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3.76 out of 53.76 out of 53.76 out of 53.76 out of 53.76 out of 5 3.76 (33 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: September 2009 ISBN: 9781455176373
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The irascible husband of Victorian Egyptologist Amelia Peabody demonstrates again why he has been nicknamed “Father of Curses.” Denied permission to dig at the pyramids of Dahshoor, Emerson is awarded instead the “pyramids” of Mazghunah: countless mounds of rubble in the middle of nowhere. Nothing in this barren spot seems worthy of interest—until an antiquities dealer is murdered in his Cairo shop.

When a sinister Egyptian spotted at the crime scene turns up in Mazghunah, Amelia can’t resist following his trail. There’s a mysterious scrap of papyrus and a missing mummy case to investigate, while she keeps at least one eye on their precocious son, Ramses, and his Egyptian cat. But the digging turns truly dangerous when Amelia and Emerson look for answers in an ancient tomb—one that could become their grave.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Between Amelia Peabody and Indiana Jones, it’s Amelia—in wit and daring—by a landslide.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Amelia Peabody Emerson, archaeologist extraordinaire, and arguably the most potent female force to hit Egypt since Cleopatra, is digging again!”

    Philadelphia Inquirer

  • “Treat yourself…[A] great tale.”

    Orlando Sentinel

  • “[Elizabeth Peters] scores again with a riotously witty, tense, and cunningly constructed tale.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Elizabeth Peters’ Mummy Case excels with Susan O’Malley’s smooth narrative style, bringing alive…Amelia Peabody’s probe of a Cairo antiques dealer’s murder.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Elissa | 2/17/2014

    " I wanted to read this one to see if the series was going to get better again after a disappointing second book. But I was even more disappointed (and bored) by this book and gave up on the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joy Marie | 2/5/2014

    " Cute series. I really like Amelia Peabody's character. This is the 3rd book of this series I have read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terri Day | 2/4/2014

    " Interesting case, though I'll be danged of I understood the solution. Ramses was cute, Peabody was Peabody, Emerson was Byronic. Recommend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rach | 1/23/2014

    " Not necessarily my favorite, but thoroughly entertaining and enjoyable. Ramses' first trip to Egypt is certainly not to be missed. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheila Woofter | 1/17/2014

    " I am completely hooked on these Amelia Peabody books!! They are fun to read and quite subtley funny. I'm reading them straight through (Oops!! Is that how you spell subtle - y??) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hayes | 1/15/2014

    " Good, third installment in this fun series. Makes me want to go out immediately and buy a parasol. How can I possibly live without a parasol? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janie | 12/29/2013

    " Ramses is more fun in the earlier books. But Violet, I can unfortunately relate to. Nasty! Nasty! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne | 12/19/2013

    " I listen to these books about once a year, just to listen to the voices Barbara Rosenblatt has created for the characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda Marshall | 12/18/2013

    " I just love these characters. The addition of Amelia & Radcliff's son, Ramses, into their adventure adds quite a lot of humor. Yet another enjoyable read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Betsy | 12/14/2013

    " Sometimes these books are dry and painful to get through. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marvel | 12/10/2013

    " I loved her first book in this Amelia Peabody series (Crocodile on a Sandbank), but now, after reading 3 or so more of them, I feel like they are all sort of becoming the same sort of thing - just a change in what and who they are looking for. I think I've had enough of this series for now. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pranjal | 12/2/2013

    " I am on the british mystery roll off late. This one fits right in the mould. Good listening to this while driving! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Henrik | 3/27/2013

    " This is an entertaining murder mystery set in 19th century Egypt. The lead characters are a married couple of British Egyptologists who stumble onto a criminal conspiracy while on a dig. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 12/13/2012

    " You can Judge a book by its cover--sometimes. This series is bright and funny and the characters engaging. The locations are exotic--the beginning of archeology in Egypt a little more than 100 years ago--with just enough mystery so the reader can't put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brenda Miles | 11/24/2012

    " Another great Amelia Peabody mystery. Love the added plot twists of the precocious son Ramses. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 9/13/2012

    " Not as good as books one and two but quite amusing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa C | 2/17/2012

    " This is one of my all-time favorite of the series, and the one I usually recommend to someone who's not sure if they'll like it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 CatBookMom | 11/5/2011

    " This is much funnier than the first two mysteries. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Callista | 7/18/2011

    " My favourite of the series, largely because I find it the funniest of the books so far. The lion elevates the comedy to a new level. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sho | 7/4/2011

    " The master criminal (MC) one of my favorite character finally shows himself in this book! ALso fabulous reading by the narrator. I just love how she portrays Ramesis. It's so brilliant, she makes me want to smack Ramesis in annoyance LOL. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terri | 5/27/2011

    " Another fun romp through Egypt with Amelia, Emerson and Ramses. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karisa | 5/10/2011

    " This was the best one yet! I love her little boy, Ramses. =) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Clifton | 4/17/2011

    " this is the best one so far. Her characters have more depth and the storyline is more riveting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 4/6/2011

    " Another enjoyable archaeological adventure with the indomitable Amelia Peabody, her husband Emerson and their wonderfully precocious son Ramses. And the fascinating cat Bastet.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annette | 3/27/2011

    " Yet another fun book by Elizabeth Peters.Peabody and Emerson are joined by their son Ramses on their newest adventure. The mystery isn't that difficult, but the writing is just so fun and witty! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Incandragon | 3/12/2011

    " #3 in the series. I haven't found the 2nd one. Their brilliant, annoying son runs circles around them, as far as solving cases goes.
    "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cathy | 3/9/2011

    " Love this whole series. Rereading and really enjoying the first books in the series. Perfect beach, vacation, airplane book.

    'De cat Bastet' is one of my favorite characters, such a sly feline. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne | 1/22/2011

    " I listen to these books about once a year, just to listen to the voices Barbara Rosenblatt has created for the characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fran | 1/11/2011

    " The beauty of Elizabeth Peters writing is that you don't have to read the whole series. Each book is a complete story unto itself and can be appreciated if you want to read only one or two books in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deenbat | 12/15/2010

    " Fun! Started a bit slowly, but great fun anyway! "

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

    " The poor Mummy Case. My favorite Character of the novels besides the main was in this book. Madame Beregaria! What a character! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joy Marie | 9/30/2010

    " Cute series. I really like Amelia Peabody's character. This is the 3rd book of this series I have read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Louise | 9/25/2010

    " Where do I get an Emerson? "

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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.