More from Vicky Bliss - the new heroine from the creator of the bestselling Amelia Peabody series A picture is worth a thousand words - but the photograph art historian Vicky Bliss has just received gives rise to a thousand questions instead. A quick glance at the blood-stained envelope is all the proof she needs that something is horribly wrong. ...
More from Vicky Bliss - the new heroine from the creator of the bestselling Amelia Peabody series A picture is worth a thousand words - but the photograph art historian Vicky Bliss has just received gives rise to a thousand questions instead. A quick glance at the blood-stained envelope is all the proof she needs that something is horribly wrong. The photo itself is familiar: a woman adorned in the gold of Troy. Yet this isn't the famous photograph of Frau Schliemann - this photo is contemporary. And the gold, as Vicky and her fellow academics know - disappeared at the end of World War II. And now this circle of experts is gathered for a festive Bavarian Christmas - including a very determined killer.
First edition, first printing hardback. Near Fine in Near Fine Jacket. Lovely copy, tight and clean. Jacket inner flap fold has some wrinkles, light soiling in a few spots, light bump to bottom corner, jacket in mylar. NOT a dreaded 'Good' or 'Acceptable' copy, since 'Good' is bookseller jargon for 'not so good' and nobody knows what 'Acceptable' means. ISBN 0689116217.
Near Fine in Very Good jacket. Signed by Author First Edition, stated. 8vo. Inscribed, and signed by the author on the title page. Prev. owner's bkplt on inside frnt pnl, and date, July 25, 1987 on uppr frnt fly; else NF in dust jacket with a couple of sml tears on uppr frnt pnl top edge; still VG in clear dust jacket cvr. The fourth Vicky Bliss adventure.
You can not go wrong reading a novel by the great writer Elizabeth Peters.
Apr 3, 2007
Great Mystery w/ Great Characters
I love the Vicky Bliss Mysteries. Trojan Gold is the 4th in the series and it was great fun. I don't often laugh out loud while reading a book, but this one had me laughing a number of times. Herr Dr. Schmidt is just wonderful as Vicki's helpful boss. He just cracks me up. I wish I had someone like him around to drive me crazy like that - well not all of the time. Vicky's wit and intelligence are wonderful and she always gets the last word - and the cat and the dog and maybe even the mysterious John Smythe. I wish I could have one of him around, too. I also like how this book actually includes some real artifacts and the real mystery surrounding their loss after WWII. Kind of neat that the real answers to that mystery came to light just a few years ago. I'm about to start Night Train to Memphis, and I'm already dreading the end of it. When will there be another Vicky Bliss Mystery???? Elizabeth Peters must write more of them. Anyone who is a fan of Elizabeth Peters and her other books will enjoy the Vicki Bliss Series, and Trojan Gold.
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