Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday - Naked Once More by Elizabeth Peters

 "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week my choice is Naked Once More by Elizabeth Peters due out August 6, 2013 by Grand Central Publishing. This is actually a re-release, but I missed it the first time out which was 1989. It won an Agatha award for best novel that same year.

Jacqueline Kirby, Jake, is a librarian turned novelist. She is contemplating getting out of the writing business when her agent approaches her with the option to write the sequel to the blockbuster novel Naked in the  Ice. Naked in the Ice was written by Kathleen Darcy who was missing and declared dead after 7 years. The novel had skyrocketed her to instant fame. Jake thought only a fool would turn down this opportunity. 

From Goodreads: "It’s an opportunity no novelist in her right mind would pass up, and there’s no doubting Jacqueline’s sanity…until she starts digging through the missing woman’s papers—and her past. Until she gets mixed up with Kathleen’s enigmatic lover. Until a series of nasty accidents convince her much too late that someone wants to bring Jacqueline’s story—and her life—to a premature end."

Lest the thought that Jaqueline is a librarian turn you off, the official web site for Elizabeth Peters assures you that Jake is not your stereotypical librarian. Rather, she is described as "an intelligent, glamorous, and flamboyant woman of mystery whose passion for reference work and natural talent combine to make her an excellent detective. No matter what the situation, she always gets her man."

I find the premise intriguing. I used to work in the public library system. I think that I will enjoy it. I think that if you like Elizabeth Peters writing, you would probably enjoy it. I love the cover too.


  1. Cool pick! Thanks for sharing :)

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