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The Golden One (Amelia Peabody Series #14)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2002

    Another Peters' Can't Put it Down!

    Peters goes herself one better in the historical (and hysterical) settings of this one. She's spot-on with the WWI facts as well as the local flavor. The espionage sub-plot was my particular favorite, especially the descriptions of the disguises assumed by the family. I'm waiting with bated breath to see how she works T.E. Lawrence (subject of my dissertation) and Howard Carter's world-shaking find into the series! I read this one in one sitting - finishing at 5am.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2014

    Fun read!

    I enjoyed this book! I liked all the twist and turns, which kept it
    a very interesting read.

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  • Posted September 15, 2012

    Recommended

    I've read most of the Amelia Peabody novels and enjoyed them all. Elizabeth Peters combines a little history with mystery and humor from the characters. A fun read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2003

    Engaging

    I love this,even though critics call it 'wordy'.It's great!I love all her books.Unfortunatly,I'm running out of them.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2002

    Engaging historical mystery

    By the beginning of 1917, the Great War makes travel across the Mediterranean unsafe. Still, the archeologist Peabody-Emerson family journeys from England to Egypt to begin another season digging up ancient history. However, their arrival at Luxor is accompanied by the word that thieves attacked a royal tomb with one of the criminals left behind dead. <P>Before the matriarch Amelia Peabody Emerson can fully investigate the crime as she always does, British intelligence draft her son Ramses to work for them. They need Ramses to ascertain whether Ismail Pasha, an individual quickly rising to power in Gaza, is really Sethos his brother and a criminal. Unable to resist, the Peabody brood follows Ramses on his trek to keep him safe and to learn first hand if Sethos has surfaced. <P> Fans of this series will enjoy this mixing of a World War I espionage tale with a who-done-it. However, historical mystery readers will feel disappointed as the intel mission intrudes on the investigation, which is left dangling while completing the espionage assignment before the family returns to solve the murder. This leaves the audience with two distinct story lines that never merge and a feeling of a novella inset inside a historical amateur sleuth mystery. Elizabeth Peters provides a wonderful look into Egyptology during the encroachment of World War I that along with the fourteenth return of the clan will delight series fans. <P>Harriet Klausner

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