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Author: Elizabeth Peters Narrator: Susan O’Malley Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Audio Length: Series:The Amelia Peabody Mysteries Release Date: January 1999 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781481598941

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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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  • “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

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  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    - Michelle, 2/19/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    - Mary, 2/17/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    - Michelle, 2/7/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    - Megan, 2/6/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " 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. "

    - Elaine, 2/4/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " The family has enjoyed this series in audio format over the years and once again the miles flew by on our trip west as the plot spun out. "

    - Rebecca, 2/4/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " 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. "

    - Lexi, 1/29/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " 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. "

    - Darcysmom, 1/28/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Love this series - working my way through them again. "

    - Lissa, 1/23/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This is the best in the series--each book continues the story of Amelia Peabody Emerson, her husband, Emerson and her son Ramses as they dig around and in the pyramids in Egypt. The banter between Peabody and Emerson keeps me laughing and now Ramses at age 8, is another source of banter and angst for Amelia. The Master Criminal is close at hand and causing no end of trouble for the trio. Read this series, you will love it. "

    - Mindy, 1/17/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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 "

    - Lissa, 1/15/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " 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. "

    - Margaret, 1/13/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " 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. "

    - Charlotte, 1/12/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I really like these books about Amelia Peabody and her family of Egyptologists. They're crazy and, therefore, lots of fun to read about, and the crimes they solve are rather funny too. "

    - Rachel, 1/12/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

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

    - Amy, 1/10/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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 "

    - Lissa, 1/10/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Another good one in the series. "

    - Sara, 1/8/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Halfway through the first chapter I realized I'd read this book a number of years ago, but I was enjoying it so much I just kept on reading. "

    - Laura, 1/1/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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. "

    - Mindy, 12/30/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " The Master Criminal has a name, or at least a nom de plume. And of course that name is Sethos. Some things are so obvious in retrospect. "

    - Katie, 12/15/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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. "

    - Cookie, 12/13/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    - Angela, 12/12/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " More fun adventure, humour, and romance! "

    - Callista, 12/11/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    - Linda, 12/2/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " 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. "

    - Elena, 11/28/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This is another great read by Elizabeth Peters. My favorite part of this book was Ramses' discussion with Emerson about amoebas. LOL! "

    - stitchnsnitch, 11/26/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " One of my all-time favorites! "

    - Heidi, 11/3/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Another fun AP book! :o) "

    - Miss, 11/1/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Tacky - if possible - in a good way. "

    - Jeanette, 8/15/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    - Bethany, 7/26/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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! "

    - Susan, 7/7/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Amelia Peabody is delightful, as usual. "

    - Linda, 7/3/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

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

    - Britt,, 5/26/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    - Julie, 4/25/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

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

    - Amy, 4/15/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I just read this for the book club I am in. I am looking forward to our discussion. "

    - Georgia, 4/13/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    - Megan, 2/19/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " 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. "

    - Charlotte, 12/13/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    - Jenice, 12/12/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Another great addition to the Amelia Peabody series. "

    - Jeanine, 10/26/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Ramses as a child continues to make me laugh. A good mystery with the Master Criminal approaching ever closer. What a cozy mystery series to read as it's getting cold and dark outside. "

    - girl, 8/22/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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. "

    - Dacia, 5/21/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I liked this book the best so far of the Amelia Peabody series! "

    - Pegi, 4/30/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

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

    - Britt,, 2/1/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This was a step backwards chronologically in my adventures with Amelia Peabody and Radcliffe Emerson. It was really fun to go back 10 years. Ramses is hilarious as an 8 year old, unbelievable, really, and Peabody is quite the same. I'll have to read the next one. "

    - Erin, 1/9/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

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

    - Kathrine, 12/26/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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! "

    - Alyssa, 12/24/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    - Stella, 8/25/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Another highly enjoyable book in this series! This novel is rather silly, but I just liked it so much anyway! I guess I just always think "Master Criminals" in mysteries are quite dated and absurd, but it just works here. "

    - Kristensilvermoore, 6/12/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " 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. "

    - Wendy, 6/11/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Favorite quote: "Most magnificient of women, I adore you with all my heart and soul! I brought you here not to harm you, but to shower upon you the ardent devotion of a soul hopelessly caught in your spell." "

    - Lindsey, 3/26/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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. "

    - Michele, 3/19/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " #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. "

    - Incandragon, 3/12/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

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

    - Lori, 2/6/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

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

    - Kathrine, 1/25/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    - Michelle, 12/29/2010
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " 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... "

    - Deenbat, 12/10/2010
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Amelia Peabody is delightful, as usual. "

    - Linda, 10/28/2010
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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. "

    - Sherry, 10/17/2010
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " 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! "

    - Kathy, 9/8/2010
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Another good one in the series. "

    - Sara, 9/2/2010

About the Author

Elizabeth Peters (1927–2013) was a pen name of Barbara Mertz, who earned her PhD in Egyptology from the University of Chicago’s famed Oriental Institute. Over the course of her fifty-year career she wrote more than seventy mystery and suspense novels and three nonfiction books on Egypt, of which many were New York Times bestsellers. She was the recipient of numerous writing awards, including grandmaster and lifetime achievement awards from the Mystery Writers of America, Malice Domestic, and Bouchercon. In 2012 she was given the first Amelia Peabody Award, created in her honor and named after her major fictional character, at the Malice Domestic convention. 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.