Vicky Bliss

9 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 2,639 ratings

Borrower of the Night Publisher's Summary

It began as a game, a treasure hunt in an old German castle. For Vicky Bliss, tall, beautiful, and brilliant, it is 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. 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 has targeted Vicky, and the game was soon being played in deadly earnest.

©1973 Elizabeth Peters (P)2000 Blackstone Audiobooks
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  • Book 1

    • Borrower of the Night

    • The First Vicky Bliss Mystery
    • By: Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated by: Susan O'Malley
    • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 148
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 82

    It began as a game, a treasure hunt in an old German castle. For Vicky Bliss, tall, beautiful, and brilliant, it is 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hilarious Art History Mystery

    • By Priscilla Pelfrey on 03-13-04

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Borrower of the Night

    • The First Vicky Bliss Mystery
    • By: Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 452
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 274
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 277

    After Vicky Bliss stumbles over a clue to the existence of a hidden masterpiece by a late Gothic sculptor, she and her then-boyfriend, Tony, embark on a contest of will and wits to find the treasure.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • THE edition of the book to hear

    • By Edmund on 08-25-04

    Regular price: $19.80

  • Book 2

    • Street of the Five Moons

    • The Second Vicky Bliss Mystery
    • By: Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 469
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 309
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 313

    The Charlemagne talisman, with its gold filigree volutes and enormous azure-blue sapphire, has caught Vicky Bliss' attention. When a man is found murdered with an enchanting copy of the antiquity in his pocket, along with an odd set of hieroglyphs, Vicky follows the trail of the gifted genius who created the fake to the narrow streets of the anitquity markets in Rome.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Much better than the first Vicky Bliss

    • By Michelle on 09-07-06

    Regular price: $24.47

  • Book 3

    • Silhouette in Scarlet

    • The Third Vicky Bliss Mystery
    • By: Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 384
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 241
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 242

    Vicky Bliss is a Doctor of Art History who happens to be statuesque and beautiful. But her job at the National Museum in Munich is not enough to keep this intrepid academician entertained. It takes the thrill of an ancient mystery or dangerous romantic adventure to keep Vicky on her toes.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not the best of the set

    • By Edmund on 08-25-04

    Regular price: $23.07

  • Book 4

    • Trojan Gold

    • The Fourth Vicky Bliss Mystery
    • By: Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 383
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 234
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 235

    Adventure and romance enter Vicky Bliss' life in the form of a black-and-white photograph of a woman covered from head to toe in gold jewels. This "Trojan Gold" has an intriguing history, but it is the envelope that piques Vicky's curiosity. It is a grimy brown, with no return address, and it appears to have been soaked in blood.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Couldn't Stop Listening

    • By SnideSide on 04-07-06

    Regular price: $25.87

  • Book 5

    • Night Train to Memphis

    • The Fifth Vicky Bliss Mystery
    • By: Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 356
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 217
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 220

    While on an all-expenses-paid cruise down the Nile, Vicky takes on a new case involving a plot to rob the Egyptian museum. With Sir John Smythe, reformed jewel thief and Vicky's lover, the prime suspect, she prepares for shipboard romance and a dash of intrigue.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Vicky's Egypt trip is fun for Amelia fans

    • By Judith on 07-28-04

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Night Train to Memphis

    • By: Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated by: Grace Conlin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    An assistant curator of Munich's National Museum, Vicky Bliss is no expert on Egypt, but she does have a Ph.D. 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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • What a difference a narrator makes.

    • By Snoodely on 01-13-13

    Regular price: $18.87

  • Book 6

    • Laughter of Dead Kings

    • The Sixth Vicky Bliss Mystery
    • By: Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 380
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 234
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 235

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love Vicki Bliss

    • By Kindle Customer on 09-10-08

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Laughter of Dead Kings

    • The Sixth Vicky Bliss Mystery
    • By: Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Much-adored historical mystery writer Elizabeth Peters immerses her fetching heroine Vicky Bliss into an indubitably beguiling situation - this time in the antiquated realm of the laughing dead kings. A spectacular performance by narrator Barbara Rosenblat - Peters’ personal favorite - complements this delightful mystery.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Solidly entertaining and Sneakily fabulous

    • By Lindalovesbooks on 06-29-14

    Regular price: $24.49