The brand new Vicky Bliss adventure from the bestselling Elizabeth Peters
The heist of the century has taken place in Egypt's Valley of the Kings, and Vicki's on/off boyfriend, Sir John Smythe, is a prime suspect.
Despite his insistence that he is no longer in the business of stealing antiquities and art objects, even Vicky isn't one hundred percent certain he has not fallen back into his old habits. Pursued by Interpol, the Egyptian police, rival gangs of illicit antiquities thieves, and (worse of all) Vicky's inquisitive boss, Anton Z. Schmidt, she and John set out on a wild chase across Europe and Egypt in an attempt to clear him by finding the real culprits and retrieving the stolen object.
Praise for Elizabeth Peters:
A writer so popular that the public library has to keep her books under lock and key. - Washington Post
I really do think Elizabeth Peters' books are great entertainment. - Angela Rippon
Sheer delight, witty, full of seat-of-the-pants comic action... Add dastardly villains and infectious fun and you have the perfect recipe for splendid entertainment! - Maxim Jakubowski, Guardian
The well woven plot and exotic atmosphere couldn't be much better - it will delight her fans. - Library Journal
You are sure to love it. - MyShelf.com
Elizabeth Peters is a pen name of Barbara Mertz, who earned her Ph.D. in Egyptology from the University of Chicago's famed Oriental Institute. Over the course of her fifty-year career she wrote more than seventy mystery and suspense novels, and three nonfiction books on Egypt. She was the recipient of numerous writing awards, including grandmaster and lifetime achievement awards from the Mystery Writers of America, Malice Domestic, and Bouchercon. In 2012 she was given the first Amelia Peabody Award, created in her honor, at the Malice Domestic convention. She died in 2013, leaving a partially completed manuscript of The Painted Queen.