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3.27 out of 53.27 out of 53.27 out of 53.27 out of 53.27 out of 5 3.27 (15 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elizabeth Peters Narrator: Grace Conlin Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 1995 ISBN: 9781455171408
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Digging up a buried past could lead to a premature death, for there is a dangerous secret that is centuries old—as old as the treasure of Nefertiti.

Althea Tomlinson comes back to Egypt as just another tourist, showing the country to a spoiled seventeen-year-old. That’s what she tells herself, anyway. The truth is more complex—and dangerous. Ten years ago, something that happened in this desert land brought about her father’s ruin and subsequent death—and Althea intends to clear her disgraced parent’s name and finally lay a dark past to rest. But there are some mysteries best left buried in the shifting sands, and a devoted daughter’s search for answers is stirring up forgotten memories almost too painful to endure that propel her onward among ancient tombs, legendary treasures, miraculous discoveries—and ever-closer to her own threatened doom.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Elizabeth Peters is truly great!”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “Elizabeth Peters is nothing less than a certified American treasure.”

    Jackson Clarion-Ledger

  • “Conlin’s lilting voice is an asset to Peters’ mystery The Jackal’s Head.”

     Booklist

  • “Narrated pleasingly by Conlin, who reads with a light inflection.”

    KIiatt

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sean Drybrough | 1/18/2014

    " good book, if you like egypt then you may like it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bethany | 1/15/2014

    " This was a good read. Not one of my favorites of hers but definately not a waste of time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 1/6/2014

    " A good mystery, but the romantic component was weaker and less developed than in most of Peters's books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gini | 1/5/2014

    " Haven't read one in a while, but Elizabeth Peters is one of my favorite authors. In another life, I could see myself as an achaeoligist. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine Brennen-leigh | 12/29/2013

    " Another page turner from Elizabeth Peters AKA Barbara Michael's. A nice light summer, kick back while you are camping, read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 11/19/2013

    " I haven't read Elizabeth Peters for a long time. I don't know if the character in this book is a new one or a continuing one, but I enjoyed her character. Althea can get herself out of a tight spot. If you are in to archeology, these are the books to read - I wonder how much of the location is fact. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 11/12/2013

    " victorian romance mystery. reminded me of early amelia peabody's. i liked it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erin | 4/24/2013

    " Kind of had a non-ending sort of ending, and overly predictable at that. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terri | 6/9/2012

    " Egyptian mystery Peters style. Not as great as Amelia Peabody, but still a fun female protagonist. Listened to the Blackstone audio version. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patricia | 10/30/2011

    " I audio-booked this as I have been in the car a lot. EP clearly grew as an author. But it didn't help that the narrator's accent and pronunciation weren't appealing to me. Amelia Peabody is so much more fun!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Grace | 10/29/2011

    " Peter's writing is at its best when she deals with Egypt. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nikki | 7/14/2008

    " I love all of the Elizabeth Peters Books. This is a very early one of hers and worth the read. The characters and plot aren't as developed and layered as her Amelia Peabody series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ina | 3/6/2008

    " This book was intriguing. The ending surprised me a bit and I wasn't entirely comfortable with it. Thus 3 stars instead of 4. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patti | 5/10/2007

    " Had it's moments..may try another. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julie | 4/28/2007

    " Some good aspects, but the heroine is such a huge twit I couldn't enjoy it. "

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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

Grace Conlin (1962–1997) was the recording name of Grainne Cassidy, an award-winning actress and acclaimed narrator. She was a member of the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Washington, DC, and won a Helen Hayes Award in 1988 for her role in Woolly Mammoth’s production of Savage in Limbo.