Crocodile on the sandbank Author:Elizabeth peters Set in Egypt of the late 19th Century, this novel unfolds a delightfully chilling tale of mystery, romance, and adventure. — When Amelia Peabody came into her inheritance she was already a spinster of 32. Bit she was far from ordinary, having a quick mind, a quicker tongue, and a wicked umbrella which she used for emphasis. — She had planned a to... more »ur of Egyptian antiquities. Everything would have been fine-- had she not hired as her companion a destitute beauty who had lost her fortune--and her virtue-- when she ran away with a Latin lover.
Evelyn's presence began to bring about very strange and sinister events. And what had started as an exciting adventure for the spirited Amelia now developed into a terrifying struggle for her sanity--and her life.« less