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The Emersons are back in Peters newest tale !!!!!!!!
on 10 June 2001
Peters has achieved another high in her continuing saga of the colourful Peabody/Emerson family in this 7th volume...now not only the parents of 10 year old Ramses they have a 13 year old "Priestess Of Isis" to raise (see"The Last Camel Died At Noon" for Nefret's story)which leads to all kinds of complications...but they make it back to Egypt for a new season of digging...and a 2nd honeymoon sans children only to be caught up in the devilish doings of 2 separate groups of criminals...we meet the enigmatic "Master Criminal"again...but Amelia wielding her parasol is in good form,until fate deals her a blow that only a desperate application of her "detectival" abilities can mitigate...not to forget the old egyptian fairy tale that seems to be providing clues along the way...Peters intimate knowledge of Egyptology as well as talent for characterisation is what makes her protagonists as well as their side-kicks so fascinating and unforgettable...of course meeting up with familiar faces is always a pleasure...but the mix of archaeology/mystery/familial shenanigans/societal attitudes & political realities...is a special delight...add an enigmatic beauty,a large cat,tombs,treasure and you are well on the way to a fun-filled adventure...