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Crocodile on the Sandbank

Novel by Elizabeth Peters

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Miss Marple Goes to Egypt!

  • Jun 23, 2010
OK, it's not actually Miss Marple, but Amelia Peabody, the delightful protagonist of Elizabeth Peters' series of novels set in Victorian Egypt, is every bit as fun and clever. With all the spunk and sensibility one can imagine, the scandalously single Amelia sets out for Egypt to pursue her passion (Egyptology) and along the way picks up a broken-hearted girl, a pair of excavating brothers, a jealous lover, and a mummy.

Peters weaves a delightful tail that will keep readers intrigued, entertained, and stumped almost until the end. Her depiction of Victorian Egypt, and the crowds of British patriots populating the streets of Cairo, is highly entertaining, and she has so thoroughly researched Egyptology during the time period, as well as the timeline of discoveries in the Valley of Kings, that her books perfectly blend together historical fact with fictitious intrigue. The fact and fiction are all in good fun, but it is the lively characters who really make Peters' book worthwhile. An especially satisfying winter read; a few hours under the Egyptian sun will certainly help anyone forget about the cold outside.

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