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on 18 June 2003
Having read and enjoyed Elizabeth Peter's Amelia Peabody series I jumped at the chance to explore another heroine and her dealings with the shady archeological world. Ms Bliss lacks Ms Peabody's wit and acumen but the story itself gallops along at a cracking pace and the characters are funny and believable. Vicky has been mailed a photo of a woman wearing the famous jewels of Helen of Troy which have been missing since the end of the 2nd World War. However the wearer is not Mrs Schliemann but an unknown. Can Vicky find the clues to her identity and thwart the help/hinderance of her colleagues who have been sent the photo also? Will the enigmatic John Smythe help Vicky out or be unable to resist claiming the gold for himself? Several deaths later and a snowy mountain Christmas Eve showdown provides the setting for unmasking the culprit. I have given the book 3 stars as I think that the ending is rather brief and unsatisfactory, still I am hooked enough to give the rest of the series a shot. In short, good but could have been so much better.
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on 13 December 2001
In TROJAN GOLD Peters has nearly outdone herself with a whole roster of eccentric zany characters who are all competing with each other to find some of the ancient gold of Troy that has been hidden by an earlier archeologist. They've been mailed mysterious clues, and Vicky's is blood-soaked. They all lie, cheat and backstab their way to an interesting and unexpected denouement. The happiest ending goes to Clara, the kitty-cat. This is a must read for Peters fans. ---trystan
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on 21 January 1999
This is the best audio book I have heard in several years. Kathleen Turner becomes Vicky Bliss in this wonderful interpretation of the novel. Her characters are consistent, and her dialect is excellent. Add that to the already wonderful text of the Peters novel, and you have a terrific companion for car trips or long walks.
Elizabeth Peters (Barbara Michaels/Barbara Mertz) has long been one of my favorite authors, and this unabridged audio book takes her work to an even higher level.
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on 20 November 2014
Loved this book probably the best in the vicky bliss series, I love vicky and all her friends , mildly ott as all elizabeth peters books are but lots of fun and excitement.
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on 3 March 2014
Thoroughly entertaining. Interesting characters and events keep the story rolling along. An excellent read . If you enjoy the Amelia Peabody mysteries you will like this.
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on 23 June 2013
I always enjoy books written by this author and this book
is no exception. Once you have read one of her books
You have to read them all.
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on 14 April 2013
Vicky Bliss is a reluctant heroine and a bit slow for a clever person.
I really enjoyed all the twists and the action in a historic setting.
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on 7 May 2014
I cannot remember the details, despite reading it quite recently, but I do know the housework suffered until I finished all of them.
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on 16 April 2016
Back to Bavaria. Sir JS to the rescue. Some frightening experiences, some funny encounters with a cat & an admission of love.
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on 11 September 2010
This is part of a series of books which combines romance, humour and adventure. They will make you laugh out loud in parts
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