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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,385 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elizabeth Peters Narrator: Grace Conlin Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2006 ISBN: 9781455174621
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Scotland is Susan’s passion and obsession, and the opportunity to join a Highland dig is a dream come true for the young archaeology student. But then a sinister stranger slips Susan a cryptic message in ancient verse—and is later found viciously slain. A mysterious peril has unexpectedly emerged from the mists to haunt Susan, sending her running for her life in the company of handsome, unconventional laird Jamie Erskine. Caught up in international intrigue involving the trafficking of historical artifacts, Susan has an unseen enemy hiding in the shadows. That someone is going to great lengths to frame her for murder and to bury Susan, if necessary, in this land she loves.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Ms. Peters is truly great…this is a winner on all counts.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “No one is better at juggling torches while dancing on a high wire than Elizabeth Peters.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “An adroit mix of glamour and suspense.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Grace Conlin’s narration conveys the foreign atmosphere that surrounds the history and legend embodied in the story. Her voice captures each scene and character with appealing accents and emotions.”

    Publishers Weekly (audio review)

  • “Grace Conlin’s facility for dialect enriches this pleasant mystery…Her rich, deep voice effortlessly imparts life to the variety of accents and ages, and her superlative narration even makes a couple of plot contrivances seem more plausible.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chelsea Daymon | 2/17/2014

    " A good non-Egyptology mystery by Peters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joni | 2/15/2014

    " I enjoyed this book, but could be partial to it due to my Scottish heritage. Peters kept me guessing about some of the characters which I liked as I can not stand when plots are telegraphed and I know what is going to happen right away. Very enjoyable quick read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shea | 1/29/2014

    " I love anything by Elizabeth Peters. This is one of her old, pre-Amelia Peabody novels, and it's a fun beach book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 ❂ Jennifer | 1/28/2014

    " A great story. I enjoyed it quite a bit. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 1/21/2014

    " This was my first Elizabeth Peters book. It was a fast read. I enjoyed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peter | 1/20/2014

    " A very fun read! The ending felt a little hurried, but overall it was good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donzel | 1/10/2014

    " Decent mystery. Good to pass the time at work on a slow Saturday. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Polly | 1/2/2014

    " Not profound or thought-provoking, and thank the good Lord for that, say I! It's fun and funny and romantic, and if you happen to be a Scottish history buff, it's even funnier, and it's one of my favorite books, for all those reasons. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patty | 12/25/2013

    " An early Elizabeth Peters novel. Susan, an American college student, travels to Scotland to take part in an archaeological did. Multiple advents find her there. From the harmless deposit of a poem in her bag to the murder of the man who put it there. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne | 12/15/2013

    " This is a relaxing, enjoyable read...very entertaining! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gigi | 11/8/2013

    " I've probably reread this book more times than any other, starting when I was a teenager. Classic Elizabeth Peters: the American heroine thrust into an mysterious adventure in Scotland, with just enough romance to complete the suspense. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Fareeha | 8/30/2013

    " Some books of Elizabeth Peters are real fun and witty and some are just fine. This is one of the just fine ones. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauren | 4/12/2013

    " A great stand-alone novel, light suspense, a little bit of adventure, comedy, romance, and mystery. Well-paced, engaging, and utterly charming. I could easily see it being made into and action-comedy film, complete with cutely and happily resolved ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 3/14/2013

    " This is a perfect bathtub/ cup of tea and cookies read- a lightish mystery, low gore, touch of history, and an obvious but oh, so slightly steamy romance. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christen | 7/8/2012

    " Decent characters, cute plot. I got a little sick of "Bonnie Prince Charlie" though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 SJuhl4 | 6/24/2012

    " A stranger later found dead slips an archeological student a message. A local laird helps out the stranger to his country and the two wind up murder suspects and fleeing the law, while trying to hide our from the real criminals. A great story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacia | 3/23/2012

    " This is not part of a series but still a great mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 8/24/2011

    " This is an Elizabeth Peters that was written in 1976 before she decided that that other crew in Egypt were to be her "thing." It was quite a rolic, taking place in Scotland and including a "dig." David is re-reading all of her Egypt books one after another, just like candy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angel | 7/9/2011

    " If you like Scottish accents, you'll enjoy the reading of this tale of murder, chase and romance. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 SJuhl4 | 3/2/2011

    " A stranger later found dead slips an archeological student a message. A local laird helps out the stranger to his country and the two wind up murder suspects and fleeing the law, while trying to hide our from the real criminals. A great story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patty | 11/12/2010

    " An early Elizabeth Peters novel. Susan, an American college student, travels to Scotland to take part in an archaeological did. Multiple advents find her there. From the harmless deposit of a poem in her bag to the murder of the man who put it there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Greymalkin | 7/19/2010

    " I really enjoy Ms. Peters' books- they're light and entertaining but contain enough cultural or historical information that they don't feel too lightweight. This is a fun one, one of my favorites. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shea | 6/25/2010

    " I love anything by Elizabeth Peters. This is one of her old, pre-Amelia Peabody novels, and it's a fun beach book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christen | 5/18/2010

    " Decent characters, cute plot. I got a little sick of "Bonnie Prince Charlie" though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joni | 3/30/2010

    " I enjoyed this book, but could be partial to it due to my Scottish heritage. Peters kept me guessing about some of the characters which I liked as I can not stand when plots are telegraphed and I know what is going to happen right away. Very enjoyable quick read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joann | 3/7/2010

    " Interesting plot, but lacked tension. Spent more time saying why they couldn’t investigate – with minor things like I’m hungry – than giving us the drama of investigating. Read to the end, though, since the plot was good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 10/26/2009

    " This is a perfect bathtub/ cup of tea and cookies read- a lightish mystery, low gore, touch of history, and an obvious but oh, so slightly steamy romance. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Fareeha | 1/1/2009

    " Some books of Elizabeth Peters are real fun and witty and some are just fine. This is one of the just fine ones. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne | 9/4/2008

    " This is a relaxing, enjoyable read...very entertaining! "

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About the Author
Author 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.

About the Narrator

Grace Conlin (1962–1997) was the recording name of Grainne Cassidy, an award-winning actress and acclaimed narrator. She was a member of the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Washington, DC, and won a Helen Hayes Award in 1988 for her role in Woolly Mammoth’s production of Savage in Limbo.