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 come into her inheritance she was already a spinster of 32. But 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 tour... more » 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