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Book 51: The Snake, the Crocodile and the Dog by Elizabeth Peters

Book 51: The Snake, the Crocodile and the Dog (Amelia Peabody #7).
Author: Elizabeth Peters, 1992.
Genre: Adventure. Historical Mystery. Egyptology.
Other Details: ebook. 390 pages. Unabridged Audio (14 hrs, 54 mins). Narrated by Barbara Rosenblat.

With Nefret, now a ward of Amelia and Emerson, and Ramses at home pursuing their studies, the couple returns to Amarna in 1898 for a dig that promises to be just like old times. The trip turns out to be more like old times than they plan, however, when they become the targets of a Master Criminal's evil plot. Emerson is kidnapped, and Amelia rescues him to discover that he has lost his memory. Tantalizingly close to her most important discovery yet, a tomb that may have been Nefertiti's, Amelia needs to turn her attention to regaining her husband's love. - synopsis from 'Amelia Peabody' website.

The events of The Last Camel Died at Noon continue to impact upon the Emerson family. The secret they uncovered has attracted the attention of various baddies and as the summary above discloses Emerson has lost his memory, which creates a romantic tension.

Again this proved a very engaging story especially when Emerson loses his memory of the past 13 years! Would he ever remember Amelia? As I said to my friend, who is also a big fan of the series, I am quite invested in these characters and so was worried even though the continuation of the series should be reassuring. Still, this is part of the pleasure of this kind of romantic suspense. There were also a number of surprises along the way that I certainly did not see coming.

This has been my audiobook in the car for some weeks and I also read the corresponding pages in the Kindle edition each week. As always Rosenblat does a wonderful job voicing Amelia and her delightful dry wit.
Tags: audio book, historical fiction, historical mysteries
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