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The Mummy Case Mass Market Paperback – 1 Jun 1995

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 327 pages
  • Publisher: Time Warner Paperbacks; Reprint edition (Jun. 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0446601934
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446601931
  • Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 2.5 x 17.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
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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) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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The irascible husband of Victorian Egyptologist Amelia Peabody is living up to his reputation as 'The Father of Curses'. Denied permission to dig at the Pyramids of Dahshoor, Emerson is awarded instead the 'Pyramids' of Mazghunah. Nothing in this barren spot seems of any interest, but then a murder in Cairo changes all of that. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Ripping yarn, rattles along briskly. Just the thing to load onto a Kindle and read on the bus to work, coffee breaks, etc.
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Loved it! Just the right mix of humour and suspense. I came across this series a number of years ago and as library no longer has them, decided to get them for myself. Will definitely be read many times.
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This is the first of Peabody's adventures in which Rameses plays a vital role. Here, we learn how Peabody and Emerson first encountered the Master Criminal, how the Lion came to Chalfont, and how Rameses began his career as an excavator. To me this book works on several levels; with the conflict between religions and cultures, the animal rights theme (courtesy of Rameses) and the introduction of the Master Criminal weaving in and out of the narrative in a manner that makes the story truly three-dee. Rameses is now about five years old and his doting Papa is now willing to risk the dangers of Egypt. John the Footman, comes along to keep an eye on the alarmingly accident prone lad, but fails to prevent Rameses from conducting his own excavations and investigations alongside his Mama and Papa. In the end, however, it is Rameses' talent for languages that solves the case.
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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.

These books are a delight for the reader. Anyone who has not read any of them should start right now. They whisk you back to the days of gentile living. Where everything stops for tea and of course it would be unthinkable for the men not to dress for dinner.

This book is the third in the series and the story takes Amelia to the pyramids at Mazghunah. On their arrival it looks to Emerson and Amelia that the barren area is of little or no interest, but then a murder in Cairo soon persuades the pair otherwise.
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I love the Amelia Peabody books, and have managed to purchase all 18 of them as I can re-read them at any time. They tell the story of Amelia Peabody, her husband Emerson, and son, Ramses. They have all sorts of adventures as Archaeologists in the Egypt of the late 19 C to the early 20's. Elizabeth Peters very cleverly brings Egypt and its people to life and creates the most marvellous characters. They are all so ludicrously believable, mostly because you want to believe in them. If you like the idea of Ancient Egypt, enjoy mysteries and have a wry sense of humour, I thoroughly recommend these books as being the best way of passing pleasurable time.
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Excellent! Must read!
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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.

These books are a delight for the reader. Anyone who has not read any of them should start right now. They whisk you back to the days of gentile living. Where everything stops for tea and of course it would be unthinkable for the men not to dress for dinner.

This book is the third in the series and the story takes Amelia to the pyramids at Mazghunah. On their arrival it looks to Emerson and Amelia that the barren area is of little or no interest, but then a murder in Cairo soon persuades the pair otherwise.
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