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Serpent on the Crown CD (Amelia Peabody Mysteries)


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New York Times bestselling master of suspense, Elizabeth Peters, brings an exotic world of adventure, intrigue, and danger to vivid life, in a tale as powerful as ancient Egypt.

The Emersons have returned to the Valley of the Kings in 1922 and Amelia Peabody and her family look forward to delving once more into the age-old mysteries buried in Egypt's ever-shifting sands. But a widow's strange story — and even stranger request — is about to plunge them into a storm of secrets, treachery, and murder.

The woman, a well-known author, has come bearing an ill-gotten treasure — a golden likeness of a forgotten king — which she claims is cursed. She insists it has taken the life of her husband and unless it is returned to the tomb from which it was stolen, more people will die.

Amelia and her clan resolve to uncover the secrets of the statue's origins, setting off on a trail that twists and turns in directions they never anticipated — and, perhaps, toward an old nemesis with unscrupulous new designs. But each step toward the truth seems to reveal another peril, suggesting to the intrepid Amelia that the curse is more than mere superstition. And its next victim might well be a beloved family member ... or Amelia Peabody herself.

A novel filled with riveting suspense, pulse-pounding action, and the vibrant life of a fascinating place and time, The Serpent on the Crown is the jewel in the crown of a grand master, the remarkable Elizabeth Peters.

Performed by Barbara Rosenblat


The "Grand Dame of historical mystery" ("Washington Post") returns with her 17th incredible Amelia Peabody novel set in Egypt just after World War I. Unabridged. 8 CDs.

About the Author

Elizabeth Peters earned her Ph.D. in Egyptology from the University of Chicago's famed Oriental Institute. She 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 lives in a historic farmhouse in western Maryland.

Barbara Rosenblat is a multi-award-winning voice actor for audiobooks. On Broadway, she created the role of 'Mrs. Medlock' in 'The Secret Garden'.

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Rosenblat, Barbara
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Rosenblat, Barbara
Rosenblat, Barbara
Rosenblat, Barbara
Peters, Elizabeth
Rosenblat Barbara
Mystery & Detective - General
Mystery & Detective - Series
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Mystery-A to Z
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Amelia Peabody Series
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6.5 x 5.5 in 8.48 oz

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"Synopsis" by , The "Grand Dame of historical mystery" ("Washington Post") returns with her 17th incredible Amelia Peabody novel set in Egypt just after World War I. Unabridged. 8 CDs.

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