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“I think this is the one I've started three times and haven't remained engaged. Too bad. I've loved the series.”see full review » see other reviews »
“Another great Amelia Peabody
“This installment in the Amelia Peabody series was as fun as they always are, and supplied with the same wit and chivalry. Ramses, now married to Nefret, features as a main player, no longer the little boy in the background. The novel is concerned with his former spy activities in the previous books, and how it is necessary on this go-round to keep his identity secret from his former acquaintances. There are dastardly deeds, a damsel in distress, and plenty of sand and archaeology. Another great novel.”Alethea wrote this review Friday, December 21, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The Emerson family and friends at their endearing, aggravating, catastrophic best.”Betsy C wrote this review Friday, October 12, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I enjoyed reading about the 'next generation'. The Elizabeth Peters does a good job of imagining the family, later in life.”Lynn in Estonia wrote this review Saturday, April 21, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is a most revealing one yet of the Emersons.....all of them....including Radcliffe's half brother, Sethos. He has been found again and injured, but kept hidden and trapped by Ramses and Nefret. However, he does manage to go his own way again and who knows when or where he will turn up again. One of the best yarns yet of the Emerson tribe.”Elfinity wrote this review Monday, April 4, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Enjoyed this story as it was one of the first where Ramses and Nefret are "all grown up" and allowed to behave fully as adults. The supplementary passages of Letter Collection H are longer than ever, but give the other side of the action. I did get a bit tired in the beginning of the story as everyone is congratulating each other for being the most suplerative everything. It was like Ms Peters forgot humans have faults. Still in the end I liked the book overall and enjoyed the return of old characters like Ms Minton.”Rebecca S wrote this review Thursday, March 17, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I think this is the one I've started three times and haven't remained engaged. Too bad. I've loved the series.”Larissa wrote this review Wednesday, March 9, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is book #13 in the Amelia Peabody series, and the stories and the characters never get dull or disappoint! I love this series as much now as I did when I read the very first book!
What great about the stories now is that with Ramses and Nefret grown up and married to each other, there are now four formidable Emersons instead of just two in the elder couple of Amelia and Emerson. The interplay between the four as they all adjust to the fact that the "children" are now grown and just as clever and resourseful as the parents creates entirely new and hilarious situations to enjoy for the reader.
Of course, as is always the case with the Emersons, murder, mayhem and drama follows them everywhere, and this installment is no different. This season, the Emersons find when they return to Egypt, that it appears someone is impersonating "The Master Criminal" [who readers of the series will know died in Amelia's arms at the end of the previous book, after it being discovered who he actually was - you'll have to read the book to find out!] and so the family begins to investigate.
The mystery is interesting and clever, and with four Emersons instead of just two running around Egypt utterly heedless of danger the entertainment factor is doubled.
I absolutely adore this series! Elizabeth Peters has not only created, but manages to further develop and enhance these characters in a perfectly natural and wonderful way with each succeeding installment of the series. I look forward to the next installment!”
“ I absolutely love Elizabeth Peters Emerson and Peabody series. It took me a little while to read it, but it was well worth it. If you mysteries you will love this book. It keeps you interested until the end.”Cheryl S wrote this review Friday, October 23, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No