The Deeds of the Disturber Author:Elizabeth Peters The Deeds of the Disturber finds Amelia in London with husband Radcliffe Emerson, the archeologist of such irascible temper that the Egyptians call him Father of Curses, and son, the catastrophically precocious Ramses. Quickly the trio find themselves caught up in an intrigue surrounding the dignified British Museum. A lowly night watchman, wi... more »th a look of horror frozen on his face, sprawled on the floor before a "haunted" mummy case; a newspaper headline that asks, "Can Fear Kill?", a pair of dissolute aristocrats; a lady of dubious reputation whose shady past intersects with Emerson's bachelor days; super-natural curses; and a homicidal lunatic ("he could be nothing else") disguised as an ancient Sem priest are all part of the mystery. And as Amelia closes in on the murderer, Emerson must try to keep her from adding herself to the list of victims.
Never has there been a richer ambience for romantic suspense than the murky, ghostly, gas-lit streets of London; never have our in-defatigable partners in detection encountered a criminal investigation as challenging.« less