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A River in the Sky (Amelia Peabody Series #19)

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8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

"River in the Sky" is a solid addition to the Amelia Peabody series

The story takes place about 1910 and Ramses is in Palestine, escaping daily contact with Nefrit. The professor and Amelia are asked first to join a expedition to follow a map purported to the hiding place of the Ark of the Covenant, also in Palestine, then to keep watc...
The story takes place about 1910 and Ramses is in Palestine, escaping daily contact with Nefrit. The professor and Amelia are asked first to join a expedition to follow a map purported to the hiding place of the Ark of the Covenant, also in Palestine, then to keep watch on the expedition by His Majesty's government, which is watching the Ottoman Empire slowly collapse. By the time his parents arrive in Jaffa, Ramses has chanced upon a British agent, who shortly ends up in a shallow grave. Turkish soliders, a secret society, and an assortment of odd characters are either helping to reunite the family or trying to keep them apart . . . . which is anybody's guess!

All the quirks, family tensions and humor that make the Peabody series fun to read are present. Only the 'Master Criminal' is missing but MO2's involvement ensures it has some of the flavor of the later books in the series.

posted by HistoryBuffIA on May 17, 2010

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9 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

Pricing comments aren't the issue

People, please stop focusing on pricing issues as a decision for reading or not reading. Focus on the work. Does the author--and does this book--deserve to be read? If so, stop complaining about price and pay the author for her work. By the way, I am a huge fan of t...
People, please stop focusing on pricing issues as a decision for reading or not reading. Focus on the work. Does the author--and does this book--deserve to be read? If so, stop complaining about price and pay the author for her work. By the way, I am a huge fan of the Amelia Peabody books by Elizabeth Peters (not so much of her other books), so I will definitely be buying this, perhaps by way of encouraging her to continue writing them, so I can continue enjoying them. Sheesh, those posters who want things for free, or thereabouts, will end up with nothing.

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  • Posted April 7, 2010

    REVIEW THE BOOK NOT THE PRICE ARRRGGGGG

    Book of course as usual met up to Amelia Peabody standards...I am so glad Ms. Peters continues to grace us with her writing presence.

    BUY IT, it's well worth it :D

    5 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 20, 2011

    very highly recommended!

    If you love the Emersons and all their adventures, you'll love this one. Peabody is at her deductive best and Ramses in a fix as usual. Just the kind of light mystery to relax with over the Holidays.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 15, 2011

    Loved it!

    A Peters fan, I re-read her oldies every summer. This summer I decided to try the Emerson's new voyage. Surely I would miss Egypt! How stupid I was. As a Christian, I feel blessed that Elizabeth Peters struck for a place so critical to my faith. With her usual aplomb, she mixes adventure with history, never leaving the reader behind, yet never preaching a lecture. Thank you, Elizabeth Peters, for once again brightening my own summer adventures! Annette Dammer

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 5, 2010

    River in the Sky is a must for your library!

    Elizabeth Peters has done it again! This is a wonderful addition to the Amelia Peabody series. The Emersons go on a dramatic secret mission to Palestine, then under Turkish rule. The reader is transported to 1910 and can truly feel the atmosphere. Ramses is on an archelogical dig, but his life is threatened. His parents, Amelia and Emerson, need his help in thwarting an elicit dig, and are unaware of the danger to their son. The Turks and Germans are plotting in this pre-WWI era. Their are spies everywhere - even amongst archeologists. This novel is not chronologically placed at the end of the series. Ramses and Nefret are still "brother and sister".
    Although I recommend reading this entire series from beginning to end (as I have done several times!), it is not a nessesary prerequisite to understanding and enjoying this book. Once you pick it up, you will be sorry when it ends!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2014

    *****

    Peters brings the events alive while writing an absorbing mystery. This is another of her finest Amelia Peabody books!

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  • Posted April 26, 2013

    Recommend highly

    I have read the complete series 3 times and will probably read it again. I enjoyed them all immensely

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  • Posted May 5, 2010

    Elizabeth Peters (Barbara Mertz) Does it Again!

    As always, well written, researched and well set, this time in a different location for a nice change of pace. Two thumbs up.

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