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Author: Elizabeth Peters Narrator: Barbara Rosenblat Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. Audio Length: Series:The Amelia Peabody Mysteries Release Date: January 1986 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781440781056

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The 1895–96 season promises to be an exceptional one for Amelia Peabody, her dashing Egyptologist husband, Radcliffe Emerson, and their precocious (some might say rambunctious) eight-year-old son, Ramses. The long-denied permission to dig at the pyramids of Dahshoor has finally been granted, and the much-coveted burial chamber of the Black Pyramid is now theirs for the exploring.

Before the young family exchanges the relative comfort of Cairo for the more rudimentary quarters near the excavation site, they engage a young Englishman, Donald Fraser, as a tutor and companion for Ramses, and Amelia takes a wayward young woman, Enid Debenham, under her protective wing.

But there is danger and deception in the wind that blows across the hot Egyptian sands. A brazen kidnapping attempt, a gruesome murder, and an expedition subsequently cursed by misfortune and death, all serve to alert 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 man known as Sethos. The evil genius has a score to settle with the meddling lady archaeologist who has sworn to deliver him to justice and he’s got her in his sights.

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  • “Let Miss Peters and Amelia guide dedicated mystery-lovers to their own special heaven of delightful characters, convoluted and engrossing plot, and writing of the highest caliber.” 

    - Washington Post 
  • “For those days when you’re feeling lighthearted and in the mood for a sexy romp set against a fascinating background.” 

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

    - Philadelphia Inquirer 
  • “Bursting with surprises, a sheer delight.”

    - Publishers Weekly
  • “A decided treat.” 

    - Booklist

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

    " Simply the best in the series (well,between the first 4 that I have read). "

    - Sara, 2/13/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I don't know why I love these books about Amelia Peabody but they totally crack me up. I'm currently re-reading them in order of when they were written and having fun. They really aren't books that are written really well but they have fun characters and funny dialogue. I love that in books. "

    - Valerie, 2/6/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " another excellent amelia peabody adventure. "

    - Michele, 2/1/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " The kids won't let me put this series down. "

    - Bethany, 1/24/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Always an enjoyable mystery... Sort of comforting, like Nancy Drew. Amelia Peabody kicks many mummies' asses. "

    - Alexis, 1/23/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I really enjoy all of Elizabeth Peters books. She knows how to write a really great mystery and incorporate exciting ancient ruins. "

    - Cheer, 1/20/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This was a good concept, but it started to drag really bad. Took me forever to finish it. "

    - Elia, 1/19/2014
  • 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, 1/19/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Amelia is back in Egypt and has another encounter with the master criminal. I like these stories, unfortunately the narrator can't do accents and read like she couldn't get through the story fast enough. For that reason I took away stars. "

    - Lori, 12/22/2013
  • 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, 12/7/2013
  • 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, 11/23/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Another lovely installment. Every Peabody should have their Emerson. "

    - Angie, 11/10/2013
  • 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, 11/9/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I love these books so much. I cannot express it. A perfect mix of mystery, adventure, romance, archaeology, empowered women and ridiculousness. Seriously. "

    - Laurie, 10/31/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " These are fun and a pretty fast read. Really enjoyed it. Deeds of the Disturber is next! "

    - Kathy, 7/16/2013
  • 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, 4/6/2013
  • 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, 2/8/2013
  • 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, 10/21/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I am actually listening to this in my car....not quite like reading. "

    - Nathalie, 9/20/2012
  • 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, 8/18/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Things heat up between Amelia and Sethos, the Master Criminal, in this volume. He kidnaps her and confesses his love of her. Of course, Emerson rescues her before any harm is done. "

    - Debra, 1/24/2012
  • 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, 11/25/2011
  • 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, 9/6/2011
  • 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, 6/19/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This is the fourth book of the Amelia Peabody series and is just as fun and witty as the others. Although not my favorite book thus far still very enjoyable. "

    - Jess, 6/17/2011
  • 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

Barbara Rosenblat, one of the most awarded narrators in the business, was selected by AudioFile magazine as one of the Golden Voices of the Twentieth Century. She has received the prestigious Audie Award multiple times and has earned more than fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards. She has also appeared in film, television, and theater, both in London’s West End and on Broadway.