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Peters's romantic thriller, in which the indomitable Victorian archeologist Amelia Peabody searches for Nefertiti's tomb, offers surefire entertainment.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
YA-- Although this seventh in the series picks up where The Last Camel Died at Noon (Warner, 1991) ends, it stands delightfully on its own. Amelia's self-assuredness, her devotion to her husband, and her honesty with her readers match well her inventive embrace of adventure. Danger, although constantly present, is balanced with intrigue, confidences, romance, and intellectual exercise as readers gallop headlong into the mysteries surrounding a venture on the Nile. Teens will enjoy fine writing, learn some Egyptian history and meet an indomitable heroine, all between these covers.
- Barbara Hawkins, Oakton High School, Fairfax, VA
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
An excellent book, one of the best in this series - though I would say that about all the books in this series.Published 4 months ago by Caitlin Anderson
I thought I had read the whole series years ago but recently realized I had missed this one. I had given upon the series because I found the last two titles a bit slow. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is a thoroughly enjoyable Amelia Peabody--the first one I simply could not put down until I finished. I found Ramses's letters utterly hilarious. Read morePublished on June 23 2004
I have enjoyed all of the Amelia Peabody stories, but this is the first one that made me think I would want to read it again. Read morePublished on Feb. 4 2004
I love Elizabeth Peters' Amelia Peabody mysteries! While I enjoyed this book, I believe it would have been a difficult choice had I not read the preceding books in the series. Read morePublished on Nov. 15 2003 by Jen. M.
Another in the series of Amelia Peabody Emerson mysteries--always great fun, with just enough drama and historical background to keep things interesting. Read morePublished on June 15 2003 by meiringen
The first couple in the series were hard to read. She writes very formally. British style. But I must admit, the characters are addicting! I can't wait to read the next one.Published on April 12 2003 by Trish
I have read all of the Amelia books...This book was my favorite in the series before number 12. It is still way up on my list...I loved Amelia's attempts to woo her husband. Read morePublished on Oct. 21 2002
I'm currently at no. 9 in the series, and so far this is the best of the books. Mostly in the same style as the first book (only in part due to the shared locality of Amarna), this... Read morePublished on Jan. 2 2001