The Curse of the Pharaohs by Elizabeth Peters
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Amelia Peabody and her now husband, Radcliffe Emerson have been staying in England pursuing scholarly reports and lectures and caring for their gifted son, Ramses. They are enticed back to Egypt by Lady Baskerville, who wants Emerson to finish the dig which costs her husband his life. With mixed emotions, they leave Ramses with Walter and Emily and head for Egypt with renewed zest.
Lady Baskerville has surrounded herself with a large cast of characters including the wealthy American, Cyrus Vandergelt, the photographer, Arthur Milverton and the eccentric/mentally ill Madame Berengaria and her daughter, Mary. Almost immediately there is a body and archeology turns into the true crime which Amelia has such a knack for.
Amelia is such a wonderful character and one has to admire her pluck and self confidence. She is fearless as she pursues her mysteries amid her daily archeological study.
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