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When art historian Vicky Bliss receives a picture of a woman wearing the mythical Trojan gold, she is instantly intrigued. She begins searching for the origin of the picture, and her search leads her to a small German town where she and six of her colleagues had met for a meeting the year before. Vicky is at first surprised by the changes made at the resort, as well as the arrival of four of the five historians who had attended previously. When the new and newly-widowed wife of the man who sent the picture asks for help, Vicky is hesitant, but her companions insist on aiding the woman--if for no other reasons than pride and vanity and clout for their respective museums. When a body is found in the backyard of Vicky's Munich home, she knows things have gone too far, but she has begun to suspect that her recently-reappeared occasional lover, Sir John Smythe (or at least that's what he calls himself), has more to do with the plot than he let on; her ex-boyfriend Tony has been arrested, and her boss Schmidt has plopped down in the middle of things. Vicky stays, but at her own risk ...
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 60%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   very upbeat How difficult to spot villain?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   70% Special suspect?    -   best friend Murder of certain profession?    -   criminals Kind of investigator    -   amateur citizen investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   art/artifacts Crime Thriller    -   Yes Crime plotlets:    -   search for valuable art/artifacts Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   scholar Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Germany Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Mountains:    -   falling off    -   skiing off Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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