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Book 109: The Falcon at the Portal by Elizabeth Peters

Book 109: The Falcon at the Portal (Amelia Peabody #11).
Author: Elizabeth Peters, 1999.
Genre: Adventure. Historical Mystery. Egyptology.
Other Details: ebook. 468 pages. Unabridged Audio (15 hrs, 13 mins). Narrated by Barbara Rosenblat.

(Excavation season 1911-12) David is accused of forging antiquities, and the Emerson clan springs into action to help clear his name. The romantic tension between Ramses and Nefret finally comes to a head, a body is discovered at Emerson's excavation site, and the obnoxious cousin Percy reappears. Again, narrated in the initimitable Amelia style, with excerpts from Manuscript H and letters from Nefret. - synopsis from author's website.

Without giving any spoilers I will say that in this novel in the series an ongoing arc for certain characters came to a climax. At first this made me so happy and then a few minutes later there was a twist that had me saying "oh no, no!'. From there things went from bad to worse and I had a lot of trouble leaving my car as I was so anxious to know what happened next. Of course, all this tension was mixed in with the central mystery, which was also highly engaging.

Again this was my audiobook in the car for a number of weeks and I read the corresponding pages on my Kindle at the end of the week. As usual Rosenblat did an amazing job with the various characters. I love her narration.

Realising that some of the later books are set during earlier years, I have taken the decision to continue reading in publication order rather than chronological order.
Tags: adventure, audio book, historical mysteries, period fiction (20th century)

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