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The Mummy Case (Amelia Peabody Mysteries) (original 1985; edition 2007)

by Elizabeth Peters

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Title:The Mummy Case (Amelia Peabody Mysteries)
Authors:Elizabeth Peters
Info:William Morrow (2007), Hardcover, 320 pages
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The Mummy Case by Elizabeth Peters (1985)

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Emerson, Amelia and Ramses (6 yrs old) head to Egypt to an archeological site but things keeping going wrong. Ramses, a genius who speaks like an adult, keeps getting into trouble and talks nonstop. The murder mystery is weak but the converstion between Amelia and Emerson is very "Nick and Nora" as they solve a murder and are rescued after being lead astray and trapped in a pyramid by the precocious son. ( )
  Kathy89 | Sep 21, 2018 |
The closest analogy is Tintin. Exotic locale, no money worries, highly intelligent pets, exaggerated personalities, all for fun. ( )
1 vote themulhern | Aug 1, 2018 |
Meet Amelia Peabody - determined, self reliant, strong, inquisitive and an old maid who plans on never marrying. She's doing her own thing when she meets an obnoxious brute. Armed with her handy parasol, she sets Egypt and archeology on it's ear. ( )
  kbartosh | Mar 27, 2018 |
6 year old Ramses, a precocious little boy who is half Amelia and half Emerson, takes centerstage in this third in the series. The mystery I found lacking any real depth, but the interaction of the characters (Mother, Father, and child) was extremely entertaining. ( )
  cyderry | Feb 7, 2018 |
Christian-bashing galore! Barbara Mertz (Elizabeth Peters' real name) is certainly a good writer and her Peabody series is quite entertaining. Nevertheless, this--the third I read--is the least I have liked so far. Apart from Emerson's constant and hysterically disproportionate reactions, the "Reader" has to constantly deal with Peabody's eternal conceitedness and belittling of males (and the only intelligent females are the ones who agree with Amelia, by the way) and their very young son's absurd precociousness. The mentions of the couple "connubial" and sexual relations increased in this book; I think if removed, the book might be reduced by 3 dozen pages. It also increased the attacks to Christianity. (Before vociferous non-Christians and atheists start attacking me, know that I don't even go to church.) For example Emerson says that Christians literally walk into a man's house and order him to become a Christian. Yet, Muhammad's conversion techniques were to pick a city, surround it, give it a day to convert-or-die, then proceed to "convert" its inhabitants. Unlike modern Christians, modern Muslims still kill people because they do not embrace their faith--people who, as has been widely documented, they call infidels. Modern Christians on the other hand, go around the world (and frequently find death) trying to peacefully convert people. While the Crusades and the Inquisition are past history, Islam continues to employ bloody methods of so-called conversion, yet always get a free pass. After many indignities thrown at Christians, the book ends with the most preposterous insinuation that the apostle Thomas would have written that Jesus had a son--something that is highly offensive to Christians. Yet Mrs. Mertz never dared to make offensive comments about Muhammad. She knows the answer would not be mere negative reviews, but she'd probably end up as housemate to Salman Rushdie thanks to some ayatollah's fatwa... (And, yes, I look for authors who either share my own views and values, or do not have a liberal agenda.) ( )
  MrsRK | Nov 21, 2016 |
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The third in the popular series charting the adventures of Amelia Peabody, this novel follows the Victorian lady sleuth to the "pyramids" of Mazghunah. On her arrival, it seems that the barren area can be of no interest, but a murder in Cairo soon persuades her otherwise.
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The third in the popular series charting the adventures of Amelia Peabody, this novel follows the Victorian lady sleuth to the "pyramids" of Mazghunah. On her arrival, it seems that the barren area can be of no interest, but a murder in Cairo soon persuades her otherwise.

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Denied permission to dig anywhere but the barren site of Mazghunah, Amelia and Emerson's work is enlivened by the murder of an antiquities dealer of Cairo, a mummy case that goes missing, and most of all by the activities of their precocious son Ramses and his Egyptian cat Bastet.… (more)

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