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Fourth Book in the Series,
This review is from: Lion in the Valley (Amelia Peabody Murder Mystery) (Paperback)
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.
Yet again the lives of Amelia's son Rameses and her husband Emerson rest in her hands. Her prowess as an amateur sleuth is needed when her son is abducted in the dead of night and an expedition haunted by misfortune and death, have alerted her to her arch enemy who has sworn vengeance on Amelia who is determined to bring him to justice as quickly as possible.