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I can't wait for the next Peabody story... I really do think [Elizabeth Peters'] books are great entertainment. -- Angela Rippon A writer so popular that the public library has to keep her books under lock and key. Washington Post Book World Think Miss Marple with early feminist gloss crossed with Indiana Jones... accomplished entertainment. Guardian --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Elizabeth Peters is a prolific and successful writer of over 50 books. She is internationally celebrated for her mystery stories (especially those featuring her indomitable Victorian heroine, Amelia Peabody). She earned her PhD in Egyptology from University of Chicago's famed Oriental Institute. Named Grandmaster at the Anthony Awards in 1986 and Grandmaster by the Mystery Writers of America in 1998, in 2003, she received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Malice Domestic Convention. She lives in an historic farmhouse in Frederick, Maryland, with six cats and two dogs. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
I don't read many mystery books and probably don't have the interest in the mystery portion that many do (although it's fun to guess who the culprit may be). Read morePublished on Nov. 3 2013 by BCReader
This second novel of the Amelia Peabody series is unfortunately not quite as enjoyable as the first one. Read morePublished on Aug. 28 2010 by Pierre Gauthier
This book finds our heroine Amelia Peabody married to the archeologist she met in Crocodile on the Sandbank. Read morePublished on Jan. 2 2008 by Marion Marchetto, author of The Bridgewater Chronicles
I just started on the Amelia Peabody books. Crocodile on the Sandbank I thought a little stilted and the writing a little dull, even though I loved the characters. Read morePublished on June 1 2004
Dull and inane come to mind. Consists mostly of Peabody's artificially "catty" - sometimes racist - first-person remarks about everyone she meets (even the cat), fuzzy descriptions... Read morePublished on April 22 2004 by My Name
Tedious and inane come to mind. It is written as a first person narrative consisting almost entirely of a stream of disparaging comments about everyone else written in a "catty"... Read morePublished on April 22 2004
Another wonderful book in the Amelia Peabody series. It is especially good because it introduces Amelia's son, Ramses, a very clever child.Published on Jan. 24 2004 by K. Turner
I give this book three stars simply because Ms. Peters writes such great characters, but the plot of this book seemed a rehash of Crocodile on the Sanbank. Read morePublished on Dec 7 2003 by Avid Reader