When a stranger runs his car into a ditch in dense fog in South Wales and makes his way to an isolated house, he discovers a woman standing over the dead body of her wheelchair-bound husband, gun in her hand. She admits to murder, and the unexpected guest offers to help her concoct a cover story.
Tag: amateur sleuth
David and Lia got married! Then rumors surface that David is selling ancient artifacts. Amelia and company must expose the real culprit and Egypt is their best chance. Drug dealing, moral misconduct, then the question of an illegitimate child is thrown at Ramses’ head.
Archaeologists Amelia Peabody and Emerson are back in Egypt for another dig, despite civil unrest. Defiantly pacifist son Ramses hides his spy activity with his brother David. Rescuing damsels and suffering the return of archnemesis Sethos.
Banned from Egypt, Amelia Peabody and Emerson head to Palestine to dig up the Ark of the Covenant and spy on the seemingly inept Morley for British Intelligence.
Readers have long wondered what befell the Emerson clan during the years before the Great War. Now, at last, the silence is broken and the truth revealed of a perilous journey to a secret and mysterious place hidden deep in the heart of the unforgiving desert. Propelled by loyalty and spurred on by lies and treachery, they discover a nest of vipers, a dark past, and a shocking mystery — and a loved one may be lost forever.
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.
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.