The Laughter of Dead Kings (Vicky Bliss Series #6)

The Laughter of Dead Kings (Vicky Bliss Series #6)

by Elizabeth Peters
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The Laughter of Dead Kings (Vicky Bliss Series #6) by Elizabeth Peters

“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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061835179
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/13/2009
Series: Vicky Bliss Series , #6
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 78,525
File size: 544 KB

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.

Hometown:

A farm in rural Maryland

Date of Birth:

September 29, 1927

Place of Birth:

Canton, Illinois

Education:

M.A., Ph.D. in Egyptology, Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, 1952

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The Laughter of Dead Kings (Vicky Bliss Series #6) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As an avid reader of the Vicky Bliss series I was delighted at the annoucement of yet another book following the amateur slueth. Once again I found myself glued to every page of this wonderfully clever book. I highly recommend this 'Laughter of Dead Kings' for anyone who enjoys a good mystery with a dash of romance and a pinch of humor.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The ¿Inspector of Antiquities for all Upper Egypt¿ Feisal arrives at the Munich National Museum to visits assistant curator American expatriate Vicky Bliss. She welcomes her friend who has come so far since THE NIGHT TRAIN TO MEMPHIS caper, but is shocked to see him so far from his beloved Egypt and coming to Germany without telling her. He asks to see her lover antiquities dealer John Tregarth.--------------- Feisal informs John and Vicky that someone stole King Tut¿s mummy from the tomb in the Valley of Kings pyramid. Based on evidence, the Egyptian police believe strongly that notorious art thief Sir John Smythe is the thief. Stunned as Tregarth was once Smythe, but no longer steals anything they begin investigating knowing they will risk Egypt to find the real culprit and return Tut to his resting place----------------------- After too long a wait, Elizabeth Peters fans will welcome the return of the statuesque amateur sleuth who along with her British lover and their Egyptian friend try to prove Sir Smythe is retired and someone else is imitating his M.O. The story line is fun to follow as the connection to Amelia Peabody is obvious with the tour of Egypt that follows in her historical footsteps, which in many ways dominates the plot over the investigation. Readers will enjoy the blissful return of Vicky and John as they struggle to stay alive and out of jail long enough to prove his innocence.---------------- Harriet Klausner
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I enjoyed the story as well as the characters. I drive 45min. to work every day, so I look for books on tape as a change from the radio. I enjoy this author very much. I read a book of her's last year and then mailed it to my daughter. I bought another of her books when I purchased this book on cd and can't wait to start reading.
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lovestotravel More than 1 year ago
I did read "Night Train to Memphis" long ago and enjoyed it, I think. I am a great fan of the Amelia Peabody series, but this just couldn't keep my interest.
I found Vicky shallow and her relationships weird, the "mystery" wasn't that hard to figure out and the ending flat for me. Maybe I was just expecting something different. Thought it would be fun to read as we are going to Egypt in a few months.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Loved the way MS Peters weaved the story and delighted to learn John Tegarth ancestry. A nice twist.