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Elizabeth Peters's books about Egyptologist Amelia Peabody are like longer, more literate versions of those letters some relatives send to keep people up to date on their family adventures. They're also lively feminist spoofs on the two-fisted Victorian adventure novels that inspired the Indiana Jones films. In this ninth book in the Peabody series, it's 1903, and Amelia and her clan--irascible husband Emerson, fearless son Ramses, gorgeous ward Nefret--are in Cairo, dealing with everything from mummies (both the ancient and more recent varieties) to affairs of the heart. Previous Peabody paperbacks include The Hippopotamus Pool and The Snake, the Crocodile and the Dog. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Amelia Peabody and family begin the 1903 "digging" season in Egypt with the usual anticipation. At least two pleas for help and a mysterious warning about a Valley of the Kings tomb, however, complicate life and lead to the expected dangerous adventure. Essential reading from a pro.
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My husband and I are enjoying the series since our 2008'trip to Egypt!Published 2 months ago by Eileen Barrie
E. Peters does it again - she's funny and savy and keeps you on the edge of your seat. Wonderful read - excellent addition to your library.Published on July 31 2003 by Cheryl A. Pelletier
If you think that in this book you will read something interesting about the ancient Egypt, you are completely wrong, the main story of the book is the diary of Amelia Peabody, but... Read morePublished on March 13 2003 by Jorge Frid
This is the first book in the series that I read. What a wonderful enjoyment! I actually listened to the story on tape on my way to and from work and discovered that it was not... Read morePublished on Sept. 22 2002
i really liked Seeing a Large Cat... because Ramses got growed up!! This is really cool, because in all the previous books u kinda grow up with Ramses and your there with all his... Read morePublished on Aug. 10 2002 by Leanna Wiley
This was my first and probably last Amelia Peabody mystery I shall read. Peabody is a nosy, verbose, upper class English Egyptologist famous for solving mysteries. Read morePublished on Oct. 10 2001
After reading some of the reviews for this book I am inclined to ask if they got it. This series has never been about hardcore mystery so much as mystery-lite with tons of... Read morePublished on April 3 2001 by Lisa
I finally finished this tedious and unimaginative "book." If there were a possibility to rate this lower, I would. Read morePublished on May 6 2000