Search Results: "Elizabeth Peters"


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SEEING A LARGE CAT by Elizabeth Peters
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 10, 1997

"Fans will follow her, if only to learn how Amelia copes with Ramses's love life."
In a triumphal procession of eight previous adventures (The Hippopotamus Pool, 1996, etc.), Peters has embellished the mythos of Amelia Peabody: early 20th-century English feminist and Egyptologist, wife to uxorious colleague Emerson, adoptive aunt and mother, respectively, to polite, Anglo-Arabic David and lovely Nephret of the red-gold hair (unconventionally desert-reared) and worried mom to daring, teenaged Ramses, hero and heartthrob in the making. Read full book review >

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THE PAINTED QUEEN by Elizabeth Peters
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2017

"Hess (Pride vs. Prejudice, 2015, etc.) undoubtedly had a daunting task in completing the final manuscript of the late Egyptologist Peters (A River in the Sky, 2010, etc.). Fans will cherish the legacy; newcomers will be forgiven for fidgeting through the busy plot and arch humor."
The 19th installment of the adventures of an archaeological family facing a vendetta as they chase a real-life artifact. Read full book review >

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THE CAMELOT CAPER by Elizabeth Peters
Released: March 1, 1969

"Alas a lack of sense or much else for that other mature audience."
A not so brief shining moment, a return to Camelot serialized with an extended tour of the British cathedrals and a catch-as-catch can pursuit beginning when Jessica drops an antique ring she is returning to her grandfather in the collection bag at Salisbury. Read full book review >

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THE SERPENT ON THE CROWN by Elizabeth Peters
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2005

"Peabody's Victorian rhetoric can go over the top, but her likable family's fans will find much to enjoy in an adventure less convoluted than usual (The Falcon at the Portal, 1999, etc.), salted with the obligatory tidbits of Egyptology."
More murder and mayhem for the indefatigable Amelia Peabody and her friends and relations. Read full book review >

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TOMB OF THE GOLDEN BIRD by Elizabeth Peters
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2006

"The political machinations are less interesting than the competition between the archaeologists and the Emerson family. As usual, though, Peters (The Serpent on the Crown, 2005, etc.) has great fun dressing her characters up in Victorian finery and outpost-of-the-empire attitudes."
By 1922, almost every Egyptologist despairs of finding another royal tomb—except for Radcliffe Emerson, who doesn't have the rights to dig where he suspects Tutankhamen lies. Read full book review >

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THE SNAKE, THE CROCODILE AND THE DOG by Elizabeth Peters
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 12, 1992

"Dare one hope for less self-indulgence and a stricter discipline in number eight?"
Victorian age archaeologists Amelia Peabody and autocratic husband Emerson Radcliffe are on yet another dig in Egypt, this time without formidable teenaged son Ramses, left hack in England along with Nefret, the young girl brought out of the desert in secret circumstances during the last expedition (The Last Camel Died at Noon). Read full book review >

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SUMMER OF THE DRAGON by Elizabeth Peters
Released: April 1, 1979

"So it's a mixed bag—a honey of a heroine, a turkey of a plot."
Depend on Peters (Street of the Five Moons, etc.) to come up with another no-nonsense, real-person heroine—meet pleasingly plump anthropologist D.J. Abbott. Read full book review >

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THE LAUGHTER OF DEAD KINGS by Elizabeth Peters
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 19, 2008

"An over-the-top adventure yarn whose potent brew of mystery and romance should make it another hit among the Peters (Tomb of the Golden Bird, 2006, etc.) faithful."
Munich-based art historian and amateur sleuth Vicky Bliss (Night Train to Memphis, 1994, etc.) returns after a long hiatus to answer the burning question: Who would dare steal the mummy of King Tut? Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 1988

"But Ramses is a real treasure, and to Amelia Peabody Emerson fans so, too, will be her new adventure."
That brilliant, flamboyant family of archaeologist-sleuths, the Emersons—robust Professor Radcliffe; feminist wife Amelia Peabody, and their young genius son Ramses—have returned to Victorian London for a few months respite from their labors in Egypt (Lion in the Valley, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE FALCON AT THE PORTAL by Elizabeth Peters
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 8, 1999

"Well-realized time and place; interesting, lively characters; and incomprehensible plot."
Professor and Amelia Emerson (The Ape Who Guards the Balance, 1999, etc.) are once again in Egypt, this time for the winter season of 1911, accompanied by son Ramses and adopted daughter Nefret. Read full book review >

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Released: May 19, 1982

"Silly but cuddly, with Danish sightseeing as a bonus: a tongue-in-cheek charmer."
Peters' well-established comic touch verges (quite agreeably) on parody this time—as heroine Elizabeth Jones chases around Denmark in a blithe contempo-suspense flap-doodle. Read full book review >

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LION IN THE VALLEY by Elizabeth Peters
Released: April 24, 1986

"Loaded with wit, irony, Egyptian lore, Victorian mores, good-humored flamboyance and solid entertainment."
Feisty, way ahead of her Victorian time, Amelia Peabody, with brilliant, short-tempered Egyptologist-husband, Radcliffe Emerson, and their "abominably loquacious" eight-year-old son, Ramses, are digging in Egypt again (The Mummy Case, 1895)—this time at Dahshoor. Read full book review >