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One of the best-loved of mystery writers weaves another tale of intrigue featuring Amelia Peabody and Radcliffe of Crocodile on the Sandbank. This time the willful and witty duo must catch a murderer at an excavation of an ancient Egyptian tomb.
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Fun as always! ( )
  fuzzipueo | Apr 24, 2022 |
Re-reading this series because I loved it the first time. Still love Amelia and her family, even if the British Colonialism sets my teeth on edge. The audio book version is excellent. ( )
  jennybeast | Apr 14, 2022 |
It was ok? ( )
  NancyinA2 | Feb 3, 2022 |
Another lively adventure with a memorable cast of characters, and our dear heroine Amelia Peabody at their head. By now, she and Emerson have had a son who is a bit of a scoundrel? Holy terror? Gifted?? His name, appropriately, is Ramses, and we meet him as a teething baby at the beginning of this book.

When another dig in Egypt a few years later meets with a murder of its leader, the prominent archeologist Sir Baskerville (from a different branch of the family), Emerson is naturally asked to finish the work, and naturally Amelia comes along. And Ramses is left with his Auntie so that the two archeologists can safely complete their work.

A curse, a half-completed dig in Luxor, and a group of rather eccentric characters all join forces to discover what's in the tomb, fend off the grave robbers, and solve the mystery that also explains the curse. Highly entertaining fun. ( )
  threadnsong | Jan 24, 2022 |
Amelia Peabody and her dashing husband are at home in England raising their young son, Ramses, but Amelia dreams of the heat and dust of archaeological digs in Egypt. So when news comes of the death of Sir Henry Baskerville shortly after discovering a royal tomb in Luxor, and the tabloids start screaming about “The Curse of the Pharaohs,” the Emersons are ready to head to the scene to investigate.

This is the second book in the series, and is a fun read from start to finish. ( )
  etxgardener | Jan 17, 2022 |
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The events I am about to relate began on a December afternoon, when I had invited Lady Harold Carrington and certain of her friends to tea.
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One of the best-loved of mystery writers weaves another tale of intrigue featuring Amelia Peabody and Radcliffe of Crocodile on the Sandbank. This time the willful and witty duo must catch a murderer at an excavation of an ancient Egyptian tomb.

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