Borrower of the Night : The First Vicky Bliss Mystery

Elizabeth Peters

Susan O’Malley (Narrator)

09-01-00

6hrs 52min

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Unabridged

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Fiction/Mystery & Detective

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09-01-00

6hrs 52min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Mystery & Detective

Description

“An ancient European castle…secret passages…a mystery several hundred years old…and danger make this Elizabeth Peters’ best book!” San Francisco Examiner

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.

Praise

“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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Language English
Release Day Aug 31, 2000
Release Date September 1, 2000
Number in Series 1
Series Display String The Vicky Bliss Mysteries
Release Date Machine 967766400
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Start a New Series
Author Bio
Elizabeth Peters

Elizabeth Peters (1927–2013) was a pen name of Barbara Mertz, who earned her PhD in Egyptology from the University of Chicago’s famed Oriental Institute. Over the course of her fifty-year career she wrote more than seventy mystery and suspense novels and three nonfiction books on Egypt, of which many were New York Times bestsellers. She was the recipient of numerous writing awards, including grandmaster and lifetime achievement awards from the Mystery Writers of America, Malice Domestic, and Bouchercon. In 2012 she was given the first Amelia Peabody Award, created in her honor and named after her major fictional character, at the Malice Domestic convention. She also wrote books under the names Barbara Mertz and Barbara Michaels.

Narrator Bio
Susan O’Malley

Susan O’Malley (a.k.a. Bernadette Dunne) is the winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards and has twice been nominated for the prestigious Audie Award. She studied at the Royal National Theatre in London and the Studio Theater in Washington, DC, and has appeared at the Kennedy Center and off Broadway. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Overview

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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