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  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: C & R Crime (6 July 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845293894
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845293895
  • Product Dimensions: 13.7 x 2.7 x 19.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 305,221 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)

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Amelia and her dashing husband Emerson set off for a promising archaeological site in the Sudan, only to be unwillingly drawn into the search for an African explorer and his young bride who went missing twelve years back. Amelia and Emerson must continue making archaeological finds, while doing their best to rescue the innocent.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By John Crombie on 4 Feb. 2003
Format: Paperback
What can I say... The title of this book caught my attention at a local book sale. It is an over the top adventure story in the Indiana Jones vein, told through the eyes of Ameilia Peabody, Although Emerson must be a much more impressive specimen of manhood according to descriptions his wife gives. The adventure contains warring arab tribes poisoned camels secret civilisations and naturally hidden passages.
Good fun holiday reading. This book doesn't tax the brain at all.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By "griendtsonius" on 16 Feb. 2002
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I have enjoyed all the Peabody books but this one is my favourite. The writing is very funny and very tongue-in-cheek. The difference between this book and the other Peabody novels is that the story takes after the romantic classics as written by H. Rider Haggard (as mrs Peters mentions in her Acknowledgements). The result is a mixture of the usual elements , the incredibly funny characters of Amelia, Emerson, and (even more so) Ramses, with a romantic suspense story in which they are kept prisoner by an undiscovered Nubian tribe with two princes warring for the crown!Of course it all ends well and the Emersons even acquire an adopted daughter! It is a very funny, very romantic and very interesting (lots of historic detail) story. Highly recommended!
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 13 Mar. 2002
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The seemingly low-key opening to this book - the sudden, and uncharacteristically silent, death of a camel, introduces one of the best Amelia Peabody adventures.
Set in Nubia, conventional archaeology takes a back seat, despite the irritating presence, to Amelia and Emerson, of Budge of the British Museum. Amelia, Emerson, Ramses and the mysterious Kemet are persuaded to set off into the desert, with a doubtful map, in search of Lord Blacktower's missing heir and his wife and his younger son who has recently disappeared too.
One by one the camels die despite Amelia's ministrations and then all their men, except for Kemet, desert them leaving them in grave danger. Undaunted, they carry on on foot. Then Kemet disappears and all seems lost.....
As the story unfolds, Elizabeth Peters presents us with a fascinating cast of exotic characters, heroes and villains, and the adventure is exciting and unusual. Her recreation of Victorian manners, speech and attitudes is, as usual, so masterly that we are immersed in the period.
Don't miss the fun!
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By J. Chippindale TOP 500 REVIEWER on 20 Jun. 2007
Format: Hardcover
Elizabeth Peters was born and brought up in Illinois and earned her Ph.D. in Egyptology from the University of Chicago's famed Oriental Institute. Peters was named Grand Master at the inaugural Anthony Awards in 1986 and Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America at the Edgar Awards in 1998. She lives in a historic farmhouse in western Maryland.

The Amelia Peabody books may or may not be an acquired taste, personally I love them. They are set in Victorian times when there were still very strict rules of etiquette and polite behaviour was the norm. Although most of the books are set in Egypt, in the desert under very trying conditions and extremely hot weather the `English' way of life was still expected to be adhered to, sometimes with quite hilarious consequences.

Amelia Peabody is Elizabeth Peters' best loved and brilliant creation, a thoroughly Victorian feminist who takes the stuffy world of archaeology by storm with her no nonsense dress sense and forthright opinions.

Egyptologist Amelia Peabody along with her husband Emerson, perhaps the most famous archaeologist of his day and their son Ramses are in the Sudan searching for Viscount Blacktower's son and his new bride. As trouble follows them everywhere it is not long before they are caught up in a web of deceit and treachery. Once again their survival depends upon Peabody's powers of deduction, Ramses ability to look like one of the natives and Emerson's ability to frighten anybody and everybody who gets in his way.
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By J. Chippindale TOP 500 REVIEWER on 20 Jun. 2007
Format: Hardcover
Elizabeth Peters was born and brought up in Illinois and earned her Ph.D. in Egyptology from the University of Chicago's famed Oriental Institute. Peters was named Grand Master at the inaugural Anthony Awards in 1986 and Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America at the Edgar Awards in 1998. She lives in a historic farmhouse in western Maryland.

The Amelia Peabody books may or may not be an acquired taste, personally I love them. They are set in Victorian times when there were still very strict rules of etiquette and polite behaviour was the norm. Although most of the books are set in Egypt, in the desert under very trying conditions and extremely hot weather the `English' way of life was still expected to be adhered to, sometimes with quite hilarious consequences.

Amelia Peabody is Elizabeth Peters' best loved and brilliant creation, a thoroughly Victorian feminist who takes the stuffy world of archaeology by storm with her no nonsense dress sense and forthright opinions.

Egyptologist Amelia Peabody along with her husband Emerson, perhaps the most famous archaeologist of his day and their son Ramses are in the Sudan searching for Viscount Blacktower's son and his new bride. As trouble follows them everywhere it is not long before they are caught up in a web of deceit and treachery. Once again their survival depends upon Peabody's powers of deduction, Ramses ability to look like one of the natives and Emerson's ability to frighten anybody and everybody who gets in his way.
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