Silhouette in Scarlet, Paperback
4 out of 5 (1 rating)


'One of Elizabeth Peters' best thrillers yet& and so funny you will laugh aloud' PW One red rose, a one-way ticket to Stockholm, and a cryptic message in Latin intrigue Vicky Bliss - as they were precisely intended to do.

Vicky recognises the handiwork of her former lover, jewel thief John Smythe, and she takes the bait, eagerly following Smythe's lead in the hope offinding a lost treasure.

But the trail begins at a priceless fifth century chalice which will place Vicky at the mercy of a gang of ruthless criminals who have their eyes on an even more valuable prize. And the hunt threatens to turn deadly on a remote island, where a captive Vicky must dig deep at an excavation into the distant past.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9781845295318



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I can't help it. Against all odds I actually enjoy these books about Vicky Bliss. Light-hearted, undemanding reading about an art historian who gets into dangerous circumstances due to her connection to a 'gentleman thief'.When Vicky is tricked into helping her raffles-type 'boyfriend' to rob a Swedish recluse of his archealogical treasures all three of them are held captive on a remote island and forced to co-operate with a gang of unscrupulous relic thieves who have every intention of disposing of them the minute the 'treasure' is found. As usual, the two heroes in the shape of Vicky and John (Raffles) save the day but is John killed at the end or not? I think he will return.Light entertainment at its best.

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