Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I haven't read this in years, but have decided to read the series again. All of the other books are fun and interesting, but this will always be my favorite. I think the interaction among the characters is best in this book. I love the spunky Amelia Peabody and it has always pleased me that some one as irascible as Emerson could be loved and admired.
The story starts with the indomitable Amelia beginning on a trip to Egypt to explore the antiquities. Her companion is unable to continue setting the stage for the employment of Emily. While in Egypt, the two women become involved in exploring a site where the Emerson brothers are excavating. Strange things start to happen...mummies, a cousin suitor for Emily's hand and Egyptians whose superstitions make them behave in unpredictable ways and a clash of temperments between Peabody and Emerson. This is a great read.
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