The Laughter of Dead Kings

The Laughter of Dead Kings

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"A royal treat....Welcome back, Vicky Bliss!...For readers new to Vicky's sassy and distinctively smart stories, The Laughter of Dead Kings will mark the start of a beautiful friendship."

--Tampa Tribune

New York Times bestselling Grand Master Elizabeth Peters--author of the thrilling fictional exploits of archaeologist Amelia Peabody in the Land of the Pharaohs--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 land's 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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Product details

  • CD-Audio | 9 pages
  • 132.08 x 147.32 x 40.64mm | 68.04g
  • HarperAudio
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged
  • 0061662402
  • 9780061662409
  • 993,771

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For the first time in more than a decade, New York Times bestselling Grand Master Elizabeth Peters brings Vicki Bliss back for one last investigation. But this time she'll be detecting in Amelia Peabody territory, searching for solutions in Egypt's mysterious Valley of the Kings.

Who stole one of Egypt's most priceless treasures? The brazen crime bears all the earmarks of one Sir John Smythe, the international art thief who is, in fact, John Tregarth, the longtime significant other of Vicki Bliss. But John swears he's retired--not to mention innocent--and he vows to clear his name by hunting down the true criminal.

Vicki's faith in John leaves her no choice but to set out for the Middle East, where dark days and myriad dangers await them and each uncovered clue seems to raise even more questions for the intrepid Vicki. And the stakes are elevated considerably because now it appears that murder most foul has been added to the equation.
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3,257 ratings
3.81 out of 5 stars
5 27% (873)
4 37% (1,203)
3 28% (918)
2 7% (218)
1 1% (45)
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