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The Golden One (Amelia Peabody Series #14)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2002

    AN EAGERLY ANTICIPATED ADVENTURE

    Few tales are as eagerly awaited as another in the addictive Amelia Peabody mystery series. After all, what other heroine is intrepid, tastefully dressed, and secretes a sword in her parasol - just in case. When first introduced in the 1975 'Crocodile On The Sandbank,' Amelia Peabody was a stalwart spinster who determined to use her hefty inheritance in pursuit of her overriding interest - Egyptology. It was 1884, yet she set out for Egypt where she was to be confronted with a number of perplexing circumstances. With 'The Golden One' it is 1917, and Amelia is married to Radcliffe, the most famous archeologist in Egypt. Ramses, their son is a chip off the old blocks; he is an investigator wed to Nefret, who is, of course, beautiful. Choosing to overlook German submarines lurking in the waters, this encourage sets out for Egypt. Their plans for an anticipated excavation are interrupted with the appearance of Sethos, Radcliffe's ne'er-do-well brother. Matters are further complicated when they hear that royal tombs have been robbed, and a body is found. Those who have read the Amelia Peabody series in the past will be thrilled with this latest adventure. Those who have not have a treat in store.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2002

    Peter's does it again!

    As an avid reader of Elizabeth Peter's books, and in particular the Amelia Peabody series, I must say this has been one of her best. The Emersons are up to their usual adventures, and followers of the series will be thrilled to see more of Sethos, the romantic exchanges, and the incomparable wit of these novels. I have no intention of giving away the plot, but I must say I found it hard to put down.

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  • Posted January 11, 2013

    I have really enjoyed this series from Elizabeth Peters. Now, wa

    I have really enjoyed this series from Elizabeth Peters. Now, watching Downton Abbey I am seeing some of the period costumes Amelia mentions. Both from the same time period, very fun.

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  • Posted January 5, 2012

    Love this series!

    If you like mysteries, if you like archaeology, if you like well developed characters, this is the series for you. Every time I finish one, I'm eager to start the next. I dread the day in the next few weeks when I finish the series. I will feel as though I have lost an entire family. Love this entire series!

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  • Posted September 18, 2011

    jolly good book

    If you enjoyed the previous Amelia Peabody books, you will love this one. There all the drama of rescues, misunderstandings, disguises, etc. I really enjoyed this book.

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  • Posted July 28, 2009

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    Loved it!

    This was the first book by Peters that I had ever read. After I finished, I started reading the series from the beginning and am completely enjoying the series. I have passed my enthusiasm on to my husband, mother, friends, and as many people as I can. We are now in a competition to see who can catch up to the newest book first. Unfortunately for me, my husband is one book ahead, but not for long!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2002

    Another Gem

    What else can I say? Elizabeth Peters just keeps us happy, book after book. The Emersons are up to their usual mischief again here, but it's more interesting because of the split plot. As with the previous reviewer, I have no intention of giving away the plot, but I can tell you to expect some delightful new twists. As Engaging as ever, THE GOLDEN ONE succeeds in the highest regard. Now, I can't wait for the next one, but I hope the author brings David and Lia back and writes Cyrus into 'the inner circle' in future installments (after all, they've only known him for almost 30 years). Please keep writing these wonderful mysteries, Ms. Peters! ( And I hope you have a whopper up your sleeve to coincide with Carter's discovery of Tut's Tomb, just a few books away, I hope : )

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