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The Falcon at the Portal: An Amelia Peabody Mystery

ELIZABETH PETERS

Published by William Morrow June 1999, 1999
ISBN 10: 0380976587 / ISBN 13: 9780380976584
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Title: The Falcon at the Portal: An Amelia Peabody ...

Publisher: William Morrow June 1999

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine (F)

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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Very collectable condition. Appears unread, crisp, clean, bright and tight. Microminor edgewear to cover. Now protected with Durafold unattached to jacket. Near fine book/Near Fine Dust Jacket. BEAUTIFUL copy. Satisfaction guarantee. 'A new Amelia Peabody mystery is like visiting old friends'. Bookseller Inventory # 20090221105024

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As the 1911 archaeological season begins, Amelia and famille have arrived in Egypt for their annual excavation. While the reappearance of Ramses' dreadful cousin Percy is to be lamented, the marriage of his best friend David to Amelia's niece Lia is a source of joy for everyone. But the bride has barely walked down the aisle before trouble begins stalking the family. First, David is accused of selling ancient Egyptian artifacts that are actually hight-priced, almost undetectable fakes. Then, though this year's site appears ordinary ebough-dull, really-some deadly surprises await the professional touch of Professor Radcliffe Emerson, the Father of Curses, holder of innumberable honorary degrees, scourge of the underworld, and the greatest Egyptologist of this or any other age.

But even as Amelia and company endeavor to clear David's name and expose the real culprit, worse crimes and surfacing. the first is the body of an American at the bottom of the Emersons' excavation shaft. Then, as accusations of drug-dealing and moral misconduct start flying, the appearance of a small child of mysterious antecendents sparks a crisis that threatens to tear the Emerson family apart. Meanwhile, as Amelia brings her brilliant powers of deduction to bear on all of this, someone is shooting bullets at her and coming awfully close.

As the tension mounts and accidents increase at the site, it becomes clear that the Land of the Pharoahs harbors more secrets than any tomb can hide. If Amelia doesn't expose a dangerous gallery of killers quickly, she may find herself the next candidate for burial.

Guaranteed to win new fans and thrill existing ones, this latest tale in th brilliant and award-winning Amelia Peabody series is ample demonstration of the style, wit and ingenuity that have made Elizabeth Peters one of the best-loved mystery authors of our time.

 

As the 1911 archaeological season begins, Amelia and famille have arrived in Egypt for their annual excavation. While the reappearance of Ramses' dreadful cousin Percy is to be lamented, the marriage of his best friend David to Amelia's niece Lia is a source of joy for everyone. But the bride has barely walked down the aisle before trouble begins stalking the family. First, David is accused of selling ancient Egyptian artifacts that are actually hight-priced, almost undetectable fakes. Then, though this year's site appears ordinary ebough-dull, really-some deadly surprises await the professional touch of Professor Radcliffe Emerson, the Father of Curses, holder of innumberable honorary degrees, scourge of the underworld, and the greatest Egyptologist of this or any other age.

But even as Amelia and company endeavor to clear David's name and expose the real culprit, worse crimes and surfacing. the first is the body of an American at the bottom of the Emersons' excavation shaft. Then, as accusations of drug-dealing and moral misconduct start flying, the appearance of a small child of mysterious antecendents sparks a crisis that threatens to tear the Emerson family apart. Meanwhile, as Amelia brings her brilliant powers of deduction to bear on all of this, someone is shooting bullets at her and coming awfully close.

As the tension mounts and accidents increase at the site, it becomes clear that the Land of the Pharoahs harbors more secrets than any tomb can hide. If Amelia doesn't expose a dangerous gallery of killers quickly, she may find herself the next candidate for burial.

Guaranteed to win new fans and thrill existing ones, this latest tale in th brilliant and award-winning Amelia Peabody series is ample demonstration of the style, wit and ingenuity that have made Elizabeth Peters one of the best-loved mystery authors of our time.

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?Between Amelia Peabody and Indiana Jones, it?s Amelia?in wit and daring?by a landslide.?

?New York Times Book Review

 

New York Times bestselling Grandmaster Elizabeth Peters transports us to the Land of the Pharoahs?and leaves us in the most capable hands of intrepid archeologist and adventurer Amelia Peabody?in The Falcon at the Portal. A suspenseful and always surprising romp through 1911 Egypt with Amelia and her equally indomitable family, the Emersons, The Falcon at the Portal immerses us in a fascinating world of antiquity and majesty, and plunges us into a mystery as perilous as it is puzzling. As the Cleveland Plain Dealer suggests, let us all ?raise a toast to the incomparable Amelia Peabody.?

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