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Elizabeth Peters


The Amelia Peabody Series
Crocodile on the Sandbank
The wealthy Amelia indulges her passion for Egyptology and heads to newly acquired British colony of Egypt in 1884 where she finds herself the target of a kidnapping and becomes a whole manner of friendships, mysteries and missing mummies.

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The Curse of the Pharoahs
In 1892, Amelia and her family are back in England when they are approached by Lady Baskerville. She claims that her husband has died in Luxor due to a curse on a royal tomb he discovered there. Was it a curse, or was there foul play at work?

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The Mummy Case
When Amelia and her husband are moved away from the pyramids of Dashoor to the mounds of rubble at Mazghunah, they are deeply disappointed. However, they soon get swept into dealing with mystery when a dealer gets killed and mummies start appearing and disappearing.

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Lion in the Valley
It is 1895 and the family finally get permission to dig in Dahshoor. Unfortunately, their son is abducted by moonlight whilst the team is working there. Amelia must try and relocate her son whilst not allowing the entire excavation to fail.

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The Deeds of the Disturber
Murder finds Amelia back in England in 1896 when a watchman is murdered at the British Museum in front of a 'haunted' mummy case. London becomes the setting for this mystery and it can be every bit as daunting and confusing as the backstreets of Cairo.

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The Last Camel Died at Noon
It is 1897 and Amelia and family are armed with a map and have been given a mission to locate a missing aristocrat. The family must march into the desert to locate him . It is here that survival depends on solving a mystery as old as Ancient Egypt, and where they meet a young girl, Nefret, who will join their family and change their lives forever.

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The Snake, the Crocodile and the Dog
The couple return to Amarna in 1898 for a dig that promises to be just like old times. The trip turns out to be more like old times than they plan, however, when they become the targets of an evil plot. Emerson is kidnapped, and Amelia rescues him only to discover that he has lost his memory...

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The Hippopotamus Pool
It is 1900 and a stranger offers to reveal the location of a lost tomb to Amelia and her husband. However, he mysteriously disappears leaving the family en route to Thebes to follow his trail. They soon discover kidnappers, grave robbers and ancient curses on this dangerous road...

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Seeing A Large Cat
It is 1903 in Cairo when Amelia receives a warning: "Stay away from tomb Twenty-A!" When tomb Twenty-A reveals a mummy wearing silk unmentionables, Amelia is trapped in a labyrinth of murder, passion and deceit.

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The Ape Who Guards the Balance
From a suffragette rally in England in 1907 to the search for a papyrus in Egypt, Amelia finds herself in great danger. When the dead body of a young woman is found in the Nile, Amelia, Emerson and Ramses all have their theories, but their own lives might be at stake if their ancient book is involved.

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The Falcon at the Portal
It's 1911, and David Todros, Ramses' best friend, is suspected of dealing in forged antiquities, possibly to help support a rising nationalist movement. The Emerson clan immediately springs into action to help clear the young Egyptian's name, and there are dangerous consequences for all involved when a body is discovered at Emerson's most recent excavation site.

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He Shall Thunder in the Sky
Egypt is a changed place by the winter of 1914. The city is under martial law because the Suez Canal might be attacked by the Ottoman Empire at any moment. Her son, Ramses, is widely scorned for his pacifist role, but Amelia and Nefret, who now runs a women's clinic in Cairo, discover that he might be involved in an insurrection.

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Lord of the Silent
World War One is still raging as Amelia and her family duel in the desert. Treachery and peril are pursue her son and his new wife across the length and breadth of this strange, exotic world. And the grim discovery of a recent corpse in a tomb where it does not belong is pulling Amelia deeper into a furious desert storm of intrigue, corruption, kidnapping, and murder -- and toward dark revelations that threaten to awaken the past . . . and alter the family's destiny.

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The Golden One
It is New Year's Eve, 1917. Despite winter storms and German torpedoes, the Emersons are headed for Egypt once again. Amelia Peabody and her family arrive at Luxor to learn of a new royal tomb ransacked by thieves. Soon an even more disturbing outrage concerns the intrepid clan of archaeologists: the freshly and savagely slain corpse of a thief defiling the ancient burial site.

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Children of the Storm
December of 1919 marks the end of the first year of peace after the Great War.� Amelia is looking forward to a magical holiday season in her Luxor home with her husband Emerson and the rest of her family. But in the aftermath of conflict, evil still casts a cold shadow. The theft of valuable antiquities from the home of a friend causes great concern. And the brutal death of the suspected thief washes the unsettling affair in blood.

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Guardian of the Horizon
Ousted from an archaeological dig and banned forever from the Valley of the Kings, the Emersons are spending a quiet summer at home in Kent, England, when a mysterious messenger arrives. Claiming to be the teenage brother of their dear friend Tarek, the herald brings troubling news of a strange malady that has struck down Tarek's heir and conveys his brother's urgent need for help only the Emersons can provide.

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The Serpent on the Crown
Enjoying a world at peace, the Emersons have returned to the Valley of the Kings in 1922. With the lengthy ban on their archaeological activities lifted, Amelia Peabody and her family look forward to delving once more into the age-old mysteries buried in Egypt's ever-shifting sands. But a widow's strange story -- and even stranger request -- is about to plunge them into a storm of secrets, treachery, superstition and murder.

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Tomb of the Golden Bird
Convinced that the tomb of the little-known king Tutankhamon lies somewhere in the Valley of the Kings. Having been banned from the East Valley, Emerson, against Amelia's advice, has tried desperately to persuade Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter to relinquish their digging rights. But Emerson's trickery has backfired, and his insistent interest in the site has made his rivals all the more determined to keep the Emerson clan away.

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A River in the Sky
Peabody is persuaded to follow would-be archaeologist Major George Morley on an expedition to Palestine, a province of the crumbling, corrupt Ottoman Empire and the Holy Land of three religions. Searching for the vanished treasures of the Temple in Jerusalem, Morley is determined to unearth the legendary Ark of the Covenant with the backdrop of World War One about to break out.

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