Borrower of the Night (Mass Market)

A Vicky Bliss Novel of Suspense (Vicky Bliss Series #1)

By Elizabeth Peters

Harper, 9780061656071, 304pp.

Publication Date: July 29, 2008

Other Editions of This Title:
Compact Disc (9/1/2000)
Mass Market (9/5/2000)
MP3 CD (9/1/2000)
Audio Cassette (9/1/2000)

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A missing masterwork in wood, the last creation of a master carver who died in the violent tumult of the sixteenth century, may be hidden in a medieval German castle in the town of Rothenburg. The prize has called to art historian Vicky Bliss, drawing her and an arrogant male colleague into the forbidding citadel and its dark secrets. But the treasure hunt soon turns deadly. Here, where the blood of the long-forgotten damned stains ancient stones, Vicky must face two equally perilous possibilities. Either a powerful supernatural evil inhabits this place . . . or someone frighteningly real is willing to kill for what Vicky is determined to find.

About the Author

Elizabeth Peters earned her Ph.D. in Egyptology from the University of Chicago’s famed Oriental Institute. During her fifty-year career, she wrote more than seventy novels and three nonfiction books on Egypt. She received numerous writing awards and, in 2012, was given the first Amelia Peabody Award, created in her honor. She died in 2013, leaving a partially completed manuscript of The Painted Queen.