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.
A Blackstone Audio production.
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Good book/mediocre reader
The book is great fun - Ricardians at a pro-Richard meeting complete with costumes and medieval feast while pranks aping the purported crimes committed by Richard III come fast and furious.
The reader unfortunate mispronunciation of a number of words is jarring.
So 4 stars for the book (daughter of time is much better) but 2 stars for the reader.