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Crocodile on the Sandbank, Elizabeth Peters

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Crocodile on the Sandbank, Elizabeth Peters

Post by pat » Tue August 26th, 2008, 12:43 am

Crocodile on the Sandbank, Elizabeth Peters

This is the first in a series of novels, featuring the adventures of Amelia Peabody.

Amelia Peabody, a 'proper' English lady, decides upon the death of her father to travel. She decides to go to Egypt and visit the Pyramids and tombs. On her way, her original companion falls ill and is sent back to England. In Rome, Amelia finds a new companion in the form of Evelyn. A young woman of good breeding, led astray by a devious lover.

The two women travel up the Nile, and meet the Emersons; two brothers, one at the time of the meeting is very ill. Amelia nurses Radcliffe back to health, and helps the archaeologist with his works. As they uncover finds, the mystery begins!

I found this an enchanting read! It was not soppy and slushy, nor was it gruesome! Normally I would not have picked this genre, but thanks to reading about it here, I have the second book waiting for me at the library! Not only do we read about the lovely Amelia, but we also read about the Egyptian lives, and ways.

A very good read! Light and bright!
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Post by Ellie » Sat October 25th, 2008, 2:41 am

I love this series and am working my way through them! I love how she writes and I get quite a few laughs out of them. I also love how she makes the characters come alive. My only trouble is sometimes the writing can drag on a bit.

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Post by diamondlil » Sat October 25th, 2008, 9:36 am

I am a big fan of this author as well. I too am reading my way through the series, and have really enjoyed the last couple of books I read in particular.
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Post by Madeleine » Wed August 14th, 2013, 10:41 am

I'm sorry to report that Elizabeth Peters (aka Barbara Michaels for her mystery/gothic novels) passed away last week, at 85.
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