Meet Egyptologist Amelia Peabody in the first mystery in the Victorian-era set, New York Times bestselling "sparkling series" (Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review).
"If Indiana Jones were female, a wife, and a mother who lived in Victorian times, he would be Amelia Peabody Emerson."--Publishers Weekly
Amelia Peabody, that indomitable product of the Victorian age, embarks on her debut Egyptian adventure armed with unshakable self-confidence, a journal to record her thoughts, and, of course, a sturdy umbrella. On her way to Cairo, Amelia rescues young Evelyn Barton-Forbes, who has been abandoned by her scoundrel lover. Together the two women sail up the Nile to an archeological site run by the Emerson brothers-the irascible but dashing Radcliffe and the amiable Walter. Soon their little party is increased by one-one mummy that is, and a singularly lively example of the species.
Strange visitations, suspicious accidents, and a botched kidnapping convince Amelia that there is a plot afoot to harm Evelyn. Now Amelia finds herself up against an unknown enemy-and perilous forces that threaten to make her first Egyptian trip also her last . . .
Praise for Elizabeth Peters and Crocodile on the Sandbank
"A writer so popular that the public library has to keep her books under lock and key." -Washington Post Book World
"Grand views of Egyptian antiquities . . . a sparkling series." -Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review
Customer ReviewsSee All
I will sorely miss Elizabeth Peters colorful mysteries. A talent for great plots and memorable characters. She was truly one of a kind. The joy in rereading the series, savoring one book at a time is still enjoyable. Thank you Peabody for years of great entertainment.
Crocodile on the sandbank
Throughly enjoyed this book. Beautiful writing felt like I was there looking at the sunsets and holding my breath with the
Adventures. Truly a wonderful book. Thank you
Crocodile On a Sand Bank
Could not put it down. Love first person written stories! Clever, funny, & outrageous.
My Barefoot Girl