Night Train to Memphis

By Elizabeth Peters
Read by Grace Conlin

The Vicky Bliss Mysteries: Book 5

13.08 Hours 08/01/1997 unabridged
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Another exciting tale following the adventures of art history professor Vicky Bliss—who keeps getting involved in international crime. An assistant curator of Munich’s National Museum, Vicky Bliss is no expert on Egypt, but she does have a PhD in solving crimes. So when an intelligence agency offers her a luxury Nile cruise if she’ll help solve a murder and stop a heist of Egyptian antiquities, all 5’11” of her takes the plunge. Vicky suspects the authorities really want her to lead them to her missing lover, the art thief and master of disguises she knows only as “Sir John Smythe.” And right in the shadow of the Sphinx she spots him—with his new flame. Vicky is so furious at this romantic stab in the back, not to mention the sudden arrival of her meddling boss, that she may overlook a danger as old as the pharaohs and as unchanging … a criminal who hides behind a mask of charm while moving in for the kill.

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Summary

Summary

Another exciting tale following the adventures of art history professor Vicky Bliss—who keeps getting involved in international crime.

An assistant curator of Munich’s National Museum, Vicky Bliss is no expert on Egypt, but she does have a PhD in solving crimes. So when an intelligence agency offers her a luxury Nile cruise if she’ll help solve a murder and stop a heist of Egyptian antiquities, all 5’11” of her takes the plunge. Vicky suspects the authorities really want her to lead them to her missing lover, the art thief and master of disguises she knows only as “Sir John Smythe.” And right in the shadow of the Sphinx she spots him—with his new flame. Vicky is so furious at this romantic stab in the back, not to mention the sudden arrival of her meddling boss, that she may overlook a danger as old as the pharaohs and as unchanging … a criminal who hides behind a mask of charm while moving in for the kill.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Her fifth and possibly best mystery starring the brainy and gorgeous Vicky Bliss.” Seattle Times
“Combining mystery, love affairs, and Egyptian history, Ms. Peters has produced her twenty-fifth successful crime romp.” Dallas Morning News
“Night Train to Memphis is raucous fun, with just enough chills. Peters has written her own off-the-wall take on Agatha Christie’s Death on the Nile—but it’s Christie on amphetamines, with a bourbon chaser!” Santa Barbara News-Press
“Night Train to Memphis is an almost perfect example of what Peters does best…roars at a breakneck speed to Egypt and a dastardly plot.” Salisbury Post
“Comically mixing country music lyrics with Egyptology lore…the accomplished Peters’ latest quirky, lighthearted novel sports some harrowing moments.” Publishers Weekly
“Peters’ fans will be delighted with her newest mystery. The talented, popular author offers a clever plot, combined with an exotic setting, well-crafted writing, wryly funny humor, interesting factoids about Egyptian antiquities, and lively, attractive heroine Vicky Bliss…This one is vintage Peters at her entertaining best.” Booklist
“Brisk adventure in exotic surroundings from a practiced hand; heartily endorsed.” Library Journal

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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: 13.08
Audience: Adult
Language: English