Borrower of the Night: The First Vicky Bliss Mystery

By Elizabeth Peters
read by Susan O’Malley

The Vicky Bliss Mysteries: Book 1

6.86 Hours 09/01/2000 unabridged
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It began as a game, a treasure hunt in an old German castle. For the beautiful and brilliant Vicky Bliss, it was also a challenge, a chance to bring an arrogant young man down a notch or two. And all things considered, it would have been no contest. The prize was a centuries-old shrine carved by Tilman Riemenschneider, probably Germany’s greatest master of the late Gothic period. The place was the forbidding Schloss Drachenstein, where the stones were stained with ancient blood and the air reeked of evil. The problem was that someone was targeted, and the game was soon being played in deadly earnest. Vicky Bliss must face two equally perilous possibilities. Either a powerful supernatural evil inhabits this place—or someone frighteningly real is willing to kill for what Vicky is determined to find. 

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Summary

Summary

It began as a game, a treasure hunt in an old German castle. For the beautiful and brilliant Vicky Bliss, it was also a challenge, a chance to bring an arrogant young man down a notch or two. And all things considered, it would have been no contest.

The prize was a centuries-old shrine carved by Tilman Riemenschneider, probably Germany’s greatest master of the late Gothic period. The place was the forbidding Schloss Drachenstein, where the stones were stained with ancient blood and the air reeked of evil.

The problem was that someone was targeted, and the game was soon being played in deadly earnest. Vicky Bliss must face two equally perilous possibilities. Either a powerful supernatural evil inhabits this place—or someone frighteningly real is willing to kill for what Vicky is determined to find. 

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An ancient European castle…secret passages…a mystery several hundred years old…and danger make this Elizabeth Peters’ best book!” San Francisco Examiner
“O’Malley nimbly conveys the determination, loquaciousness, and orotundities of the extraordinary heroine.” Booklist
“Very highly recommended for any mystery buff…A superbly written ‘Vicky Bliss’ tale and splendidly performed in this unabridged audiobook edition by the narrative talents of Susan O’Malley.” Reviewer’s Bookwatch

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Author Bio: Elizabeth Peters

Elizabeth Peters (1927–2013) was born and brought up in Illinois. She earned her PhD in Egyptology from the University of Chicago’s famed Oriental Institute and went on to become a New York Times bestselling author whose novels were often set against historical backdrops. Peters was named Grand Master at the inaugural Anthony Awards in 1986 and Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America at the Edgar Awards in 1998. She also wrote books under the names Barbara Mertz and Barbara Michaels.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 6.86
Audience: Adult
Language: English