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4.00004421221865 out of 54.00004421221865 out of 54.00004421221865 out of 54.00004421221865 out of 54.00004421221865 out of 5 4.00 (7,464 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:
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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

  • “Amelia is rather like Indiana Jones, Sherlock Holmes, and Miss Marple all rolled into one.”

    Washington Post Book World

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

    USA Today

  • “If Indiana Jones were female, a wife, and a mother who lived in Victorian times, he would be Amelia Peabody Emerson.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lucy | 2/19/2014

    " #2 for Amelia Peabody (and her growing entourage). Think of Lord Carnarvon... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Carrol | 2/18/2014

    " The second book in the Amelia Peabody series. We visited the Valley of the Kings shortly after I finished this and much of the geography rings true. It's an amusing, quick read.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Donna Castele | 2/15/2014

    " I absolutely love this series. These would make great films. Amelia is a heroine for all times, and the victorian banter is delightful. Think Jane Austin with much more chutzpah! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jeff Crosby | 2/14/2014

    " Like most Amelia Peobody novels, the joy of the tale is in the details. The fascinating mixture of Egyptology, historical setting, bizzare and amusing characters, and mystery make these novels unique. Peters has admitted that she did not initially plan on a series. Published six years after the first adventure, this second book introduces many regulars, including the young Ramese, Cyrus Vandergelt, Bastet (the cat), and Kevin O'Connell. "

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