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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,849 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elizabeth Peters Narrator: Barbara Rosenblat Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Vicky Bliss Mysteries Release Date:
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Who stole one of Egypt’s most priceless treasures? The brazen crime bears all the earmarks of one Sir John Smythe, the international art thief who is, in fact, John Tregarth, the longtime significant other of Vicki Bliss. But John swears he’s retired, not to mention innocent, and he vows to clear his name by hunting down the true criminal.

Vicki’s faith in John leaves her no choice but to set out for the Middle East, where dark days and myriad dangers await them and each uncovered clue seems to raise even more questions for the intrepid Vicki. And the stakes are elevated considerably, because now it appears that murder most foul has been added to the equation.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A zany romantic suspence story…A mix of action, well-researched history and, snappy dialogue…Sassy and distinctively smart.”

    Tampa Tribune

  • “Thoroughly enjoyable, The Laughter of Dead Kings is a veritable soufflé of a mystery novel, fast-paced yet humorous.”

    Archeology Magazine

  • “[Peters] brings ancient Egypt accessible…Highly recommended.”

    Library Journal

  • “[A]…potent brew of mystery and romance.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award in October 2008
  • Audiofile Magazine “Best of the Year”
  • AudioFile Magazine Earphones Award

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kimberly | 2/15/2014

    " Not sure if there will be any more books in the series, but I think it would make a nice ending here. I do enjoy the adventures of Vicky, John and Schmidt, but some series tend to drag out far too long. She wrote far more in the Amelia Peabody Emerson series. The references to her in this book make me want to go back and start at the beginning of that one. I just love Peters' sense of humor and the tone of her books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Michelle | 1/24/2014

    " Tried one of this series to see if it is as good as the Amelia Peabody series. Despite the attempt to "tie the two together", it's not. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sandy | 12/28/2013

    " This was a great, possibly last book from an author I absolutely love. It truly was a book for fans of her series. **** Spoiler ALERT*** She managed to tie both of her series together and even made a cameo appearance in this book. It was a fun adventure novel, with a funny ending for those of us who are into Egyptology. I got a kick out of the book too, knowing who a couple of the characters were modeled after, I truly enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Russamun82 | 12/26/2013

    " She Certainly saved the best for last. "

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