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The Copenhagen Connection

3.64  ·  Rating details ·  2,138 Ratings  ·  107 Reviews
A strange twist of fate brings Elizabeth Jones face to face with her idol, the brilliant, eccentric historian Margaret Rosenberg, at the Copenhagen Airport. An even stranger accident makes Elizabeth the esteemed scholar's new private assistant. But luck can go from good to bad in an instant -- and less than twenty-four hours later, the great lady is kidnapped by persons un ...more
ebook, 384 pages
Published March 7th 2006 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published 1982)
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Michelle Cristiani
I don't know why I love this book so much. Well, maybe I do. It's because 1)it's a romance but the characters don't really do anything together. They don't even kiss in this book. In other words, it's not just a 300-page filler-around-sex-scenes. 2)Peters never dumbs down anything. Everyone here talks like they have a PhD, and even though the language is a little dated now, it doesn't feel too easy of a ride. The reader has to concentrate a little bit. 3)By reading a book like this, you learn a ...more
May 10, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fluff, mystery
2.5 stars.

As I listened to this book, I kept imagining a '60s slapstick comedy movie. Maybe something like "The Great Race" or "It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World." (I think I got the right number of Mads in there.) Starring Dorothy Provine and Tony Curtis, maybe. It could be funny. As a book, it was mildly amusing; the mystery was not very compelling and the romance unlikely and very mild. No heaving bosoms in this book.

If you like Peters' "Amelia Peabody" mysteries... this is not very much like tho
Oct 12, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It was hard to believe this very pedestrian story was written by the author of the Amelia Peabody series. The characters never really came to life. The romance was very formulaic: A man and a woman dislike each other on meeting; thrown together in difficult or perilous circumstances they form a bond that becomes love.
Jul 09, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio-500
This was an okay cozy mystery. It was very predictable in parts. Some of the characters were way out there and the plotline was more of a slapstick comedy, but overall Peters kept the story and the characters together. Fortunately, this is not a series, if it was I don't think I'd continue with it. But, I'm not sorry I read this one.
I liked this much better when I read it the first few times when I was about 13 or so. This isn't one of her better books and doesn't hold up so well over time. I like the backdrop of the city of Copenhagen however. Makes me want to visit.

Most recent review of this book: (2 stars)

I’ve read Elizabeth Peter’s The Copenhagen Connection many times. I have a large collection of her books written under that name and her other pen name, Barbara Michaels. I pulled this book from my Elizabeth Peters/Barb
Amy Aelleah
Mar 23, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
It's by Elizabeth Peters, so of course I enjoyed it - but when compared to the rest of her books that I've read this one seemed a little...lacking.

As a mystery it is merely passable. And, really, it does mystery the best.

As a historical fiction (like almost all of Ms. Peters' books are) it is devoid of much information.

As a romance it is lackluster at best and the heroine starts treating the hero vastly different as soon as she realizes she's in love with him.

As an adventure it is distinctly adv
Aug 16, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It seems to me thrillers, even cozy ones like this book, must have been much easier to write in the pre-Internet/cell phone/security camera age that we live in now. Not a problem if the characters are well done, and sadly these are not. Elizabeth meets her favorite authoress, Margaret, on a flight to Denmark and winds up working for her when her secetary gets injured at the airport. Soon enough Margaret goes missing and Elizabeth, along with margaret's ill-mannered son Christian, must try to fin ...more
Pat Beard
It had its moments but I didn't get into this one as much as some of the others. A bit of a disappointment since it is the last of the Peters' books that I haven't read.
May 27, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, kobo-kindle
A fun lighthearted caper.
I really enjoy this book every time I read it. The story of a young woman (Elizabeth Jones) who not only comes face-to-face with her author heroine, she gets to work for her after the woman's assistant has an unfortunate accident at the airport. But that accident seems to just be the first in a series of problems that come up before the author herself disappears and Elizabeth is left with the woman's surly son.
This book just tickles me. It's not perfect but it is Peters at the height of her wri
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2015 Reading Chal...: The Copenhagen Connection by Elizabeth Peters (1982) 2 12 Jul 30, 2015 08:42PM  
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Elizabeth Peters is a pen name of Barbara Mertz. She also wrote as Barbara Michaels as well as her own name. Born and brought up in Illinois, she earned her Ph.D. in Egyptology from the University of Chicago. Mertz was named Grand Master at the inaugural Anthony Awards in 1986 and Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America at the Edgar Awards in 1998. She lived in a historic farmhouse in Frede ...more
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