Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Books: Tomb of the Golden Bird

Tomb of the Golden Bird
by Elizabeth Peters
Read by Barbara Rosenblat
Copyright 2007

I am not an ardent fan of Peters' Amelia Peabody series, but I did enjoy listening to this book. Fortunately, Peters is a good writer, so I didn't have to have the background of other books to keep up with what was going on and who was doing what.

The year is 1922, and a great discovery is about to take place in Egypt. Unfortunately, the discovery will not be made by Amelia's family, and her husband, Emerson, is most unhappy about this. When Howard Carter finds the tomb of King Tut, Emerson goes off the deep end and utters words most foul. In so doing, he gets himself and his family totally banned from the excavation.

But never mind. Emerson's brother, Sethos, turns up, and where Sethos is, there is always trouble, for he is a spy. Soon the reader is happily involved in a world of intrigue and speculation, and only Amelia can sort out the issues and set things right.

Peters continues to crank out these Peabody books, to the delight of her fans. If you're looking for an interesting and different sort of mystery, you might wish to check this series out.

3 comments:

  1. I haven't read any of her books. I like mysteries, so I'll have to check her out.

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  2. I'm sorry to say I'm not really big on mysteries. I've noticed I'm getting pickier and pickier with books lately. I can't get through anything formulaic.

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  3. I've heard a lot about this author, but have not yet read her myself. There are, however, two of her books somewhere in the TBR pile, so one day, I'm sure.

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