First book in the funny Vicky Bliss mystery series by Elizabeth Peters

Borrower of the Night: (Vicky Bliss Mysteries Book 1)

By: Elizabeth Peters

Rating: 5 of 5

I’ve read most of the novels written by Elizabeth Peters. Ms. Peters wrote her fiction under several pseudonyms, of which, Elizabeth Peters is arguably the most well-known.

While the Amelia Peabody books are the series that many people have read, one of my favorite series by this author is the Vicky Bliss mysteries. There are many less books in the series but I recommend that you start reading with this, the first one.

In this book, Vicky Bliss is introduced. Vicky is an art historian and, when confronted with the chance to solve a art mystery, she jumps in with both feet.

She is also in competition with her sometimes boyfriend as well as others. She heads off to the small town and castle Rothenburg in Germany. There, the competition heats up and then whodunnits are added into the fray.

Vicky isn’t sure who to trust and if she should share any of her insights with others, including her boyfriend Tony.

The story is funny and the plot is wonderful (though a tiny bit dated but that is to be expected.)

I was thrilled to find this series, as well as other books by Ms. Peters, available on Kindle. These days, due to health issues, reading paper books is something I have been told to avoid. Reading on the Kindle makes for a wonderful way to visit the books I consider my old friends.

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