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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (6,641 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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Bestselling author Elizabeth Peters brings back nineteenth-century Egyptologist Amelia Peabody and her entourage in this delicious caper that digs up mystery in the shadow of the pyramids.

The last camel is dead, and Egyptologist Amelia Peabody, her dashing husband, Emerson, and her precocious son, Ramses, are in dire straits on the sun-scorched desert sands. Months before, back in cool, green England, Viscount Blacktower had approached them to find his son and his son’s new bride, who have been missing in war-torn Sudan for over a decade. An enigmatic message scrawled on papyrus and a cryptic map had been delivered to Blacktower, awakening his hope that the couple was still alive.

Neither Amelia nor Emerson believes the message is authentic, but the treasure map proves an irresistible temptation. Now, deep in Nubia’s vast wasteland, they discover too late how much treachery is afoot (and on camelback), and survival depends on Amelia’s solving a mystery as old as ancient Egypt and as timeless as greed and revenge.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “High adventure…wonderfully witty.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “The plot twists and turns…it’s delicious…She has an antic sense of humor that glitters through her writing like mica through a rock…Are we having a good time? You bet!”

    Washington Times

  • “A delightful piece of fiction.” 

    San Diego Tribune

  • “If Indiana Jones were female, a wife and mother who lived in Victorian times, he would be Amelia Peabody Emerson, an archeologist whose extraordinary adventures are guaranteed entertainment.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Another interest-holding and humorously told Amelia Peabody Victorian suspense tale.”

    School Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lori | 2/13/2014

    " I am having a blast re-reading the Amelia Peabody mystery series. This is one of my favorites! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jami | 2/10/2014

    " Fun to read but on the cheesy side. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Helen | 1/28/2014

    " Sometimes authors take risks with their characters and their chosen world. I was worried Elizabeth Peters had taken too big of a risk with broadening her field outside of her usual Nile valley, but this book has opened up the potential for so much more development for her characters and her plots for future books. This is a "lost world" sort of book as the Emersons stumble into a veritable paradise--with the usual dangers, threats, and despotic rulers trying to kill them. It's a wild ride and a delightful read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kiley | 1/25/2014

    " The absolute best book I have read in a very long time! "

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