The Mummy Case (Amelia Peabody Series #3)

The Mummy Case (Amelia Peabody Series #3)

by Elizabeth Peters
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The Mummy Case (Amelia Peabody Series #3) by Elizabeth Peters

Radcliffe Emerson, the irascible husband of fellow archaeologist and Egyptologist Amelia Peabody, has earned the nickname "Father of Curses"—and at Mazghunah he demonstrates why. Denied permission to dig at the pyramids of Dahshoor, he and Amelia are resigned to excavating mounds of rubble in the middle of nowhere. And there is nothing in the barren area worthy of their interest—until an antiquities dealer is murdered in his own shop. A second sighting of a sinister stranger from the crime scene, a mysterious scrap of papyrus, and a missing mummy case have all whetted Amelia's curiosity. But when the Emersons start digging for answers in an ancient tomb, events take a darker and deadlier turn—and there may be no surviving the very modern terrors their efforts reveal.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061999208
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/22/2011
Series: Amelia Peabody Series , #3
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 87,769
Product dimensions: 4.18(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.93(d)

About the Author

Elizabeth Peters earned her Ph.D. in Egyptology from the University of Chicago's famed Oriental Institute. She was named Grand Master at the inaugural Anthony Awards in 1986 and Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America in 1998. In 2003, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Malice Domestic Convention. She lives in a historic farmhouse in western Maryland.

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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Mummy Case (Amelia Peabody Series #3) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 68 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series is wonderful. Ramses is perfect as the spawn of Peabody and Enerson
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I personally love this series. Over time i have read this entire series several times and have enjoyed them every time. Amelia Peabody Emerson is one of the first true feminist who knows her own mind and stands up for what she believes. She and her tempermental husband, Radcliff Emerson, perfectly balance out each other. They both love their work. The series is entertaining, funny, and full of adventure. Every book just gets better.
LCol More than 1 year ago
If you like murder mystries and Egypt, these are the books for you. I enjoy the Amelia Peabody Series. They are always full of adventures.
MarionMarchetto_author More than 1 year ago
Intrepid Egyptologist Amelia Peabody and her irrascible husband, who has been dubbed the "Father of Curses" by the Egyptian natives, once again set forth to uncover the treasures of the ancient pharoahs. This time they take along with them their young son nicknamed Ramses and John, a servant in their employ from England. Relegated to digging in an area deemed 'not worthy' by husband Radcliff Emerson, they are soon in the midst of a complex situation wherein a band of antiquities thieves are being lead by a Master Criminal. As Amelia tries to do her detective work she is stymied by a host of suspects and conflicting clues and information. After she and Radcliffe are thrown into the thick blackness of an ancient burial chamber in the Black Pyramid without hope of rescue, they are left to wonder if they have indeed met their fate. This reader found the plot confusing, as though it was searching for a way to untangle itself. The redeeming grace of this book is Ramses, who speaks with the vocabulary of a university professor with a lisp that makes him all the more endearing. The characters here are stronger than the plot and have earned this book four stars.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mummy Case is another outstanding story by famed writer Elizabeth Peters...I'm such a fan! This story is highly entertaining. The characters are GREAT and the plot exciting! I suggest you order your copy of this book today. You'll be glad you did!
Anonymous 12 months ago
Loved it.
InTheBookcase More than 1 year ago
Loved this book! Great murder mystery to keep one guessing until the end. What a dynamic twist! To list a few things I enjoy so much from this series...  * The husband and wife "tension" between Emerson and Amelia is hilarious to watch.  * The random tidbits about the Bible thrown in, sometimes satirically, which add a bit of character to Christianity, I must say. * The ever-so-smart son, Ramses, who is just such a cutie. * The Victorian archaeological setting in Egypt is divine. Beautiful story! Can't wait for the next book.
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...especially if you like Archeology and Egyptology. The characters are not totally believable, sort of exagerated at times, but they are likeable and the mysteries are entertaining.
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