The Snake, the Crocodile and the Dog by Elizabeth Peters
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This book was a little convoluted and the ending was a surprise, but all the action and quirky characters that we expect from Elizabeth Peters are there. She and Emerson go to Egypt leaving Ramses and Nefret with Emily and Walter. I admit I was a little disappointed at first since he is such an engaging character, but we hear from him in some very entertaining letters and he seems a presence throughout the book.
The twist in this book is that Emerson is hit on the head and has amnesia and can't remember that he is married. This allows for some romantic tension which adds a great deal to the book. Emerson is his curmudgeonly self throughout the book and seems set on getting himself killed. Amelia has to keep him from danger without letting him know of their relationship. That little bit keeps the reader spellbound throughout the book as every scene holds potential disaster. All in all, this is one of her better books in this series.
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