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  • By Avid Reader JKK on November 12, 2003

    Once I read this one, I was hooked. A great series with fun mysteries, amazing settings and fantastic characters. I have given this book to many friends as gifts and all have loved it!If you are new to this series, here are some things you might like to know...Elizabeth Peters also writes under the name Barbara Michaels (not sure which is her real name). Personally, I have not been impressed by some of her other books outside of the Peabody mysteries. The Amelia Peabody books are adventure/mystery stories that take place in Egypt, in the late 1800's.Here are the books featuring Amelia Peabody in order from first to last:1) Crocodile on the Sandbank (1975)2) The Curse of the Pharaohs (1981)3) The Mummy Case (1985)4) Lion in the Valley (1986)5) The Deeds of the Disturber (1988)6) The Last Camel Died at Noon (1991)7) The Snake, the Crocodile and the Dog (1992)8) The Hippopotamus Pool (1996)9) Seeing a Large Cat (1997)10) The Ape Who Guards the Balance (1998)11) The Falcon at the Portal (1999)12) He Shall Thunder In The Sky (May 2000)13) Lord of the Silent (May 2001)14) The Golden One (April 2002)15) Children of the Storm (April 2003)Happy reading!

  • By yaykisspurr on April 23, 2017

    Amelia Peabody fell in love with Egypt at her father's knee. When he dies she inherits everything and decides to do a tour of Egypt and all the sites she's studied and learned about. In Cairo Amelia is companion-less when she meets and befriends Evelyn Barton-Forbes, a gentlewoman in distress. The two cross paths with the Emerson brothers and go on an adventure when a mummy haunts an archaeological dig site and threatens the work there.I read this a long time ago, this author is a favorite of my mother's and I fell in love with Amelia too. When our book club decided to read the book again in 2017 we decided to listen to the audio book. This was my first audio book and I loved it! The voice actor (Susan O'Malley?) did an excellent job with the narration and especially all the other voices. While you can tell the same person is doing all the parts it's fun when you can still differentiate the different character's parts due to the voice. Totally enjoyed, followed and kept my interest... Listening to the book's narrative and dialogue instead of reading it made the book a lot more dynamic to me. The beginning which always read slow and slog-ish, was filled with personality due to Amelia having a voice. For my first audio book I could not have picked a better choice! There are 8 parts at a hour to 1:15 each and that was a good length to listen to and not feel the book was dragging.As for the story, it is a classic! At heart it is a love story mixed liberally with a mystery. If you are a lover of mystery it will seem like a very basic rendition and while you might be stumped for a while it quickly becomes apparent who the culprit is and why. If you are new to mysteries then you are in for a treat. As an experienced mystery lover I didn't mind the simplistic case. It is fun with all the Egyptian parts and especially due to Amelia's personality.I especially love her relationship with Radcliffe! She herself is in denial for quite a while and he's totally running scared, lol... it is such fun, especially since neither of them are young or terribly beautiful. While they are both white seeing as they are English it is a very diverse sort of book simply because of age. You have never met a flightier woman than Evelyn but due to Amelia she gets a bit of a backbone and Amelia is softened by Evelyn. It is a true friendship of opposites and so lovely as well.While this story is simple the delight is found in the details. Amelia is not quick to grow on Radcliffe nor he on her but you get to experience their slow growing together. The respect they have for one another but their capacity to tell each other how it is. This is one of the first woman empowered sleuths to appear way back on the scene and it deserves great respect. Not only does it resonate with women but it endures through time.BOTTOM LINE: Egyptian mummy fun with inheritances and love of all kinds!

  • By Sarahocha on June 9, 2017

    This book is such a gem. It is filled to the brim with witty comments and hilarious quips. There was not a single chapter that I did not pause to read out loud a quote to whom ever was nearby or quote it here within my activity. So A+ to dialogue that makes the characters so lovable and fantastic.We get a great head strong female role model in Amelia, who takes bs from no one. It's set in the victorian age and to have her ideals about being an independent person and wanting to be apart of learning and discovery is so enjoyable. Plus her quips on the fashion of the time and the lovely way she exclaims at the wonderfulness of trousers is just too dear. She's just so clever and sassy.In addition to her, the rest of the cast is as equally fun to be around. The brute-ly charming Emerson is one of those characters that you can't help but admire. It is also impossible to not read everything he says in cap lock, and I find it hard to believe that his lines are in fact normal sentence case when I look back at them. You'll understand after reading if this does not make sense right now. He is equally witty and clever as our leading lady and their banter is marvelous.And if I couldn't gush enough, there is also the loveliest female friendship. So rare, so wonderful it is. Ship them with all your might for they are so precious.My only qualm, is more to do with me being in the present where love and marriage take years to get to. Meanwhile, in this age, understandably they act much faster. Although you see the romance coming miles away, I just felt the end rushed it despite the solid and practical reasons that it was done for. So I was in this odd mix of elation and denial as it happened. Regardless, it does not detour me! I shall be reading on and loving them more and more


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