Crocodile on the Sandbank (audiobook)

The Amelia Peabody Mysteries, book 1

8.8 hrs • 8 CDs• 1 MP3 CD • Unabridged
Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Target Audience: Adult
Release Date: 01/01/01
Library CD Library Edition CD titles are packaged in an attractive, full-sized, durable vinyl case with full color art. Cloth Sleeves keep compact discs protected and in numerical order. 
- 01/01/01 9780786197910
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MP3 CD MP3-CDs: Come in a durable vinyl case similar to a dvd case. An index of contents and tracking information are included within the Mp3-CD format. MP3's can be played on any compatible CD player 
- 01/01/01 9780786193547
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Playaway Playaway: Playaway editions are a pre loaded audio device that is half the size of deck of cards. Simply plugin headphones and listen. 
- 12/01/08 9781433268403
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Amelia Peabody, that indomitable product of the Victorian age, embarks on her first Egyptian adventure armed with unshakable self-confidence, a journal to record her thoughts, and, of course, a sturdy umbrella. On her way, Amelia rescues young Evelyn Barton-Forbes, who has been “ruined” and abandoned on the streets of Rome by her rascally lover. With a typical disregard for convention, Amelia promptly hires her fellow countrywoman as a companion and takes her to Cairo.

Eluding Evelyn’s former lover, who wants her back, and Evelyn’s cousin Lord Ellesmere, who wishes to marry her, the two women sail up the Nile to an archaeological site that is home to a rather lively mummy. Soon strange visitations, suspicious accidents, and a botched kidnapping convince Amelia that there is a plot afoot to harm Evelyn.

Review Quotes

“[Peters is] a writer so popular that the public library has to keep her books under lock and key.”

Washington Post Book World

“Unforgettable…Peabody makes her first appearance in this clever mystery.”, editorial review

“The indomitable Amelia Peabody carries the listener along as easily as she carries her umbrella.”


“Evokes all the passion & mystery of the ‘Golden Age of Egyptology’ with humor, intelligence and insight.”

Ancient Egypt Magazine