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Lord of the Silent: A Novel of Suspense

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Publisher Comments:

For archaeologist Amelia Peabody and her family, the allure of Egypt remains as powerful as ever, even in this tense time of World War. But nowhere in this desert land is safe — especially for Amelia's son Ramses and his beautiful new wife Nefret. Treachery and peril are pursuing the two young lovers across the length and breadth of this strange, exotic world, strengthening a bond of passion and devotion that only death can sever. And the grim discovery of a recent corpse in a tomb where it does not belong is pulling Amelia deeper into a furious desert storm of intrigue, corruption, kidnapping, and murder — and toward dark revelations that threaten to awaken the past...and alter the family's destiny.

Review:

"In the latest installment of Elizabeth Peters' popular Amelia Peabody mystery series, the indomitable Emerson family returns to their excavation sites in Egypt in the midst of World War I. Accompanied by Gargery, the irrepressible Sennia (and cat), and the newlyweds, Ramseys and Nefret, they arrive in Egypt and are immediately surrounded by romance, espionage, and murder. The one sour note in this otherwise highly enjoyable novel is Peters' self-conscious attempt to represent the narrative as a reconstructed manuscript with interpolated documents. The gimmick doesn't quite work, but Amelia Peabody fans will love the novel nevertheless." Reviewed by Andrew Witmer, Virginia Quarterly Review (Copyright 2006 Virginia Quarterly Review)

Synopsis:

“Irresistible….Amelia is still a joy.”
 —New York Times Book Review

 

The intrepid archeologist Amelia Peabody and her fearless family, the Emersons, are back in Egypt, and something very nasty is afoot in Lord of the Silent—New York Times bestselling Grandmaster Elizabeth Peterss sparkling adventure with more riddles than the Sphinx and more close calls and stunning escapes than  an Indiana Jones movie. Reviewers are simply agog over Lord of the Silent, calling it, “Wonderfully entertaining” (Washington Times), “Deeply satisfying”  (Entertainment Weekly), and in the words of the Toronto Globe and Mail, “The hype is true. This is Peterss best book.”

Description:

The allure of Egypt remains powerful for archaeologist Amelia Peabody, her son Ramses, and his new wife, Nefret, as they arrive during a tense time of World War I. As treachery and peril pursue Ramses and Nefret across this strange, exotic world, strengthening their bond of passion, Amelia is pulled into a mystery when she discovers a recent corpse in an ancient tomb.

About the Author

Elizabeth Peters was born and brought up in Illinois and earned her Ph.D. in Egyptology from the University of Chicago's famed Oriental Institute. Peters was named Grand Master at the inaugural Anthony Awards in 1986 and Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America in 1998. In 2003, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Malice Domestic Convention. She is also the author, as Barbara Mertz, of Temples, Tombs, and Hieroglyphs: A Popular History of Ancient Egypt and Red Land, Black Land: Daily Life in Ancient Egypt. She lives in western Maryland.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780380817146
Subtitle:
A Novel of Suspense
Author:
Peters, Elizabeth
Author:
by Elizabeth Peters
Publisher:
Avon
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Egypt
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Traditional British
Subject:
Archaeologists
Subject:
Egyptologists
Subject:
Women archaeologists
Subject:
Peabody, Amelia
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Adventure stories
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market PB
Series Volume:
116
Publication Date:
20020402
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
6.84x4.12x1.09 in. .53 lbs.

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“Irresistible….Amelia is still a joy.”
 —New York Times Book Review

 

The intrepid archeologist Amelia Peabody and her fearless family, the Emersons, are back in Egypt, and something very nasty is afoot in Lord of the Silent—New York Times bestselling Grandmaster Elizabeth Peterss sparkling adventure with more riddles than the Sphinx and more close calls and stunning escapes than  an Indiana Jones movie. Reviewers are simply agog over Lord of the Silent, calling it, “Wonderfully entertaining” (Washington Times), “Deeply satisfying”  (Entertainment Weekly), and in the words of the Toronto Globe and Mail, “The hype is true. This is Peterss best book.”

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