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3.99961087669948 out of 53.99961087669948 out of 53.99961087669948 out of 53.99961087669948 out of 53.99961087669948 out of 5 4.00 (4,266 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elizabeth Peters Narrator: Barbara Rosenblat Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Amelia Peabody Mysteries Release Date: July 1997 ISBN: 9781436112161
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The year is 1903. The place is Cairo. And preparing to tackle an archaeological dig in the Valley of the Kings, the intrepid Amelia Peabody dreams of a large cat, an Egyptian sign of good luck. In fact, an ominous message warning “Stay away from tomb Twenty-A” only intrigues her.

But Amelia soon acquires a fearful headache when her teenage son Ramses and her beautiful ward Nefret sneak about to help a pretty American who thinks she’s being stalked. And when tomb Twenty-A yields a mummy wearing silk undies, Amelia finds herself in a labyrinth of macabre murder, passion, and cruel deceit. Now she needs the cat’s good luck and more: feline stealth, a nose for something rotten, and nine lives. Or her next dig may be her own grave.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Peters’ fans will relish this latest adventure that explores mysteries of the heart as well as murder.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The eccentricities of the Emerson family are lavishly and deliciously presented by narrator Barbara Rosenblat…She delights listeners with the portraits while never allowing them to impede the suspense so carefully woven through the story.…Her performance is a pharaoh’s treasure.”

    AudioFile

  • “As usual, Peters’ zesty characters…are marvelous, and there’s plenty of lively repartee to push the story along. The comedy is great, as well, with Peters knowing precisely how to balance starchy Amelia’s officious social respectability with her penchant for meddling in other people’s affairs.”

    Booklist

  • “Essential reading from a pro.”

    Library Journal

  • “The incomparable Ms. Peters hits an all-time high with the ninth chapter in her exceptionally witty and exciting adventure series. The real joy in this book is the emergence of Ramses as a potential new action hero.”

    RT Book Reviews (4½ stars, Top Pick!)

  • An Agatha Award Nominee for Best Novel in 1997
  • A USA Today bestseller
  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

Listener Opinions

  • 4.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 5 janet | 10/8/2016

    " Following Peabody and Emerson through another story, this time I find the children taking more of role. That just makes the story more interesting and the plots more complicated, though I must admit I did guess the ending on this one. "

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

    " Now we've begun the portion of this series I really love. All of these people are strong-minded, highly intelligent, and principled -- and this gets them into serious amounts of trouble with each other and the world at large. There are some wonderfully funny bits -- indeed, Ms. Peters' sense of humor just gets more dry and witty with each successive story. Recommended for everyone over the age of 12 (younger children might be confused by the vocabulary, which is very Edwardian). "

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

    " Vacation 2007 at the beach. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathryn | 2/10/2014

    " number nine in the Amelia Peabody Series. Mind candy for recovering archaeologists. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carrie | 2/6/2014

    " Aaah! The introduction of "Manuscript H" is so much fun! Ramses is such a wonderful character! ;o) I enjoy this series so very much! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan | 1/26/2014

    " I just love the Amelia Peabody mysteries set in Edwardian Egypt with a family of archaeologists who are also amateur sleuths. Nothing special about this one, but it delivered what I was expecting and was absolutely delightful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeri Strickland | 1/22/2014

    " Darn, I finished it already. Another truly enjoyable Amelia Peabody book. Amelia and Emerson have now been joined by their almost grown son RAMSES and their adopted daughter Nefret. They add a further dimension to the story. Well done. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mayakda | 1/2/2014

    " For the first time we get some pov chapters from Amelia's son Ramses. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dan Evans | 12/19/2013

    " A good read -- nothing special "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chelsea Daymon | 12/18/2013

    " I love E. Peter's books...Egyptology and mystery...what more can u ask for!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 12/6/2013

    " Seeing the Emersons's world through the eyes of the kids definitely helps to freshen things up. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Terri | 12/5/2013

    " Stopped listening after figuring out who did it and wasn't interesting enough just to learn the plot twists. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gayla Hibbert | 11/30/2013

    " I found this book to be suspenseful and entertaining; however, in some ways it was a bit tedious. The Egyptology language and terminology was a bit challenging. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alflannery | 6/17/2013

    " My first Amelia Peabody, it changed my life! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carrieuoregon | 6/14/2013

    " A fun installment with some added elements to the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 3/7/2013

    " Reread on audio, with Barbara Rosenblat narrating, as always a pleasure. These characters are so real to me after reading them for 25 years that as usual I had dreams about them after finishing the book. Yay! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori | 7/5/2012

    " My favorite of the series...the camaraderie of the children now grown was fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alice | 12/10/2011

    " one of my favorite books "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 10/26/2011

    " re-reading this old favorite... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dina Tanners | 8/15/2011

    " A good book in the series....filled with lots of characters and 3 or 4 streams going on at once that eventually meld together. I do prefer the books in the series with more archeology, however. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Verena | 6/10/2011

    " Another fine installment in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cynthiaj | 4/13/2011

    " I thought this one was a bit busy and having so many protagonists who refused to talk to one another muddied things up quite a bit. Probably will read the next to see how Peters deals with the continuing maturation of the teenagers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Helen | 3/31/2011

    " 1 of best Peabody, growth in characters is very pleasing "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sam | 2/4/2011

    " This series is always enjoyable with it's historical Egyptian archaeology hunts and the memorable characters. Have loved every one of these books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fran | 1/11/2011

    " It's the turn of the century and Amelia is warned not to search for the mysterious tomb 20A in the Valley of the Kings. Of course, Amelia searches for the tomb and discovers a murder. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eileen | 11/30/2010

    " I am really loving Elizabeth Peters ... there's something cozy and yet thrilling about her writing, and I still find her relationship with her husband to be sexy and romantic! I highly recommend these books. Plus, there are TONS of them. =) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan | 7/24/2010

    " I just love the Amelia Peabody mysteries set in Edwardian Egypt with a family of archaeologists who are also amateur sleuths. Nothing special about this one, but it delivered what I was expecting and was absolutely delightful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marita | 7/5/2010

    " Amelia's son is now 16 and the younger generation is starting to play a bigger part on solving these mysteries. Very enjoyable family dynamics. "

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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

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 fifty-six AudioFile Earphones Awards. She has also appeared in film, television, and theater, both in London’s West End and on Broadway.