Crocodile on the Sandbank

Crocodile on the Sandbank

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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. Along the way, she meets up with Evelyn Barton-Forbes, the Emerson brothers, and a lively mummy. How Amelia arranges all to her satisfaction is just one of the pleasures of this delightfully witty mystery.
Published: [Ashland, Or.] : Blackstone Audiobooks, 2000.
ISBN: 9780786136483
0786136480
9780786197910
0786197919
Branch Call Number: OVERDRIVE DOWNLOADABLE AUDIO
Additional Contributors: O'Malley, Susan

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maryruthparker
Mar 11, 2017

This entire series of "Amelia Peabody books" is great! Strong, fascinating characters, with much detail about archaeology and British politics of the late 19th and early 20th century. The author (Barbara Mertz with pen name Elizabeth Peters) has a PhD in Egyptology and is the author of several popular series of fiction. The main characters in this series are fictional, the activities of the characters are "larger than life" in many instances, which makes them quite entertaining, but within a historical context that is quite true to life. See the book "Amelia Peabody's Egypt: A Compendium" for details on that context. (I enjoyed this series as hardback books.)

JCLEmilyD Jan 30, 2017

I like Amelia Peabody; she's a sassy, stubborn, and strong woman. She and her husband are Egyptologists in the late 1800s and have a knack for getting into sticky situations and Amelia always fancies solving the mystery! This is a fun and clean mystery series for anyone looking for something a little different.

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KatherineHere
Jul 29, 2016

The first of Amelia Peabody's many archaeological adventures in Egypt.

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thebritlass
Dec 14, 2015

An excellent debut novel for a mystery series set in Egypt. The feisty, Victorian-era British heroine is a refreshing change, and the historical details add to the plot.

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Normajean11
Jul 22, 2015

Love all the Amelia Peabody mysteries and everything else she wrote. Sadly Elizabeth Peters has passed. She is missed.

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msemos
Jul 21, 2015

the language is a little too flowery and too descriptive for me and the mystery isn't very mysterious, but good insights into egypt

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harley_175
Jul 18, 2015

I have read other Amelia Peabody books, which I liked. This is the first in the series and my first download. I liked the voice of Barbara Rosenblat who makes the characters unique. I took notes to remember the story plot between bookmarks. A good read.

librarylizzard Sep 15, 2014

If you enjoy proper English ladies, Egyptology, mysteries and daring deeds then this book is for you! It follows Amelia Peabody, a no-nonsense spinster with a passion for archaeology. On the way to Egypt she picks up a sidekick, the romantic and youthful Evelyn, and falls in step with a pair of archaeology-minded brothers. Soon strange events unfold around the excavation site and it's up the the quartet to unravel it all.

joanniek Jul 17, 2013

I really enjoyed this book! I think Amelia is delightful. I can't wait to read more of this series.

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mclusername
Jun 24, 2012

Barbara Rosenblat has a great voice that makes the characters come alive in this mystery/comedy about a a pair of eccentric Egyptian archaeologists. Love the characters!

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