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The Snake, the Crocodile, and the Dog [Mass Market Paperback]

Elizabeth Peters
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Feb. 1 1994 Amelia Peabody Mysteries
The delightful seventh adventure for popular heroine Amelia Peabody. The 19th-century Egyptologist and her dashing husband, Emerson, return to Amarna, where they first fell in love. When Emerson is kidnapped, Amelia must rescue her husband, find the culprit, and save her marriage.

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From Publishers Weekly

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.

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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.

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5.0 out of 5 stars has all the fun and action of the first one July 4 2014
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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. This one, early in the series, has all the fun and action of the first one, Crocodile on the Sandbank, with the added delight of the letters from Ramses.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Best So Far June 23 2004
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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. ("I have three pounds 11 shillings.") At first I thought Amelia was annoying with her "7-Year Itch" but it was turned round on her in a touching way. There is a great surprise ending (though I was not surprised!). This one is really funny. You won't be disappointed!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! Feb. 4 2004
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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.
Emerson has lost his memory, and it was fun to watch him get to know Amelia again. Then, there was a twist at the end that made me go "what!" I never saw it coming!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Lost in Amarna Nov. 16 2003
By Jen. M.
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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. Amelia and Emerson return to the archeological site where they met, however things are more dangerous than ever and the Emersons are constantly in peril.
One of the stranger plot twists is Emerson's amnesia and sudden recovery. During his amnesia Amelia's character exhibits emotional depths that are touching but very removed from her general pragmatism.
This book was okay, but not my favorite in the series.
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4.0 out of 5 stars romance revived in middle age Sept. 19 2003
By Min
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I got into this series with the "internal quartet" beginning with Seeing a Large Cat, and it's always been the family dynamics, much more than the actual mysteries, that I care about.
After I finished off those four (because I was desperate to make sure it all ended well), I went back to the beginning and am now reading the others in order. The first few were entertaining enough, but in this installment I really felt the emotional dynamics that had gotten me hooked. Amelia's inner strength and devotion to her husband are put to the test in deeper ways than ever before (when it was merely their lives that were in danger). And Ramses is even funnier in his letters from England than he is in person.
My only complaint is that this is the only book so far where I actually guessed who the villain was. And, while nobody's claiming these books are realistic, this particular twist was beyond implausible. Still, this was the first time since I finished off He Shall Thunder in the Sky that I wanted to start the next book immediately after turning the last page.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Amelia's at it again! June 15 2003
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Another in the series of Amelia Peabody Emerson mysteries--always great fun, with just enough drama and historical background to keep things interesting. And, Amelia is always a hoot!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Okay I'm addicted! April 13 2003
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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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Amelia fan Oct. 22 2002
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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. Loved the absolutely confounding plot. Loved the desolate and exotic locale. Loved the return of one of my favorite minor characters (O'Connell). And most of all LOVED Ramses' letters to his parents. The whole book is worth the 10 or so pages of those. Fans of Peters know that she is famous for dual plots and two sets of villains. However, I can usually spot the crooks long before the end. This remains the only book which surprised me...
...This is one of the best...
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