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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (5,281 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: July 2008 ISBN: 9781455176304
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Can fear kill?

When the body of a night watchman is found sprawled in the shadow of a rare nineteenth-Dynasty mummy case, a look of terror frozen on his face, panic ensues. No one doubts that the guard’s untimely demise is the work of an ancient Egyptian curse. No one, that is, except that tart-tongued Victorian Egyptologist, Amelia Peabody, whose remarkable talent for criminal investigation has frustrated villains from London to Cairo.

Fresh from their daring exploits in exotic Egypt, Amelia, her sexy archaeologist husband Emerson, and their catastrophically precocious son Ramses, have returned to their native England just in time to get wrapped up in the intrigue. It’s a mystery worthy of Amelia’s superior sleuthing, but can she elude the vile clutches of the real perpetrator long enough to uncover his identity?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “There are several intriguing new characters in this mystery…But the spotlight shines brightest on Peabody and Emerson, a couple evenly matched as hot-blooded lovers and professional partners. This is one of grandmaster Peters/Michaels best.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “First-rate, densely packed action, fun, and atmosphere.”

    Library Journal

  • “Amelia has really pitched a tent in our hearts.”

    Philadelphia Inquirer

  • “A positive treat…I love all the Amelia Peabody books, and The Deeds of the Disturber is even more hysterically funny than her last.”

    Marion Zimmer Bradley, author of The Mists of Avalon

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carrie | 2/17/2014

    " The characters in Elizabeth Peters books are just wonderful. Each character has a tenacious and colorful personality which adds true vigor & vitality to each & every story by this author. LOVE THEM. If you like Indiana Jones, you will LOVE these books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sean Drybrough | 2/4/2014

    " i know its part of a series, but i honestly have no idea if you have to read another book to get it but still a good rad "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debra | 2/3/2014

    " Amelia and Emerson prepare for a quiet summer in England, babysitting Amelia's young niece and nephew. But, even there, they cannot escape malignant mummies, sem priests and hieroglyphics. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 1/31/2014

    " This series so far continues to such fun to read that I wonder why I wait so long between books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin | 1/24/2014

    " Ahh, I love a good Amelia Peabody mystery!! I really enjoyed the change of scenery of this book. It's fun when the family spends some time in London, it gives the book such a darker, foggier and wetter feel! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristensilvermoore | 1/11/2014

    " I think I'm getting a little sick of Amelia Peabody. This series is fun and enjoyable, but so formulaic that I realize now, it's not the kind of series that you can devour one after the other without reading other things. I'll be taking a break! This book was probably as good as the others in the series, but I just could not be a fair judge! I was a bit bored by it at times, although Ramses is always fun! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cynthiaj | 1/5/2014

    " The 4th in the series, this is the first set in England. A nice tale and enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim | 12/22/2013

    " Amelia does it again, this time in London of all places! A slightly different twist on the tales of the Peabody-Emmerson detecting duo. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brenbren13 | 11/29/2013

    " This has been my favorite book so far from the series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 11/27/2013

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise | 10/31/2013

    " I love this series, can you tell? Deeds of the Disturber was another good installment. I really enjoy the relationship between the main character and her husband, too funny and romantic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nina | 10/24/2013

    " Love the strong character of Amelia Peabody and all of her books. They are to read and re-read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 10/12/2013

    " Worth it, if only for street urchin Ramses. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emilie[-MLE-] | 7/15/2013

    " THEY DON'T EVEN GO TO FREAKIN' EGYPT!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christy | 7/5/2013

    " This was actually hilarious and completely enjoyable. A good beach read or read on your bed with the first open windows of spring read, which is what I did. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacia | 3/22/2013

    " I just read this one. It took awhile to get into this one but once I did it was fantastic. If you are looking for bad words, this is not the author for you. She doesn't need them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 11/20/2012

    " The more of these that I read, the more that I like them. The entire family's superior attitude was a little offputting at first, but it cracks me up now. It is a little like if Sheldon from "Big Bang Theory" solved crimes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth | 11/9/2012

    " I'm happy to see that murder and intrigue can take place when the Peabody-Emersons are in residence on British soil. A solidly-told tale as is to be expected from Peters. And this time you can actually like Ramses-- a novelty to be sure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellen | 10/21/2012

    " Read this one, but I prefer listening to them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah Sammis | 4/12/2012

    " Very similar plot in parts to The Peculiar Pink Fan. But both seem to be nodding to A Study in Scarlet. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terri | 2/1/2012

    " Yet another great Amelia Peabody book. Every book is great fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charlotte | 10/27/2011

    " Another Amelia Peabody mystery. I can't remember if this was the the 4th or 5th book in the series. I liked this one better then the last one. It was set in London as opposed to Egypt and I could follow the events a lot better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bethany | 10/17/2011

    " A great book - a little different from the others - based in England. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 4/23/2011

    " Book 5 of the Amelia Peabody mystery. I'll have to go back and read them in order at some point... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy (amyb2332) | 3/8/2011

    " I love Amelia Peabody books and I think this was my favorite so far! The narrator is so good and really captures Amelia so well that I hope I can continue to listen to all the books in this series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherry | 2/19/2011

    " My favorite of the series. Takes place in England but still covers much Egyptian history. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Russamun82 | 12/15/2010

    " Why are Aristocrats always so ridiculously dense? I am in accord with Emerson and Peabody. Good Gad! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara | 11/23/2010

    " The most enjoyable in the series so far, besides in the first one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 10/13/2010

    " Unbelieveable, a bit over the top, but that's exactly what you need for that overnight flight to Europe. Entertainment, pure and simple. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janice | 10/12/2010

    " It was nice to have a change of location for this one--London was a great change of pace. I must admit that the ending of this one surprised me. I was expecting one of the
    "Lords" to be the culprit. This was a fun book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 9/10/2010

    " I just love Amelia Peabody mysteries. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 8/27/2010

    " A fun diversion when your head is muddled with academic stuff.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin | 8/16/2010

    " Ahh, I love a good Amelia Peabody mystery!! I really enjoyed the change of scenery of this book. It's fun when the family spends some time in London, it gives the book such a darker, foggier and wetter feel! "

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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

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.