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Laughter of Dead Kings

(2008)
(The sixth book in the Vicky Bliss series)
A novel by

 
 
For the first time in more than a decade, New York Times bestselling Grand Master Elizabeth Peters brings beautiful, brainy Vicky Bliss back into the spotlight for one last investigation. But this time the peerless art historian and sleuth will be detecting in Amelia Peabody territory, searching for solutions to more than one heinous offense in the ever-shifting sands of Egypt's mysterious Valley of the Kings.

Who stole one of Egypt's most priceless treasures? That is the question that haunts the authorities after a distinguished British gentleman with an upper-crust accent cons his way past a security guard and escapes into the desert carrying a world-famous, one-of-a-kind historic relic. But the Egyptian authorities and Interpol believe they know the identity of the culprit. The brazen crime bears all the earmarks of the work of one "Sir John Smythe," the suave and dangerously charming international art thief who is, in fact, John Tregarth, the longtime significant other of Vicky Bliss. But John swears he is retired - not to mention innocent - and he vows to clear his name by hunting down the true criminal.

Vicky's faith in her man's integrity leaves her no choice but to take a hiatus from her position at a leading Munich museum and set out for the Middle East. Vicky's employer, the eminent Herr Doktor Anton Z. Schmidt, rotund gourmand and insatiable adventurer, decides to join the entourage.

But dark days and myriad dangers await them in this land of intriguing antiquity. Each uncovered clue seems to raise even more questions for the intrepid Vicky - the most troubling being, Where is John going during his increasingly frequent and unexplained absences? And the stakes are elevated considerably when a ransom note arrives accompanied by a grisly memento intended to speed up negotiations - because now it appears that murder most foul has been added to the equation.

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for Elizabeth Peters's Laughter of Dead Kings

Hardback Editions

September 2008 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Laughter of Dead Kings (Vicky Bliss Murder Mystery)
Author(s): Elizabeth Peters
ISBN: 1-84529-708-3 / 978-1-84529-708-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Constable
Availability: Amazon UK   


August 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: Laughter of Dead Kings (Vicky Bliss, No. 6)
Author(s): Elizabeth Peters
ISBN: 0-06-124624-7 / 978-0-06-124624-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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Paperback Editions

September 2009 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Laughter of Dead Kings: A Vicky Bliss Novel of Suspense (Vicky Bliss Series)
Author(s): Elizabeth Peters
ISBN: 0-06-124625-5 / 978-0-06-124625-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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September 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Laughter of Dead Kings (Vicky Bliss Mysteries 6)
Author(s): Elizabeth Peters
ISBN: 1-84529-901-9 / 978-1-84529-901-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Robinson
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August 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: Laughter of Dead Kings (Vicky Bliss, No. 6)
Author(s): Elizabeth Peters
ISBN: 0-06-166828-1 / 978-0-06-166828-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperLuxe
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Audio Editions

June 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Laughter of Dead Kings: The Sixth Vicky Bliss Mystery
Author(s): Elizabeth Peters
Publisher: Recorded Books
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June 2014 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Laughter of Dead Kings: The Sixth Vicky Bliss Mystery
Author(s): Elizabeth Peters
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon AU   


June 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Laughter of Dead Kings: The Sixth Vicky Bliss Mystery
Author(s): Elizabeth Peters
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


August 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Laughter of Dead Kings (Vicky Bliss, No. 6)
Author(s): Elizabeth Peters
ISBN: 0-06-166240-2 / 978-0-06-166240-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


August 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Laughter of Dead Kings: The Sixth Vicky Bliss Mystery
Author(s): Elizabeth Peters
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon   


Kindle Editions

March 2012 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Laughter of Dead Kings (Amelia Peabody)
Author(s): Elizabeth Peters
Publisher: Constable
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


October 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Laughter of Dead Kings: A Vicky Bliss Novel of Suspense (Vicky Bliss Mysteries Book 6)
Author(s): Elizabeth Peters
Publisher: William Morrow
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA