Crocodile on the Sandbank

Crocodile on the Sandbank

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Thirty-one-year-old Victorian gentlewoman Amelia Peabody has not only inherited her father's fortune, but she is also blessed with his strong will as well. Now she's headed for Cairo, accompanied by a girl with a tarnished past, to indulge her passion for Egyptology. Little did she know that murder and a homicidal mummy lay in wait for her.
Publisher: [S.l.] : Grand Central Publishing, 2010.
ISBN: 9781609416386
Characteristics: 1 online resource
352 p.
Additional Contributors: 3M Company

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bibliosara Oct 03, 2018

A new favorite series! Amelia Peabody is a quirky young heiress living in Victorian England determined to live a life of adventure as an old maid. But first, she needs a traveling companion, and Evelyn fits the bill. So off the two women go down the Nile, seeking adventure and finding more than they bargained for. Crossing paths with a handsome - and infuriating - pair of brothers is only the beginning for Amelia and Evelyn. Elizabeth Peters weaves a tale of intrigue, humor, and a touch of romance in this Victorian-era mystery featuring a fierce 'spinster', a hard-headed archaeologist, an English lady with a flair for martyrdom, and more colorful characters as they find themselves the targets of a vengeful mummy.

happyreader64 Sep 30, 2018

What can I say, just that I loved this book!
The setting, the time frame, the characters, the quirky romance then ending, all of it!
I will definitely be reading more of this series.

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maryruthparker
Mar 11, 2017

This entire series of "Amelia Peabody books" is great! Strong, fascinating characters, with much detail about archaeology and British politics of the late 19th and early 20th century. The author (Barbara Mertz with pen name Elizabeth Peters) has a PhD in Egyptology and is the author of several popular series of fiction. The main characters in this series are fictional, the activities of the characters are "larger than life" in many instances, which makes them quite entertaining, but within a historical context that is quite true to life. See the book "Amelia Peabody's Egypt: A Compendium" for details on that context. (I enjoyed this series as hardback books.)

JCLEmilyD Jan 30, 2017

I like Amelia Peabody; she's a sassy, stubborn, and strong woman. She and her husband are Egyptologists in the late 1800s and have a knack for getting into sticky situations and Amelia always fancies solving the mystery! This is a fun and clean mystery series for anyone looking for something a little different.

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KatherineHere
Jul 29, 2016

The first of Amelia Peabody's many archaeological adventures in Egypt.

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thebritlass
Dec 14, 2015

An excellent debut novel for a mystery series set in Egypt. The feisty, Victorian-era British heroine is a refreshing change, and the historical details add to the plot.

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Normajean11
Jul 22, 2015

Love all the Amelia Peabody mysteries and everything else she wrote. Sadly Elizabeth Peters has passed. She is missed.

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msemos
Jul 21, 2015

the language is a little too flowery and too descriptive for me and the mystery isn't very mysterious, but good insights into egypt

joanniek Jul 17, 2013

I really enjoyed this book! I think Amelia is delightful. I can't wait to read more of this series.

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savtadina
Apr 17, 2012

Totally agree with Bookwoman247. I especially enjoy the description of life at the time and appreciate the academic background of the author who is able to provide good historical details. I'll be traveling a lot in the next few months so I got the next 6 books off of Ebay and then will return to the library to continue to check out hte books.

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