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# 43 The Curse of the Pharaohs

The Curse of the Pharaohs

Elizabeth Peters

Intrepid Amelia Peabody is at it again. After languishing in bordom comprised of the duties of motherhood and a quiet life in England, Amelia is thrilled when her archeologist husband, Emerson, is asked to come to the aid of the widow of a fellow archeologist. She has requested that he continue the work of her late husband on an important dig. Emerson has agreed that Amelia should come with him.

When thy arrive, they find that not only is Lord Baskerville dead, but his assistant is missing. This immediately alerts Amelia that there is foul play afoot, and in spite of Emerson's protestations and belief to the contrary, and in spite of the air of danger, she follows her instincts and begins to investigate.

This installment of the series only confirmed my love for the Amelia Peabody series, therefore, The Summer of Amelia Peabody proceeds apace!

This installment also seems to confirm something I suspected from the first volume. I suspect that the author includes hidden literary and historical references in the series, which, obviously, only enhances the fun! This discovery even prompted me to write to the author and ask for confirmation, while expressing my admiration for her books, of course!


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