Die for Love: A Jacqueline Kirby Novel of Suspense

כריכה קדמית
Harper Collins, 13 באוק׳ 2009 - 368 עמודים

The annual Historical Romance Writers of the World convention in New York City is calling to Jacqueline Kirby, a Nebraska librarian who desperately desires some excitement. But all is not love and kisses at this august gathering of starry-eyed eccentrics and sentimental scribes. As far as Jacqueline is concerned, the sudden "natural" death of a gossip columnist seems anything but. And when she's approached by a popular genre star who fears for her own life, the resourceful Ms. Kirby quickly goes back to work...as a sleuth. Because there's a sinister scenario being penned at this purple prose congregation. And when jealousy and passion are given free rein beyond the boundaries of the printed page, the result can be murder.

 

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LibraryThing Review

ביקורת משתמש  - Jean_Sexton - LibraryThing

I admit, this one makes me giggle. I like romances and this plays with the genre's worst tropes. I love how Jacqueline's romance story changes as she goes through the convention's seminars. The ... קרא סקירה מלאה

LibraryThing Review

ביקורת משתמש  - susanamper - LibraryThing

Published in 1984. Not a sterling entry in the Jacqueline Kirby series. Peters is going for satire, I think, but it falls flat. (book description from Amazon) The annual Historical Romance Writers of ... קרא סקירה מלאה

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עמוד 111 - Authorizing thy trespass with compare, Myself corrupting, salving thy amiss, Excusing thy sins more than thy sins are; For to thy sensual fault I bring in sense — Thy adverse party is thy advocate— And 'gainst myself a lawful plea commence. Such...
עמוד 29 - Love is like the measles: we kan't have it bad but oncet, and the later in life we have it, the tuffer it goes with us.
עמוד 4 - It was either too hot or too cold, too wet or too dry.
עמוד 61 - As time goes by. Moonlight and love songs Never out of date. Hearts full of passion Jealousy and hate. Woman needs man, And man must have his mate, That no one can deny. It's still the same old story, A fight for love and glory, A case of do or die. The world will always welcome lovers, As time goes by.
עמוד 56 - Okay, if you don't want to tell me, you don't have to. But anyone who's read any of their cruddy books should know why I don't like them. Have you read any of their books?
עמוד 9 - What's the matter?" Jacqueline looked at him suspiciously. "You're smirking, James. I know that smirk." "I'm not sure the IRS will buy it, that's all. University libraries don't stock many novels. Especially romantic novels.
עמוד 10 - Contrary to popular opinion, librarians are not prim, unworldly spinsters, isolated from the modern world; nor are university librarians unacquainted with what is loosely termed popular culture. If you prick them they bleed, if you drop in on them unexpectedly you may find them engrossed in a soap opera or a copy of Playgirl.
עמוד 328 - Hattie's—stronger, because your feelings for Valentine are as violent and perverse as Laurie's were. You've fallen in love with your Galatea, the image you and Hattie created to assume the role of Valerie Valentine, and if the truth came out you'd lose her.
עמוד 45 - I have better things to do with my time than listen to Singaporean tour guides say: "And on my left is a statue of a fat British imperialist with silly sideburns.

מידע על המחבר (2009)

Elizabeth Peters earned her Ph.D. in Egyptology from the University of Chicago’s famed Oriental Institute. During her fifty-year career, she wrote more than seventy novels and three nonfiction books on Egypt. She received numerous writing awards and, in 2012, was given the first Amelia Peabody Award, created in her honor. She died in 2013, leaving a partially completed manuscript of The Painted Queen.

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