Love the authentic Egyptian settings but the time frame is modern, and the author because of her attention to details is always a good read. The San Francisco Chronical says, " Elizabeth Peters is truely great." Note: not part of the Amelia Peabody series, which are also set in Egypt.
Although not her strongest offering, anything by Peters is a great read!
superb mystery /thriller set in egypt.
Althea Tomlinson says she has returned to Egypt to see the sights, and to chaperon a spoiled teenager through this strange and breathtaking desert land. The truth is more complex...and dangerous. Ten years ago, something here brought about her father's ruin and subsequent death -- and Althea intends to clear her disgraced parent's name and lay a dark past finally to rest. But there are some mysteries best left buried in the shifting sands. And a devoted daughter's search for answers is stirring up forgotten memories almost too painful to endure, and propelling her onward toward ancient tombs, legendary treasures, miraculous discoveries...and ever-closer to her own probable doom.
Not bad. If you've discovered EP/BM and want to read everything she's written, add this to your list. But it's not one of her best.