Knowing the new Mrs. Emerson's previous pragmatic and efficiently logical mind, it is fun & interesting to see how she reacts to familial bliss! And Mr. Emerson's reaction is even more delightful.
With the second story of Amelia and Radcliffe, we see them settling into their picture of family living in the country. We are introduced to their precocious & vastly entertaining son, nicknamed Ramses. Mr. Emerson has taken a post of teaching at a local university, and is becoming sadly bored. In the midst of a romantic interlude, recently widowed Mrs. Baskerville descends upon them in their sitting room and asks very manipulatively if Mr. Emerson would continue the excavation which her deceased husband would undoutedbly have wanted continued and finished to its completion. Amelia encourages Radcliffe to agree and the two are then off to Luxor, minus one Ramses, who stays in England with his doting aunt and uncle and frightened cousins. Hilarity, danger, mystery & mass confusion ensues. We meet a wide and varied cast in Egypt, renew our acquaintance with some familiar faces, and de-mask another cunning and wicked criminal.
Ms. Peters pens another entertaining tale, full of romance, mystery, comedy and surprises! If you enjoyed the witty "Crocodile on the Sandbank", you will adore this next story, the continuing tale written in Ms. Amelia Peabody-Emerson's uncompromising and forthright perspective.