The Laughter of Dead Kings, Paperback Book
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The heist of the century has taken place in Egypt's Valley of the Kings, and Vicki's on/off boyfriend, Sir John Smythe, is a prime suspect.

Despite his insistence that he is no longer in the business of stealing antiquities and art objects, even Vicky isn't one hundred percent certain he has not fallen back into his old habits.

Pursued by Interpol, the Egyptian police, rival gangs of illicit antiquities thieves, and (worse of all) Vicky's inquisitive boss, Anton Z.

Schmidt, she and John set out on a wild chase across Europe and Egypt in an attempt to clear him by finding the real culprits and retrieving the stolen object.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9781845299019

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I love the Amelia Peabody series so was delighted to find this book in my local library. This was a fun, fast read and contained many of Peters trademarks from the Peabody series, and not just through the Egyptian setting. I particularly liked how she linked the two series and, unlike some of the other reviewers here, loved Peters larcenous cameo. I'll definitely be checking other books in the series out.