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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,142 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elizabeth Peters Narrator: Grace Conlin Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Vicky Bliss Mysteries Release Date:
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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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Quotes & Awards

  • “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.”


  • “Brisk adventure in exotic surroundings from a practiced hand; heartily endorsed.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Charlotte | 2/20/2014

    " This book was a quick mystery read. Perfect for a day at the beach. I liked the characters and intend to read more in this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Theresa | 2/14/2014

    " Five stars because Vicky said it back. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Alder | 2/7/2014

    " This is the last (so far) in a series, and it really picks up steam (hee hee). The twists are exciting, the characters are loveable, and the book manages to be both hilarious and heartfelt. One of my favorite books. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Geri | 2/6/2014

    " Was not my cup of tea. "

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