- Paperback: 318 pages
- Publisher: C & R Crime; 1st Paperback Printing edition (25 May 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1845293886
- ISBN-13: 978-1845293888
- Product Dimensions: 13.4 x 2.1 x 19.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (107 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,850 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody) Paperback – 25 May 2006
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Elizabeth Peters' unforgettable heroine Amelia Peabody makes her first appearance in this clever mystery. Amelia receives a rather large inheritance and decides to use it for travel. On her way through Rome to Egypt, she meets Evelyn Barton-Forbes, a young woman abandoned by her lover and left with no means of support. Amelia promptly takes Evelyn under her wing, insisting that the young lady accompany her to Egypt, where Amelia plans to indulge her passion for Egyptology. When Evelyn becomes the target of an aborted kidnapping and the focus of a series of suspicious accidents and mysterious visitations, Amelia becomes convinced of a plot to harm her young friend. Like any self-respecting sleuth, Amelia sets out to discover who is behind it all. --Coco Avondale --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I can't wait for the next Peabody story... I really do think [Elizabeth Peters'] books are great entertainment. (Angela Rippon)
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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Despite this, It was an easy read and I read the book in two sittings, anxious to find out whodunnit. A good holiday read, but not Agatha Christie.
I picked this first Amelia Peabody book up as part of my research on Amelia Edwards (the Victorian woman Egyptologist who is said to be the inspiration for Miss Peabody). Although it is not really my kind of reading, I found it quite accurate and giving a good flavour of the time and place. Some parts of the plot were a little slow and I would have preferred more information about the dig that the Emersons were working on, but hey, it's a light read not an educational tome. Stick it in your suitcase.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Loved this book.intresting storyline loved the characters. Can't wait to read more Amelia Peabody. BooksPublished 14 days ago by Jean Thrower
This book was highly enjoyable, in the style of Victorian adventure yarns, but with a witty comedic twist. Great fun and hilarious!Published 20 days ago by Val Rainbow
A brilliant book! The combination of Egyptology, murder and mystery is irresistible. Amelia Peabody is a strong, intelligent woman; a match for almost all the men in the novel. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Nova Fieldhouse
Great characters, believable too - and funny. I'm fairly hard to please and more often than not close a book after just a few pages, but I read this in one go - a lot of fun!Published 1 month ago by ms H L O'Brien
Excellent adventure storytelling with ghosts and thrills Easy reading There are more which I shall happily buy Also female lead brilliantPublished 1 month ago by Willow