Borrower of the Night, Paperback Book
3 out of 5 (3 ratings)


A new heroine from the creator of the internationally bestselling Amelia Peabody seriesA missing masterwork in wood, the last creation of a master carver who died in the violent tumult of sixteenth century Germany, may be hidden in the medieval castle in the town of Rothenburg.

The prize has called to Vicky Bliss, drawing her and an arrogant male colleague into the forbidding citadel and its dark secrets.

But the treasure hunt soon turns deadly. Here, where the blood of the long forgotten stains ancient stones, Vicky must face two perilous possibilities: either a powerful supernatural evil inhabits the place... or someone frighteningly real is willing to kill for what Vicky is determined to find.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9781845295745

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A rather far-fetched adventure but clever. Vicky Bliss is the unlikely heroine of a medieval mystery with a light touch of sexuality without the oh so boring romance. I gave this three and a half stars as although it was well-written, not hard to read and interesting it seemed to lack a certain quality which I can only define as oomph! I am certainly going to try the other two novels in the series as I think it will get better as it goes along.

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I'm a great fan of the Amelia Peabody series, so I though I'd check out this more modern offering from Peters. Like Amelia, Vicky is bright, independent, and, considering that this was first published in the 1970s, a woman slightly ahead of her time. The mystery was interesting, although it took a while to get going.

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I've enjoyed Peters' Amelia Peabody series but this one, featuring art historian Vicky Bliss, didn't engage me at all. The characters weren't particularly well rounded,the story was a bit ho hum and there wasn't the humour that I enjoy in the other series. I didn't finish this one.

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