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Author: Elizabeth Peters Narrator: Barbara Rosenblat Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. Audio Length: Series:The Amelia Peabody Mysteries Release Date: January 1988 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781440781001

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Can fear kill? There are those who believe so but Amelia Peabody is skeptical. A respected Egyptologist and amateur sleuth, Amelia has foiled felonious schemes from Victoria’s England to the Middle East. And she doubts that it was a Nineteenth-Dynasty mummy’s curse that caused the death of a night watchman in the British Museum. The corpse was found sprawled in the mummy’s shadow, a look of terror frozen on the guard’s face.

What or who killed the unfortunate man is a mystery too intriguingly delicious for Amelia to pass up, especially now that she, her dashing archaeologist husband, Emerson, and their precocious son, Ramses, are back on Britain’s shores. But a contemporary curse can be as lethal as one centuries old and the foggy London thoroughfares can be as treacherous as the narrow, twisting alleyways of Cairo after dark when a perpetrator of evil deeds sets his murderous sights on his relentless pursuer, Amelia Peabody!

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  • “Charming…Outrageous!” 

    - Denver Post
  • “One of Grand Master Peters’ best!” 

    - Publishers Weekly
  • “First-rate, densely packed action.” 

    - Library Journal

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

    " 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. "

    - Ruth, 2/19/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " another great series (Amelia Peabody), especially so on audiobook. "

    - Anne, 2/10/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Didn't really enjoy this one. You could skip it and not miss a beat- it doesn't even take place in Egypt anyways. "

    - Alyssa, 1/31/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I always enjoy Peabody and her unbrella. "

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

    " BOT, pretty good, but not fond of this series. "

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

    " This is actually a strong 3.5*, but I just couldn't give it 4*. For one thing, Amelia immediately and always believes her well-mannered nephew Percy over her own son Ramses. Yes, Ramses has done lots of things that drive his loving parents crazy, but mean and malicious behavior? Never!! But it was Amelia's whiny behavior about Emerson that did me in. She suspects that a woman from Emerson's distant past is still in love with him, so therefore she draws the conclusion that her loving soulmate is meeting this woman every time he leaves the house, but of course an accusation will never pass her lips, so she broods and sulks and carries on to the reader until this reader wanted to slap her face. "

    - BJ, 1/11/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I listen to these books at night and love the character Amelia Peabody. What a fabulous character. "

    - Jeri, 1/6/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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. "

    - Christy, 11/16/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " The Peabodys are between digs, in London. A death in the British Museum takes place and the whole family engages in a fun romp to solve the mystery. "

    - Rae, 11/13/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I am reading this series in order from the beginning, and this was a good entry in the series. I love it when the family is in Egypt, but this story was great based in England. "

    - Lynn, 10/13/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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. "

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

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

    - Jessica, 8/21/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Enormous good fun, expertly performed. Get the first one (read by Barbara Rosenblat) and then settle in for a long series of hilarious egyptological excavations. "

    - Anna, 8/12/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    - Terri, 2/10/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " The one where they're back in London and dealing with Amelia's obnoxious niece and nephew. "

    - Moose, 12/9/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    - Mary, 10/4/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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. "

    - Charlotte, 8/29/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " 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. "

    - Stacia, 4/10/2012
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Though I know some people love this series, I just can't get into the writing style. "

    - Sara, 2/22/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This time around, jealousy rears it ugly head, compounding the complications for Peabody and Emerson in solving the mystery. And Ramses has an adversary of his own to fight... "

    - Meredith, 11/26/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Another good Amelia Peabody mystery! Not my favorite but entertaining nonetheless. "

    - Jess, 10/23/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Hilariously funny and even better as the Barbara Rosenblatt audio Books on Tape version. "

    - Jodi, 7/3/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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! "

    - Amy, 3/8/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    - Sherry, 2/19/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    - Russamun82, 12/15/2010
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

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

    - Sara, 11/23/2010
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

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

    - Andrea, 10/13/2010
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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. "

    - Janice, 10/12/2010
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I just love Amelia Peabody mysteries. "

    - Sarah, 9/10/2010
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

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

    - Chris, 8/27/2010
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " 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! "

    - Erin, 8/16/2010

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.