Die for Love: A Jacqueline Kirby Novel of Suspense

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Fiction - 368 pages
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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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User Review  - 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 ... Read full review

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User Review  - 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 ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
40
Section 3
63
Section 4
89
Section 5
117
Section 6
158
Section 7
197
Section 8
246
Section 11
349
Section 12
350
Section 13
351
Section 14
352
Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
355
Section 18
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 19
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Page 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...
Page 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.
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Page 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.
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Page 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.
Page 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.
Page 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.

About the author (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.