Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters

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Thirty-one-year-old Victorian gentlewoman Amelia Peabody has not only inherited her father's fortune, but she is also blessed with his strong will as well. Now she's headed for Cairo, accompanied by a girl with a tarnished past, to indulge her passion for Egyptology. Little did she know that murder and a homicidal mummy lay in wait for her.

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Elizabeth Peters earned her Ph.D. in Egyptology from the University of Chicago's famed Oriental Institute. She was named Grand Master at the inaugural Anthony Awards in 1986 and Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America in 1998. In 2003, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Malice Domestic Convention. She lives in a historic farmhouse in western Maryland.
Published February 10, 2010 by Mysterious Press. 272 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, History, Literature & Fiction, Business & Economics. Fiction

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I first read Crocodile on the Sandbank more than 20 years ago, and fell in love with Amelia Peabody, Emerson, and the rest of the gang.

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Amelia hires her to become her companion, takes her to Cairo, Egypt and the fun begins.

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Amelia’s journey is disrupted by kidnapping attempts, grumpy archaeologists, British lords, mysterious dead In this, the first of many bestselling mysteries, Amelia discovers her passion for Egypt and archeology and solves her first case with the common sense and force of personality she h...

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