washington, DC, and won a Helen Hayes Award in 1988 for her role in Woolly Mammoth’s production of Savage in Limbo.