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Crocodile on the Sandbank: Miss Marple crossed with Indiana Jones!

Elizabeth Peters

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Amelia Peabody, Fiction, Crime & mystery, Egyptian archaeology / Egyptology

In this adventure, the heroine decides to use her substantial inheritance to see the world. On her travels, she rescues a gentlewoman in distress - Evelyn Barton-Forbes, and the two become friends. The two companions continue to Egypt where they face mysteries, mummies, and the redoubtable Radcliffe Emerson, an outspoken archaeologist.

Amelia Peabody is Elizabeth Peters' most brilliant and best-loved creation, a thoroughly Victorian feminist who takes the stuffy world of archaeology by storm with her shocking men's pants and no-nonsense attitude!

In this first adventure, our headstrong heroine decides to use her substantial inheritance to see the world. On her travels, she rescues a gentlewoman in distress - Evelyn Barton-Forbes - and the two become friends. The two companions continue to Egypt where they face mysteries, mummies and the redoubtable Radcliffe Emerson, an outspoken archaeologist, who doesn't need women to help him solve mysteries -- at least that's what he thinks!

'Think Miss Marple with early feminist gloss crossed with Indiana Jones... Dastardly deeds, whirlwind romances, curious mummies and all the fun and intrigue of Egyptian excavations, with a heroine who wields a sturdy parasol rather than a magnum. Accomplished entertainment.' Guardian

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Praise for Crocodile on the Sandbank: Miss Marple crossed with Indiana Jones!

  • I can't wait for the next Peabody story... I really do think [Elizabeth Peters'] books are great entertainment.

  • A writer so popular that the public library has to keep her books under lock and key. - Washington Post Book World

  • Think Miss Marple with early feminist gloss crossed with Indiana Jones... accomplished entertainment. - Guardian

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Elizabeth Peters

Elizabeth Peters is a pen name of Barbara Mertz, who earned her Ph.D. in Egyptology from the University of Chicago's famed Oriental Institute. Over the course of her fifty-year career she wrote more than seventy mystery and suspense novels, and three nonfiction books on Egypt. She was the recipient of numerous writing awards, including grandmaster and lifetime achievement awards from the Mystery Writers of America, Malice Domestic, and Bouchercon. In 2012 she was given the first Amelia Peabody Award, created in her honor, at the Malice Domestic convention. She died in 2013.

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