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Who Moved My Cheese?
If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans
Scientific Secrets for Self-Control
Just One Damned Thing After Another
The Vanishing
Exercises in Knitting
The Good Dream
The Very Best of Edgar Allan Poe
The Chosen
BT-Kids' Knits
Talking God
The Professor
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The Finisher
Home Decor for 18-Inch Dolls: Create 10 Room Settings with Furniture and 15 Outfits with Accessories
Dracula and Other Stories
A New Song
Christy
All Quiet on the Western Front
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Monday, March 15, 2010

Lion in the Valley (Amelia Peabody, #4

Lion in the Valley (Amelia Peabody, #4) Lion in the Valley by Elizabeth Peters


My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Amelia and her husband, Emerson, are looking forward to this season's dig as they return to the Black Pyramid in Dashur which taunted them the previous season. They return with their precocious son, Ramses, who seems to be a walking disaster as well as a talking encyclopedia.

The season has hardly begun when Ramses is kidnapped and mysterious things begin to happen at the dig. Always aware of the villager's superstitions, Emerson is trying to make light of the bad luck and danger that seems to haunt the dig. Even Emerson has to come to believe in the Master Criminal, an interesting character who seems to have a peculiar interest in Amelia.

I read parts of this book again, as it is confusing. The reader should be aware that the Master Criminal is a genius of disguise and he appears in several guises throughout the book.

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