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The Curse of the Pharaohs (Amelia Peabody Series #2)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2012

    Another fun adventure

    The adventures of Emerson and Amelia continue as they dig out another tomb (could it be Tut?) ? We also meet their son Ramses for the first time. Not exactly believable for a toddler but definately a hoot.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 26, 2010

    Captivating

    I was captivated from the first page to the last.

    The writing style had my mind enjoying a path of Egyptian history and archeology, possible murder and a truly mesmerizing cast.

    This husband and wife team "Emerson and Peabody" are archaeologist and amateur sleuths on a dig. The have been called to the site to finish the dig after the death and possible murder of the sites founding archaeologist.

    Their relationship is enchantingly real and is reminiscent of other husband and wife sleuthing teams that try to solve a murder without over shadowing or killing the other.

    From the start, humor and sarcasm between the pair is used in a way that makes you like this couple and want to know more about them. It makes you want to follow them along on their travels.

    Elizabeth Peters had me captivated and unaware of the perpetrator until the very end. (No small feat!)

    What a facinating who done-it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2003

    Sneaky and dangerous people afoot.

    This is superb-BUT then each and every one of her writings are that and more. I LOVE them all. I miss them when I must close the cover over the family in order to get some shut-eye. I beg you Miss Peters MORE MORE of Sethos and Miss Minton and More of Ramses and Nefret. The pleasure is all mine each time a new one of the Emerson saga arises.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted June 3, 2014

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  • Posted January 18, 2014

    Great Characters, Exotic Setting, Okay Whodunnit

    Written as if the journal of the wife of a couple of over-the-top type A people. The husband is constantly bombastic, and the wife is "take charge". Their passion is intense on all levels, and their characters are developed richly and intriguingly. He is an acclaimed Egyptologist and archeologist, and she is his match without the acclaim. She openly embraces the mysteries they encounter, while he gains an interest against his initial wishes. The setting is mostly in Egypt, the era is Victorian and the couple are British. They are forward thinking for their time, but otherwise the dialogue, customs and prejudices reflect the moment in which they live. The mystery and adventure are average. Read the book for the experiences of the main characters. A good book on the levels mentioned.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2013

    Amelia Peabody fun continues

    Amelia Peabody returns for an installment of Egyptian mysterious romantic adventure.

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  • Posted June 26, 2009

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    Back to the Valley of Tombs

    This book finds our heroine Amelia Peabody married to the archeologist she met in Crocodile on the Sandbank. They have made their home in England where they have put their first love (digging around in Egypt) on hold while they raise their son and Professor Emerson teaches archeology. But this life is not what they are suited for. When an opportunity presents itself to re-engage themselves in an expedition whose leader died (or perhaps murdered)they jump at the chance.

    As the Emersons set about to dispel the idea of the Curse of the Pharoahs (a trumped up idea) they meet with a plethora of strange characters, each a possible suspect in the death of Lord Baskerville who was the original archeologist. There is the tabloid writer, the brash American investor, the superstitious Egptian natives, two other archeologists who are assisting the Emerson team, a young woman and her mother (Madame Berengeria) who believes that she is the reincarnation of a high-ranking Egyptian queen and that Professor Emerson is her long-lost love. There is also the appearance of the white veiled figure who threatens the group during the nights and leaves danger in its wake.

    All in all a captivating story for mystery fans. The plot moves along rapidly and it would behoove the reader to pay attention to the details as set forth in order to find the true culprit.

    I would say this is a most satisfying story either as a summer read or one to curl up with by the fire.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2006

    Oooh delicious! Better than #1

    This series really picks up and takes off with the 2nd novel by Elizabeth Peters. The relationship is more interesting, the characters are more interesting, and the wirters comments about their son Ramses are hilarious.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2000

    Another really good one!

    This is the second book I have read by Elizabeth Peters, and I think it is just as good as the first one I read!! If you like mystery, and Egypt read this book!!! Well what are you waiting for??? This was a great book!!

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