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The Laughter of Dead Kings: A Vicky Bliss Novel of Suspense

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“A royal treat….Welcome back, Vicky Bliss!...For readers new to Vickys sassy and distinctively smart stories, The #LINK<>##LINK<>#Laughter of Dead Kings will mark the start of a beautiful friendship.”

&#8212;Tampa Tribune

 New York Times bestselling Grand Master Elizabeth Peters&#8212;author of the thrilling fictional exploits of archaeologist Amelia Peabody in the Land of the Pharaohs&#8212;brings back beautiful, brainy art expert and sometime sleuth Vicky Bliss for one last adventure in The Laughter of Dead Kings. The incomparable Peters sends Vicky and her colorful entourage racing across modern-day Egypt to investigate the brazen theft of one the ancient desert lands most priceless treasures. Smart, funny, evocative, and suspenseful, The Laughter of Dead Kings is a fond and fitting farewell to the ever-delightful Vicky…and a superior mystery fit for a King Tutankhamen.

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The author of the bestselling Amelia Peabody novels returns with the long-awaited final installment in her beloved series featuring art historian Vicky Bliss--back in print for the first time in more than a decade. Now available in a tall Premium Edition.

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Who stole one of Egypt's most priceless treasures? The Egyptian authorities and Interpol believe they know the identity of the culprit: "Sir John Smythe," the suave and dangerously charming international art thief who is, in fact, John Tregarth, the longtime significant other of famed art expert and sometime sleuth Vicky Bliss.

But John swears he is retired&#8212;not to mention innocent&#8212;and he vows to clear his name. With complete faith in her man's integrity, Vicky takes a hiatus from her job at a leading Munich museum and follows him to the Middle East. But dark days and myriad dangers await John, Vicky, and her employer, the rotund gourmand and insatiable adventurer Herr Doktor Anton Z. Schmidt. And the stakes are elevated considerably when a ransom note arrives accompanied by a grisly memento&#8212;because now it appears that murder has been added to the equation.

About the Author

Elizabeth Peters earned her Ph.D. in Egyptology from the University of Chicago's famed Oriental Institute. She was named Grand Master at the inaugural Anthony Awards in 1986 and Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America in 1998. In 2003, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Malice Domestic Convention. She lives in a historic farmhouse in western Maryland.

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Celeste Thomas, October 14, 2010 (view all comments by Celeste Thomas)
This author has written a bunch of fiction novels. Even though she started almost as a joke, or maybe because of it, they are mostly very good. The books are usually set squarely in the mystery or romance genre categories, she writes "in character" but the occasional tongue-in-cheek asides are hilarious.

This latest story connects two of her series - Amelia Peabody and Vicky Bliss. It is a little slow to start, but the last half is classic Elizabeth Peters. These two series have been running (separately) for over 35 years; I would be interested to ask the author when she decided to connect the two story lines.

Definitely worth reading.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061246258
Subtitle:
A Vicky Bliss Novel of Suspense
Author:
Peters, Elizabeth
Publisher:
Harper
Subject:
General
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Bliss, Vicky (Fictitious character)
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Suspense
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market PB
Publication Date:
20090929
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
7.62x4.26x1.00 in. .49 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The author of the bestselling Amelia Peabody novels returns with the long-awaited final installment in her beloved series featuring art historian Vicky Bliss--back in print for the first time in more than a decade. Now available in a tall Premium Edition.
"Synopsis" by , Who stole one of Egypt's most priceless treasures? The Egyptian authorities and Interpol believe they know the identity of the culprit: "Sir John Smythe," the suave and dangerously charming international art thief who is, in fact, John Tregarth, the longtime significant other of famed art expert and sometime sleuth Vicky Bliss.

But John swears he is retired&#8212;not to mention innocent&#8212;and he vows to clear his name. With complete faith in her man's integrity, Vicky takes a hiatus from her job at a leading Munich museum and follows him to the Middle East. But dark days and myriad dangers await John, Vicky, and her employer, the rotund gourmand and insatiable adventurer Herr Doktor Anton Z. Schmidt. And the stakes are elevated considerably when a ransom note arrives accompanied by a grisly memento&#8212;because now it appears that murder has been added to the equation.

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