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  Bruno_Estigarribia | Mar 31, 2014 |
Amelia is great as always. ( )
  GTTexas | Dec 2, 2013 |
I loved the scenes from Ramses' point of view, and I love the way that Ms. Peters writes the interactions between these family members. All their shorthand conversations and the way they seem to know what the other is thinking and above all the affection that holds them together. Fun! ( )
  tjsjohanna | Oct 11, 2013 |
One of the later and terefor to me maybe less agreeable of the Amelia Peabody series, the early members of which I really liked. ( )
  antiquary | Aug 18, 2013 |
Another fine installment in the series. ( )
  pidgeon92 | Apr 1, 2013 |
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To the M.C. and his chief lieutenant, wherever they (or he?) may be
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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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