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The Deeds of the Disturber (1988)

by Elizabeth Peters

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Series: Amelia Peabody (5)

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Same as the rest, although set in England. These are so much the same that I will certainly get tired of them eventually. ( )
  themulhern | Sep 22, 2018 |
Amelia, Emerson and their 8 yr old son Ramses, are all involved in solving the case of the murdered man in front of the Egyptian mummy at British Museum. Ramses is a genius on the Shelton Cooper level but in the late 1800s. Amelia and Emerson are the Victorian Nick and Nora Charles with a lot of silly banter. With a little assist from the police (thanks to Ramses) they solve the case of mysterious cults, remedies, masks and costumes. ( )
  Kathy89 | Jun 15, 2018 |
Mystery set in the early years of Amelia, but much like other of the books in the series. Good popcorn fiction to listen to at the gym. ( )
  Pmaurer | Jun 17, 2017 |
Emerson and Peabody and their family return to England so that Emerson can do some research for his magnum opus in the British Museum. A night watchman is found dead in front of a mummy in the museum from what appears to be a stroke but then one of the Museum Keepers is murdered in front of Cleopatra's Needle. Who is the mysterious sem priest performing rituals in front of the mummy and is he connected with the murder?

A great mystery which certainly had me looking in quite the wrong direction. I could have done without the jealousy subplot though. ( )
  Robertgreaves | Mar 18, 2017 |
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His sister was his protector,
She who drives off the foe,
Who foils the deeds of the disturber,
By the power of her utterance,

The clever-tongued, whose speech fails not,
Admirable in the words of command.
Mighty Isis!

"Hymn to Osiris," Eighteenth Dynasty
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To Charlotte MacLeod,
My favorite mystery writer and dainty little lady
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In a great many respects I count myself among the most fortunate of women.
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Can fear kill? There are those who believe so--but Amelia Peabody is skeptical. A respected Egyptologist and amateur sleuth, Amelia has foiled felonious schemes from Victoria's England to the Middle East. And she doubts that it was a Nineteenth-Dynasty mummy's curse that caused the death of a night watchman in the British Museum. The corpse was found sprawled in the mummy's shadow, a look of terror frozen on the guard's face. What--or who--killed the unfortunate man is a mystery that seems too intriguingly delicious for Amelia to pass up, especially now that she, her dashing archaeologist husband, Emerson, and their precocious son, Ramses, are back on Britain's shores. But a contemporary curse can be as lethal as one centuries old--and the foggy London thoroughfares can be as treacherous as the narrow, twisting alleyways of Cairo after dark--when a perpetrator of evil deeds sets his murderous sights on his relentless pursuer...Amelia Peabody!

Can fear kill? There are those who believe so--but Amelia Peabody is skeptical. A respected Egyptologist and amateur sleuth, Amelia has foiled felonious schemes from Victoria's England to the Middle East. And she doubts that it was a Nineteenth-Dynasty mummy's curse that caused the death of a night watchman in the British Museum. The corpse was found sprawled in the mummy's shadow, a look of terror frozen on the guard's face. What--or who--killed the unfortunate man is a mystery that seems too intriguingly delicious for Amelia to pass up, especially now that she, her dashing archaeologist husband, Emerson, and their precocious son, Ramses, are back on Britain's shores. But a contemporary curse can be as lethal as one centuries old--and the foggy London thoroughfares can be as treacherous as the narrow, twisting alleyways of Cairo after dark--when a perpetrator of evil deeds sets his murderous sights on his relentless pursuer...Amelia Peabody!

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Amelia Peabody, her sexy archaeologist husband Emerson, and their precocious Ramses find themselves caught up in an intrigue at the British Museum that includes a haunted mummy case, supernatural curses, and a lunatic murderer.

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