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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,158 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:
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She may be a bestselling author, but ex-librarian Jacqueline Kirby’s views on the publishing biz aren’t fit to print. In fact, she’s thinking of trading celebrity for serenity and a house far away from fiendish editors and demented fans, when her agent whispers the only words that could ever make her stay: Naked in the Ice.

Seven years ago, this blockbuster skyrocketed Kathleen Darcy to instant fame. Now the author’s heirs are looking for a writer to pen the sequel. It’s an opportunity no novelist in her right mind would pass up, and there’s no doubting Jacqueline’s sanityuntil she starts digging through the missing woman’s papers—and her past. Until she gets mixed up with Kathleen’s enigmatic lover. Until a series of nasty accidents convince her much too late that someone wants to bring Jacqueline’s story—and her life—to a premature end.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A charmer—funny, suspenseful…provocative mystery.”

    Phyllis A. Whitney

  • “An expertly made fun read.”

    Washington Post Book World

  • “Kirby, with her outrageous clothes and equally outrageous mouth, is a great companion to spend a couple of days with…Peters knows how to knit a good yarn.”

    Chicago Sun-Times

  • “Such marvelous fun…you’ll want to read it at a gulp—but don’t…Peters isn't merely magnificent, she’s also sneaky.”

    Charlotte Macleod

  • “[Kirby] risks mortal danger to unmask the culprit with panache and mastery remarkably similar to Peters’ own."

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lisa Carter | 2/19/2014

    " Reread this one recently. More convinced than ever of the brilliance and skill of Barbara Mertz aka Elizabeth Peters aka Barbara Michaels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jen | 2/16/2014

    " I downloaded this as an audiobook when I had an Audible.com subscription because...well, I don't remember why I chose it, exactly. Mystery novels are absolutely my personal guilty bookish pleasure, so it's not a stretch to imagine that someone recommended it to me and I picked it up for that reason. Regardless, I greatly enjoyed it. Plot summary: Jacqueline Kirby, loud-mouthed, brash, fearless, hilarious, best-selling romance author, needs a vacation from the publishing biz. Unfortunately, she's also out of money. So when she hears about the opportunity to write a sequel to one of the best-selling books of all time, which also happens to be one of her favorite books ever written, she jumps at it. The book's author, Kathleen Darcy, disappeared in the middle of nowhere seven years ago, and she's now presumed dead. Her family is interviewing candidates to write the sequel, and Jacqueline very much wants to get the job. The more she pokes around in their family business, however, the more certain she is that one of them wanted Kathleen dead - and she's determined to get to the bottom of that particular mystery. This was a fun, fast, entertaining story. The actor who reads the book captures Jacqueline Kirby PERFECTLY, which made the audiobook that much more enjoyable. I believe that this is the second or third Jacqueline Kirby book, and I definitely want to read the others in the series after experiencing this one. When I mentioned on Facebook that I'd read it, one of my friends said she liked to describe Elizabeth Peters's books as a peanut M&M - candy-coated chocolate with a nugget of protein in the center. I think that's a dead-on description. It is a fun, fluffy, cozy mystery story, but there's something weighty about it. It's well-written, and I can tell Peters is a smart woman. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Trude | 2/16/2014

    " Loved this one more than I thought I was going to. The main character was much more interesting to me this time around, and the pacing was done masterfully. A fun mystery with fantastic pokes at the publishing industry that still ring true today. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Cookie | 2/15/2014

    " I was disappointed in this series but read it because I love the author's other books so much. I especially loved her Amelia Peabody series and there are so many of her stand-alone books that I have enjoyed over the years. Jaqueline Kirby just didn't hit the right balance with me. This book in particular seemed to drag too much even though I did enjoy the last quarter of the book and the ending was a surprise. "

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