Night Train to Memphis

Elizabeth Peters

Grace Conlin (Narrator)

08-01-97

13hrs 5min

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08-01-97

13hrs 5min

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Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Mystery & Detective

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“Her fifth and possibly best mystery starring the brainy and gorgeous Vicky Bliss.” Seattle Times

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.

Praise

“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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Language English
Release Day Jul 31, 1997
Release Date August 1, 1997
Number in Series 5
Series Display String The Vicky Bliss Mysteries
Release Date Machine 870393600
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Mystery, Women Sleuths, Thriller & Suspense, Suspense, Fiction - All, Fiction - Adult
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
Grace Conlin

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.

Overview

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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