Bored with the constraints of Victorian domesticity, Radcliffe Emerson and his wife, the doughty Amelia Peabody, take over an excavation in Luxor, after the eminent archaeologist Sir Henry Baskerville dies in mysterious circumstances. The English press is proclaiming, 'The curse of the Pharaohs has struck!' In Luxor they find the camp in disarray and Lady Baskerville surrounded by a most eccentric group of guests. Armed only with her trusty parasol, Amelia sets about bringing order from chaos, and the true cause of Sir Henry's death...
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Elizabeth Peters is a prolific and successful writer of over 50 books. She is internationally celebrated for her mystery stories (especially those featuring her indomitable Victorian heroine, Amelia Peabody). She earned her PhD in Egyptology from University of Chicago's famed Oriental Institute. Named Grandmaster at the Anthony Awards in 1986 and Grandmaster by the Mystery Writers of America in 1998, in 2003, she received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Malice Domestic Convention. She lives in an historic farmhouse in Frederick, Maryland, with six cats and two dogs.Review:
''Grand views of Egyptian antiquities...a sparkling series.'' --New York Times Book Review
''Amelia is rather like Indian Jones, Sherlock Holmes, and Miss Marple all rolled into one.'' --Washington Post Book World
''If Indiana Jones were female, a wife, and a mother who lived in Victorian Times, he would be Amelia Peabody Emerson.'' --Publishers Weekly
If Indiana Jones were female, a wife, and a mother who lived in Victorian Times, he would be Amelia Peabody Emerson. --Publishers Weekly
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Book Description Robinson Publishing, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111841191094
Book Description Robinson Publishing, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1841191094