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I thought the story itself was good but what I really enjoyed most about this book was the well-played transition of Ramses and Nefret from children to teenagers. I loved how Peters incorporated the teenagers accounts so you could see what the parents were doing and thinking and but also what he kids were up to behind there back. I am going to miss reading about Ramses as a precocious little boy though but I have high faith in Peters that she will make his teenage persona just as interesting and fun! ( )
  EmpressReece | Aug 22, 2016 |
The series is informative and fun to read. A sample paragraph:

Dusty---and in my case, at least---disgruntled, we returned to the house. I took pleasure in informing Emerson that I had asked Cyrus to dinner, but he did not respond with the acrimony I had expected. [p. 116]
  raizel | Jul 6, 2015 |
"Stay away from tomb Twenty-A!" says an ominous message delivered by an unseen hand. The year is 1903, the place is Cairo, and with the new century, everything is changing for Amelia Peabody - except her affinity for danger. Headed for an archaeological dig in the awesome Valley of the Kings, she hopes the desert will yield up its secrets. Instead it will produce a macabre puzzle of murder, passion, and cruel deceit. Besides... ( )
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  Tutter | Feb 28, 2015 |
Stay away from tomb Twenty-A!" says an ominous message delivered by an unseen hand. The year is 1903, the place is Cairo, and with the new century, everything is changing for Amelia Peabody - except her affinity for danger. Headed for an archaeological dig in the awesome Valley of the Kings, she hopes the desert will yield up its secrets. Instead it will produce a macabre puzzle of murder, passion, and cruel deceit. Besides the warning about the... ( )
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"Really," I sad, "Cairo is becoming overrun with tourists these days - and many of them no better than they should be!"
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The year is 1903. The place is Cairo. And preparing to tackle an archeological dig in the Valley of the Kings, the intrepid Amelia Peabody dreams of a large cat, and Egyptian sign of good luck. In fact, an ominous message warning "Stay away from tomb Twenty-A" only intrigues her. But Amelia soon acquires a fearful headache when teenage son, Ramses, and her beautiful ward, Nefret, sneak about to help a pretty American who thinks she's being stalked. And when tomb Twenty-A yields a mummy wearing silk undies, Amelia finds herself in a labyrinth of macabre murder, passion and cruel deceit. Now she needs the cat's good luck and more: feline stealth, a nose for something rotten, and nine lives--or her next dig may be her own grave....
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Elizabeth Peters's books about Egyptologist Amelia Peabody are like longer, more literate versions of those letters some relatives send to keep people up to date on their family adventures. They're also lively feminist spoofs on the two-fisted Victorian adventure novels that inspired the Indiana Jones films. In this ninth book in the Peabody series, it's 1903, and Amelia and her clan--irascible husband Emerson, fearless son Ramses, gorgeous ward Nefret--are in Cairo, dealing with everything from mummies (both the ancient and more recent varieties) to affairs of the heart. Previous Peabody paperbacks include The Hippopotamus Pool and The Snake, the Crocodile and the Dog.

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According to an ancient Egyptian papyrus, dreaming of a large cat means good luck. And that's just what plucky archaeologist Amelia Peabody could use, as her growing family matures in the new century. When the excavation of an unknown tomb reveals a recent murder, the Peabody family must unearth an assassin who'd like to end their discoveries for good.… (more)

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