Crocodile on the Sandbank

Crocodile on the Sandbank

eBook - 2010
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Thirty-one-year-old Victorian gentlewoman Amelia Peabody has not only inherited her father's fortune, but she is also blessed with his strong will as well. Now she's headed for Cairo, accompanied by a girl with a tarnished past, to indulge her passion for Egyptology. Little did she know that murder and a homicidal mummy lay in wait for her.
Published: New York : Mysterious Press, 2010.
ISBN: 9780446573214


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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.

Jul 29, 2016

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

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.

Jul 22, 2015

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

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

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.

joanniek Jul 17, 2013

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

Apr 17, 2012

Totally agree with Bookwoman247. I especially enjoy the description of life at the time and appreciate the academic background of the author who is able to provide good historical details. I'll be traveling a lot in the next few months so I got the next 6 books off of Ebay and then will return to the library to continue to check out hte books.

Apr 09, 2012

2010 - A River in the Sky.
2006 - Tomb of the Golden Bird.
2005 - The Serpent on the Crown.
2004 - Guardian of the Horizon.
2003/10 - Amelia Peabody's Egypt: A Compendium.
2003/04 - Children of the Storm: 1919-20 Season.
2002 - The Golden One: 1916-17 Season.
2001 - Lord of the Silent: 1915-16 Season.
2000 - He Shall Thunder in the Sky: 1914-15 Season.
1999 - The Falcon at the Portal: 1911-12 Season.
1998 - The Ape Who Guards the Balance: 1906-07 Season.
1997 - Seeing A Large Cat.
1996 - The Hippopotamus Pool.
1992 - The Snake, the Crocodile and the Dog.
1991 - The Last Camel Died at Noon.
1988 - The Deeds of the Disturber: 1896 Summer.
1986 - Lion in the Valley: 1895-96 Season.
1985 - The Mummy Case.
1981 - The Curse of the Pharoahs.
1975 - Crocodile on the Sandbank.

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