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The Laughter of Dead Kings by Elizabeth Peters
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Nov 26, 2010

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bookshelves: contemporary-fiction, public-reads, mystery-suspense, action-adventure
Read from November 23 to 25, 2010 — I own a copy

This was the second book I've read from this author after a long time. First one was an Amelia Peabody mystery, and this one is the last of the Vicky Bliss novels. It was marginally OK, got me through traffic and I enjoyed the humor.

It was an average novel for me, I'm glad I bought it for a bargain price. The writing style was just ok, it's obvious Vicky and John have been together through thick and thin with the past adventures mentioned. I was amused by Schmidt's character especially the sword fight.

The mystery was a little difficult to follow but putting the pieces together fit. It didn't inspire me to read the previous ones, but I appreciated the adventure and how easy it is to travel from one place to another, all you need is a powerful passport and of course lots of money, which Schmidt provided in a steady supply.

There wasn't anything historical, only that a historical figure was stolen. I was expecting more of fact and fiction in seamless combination but that wasn't the case.

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