From suffragettes to kidnappers, Peabody and Emerson find themselves up to their necks in a web woven of criminals and cults, stolen treasures, and fallen women. Peabody will need all her remarkable skills of detection and deduction — and family and friends — while ducking remorseless killers.
Author: Elizabeth Peters
Cairo. 1903. Amelia Peabody dreams of a large cat while on a dig in the Valley of Kings. But it’s not good luck; it’s a warning . . . with Ramses and Nefret in danger.
The promise of an undisturbed royal tomb vies with evils that include the Hippopotamus Man — and an irresistible temptation for art thieves, jealous colleagues, looters, the press, and countless other evil-doers. As Ramses and Nefret rub elbows with thieves and thugs, Peabody finds herself faced with a surprising new villain who is every bit as clever and resourceful as the intrepid Amelia herself.
The 19th-century Egyptologist and her dashing husband, Emerson, return to Amarna, where they first fell in love. When Emerson is kidnapped, Amelia must rescue her husband, find the culprit, and save her marriage.
Amelia and her dashing husband Emerson set off for a promising archaeological site in the Sudan, only to be unwillingly drawn into the search for an African explorer and his young bride who have been missing for 12 years.
Back in London after an archaeological dig, adventurous sleuth Amelia Peabody—“rather like Indiana Jones, Sherlock Holmes, and Miss Marple all rolled into one”—discovers that a night watchman at the museum has perished in the shadow of a mummy case
At last Peabody and Emerson have permission to dig at the pyramids of Dashoor, and they’re taking Ramses along. Oh no! It does inspire Peabody to rescue a young man . . . and then a young woman, both fleeing injustice. And along comes that evil genius . . . the Master Criminal!