Extended Audio Sample

Download The Murders of Richard III Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample The Murders of Richard III, by Elizabeth Peters Click for printable size audiobook cover
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,529 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:
Coming Soon! We're adding audiobooks daily and hope to make this one available for download very soon. Submit your vote below to let us know you really crave this title!
Vote this up! This audiobook has 0 votes

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.

Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Highly entertaining.”

    New York Times

  • “History buffs will enjoy the author’s grasp of the details and suppositions of this medieval period.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Shani | 2/18/2014

    " I think I may have read this before, though I did not remember the ending. Love Peters' writing, but like her later works a lot better. This has me inspired to do some re-reading of the Wars of the Roses, though, once I'm safely back out of the Anjevin era. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Holly Booms Walsh | 2/11/2014

    " This is a Jacqueline Kirby mystery, and I like her even if she is a too-perfect Mary Sue. The book is fun, a drawing room mystery where all the suspects are within one social group, gathered in one house. The group in question are re-enacting the history of Richard III, so the history and theories about the late king are a bonus. This is a quick, easy read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Leah Cates | 2/7/2014

    " This book was a random choice from my grandmother's library when I was staying with her and I forgot to bring a book. I really loved the author's irreverant writing style. I also love the strong female characters. Great bedtime reading. Once I read this one I became addicted and have read almost all of Elizabeth Peters books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Laurie | 2/3/2014

    " Not one of E. Peter's better books. "

  • > Show All
Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations