This is my first book I read by the author, so I was coming into the series having not read previous books. it was fine, a great read, fun, and one my mom and I both read at the same time to compare notes!
If you are a fan of Amelia Peabody you don't have to read further! This episode constitutes a tipping point for the Emerson clan.
For archaeologist Amelia Peabody and her family, the allure of Egypt remains as powerful as ever even int his tense time of world war. But nowhere in this desert land is safe, especially for her son Ramses and his beautiful new wife Nefret.
Amelia Peabody and her family on another archaeology expedition to Egypt not only finds a body-but her family is being followed by those attempting to murder THEM!
Amelia Peabody is a HOOT!!! Love this series and this book is one of the best.
Wonderful details and great story.
Another fine Amelia Peabody, Egyptologist, mystery, this time set in the time of WWI.
Ramses and his new wife play important roles in this mystery.
Lost tombs, bodies where they should not be and the usual frantic chase.
If you like the Elizabeth Peters series of early 20th century archeologist family solving crimes and mysteries in Egypt, you will enjoy this one.
Abridged on 4 cassettes, narrated by Barbara Rosenblatt. An excellent version to listen to!
This is a recent entry in the Amelia Peabody, Egyptologiest extraordinaire, series. If you like the series, you'll enjoy this one, too. In this one, we get to meet the long-running evil mastermind Sethos, who by all accounts, died in a previous book. Reports of his death seem to have been greatly exaggerated, as Mark Twain once said. This is fun adventure, light mystery, pleasant wandering over the archeological fields of Egypt, and a nice way to spend time with old friends. The conversion to audio book is seamless, with an excellent reader performance.
This is the first Elizabeth Peters book that I have listened to, and as such, I found myself a little confused and bewildered. It was hard for me to get a handle on the plotline and gain some familiarity with the characters. Perhaps if I had some exposure to her previous books in this series, I would feel a little more "cozy" (for the ladies). As for how I feel about this audio, well - let's see: I think the writing is very good, the author builds to and maintains a level of suspence throughout, and to take the edge off, she has snuck in a fair amount of comedy. I have a hard time bonding with the parents in this book, they seem to be quite arrogant, and conceited, and if they are confronted with a disagreement of any kind - they can be extremely rude! As for a recommendation - if you are a fan and folllower of Ms. Peters, by all means grab this one up, but if you are like me, a first timer, I would suggest you start from the beginning of the series (I don't know where that is - I'll have to look it up), and build up to this book, so you become familiar with the characters and their good points and bad points. Overall, I enjoyed the audio, I found it interesting, and easy to listen to, and I'm not sorry I requested it. It did make me feel like I was on the outside, looking in though - but who among us has never felt that? It never stopped us before did it? If pressed - I would classify this book as a "Cozy Mystery" - finally! I get to know what that term refers to (thought it was a secret known only to the PBS ladies).
Author approved abridgement.
Series: Amelia Peabody Series, #13
From Our Editors
The year is 1915, and despite desperate warnings from friends and family, Amelia Peabody and her handsome archaeologist husband, Radcliffe Emerson, risk life, limb and Amelia's second-best hat to embark on another season of exploration. But German submarines and warring Senussi aren't all Amelia and Emerson have to worry about. A fresh -- but not fresh enough -- body has turned up in the tomb they are excavating. A lost but not forgotten enemy has returned. The omens are ominous. And as the long, hot Cairo days give way to nights, danger stalks Amelia and her family, reaching out from the shadows as it never has before ...
From the Publisher
Elizabeth Peters follows her smash New York Times bestseller He Shall Thunder in the Sky with a superb new tale filled with danger, intrigue, and sparkling wit.
Dateline: Cairo and environs, 1915. Risking life, limb, and her second-best hat, the intrepid Egyptologist Amelia Peabody and her irascible, handsome archaeologist husband defy German submarines and warring Senussi to embark on another season of exploration and crime-solving.
When a freshbut not fresh enoughbody turns up in the tomb they are excavating, Amelia vows to protect her family and find the killer no matter what the cost.
Filled with surprises, including the return of a long-lost but certainly not forgotten enemy, here is deliciously dangerous entertainment starring fiction's best loved and most indomitable sleuth.
In the newest "Amelia Peabody Mystery", the intrepid Egyptologist risks life, limb, and her second-best hat in 1915 Cairo. Amelia and her handsome archeologist husband defy German submarines and warring Senussi to embark on another season of exploration and crime solving. Endpaper maps.
Brand New, still in shrink wrap, Cassette player no longer works so I havent listened to it. Let me know what you think when you have checked it out.