The Curse of the Pharaohs: An Amelia Peabody Mystery

By Elizabeth Peters
Read by Susan O’Malley

The Amelia Peabody Mysteries: Book 2

10.13 Hours 07/01/2000 unabridged
Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781441711786

  • ISBN: 9780786198658

  • ISBN: 9780786195183

  • ISBN: 9781433266355

Victorian gentlewoman Amelia Peabody Emerson and her archaeologist husband are busy raising their young son; yet Amelia dreams only of the dust and detritus of ancient civilizations. Happily, circumstances are about to demand their immediate presence in Egypt. Sir Henry Baskerville had just discovered a tomb in Luxor when he promptly died under bizarre circumstances. The tabloids scream of “the Curse of the Pharaohs!” Amelia and her husband arrive to find the camp in disarray and the workers terrified. A ghost even appears. It is not at all what Amelia considers an atmosphere conducive to scientific discovery. Thus the indomitable Victorian sets about bringing order to chaos—and herself close to danger. How Amelia triumphs over evil and those who would stand between her and her beloved antiquities makes for a delightfully spirited adventure.

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Summary

Summary

Victorian gentlewoman Amelia Peabody Emerson and her archaeologist husband are busy raising their young son; yet Amelia dreams only of the dust and detritus of ancient civilizations. Happily, circumstances are about to demand their immediate presence in Egypt. Sir Henry Baskerville had just discovered a tomb in Luxor when he promptly died under bizarre circumstances. The tabloids scream of “the Curse of the Pharaohs!”

Amelia and her husband arrive to find the camp in disarray and the workers terrified. A ghost even appears. It is not at all what Amelia considers an atmosphere conducive to scientific discovery. Thus the indomitable Victorian sets about bringing order to chaos—and herself close to danger. How Amelia triumphs over evil and those who would stand between her and her beloved antiquities makes for a delightfully spirited adventure.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Grand views of Egyptian antiquities…a sparkling series.” New York Times Book Review
“One of the best [in the series]…A fun book.” USA Today
“The doughtiest, smartest, most appealing female protagonist in mystery fiction.” Aaron Elkins, author of Make No Bones
“[A] delicious mystery-adventure…Peters is at her giddy best here, complete with solid archaeological backgrounds, independent-spirited heroine, and inexhaustible high spirits. So, for mystery-comedy fans: an all-frills period charmer.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Elizabeth Peters

Elizabeth Peters (1927–2013) was born and brought up in Illinois. She earned her PhD in Egyptology from the University of Chicago’s famed Oriental Institute and went on to become a New York Times bestselling author whose novels were often set against historical backdrops. Peters was named Grand Master at the inaugural Anthony Awards in 1986 and Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America at the Edgar Awards in 1998. She also wrote books under the names Barbara Mertz and Barbara Michaels.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD, Playaway
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 10.13
Audience: Adult
Language: English