cover image Naked Once More

Naked Once More

Elizabeth Peters, Barbara Mertz. Warner Books, $22.99 (370pp) ISBN 978-0-446-36032-6

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. (Oct.)