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Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody) Paperback – 25 May 2006

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  • 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)
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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.

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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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I chose this because it seemed like a change of pace from my usual fare of action and sci-fi. From the description, i expected a Poirot style story. What i got was a sort of Victorian era Laura Croft. It is fairly well written and the story is plausible. The author tended to 'bull' through the plot a little. In some chapters, the carefully constructed larger than life main character profiles were ignored to allow the conspiracy to continue. An instance of this is the fact that none of the experienced archaeologists seemed to know how to handle a firearm, or that someone dressed in a mummy suit was able to run much faster than the unencumbered chaser.
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.
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Just loved this from start to finish. Fun, well written, feisty characters and exotic setting. Amelia is one of the best heroines ever. Didn't want it to end and glad there are more in the series to read
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The main thing I loved about this book was Amelia Peabody's sparky voice. It was irresistible. I can't wait to read more of her adventures. The Egyptian details were dropped in so invisibly that I didn't realise I was learning things while enjoying a rattling good tale. Many times I looked up and realised I'd read past my bed time! Highly recommended to anyone who enjoys mysteries with a subtext, all done with the lightest of touches.
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This may be the best of the series that I have read so far. Having read a number of Amelia Peabody novels, I have thoroughly enjoyed find out how she came to be working and living with her Emerson in Egypt. I also found her descriptions of Egypt alluring; what a pity that it doesn't feel like a sensible place to visit just now. (I don't have Amelia's saviour faire)
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Thoroughly enjoyed this novel. The main characters are really well written. The dialogue between them is entertaining. I didn't foresee the "baddie" until he was revealed. There is also history and travel included. And I understand there is more to come... Nice one!
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This is a real holiday read, especially if you are by the Nile at the time. However, it was still entertaining in England in the winter!
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.
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Contrary to my expectations I did not enjoy this book. Stereotyped characters, predictable and ponderous plot . Did not connect with humour or locations.
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Engaging characters, funny, lots of twists and turns. Whole series superb and HIGHLY recommended
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