By Elizabeth Peters
An image is worthy 1000 phrases . . . however the photo artwork historian Vicky Bliss has simply got within the mail provides upward push to one thousand questions as an alternative. at the start look apparently to be the recognized portrait of Frau Schliemann embellished within the gold of Troy. yet nearer examine finds the image to be contemporary—which is strange because Vicky is aware the Trojan gold vanished someday round the finish of global struggle . And if she wanted extra evidence that whatever this is extraordinarily amiss, a brief examine the blood-stained envelope the picture arrived in should still do the trick. but Vicky isn't the in basic terms professional to obtain this mysterious mailing. And the full circle is collecting for a festive Bavarian Christmas—one, confidently, to be made much more festive through the rediscovery of an historic misplaced treasure. however the occasion may turn out to be short—and bloody—courtesy of a really decided killer of their midst . . .
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Do you hear? Keep that degenerate follower of yours under control. ” “Yes, my darling. ” Tears filled her eyes, smearing her heavy makeup. “Don’t be angry with me. You will break my heart. ” “Do nothing. Keep searching. —if she communicates with you. ” “You think you can—” “I have several ideas,” the far-off voice murmured. For the next few days I was followed around Munich by little fat men—or, sometimes, little fat women. They were all Schmidt. He loves dressing up in funny costumes. I wouldn’t dream of destroy TROJAN GOLD / 37 ing his illusion that he is a great detective, so I pretended not to recognize him.
Yes,” I said. Schmidt’s fork, with its impaled chunk of sausage, stopped midway to his mouth. Weisswurst is really quite revolting in appearance; I will spare you the comparisons. I averted my eyes. ” Schmidt asked solicitously. “There is in your voice a note of grief, of tears repressed—” 28 / Elizabeth Peters “There is nothing of the sort. ” “Ach, so? Then with the tactfulness for which I am well known, I will pass on to matters of documented fact. Since you are this Ms. ” “No, I am not, and what’s more, I don’t want to be.
The color of his hair and eyes varied, according to the circumstances (usually illegal); but, as I had good cause to know, he was fair-haired and blueeyed. The only features he had trouble disguising—from me, at least—were his lashes, long and thick as a girl’s, and his hands. ” Schmidt asked sweetly. I looked at my plate. On it were five pieces of bread, each buried under a greasy yellow mound. “No, thanks, this will do,” I said, and bit into one of the slices. The slippery, sliding texture of the butter against the roof of my mouth made me want to gag.
Trojan Gold: A Vicky Bliss Novel of Suspense (Vicky Bliss Mysteries) by Elizabeth Peters