The Ape Who Guards the Balance (Amelia Peabody Series #10)

The Ape Who Guards the Balance (Amelia Peabody Series #10)

by Elizabeth Peters

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The Ape Who Guards the Balance (Amelia Peabody Series #10) by Elizabeth Peters

“Delightful….[An] engrossing plot and writing of the highest caliber.”

Washington Times

 

A globe-trotting archeologist with more grit, wit, and fortitude than Indian Jones himself, the intrepid Amelia Peabody confronts danger and dark mystery in the desert sands of Egypt in The Ape Who Guards the Balance—a breathtaking adventure from New York Times bestselling Grandmaster Elizabeth Peters that encompasses treachery, villainy, bloodthirsty cults, the Book of the Dead…and murder most foul. The Charleston Post and Courier proclaims Elizabeth Peters “a mistress of plot,” while the New York Times Book Review declares, “Amelia remains an irrepressible delight.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061951633
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/23/2010
Series: Amelia Peabody Series , #10
Pages: 576
Sales rank: 122,726
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

Elizabeth Peters earned her Ph.D. in Egyptology from the University of Chicago’s famed Oriental Institute. During her fifty-year career, she wrote more than seventy novels and three nonfiction books on Egypt. She received numerous writing awards and, in 2012, was given the first Amelia Peabody Award, created in her honor. She died in 2013, leaving a partially completed manuscript of The Painted Queen.

Hometown:

A farm in rural Maryland

Date of Birth:

September 29, 1927

Place of Birth:

Canton, Illinois

Education:

M.A., Ph.D. in Egyptology, Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, 1952

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Ape Who Guards the Balance (Amelia Peabody Series #10) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is so good. especially when the plot thickens. ramses is so brave and mature in this one. amelia and emerson make a wonderful duo as they try and solve the mystery. the best part is the ending, it is so twisted, i would have never of thought of it myself.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Amelia Peabody series sails on under full steam in The Ape Who Guards the Balance. The purchase of a copy of the Book of the Dead of questionable provenance sets in motion a set of events of dizzying complexity that only the wit of the Sitt Hakim, aided by the truculence of the Father of Curses and the multifarious skills of the usual suspects, can overcome. If there is sometimes a labored effort to give all of the ever-growing cast of characters a star turn, the faithful readers are always glad to see them again. An Egyptian mystery by Elizabeth Peters is always a vacation in itself.
jennyo on LibraryThing 6 days ago
Another fun outing in the Peabody/Emerson series. I really like the addition of Manuscript H and the letters from Nefret. Though I think Amelia is fabulous, it's nice to have the story told from other perspectives too.The books in this series are great for summer vacation. Lots of fun, some interesting historical and archaeological details, suspense, humor, and romance. Who could ask for more?
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the first Amelia Peabody book I ever read and it was good just the part about David and Lia, and all the prejeduce drove me insane!