Crocodile on the Sandbank Author:Elizabeth Peters In Victorian England, a woman wasn't supposed to be an archeologist or a detective. Amelia Peabody was both. "Look out for fortune hunters, Amelia." "Get married, Amelia, you're thirty-one." Amelia Peabody is having none of it. Not only has she inherited her father's fortune, but she is blessed with his strong will as well. So Amelia heads for ... more »Cairo to indulge her passion for Egyptology, picking up Evelyn Barton-Forbes as a traveling companion along the way. Evelyn has a secret tarnished past but both she and Amelia believe that it won't come back to haunt her. When someone dressed as a mummy attacks Evelyn, that belief is shattered.
Amelia knows instantly that the mummy is a ruse and vows to unravel the plot against her friend. She enlists the aid of Radcliffe Emerson, a prominent Egyptologist, to help her decipher the clues left by the mummy. Between the grave digging and academic sparring, she manages to save his life, but Radcliffe scoffs at Amelia's theory--putting all of their lives back in danger. The threat of an ancient curse closes in, and Amelia must resort to outrageous methods to prevent the mummy from making corpses of them all.« less