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The Mummy Case: An Amelia Peabody Novel of Suspense Mass Market Paperback – Feb 22 2011

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Harper; Reprint edition (Feb. 22 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061999202
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061999208
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 2.4 x 19 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 227 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 26 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #208,004 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I can't wait for the next Peabody story... I really do think [Elizabeth Peters'] books are great entertainment. -- Angela Ripon 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.

About the Author

Elizabeth Peters earned her Ph.D. in Egyptology from the University of Chicago's famed Oriental Institute. She was named Grand Master at the inaugural Anthony Awards in 1986 and Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America in 1998. In 2003, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Malice Domestic Convention. She lives in a historic farmhouse in western Maryland.

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Format: Mass Market Paperback
This remains one of the funniest books I've ever read. It's probably my favorite Amelia Peabody (Next to Lion in the Valley}
Oh how I wish Peters hadn't let Amelia's son Ramses grow up so quickly. In later books, his character(while interesting) has evolved into the standardized tall, dark and handsome leading man beloved of all historical mystery writers. But oh, what a fiendishly (not to mention, hysterically funny) atrocious little boy he is in these early books. I love his lisp! I love the way Peters sets his longwinded conversations with the lisp in tact. If you read them aloud, they're even funnier. What a deranged little genius. And speaking of deranged, what about his father, the most famous archeologist of his or any other time, Radcliffe Emerson? I love Amelia, I really do, but one of the main reasons I read and reread these books, is the inspired lunacy of her husband. Whenever I'm depressed, I pick up The Mummy Case or one of the other early Peabodys and I'm sent back to turn of the century Egypt and the intrepid Amelia and her zany family. DON'T
read these for the mysteries, although there certainly is one in every book, instead read these for the ingenious characters and the inspired lunacy of plot. This is satire in its best form. Fun. Fun. Fun.
I'm wondering if Elizabeth Peters now regrets setting these books in 'real' time. I believe she should've held on to the earlier years of the Emersons a bit longer. I'm also wondering why this wonderful series hasn't been snapped up by Hollywood.
If I could, I'd option them myself.
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Part of what makes me love this book--and the others in Peters' Amelia Peabody series--is that it's so delightfully uncategorizable. It's a mystery set in historical Egypt, but the time period is not, as one might expect, in the BC years; rather, the novel is set in the late 1800s. The main characters are a family of British Egyptologists (parents Radcliffe Emerson and Amelia Peabody Emerson and young son Ramses)--the parents of said family being based very loosely on historical figures (in Radcliffe's case, William Flinders Petrie and, I believe, in Amelia's case, Amelia Edwards).
Peters brings all kinds of historical characters into this series, intermingling them with her own characters and using them in her plots without shame. Into the series she brings names of real archaeologists, like William Petrie and Howard Carter. Seeing as how he's based on the guy, one might think that Radcliffe Emerson would, in the books, get along well with Petrie; in fact, Peters has made her character a rival with Petrie. The results are hilarious, with Peters shamelessly playing with real historical events, inserting her characters into those events, and creating her own version of real Egyptological events. She weaves tons and tons Egyptological facts in with her plots, and readers lap them up and ask for more, not even realising how much they must be learning about Egypt--not just ancient Egypt, but the political events and standing of Egypt in the last 1800s, and into the 20th century, including the role Egypt played in WWI.
This particular book in the series (book #3, in fact, in a series of 14) is a mystery set in the desert. The Emersons are excavating at Mazghunah, near Dahshoor (for those of you who know anything about Egypt!).
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Format: Mass Market Paperback
Amelia gets better and better. In the previous books we've seen her acumen for mysteries and archaeology and she just keeps improving her investigation and excavation skills in this 3rd book in the series.
You are also reacquainted with Radcliffe Emerson(her husband, intellectual equal, and true partner). Their son, Walter Peabody Emerson (known as Ramses) comes along with them on the dig where he acquires a highly intelligent Egyptian brindled cat whom he promptly names Bastet after the Egyptian cat goddess. Ramses is extremely precocious, very funny, singularly stubborn, and always trying to find the loophole in his parents' edicts. He is a great contribution to the cast. We still get to see the great relationship between Emerson and Peabody (as they affectionately refer to each other) as well as their interaction with Ramses.
Amelia doesn't seem like a very demonstrative mother, but her love for her son is there. She's the kind of person who takes for granted that her family knows she loves them and prefers to show it through actions instead of words. (In the latest couple of additions to this series, we see her affection come out into the open more.)
Once again, Peters provides an intriguing mystery along with more great information on the early days of Egyptian archaeology and Ancient Egyptian culture. I gave this book 4 stars instead of 5 because I got lost a couple of times and had to go back and trace some of the story elements more than once in order to follow what was going on with the mystery. However, that does not mean this wasn't a great book.
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Amelia is married now, but no less independent, or strong willed! The romance certainly isn't gone either. This mystery is generally very light. But we meet a character Amelia dubs "The Master Criminal"
-~(You'll want to meet him right from the start, just in case he sneaks into the later books, Careful, you may have a hard time spotting this master of disguise!)
:- )
``Emerson is as loveably irascible as ever, though he has a soft spot for one very special person, and surprisingly enough it's not Amelia
Young, "catastrophically precocious" Ramses, son of Amelia and Emerson, really is the star of this story. He is constantly adorably mischevious,getting into trouble, and coming up with some startling clues of his own.
Ramses is certainly believable as a well-meaning little boy, who attracts trouble (and dirt) like a magnet.
~~~~I recommend this book heartily as it is the one that got me hooked on the series.
*****Great fun-not a very deep mystery, but you really will be having too much fun to care!
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