Tomb of the Golden Bird (Amelia Peabody Series #18)

Tomb of the Golden Bird (Amelia Peabody Series #18)

by Elizabeth Peters
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Tomb of the Golden Bird (Amelia Peabody Series #18) by Elizabeth Peters

Banned forever from the eastern end of the Valley of the Kings, eminent Egyptologist Radcliffe Emerson's desperate attempt to regain digging rights backfires—and his dream of unearthing the tomb of the little-known king Tutankhamon is dashed. Now Emerson, his archaeologist wife, Amelia Peabody, and their family must watch from the sidelines as Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter "discover" the greatest Egyptian treasure of all time.

But the Emersons' own less impressive excavations are interrupted when father and son Ramses are lured into a trap by a strange group of villains ominously demanding answers to a question neither man comprehends. And it will fall to the ever-intrepid Amelia to protect her endangered family—and perhaps her nemesis as well—from a devastating truth hidden uncomfortably close to home . . . and from a nefarious plot that threatens the peace of the entire region.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060591816
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/27/2007
Series: Amelia Peabody Series , #18
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 576
Sales rank: 100,286
Product dimensions: 4.40(w) x 10.88(h) x 1.41(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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Tomb of the Golden Bird 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 42 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1922 in Egypt, Egyptologist Radcliffe Emerson begs Lord Carnavon and Howard Carter to let him excavate in the Valley of the Kings where the duo have exclusive digging rights. Because he is well known for his findings, Radcliffe¿s action leads to a feeding frenzy from some of his rivals who assume something of value awaits those who dig in the Valley of Kings. They are proven right when Carter uncovers the tomb of King Tutankhamen. --- The incredibly preserved burial chamber contains a wealth of artifacts that attract a global invasion of curators, collectors, amateurs, the media, government and grave robbers. Among the last group arriving at the sight is Emerson's shifty half-brother, severely ailing Sethos, who carries a secret document that if it gets into the wrong hands could cause unbelievable hostilities in the Middle East. Though he wants nothing to do with a sibling he does not trust, Radcliffe tries to help Sethos, which leads to increasingly dangerous attacks on his family. Not one to wait for an assault, Radcliffe¿s wife Amelia Peabody begins to look into who wants them dead and whether the motive is Sethos and his document or something to do with Tut. --- The eighteenth historical Peabody mystery is a refreshing superb tale that uses the Tut dig of 1922 as a backdrop to the action-packed story line. Radcliffe plays the prime role more so than Amelia, which adds to the feel of briskness in spite of the desert climate. The mystery comes a little later than usual, but is well worth the wait as the early plot provides insight into the renowned Carter excavation. TOMB OF THE GOLDEN BIRD is must reading experience for Elizabeth Peters¿ fans while newcomers will fully appreciate a strong early twentieth century mystery with a powerful historical foundation. --- Harriet Klausner
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carlosmock More than 1 year ago
The Tomb of the Golden Bird by Elizabeth Peters This the 18th in a series of historical mystery novels, written by Elizabeth Peters and featuring fictional sleuth and archaeologist Amelia Peabody and her husband, Egyptologist Radcliffe Emerson. The Emerson-Peabodys have been banished from the East Valley, Egypt where they are convinced the tomb of Tutankhamen lies. Powerless to intervene, but determined to stay close to the site, the family returns to Luxor and starts digging in the West Valley, where they uncover Tutankhamen's tomb. Before the dig can commence, Emerson and his son, Ramses, find themselves lured into a trap by some villains who are in pursuit of "he." This drives the Emerson-Peabodys - guided by Amelia's curiosity - on a quest to uncover who is "he" and why "he" must be found. Using the heroine, Amelia, the writer narrates a way to protect the family from sinister forces that will stop at nothing to succeed in the sinister plot that threatens not only Amelia's family, but also the entire region. Narrated from Amelia's first person point of view, the work is commercial literature that follows a pattern, much like in the preceding books. I read the book in a few days, but was not too impressed with the work. Even though it was entertaining and mindless, I got the copy from a friend and would not have paid money for it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the worst books I have ever encountered. At 70 years of age with a Ph.D., and 3 Masters in different fields, I have accomplished some reading. This is a pompous read, over blown, and a complete waste of time. It might have been a worthwhile novel with 225 pages or so edited out, but that wasn't the case. I fail to see how the author had it published.. Overall boring, and inaccurate and silly data, particularly with reference to the historical figures, Carter and his patron, for example. A great waste of time!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Peters' (and one presumes, Amelia Peabody Emerson's) perspective on one of the greatest moments in archaeological history. Oh, and " every year, another body" ! This book is Elizabeth Peters at her best.
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