The Laughter of Dead Kings

The Laughter of Dead Kings

Book - 2008
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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.
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, [2008]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9780061246241
0061246247
Branch Call Number: PET
Characteristics: 324 pages ; 24 cm.

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CRRL_VirginiaJohnson Jul 21, 2015

Gorgeous, brainy art historian Vicky Bliss is back for her 6th adventure, this one set in Egypt which is also the setting for the author's Amelia Peabody books.
First of the Vicky Bliss series is Borrower of the Night which begins a series that is rich in witty dialogue and bits of history. If you like the Vicky Bliss series, check out her romantic suspense written under her other pen name, Barbara Michaels. The Bliss series is really historical fiction now as it began in the 70s, but that doesn't make it any less entertaining.

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RonNasty64
May 27, 2014

I almost put this down after the first chapter, when both of the male lead characters broke down and cried, professing their love for the female lead character. It sounded like something out of a romance novel. Fortunately that didn't have again, but the resolution to the mystery could have been better.

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wanderer
Jul 08, 2011

I read all of Elizabeth Peters books but found this one disappointing. It seemed to be very drawn out.

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