Written in 1973, this is Peters' first novel in her Vicki Bliss series. I've been told that it isn't really representative of the whole series but still it was an enjoyable romp in an German medieval castle hunting for a lost treasure with ghost, villains and death waiting at the bottom of a forgotten cellar. There are some things, mainly Vicki's hear me roar I'm a tall, strong woman, that kinda got on my nerves a little but I'm reading the next one soon. Very different. This is not Amelia not by a long shot and it's a good thing.