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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (7,469 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:
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Victorian gentlewoman Amelia Peabody Emerson and her archaeologist husband are busy raising their young son; yet Amelia dreams only of the dust and detritus of ancient civilizations. Happily, circumstances are about to demand their immediate presence in Egypt. Sir Henry Baskerville had just discovered a tomb in Luxor when he promptly died under bizarre circumstances. The tabloids scream of “the Curse of the Pharaohs!”

Amelia and her husband arrive to find the camp in disarray and the workers terrified. A ghost even appears. It is not at all what Amelia considers an atmosphere conducive to scientific discovery. Thus the indomitable Victorian sets about bringing order to chaos—and herself close to danger. How Amelia triumphs over evil and those who would stand between her and her beloved antiquities makes for a delightfully spirited adventure.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Grand views of Egyptian antiquities…a sparkling series.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “One of the best [in the series]…A fun book.”

    USA Today

  • “The doughtiest, smartest, most appealing female protagonist in mystery fiction.”

    Aaron Elkins, author of Make No Bones

  • “[A] delicious mystery-adventure…Peters is at her giddy best here, complete with solid archaeological backgrounds, independent-spirited heroine, and inexhaustible high spirits. So, for mystery-comedy fans: an all-frills period charmer.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kris Hansen | 2/20/2014

    " Mystery wasn't as interesting as the first book, but enjoyed the antics surrounding the Emerson's relationship. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Susie John | 2/2/2014

    " aaahhh!! Ramses came into my life...I love him to pieces!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Marita | 2/1/2014

    " Amusing, enjoyed the early marriage banter and competiveness. The who did it was too easy to guess even for Amelia and Emerson, this was more of how and why. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lauren | 1/28/2014

    " I picked up this book for about $0.20 at a used book sale, after re-reading "The Murders of Richard III" by Peters. I got way more then my money's worth. This sparked a furor in me to find and read all of the Amelia Peabody mysteries and other books by the author. It's a delightful combination of historical fiction and mystery with a whole lot of really enjoyable characters. Great summer read, or anytime really, "

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