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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3,256 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elizabeth Peters Narrator: Barbara Rosenblat Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Amelia Peabody Mysteries Release Date:
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The Emersons have returned to the Valley of the Kings in 1922 and Amelia Peabody and her family look forward to delving once more into the age-old mysteries buried in Egypt’s ever-shifting sands. But a widow’s strange story, and even stranger request, is about to plunge them into a storm of secrets, treachery, and murder.

The woman, a well-known author, has come bearing an ill-gotten treasure, a golden likeness of a forgotten king, which she claims is cursed. She insists it has taken the life of her husband and unless it is returned to the tomb from which it was stolen, more people will die.

Amelia and her clan resolve to uncover the secrets of the statue’s origins, setting off on a trail that twists and turns in directions they never anticipated and, perhaps, toward an old nemesis with unscrupulous new designs. But each step toward the truth seems to reveal another peril, suggesting to the intrepid Amelia that the curse is more than mere superstition. And its next victim might well be a beloved family member. Or Amelia Peabody herself.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Peters lays out her scenes of romantic derring-do with such a lavish hand that it seems a bit nerdy to draw attention to the deeper pleasure of the rich scholarship involved in these archaeological mysteries.”

    New York Times

  • “Packs a harrowing emotional wallop.”

    Winston-Salem Journal

  • “Tomb excavations, mountain treks, brutal attacks, an abduction, an exorcism and murder keep the plot hopping. The author’s droll sense of humor and picture of a leisurely and less complicated age add to the appeal.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • Audio Publisher’s Association “Audie” Award

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Cindy | 2/20/2014

    " I never thought it would be possible to like book kids more than Ramses Emmerson - and then Carla and John David were born! And ohhhhh - the pinnacle of Egyptology looms as Tut draws ever nearer . . . I love these stories! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Candi | 2/18/2014

    " The penultimate novel of the Amelia Peabody series. Very good. Reminiscent of the first couple of books, curses, attacks, and action from the beginning to end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Meregoddess Vitti Avila | 2/11/2014

    " Her style of writing is old fashioned as is the story line however the it was great fun as it explores the mysteries of Egypt...along the lines of the Agatha Christie genre but I loved this book and will be reading her other ones slowly in bed with a cup of chai. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sherelyn Ernst | 2/2/2014

    " Peters' Amelia Peabody Egyptian archaeologist mysteries are always lots of fun although somewhat predictable. We were visiting The Valley of the Kings in Luxor while I was still reading it so it was a real treat! "

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