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ISBN13: 9780445406513
ISBN10: 0445406518
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Set in 1884, this is the first installment in what has become a beloved bestselling series. At thirty-two, strong-willed Amelia Peabody, a self-proclaimed spinster, decides to use her ample inheritance to indulge her passion, Egyptology. On her way to Egypt, Amelia encounters a young woman named Evelyn Barton-Forbes. The two become fast friends and travel on together, encountering mysteries, missing mummies, and Radcliffe Emerson, a dashing and opinionated archaeologist who doesn't need a woman's help — or so he thinks.

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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.

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 at the Edgar Awards in 1998. She lives in a historic farmhouse in western Maryland.

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pretermit, September 4, 2011 (view all comments by pretermit)
What delightful characters! I especially love Amelia Peabody and I am so pleased there are more of these! I haven't been this excited about a mystery series since Agatha Christie :)
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KimberlyB, May 2, 2010 (view all comments by KimberlyB)
What a fun book! This my first Amelia Peabody mystery and it won't be my last. Peabody is a pluckier version of Nancy Drew for adults and I've been completely sucked in. The writing is smart, funny, suspenseful, and descriptive without being wordy or boring. I'm hooked! 5 stars.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780445406513
Author:
Peters, Elizabeth
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Egypt
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
Women detectives
Subject:
Women sleuths
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Traditional British
Subject:
Peabody, Amelia
Subject:
Archaeologists' spouses
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Women detectives - Egypt
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Egyptology; Archaeology; Kidnapping; Suspicious accidents; Archaeological expeditions; Mummies; Victorian society
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Warner books ed.
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Amelia Peabody #1
Series Volume:
54
Publication Date:
20130528
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
7.5 x 4.25 x 1 in 0.42 lb

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"Synopsis" by , 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.
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