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Night Train to Memphis
Night Train to Memphis | Elizabeth Peters
12 posts | 8 read | 9 to read
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. Vicky suspects the authorities really want her to lead them to her missing lover, the art thief and master of disguises she knows only as "Sir John Smythe." And right in the shadow of the Sphinx she spots him. . . with his new flame. Vicky is so furious at this romantic stab-in-the-back, not to mention the sudden arrival of her meddling boss, Herr Dr. Schmidt, that she may overlook a danger as old as the pharaohs and as unchanging. . . a criminal who hides behind a mask of charm while moving in for the kill.
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CarolynM
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LeahBergen Your favourite! 😄 2mo
Cinfhen I was gonna say I recognize this book / it‘s groovy looking for sure 💕 2mo
Ruthiella I‘ve only listened to one Vickie Bliss book on audio which was great (The Laughter of Dead Kings) and I love Peter‘s Amelia Peabody series. 2mo
arlenefinnigan Perfect choice! 2mo
CarolynM @Ruthiella The Laughter of Dead Kings had its moments, but the earlier books had a lot more snark between Vicky and John. 2mo
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Susanita
Night Train to Memphis | Elizabeth Peters
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A fun semi-cozy mystery that I read many years ago.
#walklikeanegyptian #wanderingjune

CarolynM My favourite! I love it to bits❤️❤️❤️ 6mo
Cinfhen Im not really a fan of the cozy but sometimes they are the perfect comfort read 6mo
Bradleygirl YAY VICKY BLISS! 6mo
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CarolynM
Night Train to Memphis | Elizabeth Peters
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1. Friends came to stay on the weekend & all our adult children joined us for dinner on Saturday.
2. Tagged
3. Raptors, Australia & St Louis Blues (Melbourne Rebels were so bad on Friday I am not mentioning them)
4. So many! Set texts because I hated them (eg Lord of the Flies, A Patch of Blue), private reading because I was discovering some wonderful writers (eg the Brontes, F Scott Fitzgerald, Margaret Drabble)
5. @Blh87 @seajune
#HumpDayPost

CarolynM @DebbieGrillo Thanks for reviving the Hump Day Post🙂 6mo
LeahBergen And now I want to read this book! I read some of her Peabody series and a couple of stand-alone‘s years ago. 6mo
Cathythoughts I want to read it too 👍🏻 @LeahBergen 6mo
CarolynM @LeahBergen @Cathythoughts All of her books are great, I love the Peabody series too, but Vicki Bliss and Sir John Smythe are just the best. Maybe start with 6mo
Cathythoughts Ok Thankyou! I‘ll stack that one so 👍🏻♥️ 6mo
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CarolynM
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My choice has to be Vicky Bliss and "Sir" John Smythe/Tregath from Elizabeth Peters's books. True love without sentimentality and served with plenty of wit. #lovehate

ErinSueMreads ThAts gotta be a nice change! Sounds like a great choice! 10mo
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CarolynM
Night Train to Memphis | Elizabeth Peters
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Book - Night Train to Memphis by Elizabeth Peters (one of my all time favourites)
Author - Naomi Alderman
Film - Newsfront
Food - Nanaimo bars

#ManicMonday #LetterN

JoScho Thanks for playing 💛💜💛 14mo
Guildedearlobe The Power was brilliant and disturbing. 14mo
CarolynM @Guildedearlobe It certainly was, and her first novel is also wonderful in a more personal way 14mo
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CarolynM
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#HeatOfJuly #SeeYouAgain

From adventure to adventure Vicky is never sure if or when she will see John again

BarbaraBB I don‘t know these ones but they sound good! 1y
CarolynM @BarbaraBB They really are. I absolutely recommend all Elizabeth Peters' books if you like witty adventure/romance ( usually with some history thrown in). 1y
Cinfhen New to me author, too @BarbaraBB 1y
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Blueberry I love the Vicky Bliss series. Wish there were more. 1y
CarolynM @Blueberry I wish I was Vicky Bliss😂 1y
JulieAnn Love love love Vicky! 1y
batsy I wish I was Vicky Bliss too 😆 1y
CarolynM @batsy My husband tells me I wouldn't like being treated the way John treats Vicky, but I'm willing to take the risk😉 1y
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CarolynM
Night Train to Memphis | Elizabeth Peters
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#TuesdayTidbits
1. Since it's swapping places I'll say Vicky Bliss because I think my husband would enjoy having her in my place as much as I'd enjoy being in hers (although I'd rather actually be her)
2. All About Eve and Bull Durham
3. My family, great travel experiences, great theatre I've seen, the ACT Brumbies in 1996
4. I tag @nickyblue and @conny
Thanks for the tag @Andrew65

JenlovesJT47 💚💚💚 2y
Andrew65 @CarolynM What are your thoughts on CA judgements on Smith, Warner and Bancroft? 2y
CarolynM @Andrew65 It's the least they could reasonably do. I have to agree with Clarke and Pietersen it's hard to believe no one else had any knowledge. Lehman's statement this morning was welcome, but hard to accept at face value. 2y
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Andrew65 @CarolynM I‘d agree with you, but looking at the latest news I think it was only right that Lehmann resigned because as he rightly said as coach he is responsible for the culture of the team even if he didn‘t know what they planned to do. I don‘t think they helped their case by originally lying to the media (and in essence Australia). Obviously a clean break is needed to help the new coach and Captain take things forward. 2y
Andrew65 Cricket needs a strong Australian team so hopefully things move forward now. (edited) 2y
CarolynM @andrew65 I can't disagree with anything you say, but to suggest, as some here have, that Lehmann created this culture is a nonsense, it's been moving toward this point for some time. I think CA also needs to accept some responsibility for a win at all costs mentality. 2y
Andrew65 @CarolynM I‘d agree with you, this isn‘t something just during his time as coach or Smith‘s captaincy. Unfortunately he was tarnished by this and was really a dead man walking in coaching terms. Listening to CA I did get the feeling they weren‘t going far enough in taking responsibility but time will tell. (edited) 2y
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CarolynM
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#MarchMadness #FavouriteThrillerCrimeHorrorNovel
#HappinessisResistance #🎉yourself

This is my favourite book that fits the prompt and one of my favourites in any genre. It's also the book I read whenever I need cheering up. It's adventurous, romantic and funny. What more could anyone ask for? I had to get a new paperback because the original one had been read so many times it is literally falling apart. The hardback is signed😍😍😍

somebooksaround This book looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing! 😃🙌📚 2y
batsy This book is such fun! I love Vicky Bliss. Signed hardback 😍 Love the cover for the new paperback, too. 2y
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Schlinkles
Night Train to Memphis | Elizabeth Peters
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Any other Littens headed to #winterinstitute ? #aba #independentbookstores

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CarolynM
Night Train to Memphis | Elizabeth Peters
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#survivingdecember #wanttobespmeoneelseforaday
I want to be Vicky Bliss. I've always fancied being a 6 foot blonde Amazon with a PhD. Not to mention the charming Sir John Smythe.
Thanks to @Clwojick alerting me to this challenge

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Blueberry
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CarolynM Love, love, love Night Train to Memphis, it's my go to book when I'm feeling down 2y
Blueberry @CarolynM I liked the whole series. I wish she had written more of them. 2y
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CarolynM
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I love Elizabeth Peters, I think I have enjoyed every one of her books, but this is my absolute favourite. I read it whenever I need cheering up.

PatriciaU My go-to Peters book is Trojan Gold. I read every summer! 3y
CarolynM Love that one too. Sir John Smythe does it for me every time! 3y
ragingdaisy Love Vicky and Sir John! The audio book narration by Barbara Rosenblatt is amazing too! 3y
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