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Lion in the Valley (Amelia Peabody, Bk 4)
Lion in the Valley - Amelia Peabody, Bk 4
Author: Elizabeth Peters
The 1895-96 season promises to be an exceptional one for Amelia Peabody, her dashing Egyptologist husband Emerson, and their wild and precocious eight-year-old son Ramses. The much-coveted burial chamber of the Black Pyramid in Dahshoor is theirs for the digging. But there is a great evil in the wind that roils the hot sands sweeping through the...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780812512427
ISBN-10: 0812512421
Publication Date: 7/1990
Pages: 320
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Publisher: Tor Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed Lion in the Valley (Amelia Peabody, Bk 4) on + 3 more book reviews
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This is the fourth in the series of about 19 Amelie Peabody mysteries. In 1895, Amelia and her Egyptologist husband, with their incorrigible eight year old son Ramses, have gone to Egypt for "season" of digging. While digging and searching for an entrance to the Black Pyramid, Peabody and Emerson become embroiled in a plot involving the Master Criminal, Amelia's nemesis. This is not your usual mystery, as it is written in 1890-style language of the indominable Peabody in her journal. Aside from being fun mysteries, these books are romances and views of family life of the era, and are very, very funny.
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This series is my favorite of all times. I love ALL of these books (which I have read over and over) but especially the first 7 or 8 where Ramses is a child. While full of mystery and suspense, they often make me laugh out loud. Amelia and Emerson's escapades are larger than life and outrageously daring and you will just have to experience Ramses - he defies description. As an added bonus, they are also educational. Elizabeth Peters has a PhD in Egyptology and she brings all of that knowledge to play throughout this incredible series. The beauty is, however, that you don't realize you are learning, you are having so much fun.
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Classic, funny, exciting Elizabeth Peters here--Ramses is up to his usual tricks, Amelia is up to full detecting, meddling force, and Emerson is, well, Emerson. After having read a few of these, it's particularly interesting to see some character development over time: Ramses' growth as a 9 year old Egyptologist and linguist, and Amelia's strengthening of independence are developed in this book. But it's just fun to read!
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reviewed Lion in the Valley (Amelia Peabody, Bk 4) on + 359 more book reviews
If you like historical fact based mysteries and ones where you might actually come away smarter about the field than you started, you will adore this series. I also enjoyed the love story part of it as the couple is equally matched. Hope you like it too.
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Another Amelia Peabody adventure. Amelia is a woman of the past that can be admired by woman of our century. Her independnce demonstrated while on archaeologic digs with her husband Emerson makes for and entertaining read.

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