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3.95 out of 53.95 out of 53.95 out of 53.95 out of 53.95 out of 5 3.95 (37 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elizabeth Peters Narrator: Susan O’Malley Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Amelia Peabody Mysteries Release Date: January 1999 ISBN: 9781455178315
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The 1895–96 season promises to be an exceptional one for Amelia Peabody, her dashing Egyptologist husband, Emerson, and their wild and precocious eight-year-old son, Ramses. The much-coveted burial chamber of the Black Pyramid in Dahshur is theirs for the digging. But there is a great evil in the wind that roils the hot sands sweeping through the bustling streets and marketplaces of Cairo. The brazen moonlight abduction of Ramses—and an expedition subsequently cursed by misfortune and death—have alerted Amelia to the likely presence of her arch nemesis, the Master Criminal, notorious looter of the living and the dead. But it is far more than ill-gotten riches that motivate the evil genius this time around. For now the most valuable and elusive prize of all is nearly in his grasp: the meddling lady archaeologist who has sworn to deliver him to justice…Amelia Peabody!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Bursting with surprises, a sheer delight.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A sexy romp set against a fascinating background.” 

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “Peters really knows how to spin romance and adventure into a mystery.”

    Philadelphia Enquirer

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 2/19/2014

    " Love this book! It's hilarious! Amelia & family are busy again with archaology, murderers and mystery. Plus, we finally meet Sethos... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 2/17/2014

    " Wonderfully hilarious romp through Ancient Egypt and early 1900s Egypt as are all her Amelia Peabody books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 2/6/2014

    " Loved it!! Elizabeth Peters is one talented lady. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elaine White | 2/4/2014

    " The Black Pyramid...The Master Criminal...Ramses getting kidnapped! Gosh, it's just full of adventure. You can't get any better than Radcliffe and Amelia being dragged into a murder mystery that seems over their heads, and turns out to be perfectly brilliant. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lexi | 1/29/2014

    " I wasn't as big a fan of this one for some reason... just seemed more romance and less thriller. I can see why she went with a "big bad" but I wasn't as big a fan. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darcysmom | 1/28/2014

    " What happens when Ramses Emerson is set loose on an unsuspecting Egypt? Another truly wonderful adventure is had by the Emerson family. Amelia is true to form - witty and a bit acerbic. The story is fast-paced and exciting. The new characters that are introduced fit seamlessly into the Emerson's world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lissa | 1/15/2014

    " Amelia peabody starts out slowely, but as the characters progress, they become more interesting and amusing. You have to learn to read Amelia's "reports" with the understanding of her prejudices and attitudes, but her adventures are full of fun and swashbuckle "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Margaret | 1/13/2014

    " Really? This was one of the most ridiculous over the top mystery that I've ever read. And the ending! Really? What a disappointment. I won't be getting the next one despite my interest in Egyptology. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy (amyb2332) | 1/10/2014

    " I really like these books. They are so funny! And I love Ramses. I think he is my favorite character. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mindy | 12/30/2013

    " Okay, I really enjoy her books, but this one had a slow start. I didn't see the twist on the "bad guy" or the "love interest" at the end. The last two chapter were the best in the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cookie | 12/13/2013

    " This series of course if for purely entertainment purposes but I love stuff about Egypt so there are a few interesting facts thrown in there regarding archaeology. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 12/12/2013

    " There is nothing like an Amelia Peabody book to get me out of a funk! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Callista | 12/11/2013

    " More fun adventure, humour, and romance! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 12/2/2013

    " Delightful, intelligent Victorian mystery series set in Egypt. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elena | 11/28/2013

    " Book 4 of the Amelia Peabody mystery series by Elizabeth Peters. I read it in only 5 days (I started it on February 2nd). I had a hard time putting it down. If you like a good mystery I highly recommend you read this book, you won't be disappointed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Miss Mouse | 11/1/2013

    " Another fun AP book! :o) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bethany (chunkymonkey8) | 7/26/2013

    " I adore Amelia Peabody. Actually, I want to be her. This was another fun and hilarious mystery in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 7/7/2013

    " Another great book in this series. I enjoy the banter between Amelia and Emerson. They are a great husband and wife team. Interesting story line including Egyptology, mystery, murder (of course), archeology, and humor! Elizabeth Peters was able to do it again with another fun read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda Stoner | 7/3/2013

    " Amelia Peabody is delightful, as usual. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 4/25/2013

    " Peters is always a good mystery escape read! Good airplane reading! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charlotte | 12/13/2012

    " This one was a little bland for me but I do enjoy the competition between Amelia and Emerson, so I'll keep reading the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenice | 12/12/2012

    " I am still entertained by Amelia and Emerson and very intrigued by the "Master Criminal". I really enjoyed this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dacia | 5/21/2012

    " I liked it. I have sorta skipped around in the series, so it was fun to go back and see (in a sense) "when it all began"... at least a big PART of the story. Of course, Ramses is, as always, my favorite character. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Britt, Book Habitue | 2/1/2012

    " Ramses could give a mother a heart attack.... but it's funny when it's someone else's (fictional) kid. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alyssa | 12/24/2011

    " Mystery and romance all set in Egypt...and written by a very clever author that makes me smile all the time while reading. Love this series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stella | 8/25/2011

    " Read for a second time. I love living in Amelia's world! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy | 6/11/2011

    " I always enjoy an Amelia Peabody mystery - and I enjoyed the characters that were introduced in this one. But I was so disappointed by the ending (which I won't mention here so as not to "spoil" it for anyone). It just didn't fit with the rest of the novel - completely unexpected and unbelievable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michele | 3/19/2011

    " I'm not so sure if this is quite as good as the others I've read or if it's because I haven't had a much time to be able to sit and read for any length of time recntly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Incandragon | 3/12/2011

    " #4 in the series. The Master Criminal is active, and Emelia (with husband and son) aren't out of his sights just because they're digging on the Black Pyramid. A great book to read when you're heading to (or in) Egypt. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori | 2/6/2011

    " I've read this at least three times - it is one of my favorites in the Amelia Peabody series. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathrine | 1/25/2011

    " I keep re-reading the Amelia Peabody novels, amazing entertainment and fantastic escapist literature with a knowledgable Egyptology aspect. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 12/29/2010

    " Re-read. Always nice to have a series like this to fall back on on "those days". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deenbat | 12/10/2010

    " Well, it took me a long time to get through this one, although the I enjoyed the end, so perhaps the problem was a lack of focus on my part, rather than anything to do with the story itself. However, I think I'll take a break before i move on to the next one... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 10/28/2010

    " Amelia Peabody is delightful, as usual. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherry | 10/17/2010

    " This one grew on me. It started out slowly, and the style was difficult at first, however I really enjoyed it. A great mystery and lots of humor. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy | 9/8/2010

    " Lord, I do like Ramses...I think the children that are the most active and curious to raise turn into the most interesting adults. It'll be fun to see how Ramses turns out! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 9/2/2010

    " Another good one in the series. "

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About the Author
Author Elizabeth Peters

Elizabeth Peters (1927–2013) was born and brought up in Illinois. She earned her PhD in Egyptology from the University of Chicago’s famed Oriental Institute and went on to become a New York Times bestselling author whose novels were often set against historical backdrops. Peters was named Grand Master at the inaugural Anthony Awards in 1986 and Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America at the Edgar Awards in 1998. She also wrote books under the names Barbara Mertz and Barbara Michaels.

About the Narrator

Susan O’Malley (a.k.a. Bernadette Dunne) is the winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards and has twice been nominated for the prestigious Audie Award. She studied at the Royal National Theatre in London and the Studio Theater in Washington, DC, and has appeared at the Kennedy Center and off Broadway. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.