Naked Once More Mass Market Paperback – Oct 1 1990
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From Publishers Weekly
A writer penning the sequel to a murdered author's bestselling book must meet her publishing deadline while solving the mystery of her predecessor's disappearance. PW concluded that the main character "risks mortal danger to unmask the culprit with panache and mastery remarkably similar to Peters's own." Peters writes romantic suspense novels as Barbara Michaels.
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"A charmerfunny, suspenseful, a provocative mystery." -- Phyllis A. Whitney
"An expertly made fun read." -- Washington Post Book World
"Kirby...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
Top Customer Reviews
This book is the sequel to "Die For Love," starring the incomparable Jacqueline Kirby (first seen in "Seventh Sinner") who is now a bestselling author who previously did two historical romances (which she can't stand). Now she is being approached for one of the biggest book deals in history: Write a sequel to the historical/romance/fantasy epic "Naked on the Ice"--and yes, that is the real title. The author of "Naked," the cult figure Kathleen Darcy, is supposedly dead by suicide, having vanished into the wilderness seven years back, despite being a bestselling millionaire.
Jacqueline gains the book deal, but must now deal with the rising specter of murder. She suspects strongly that Kathleen Darcy was being targeted for death via "accidents." Among her suspects are Kathleen's toad-like half-brother, St. John Darcy; Kathleen's ex-lover; the hack historical-romance writer Brunnhilde; the violent male rival; the married hunk whom "Naked"'s hero was physically based on; the deformed woman who has an almost obsessive fascination with Kathleen; and a sprinkling of other former friends, enemies, and relations...
What happened to Kathleen? Did she really commit suicide, or was she murdered? Is she alive, possibly? And what possible reason would anyone have to want her dead--money, love, revenge? Jacqueline intends to find the truth -- but what if she gets in the murderer's way?
Jacqueline is still the same effervescently vivid character as before.Read more ›
Kirby has gone from being an outrageously outspoken librarian to an outrageous "eccentric" bestselling author, and wins the chance to write a sequel to one of the best-selling books of the decade, whose young author disappeared seven years ago. She goes to the home town of the author, intending to do research, but is naturally caught up in the mystery of the disappearance. She finds a somehow haunted town, populated with people unable to go on with their lives, to accept the loss, obsessed with her, needing more from her, living in the past. Where could a strong-willed, outspoken, brilliant amateur sleuth be needed more?
One of Peters' most moving and naturalistic books, I must have read this one ten times.
Most recent customer reviews
This book is one of E. Peter's very best, and I know, I have read every E. Peter's book including those under Barbara Michael's real name. Read morePublished on Dec 22 1999
DID THE AUTHOR REALIZE THE VILLAIN IN THE TWO BOOKS HAVE THE SAME NAME? THE SAME THEME OF UNPUBLISHED MANUSCRIPTS? Read morePublished on Sept. 10 1999