Title: The Murder of Richard 111
Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Co, NY
Publication Date: 1974
Book Condition: Almost Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Almost Fine
Edition: First Edition
Top edge shaded light green (remaindered). DJ has slightest 3/4" edge wear along bottom front (barely noticeable). Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 007972
Synopsis: American librarian Jacqueline Kirby is invited to an English country mansion for a weekend of role-playing and scholarship centered on King Richard III. Jacqueline is amused at the groups eccentricities--until history begins to repeat itself. A dangerous practical joker begins recreating 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.
From the Back Cover: When attractive American Jacqueline Kirby is invited to an English country mansion for a weekend costume affair, she expects only one mystery. Since the hosts and guests are all fanatic devotees of King Richard III, they hope to clear his name of the 500-year-old accusation that he killed the little princes in the Tower of London. Jacqueline puts all her observations together for a dazzling solution that will surprise even the most attentive listener.
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