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Tomb of the golden bird, Elizabeth Peters

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Tomb of the golden bird
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Tomb of the golden bird
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Elizabeth Peters
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  • Coming into their eighteenth season in Egypt, Radcliffe and Amelia Peabody Emerson are witness to one of the extraordinary finds of the 1920s--the discovery of King Tutankhamens tomb. But after a falling out with Howard Carter, the family is barred from the excavation site. Then who should show up to increase Radcliffes foul temper but his rascally brother, Sethos, whose secrets put everyone in danger. Murder, kidnapping, and political unrest are woven into the leisurely paced story, but matters of daily routine, recorded, as usual, in Amelia Peabodys personable manuscripts, take up far more time than mysterious goings-on, and Amelias measured responses and intelligent approach (plus an occasional poke in the ribs to calm volatile Radcliffe--who remains a great source of comic relief) keep everything running smoothly. Be assured that Amelia, the matriarch who seems tied to Victorian convention, will emerge once again as stubborn and fearless as a lioness when it comes to protecting her family. Its a continuing pleasure for mystery fans to be drawn into the Emersons unusual extended circle. -- Stephanie Zvirin (Reviewed 02-15-2006) (Booklist, vol 102, number 12, p6)
  • /* Starred Review */ The absorbing 18th entry in MWA Grand Master Peters's bestselling Amelia Peabody series (after 2005's The Serpent on the Crown ) centers on one of the great real-life discoveries in Egyptology—the opening of Tutankhamon's tomb in the Valley of the Kings in 1922. Amelia's husband, Radcliffe Emerson (aka "the Father of Curses"), has been wooing Lord Carnavon and Howard Carter to let him excavate in the Valley of the Kings where they have digging rights, leading his competitors to think there must be something worth unearthing in the area. The eventual uncovering of King Tut's burial chamber and its magnificent contents attracts a host of museum curators, antiquities specialists, government officials, reporters and thieves. The arrival of Emerson's shady half-brother, Sethos, desperately ill and carrying a secret document, further complicates a plot involving attacks on the Emerson family, Middle East politics, conspiracies and love affairs. Once again Peters delivers an irresistible mix of archeology, action, humor and a mystery that only the redoubtable Amelia can solve. (Apr.) --Staff (Reviewed February 13, 2006) (Publishers Weekly, vol 253, issue 7, p64)
  • By 1922, almost every Egyptologist despairs of finding another royal tomb—except for Radcliffe Emerson, who doesn't have the rights to dig where he suspects Tutankhamen lies. It's Howard Carter, subsidized by Lord Carnarvon, who gets the first glimpse of the royal burial chamber. The tomb's curse seems to be dogging the Emerson household, maybe because Emerson, his parasol-wielding wife Amelia Peabody, son Ramses, daughter-in-law Nefret, grandkiddies and assorted hangers-on have stealthily entered the tomb at night for a quick peek. Or maybe the Emerson woes have been caused by his brother Sethos, late of the British Secret Service, who attracts trouble the way the Nile attracts flies. Soon Sethos's estranged wife Margaret is kidnapped, an aged retainer is waylaid, the family is followed in and out of the souks and Carter and Carnarvon cut them dead at every opportunity. Is the mummy's curse active? Are nationalists rising against the Brits? Whatever the cause, Christmas must be celebrated, tea must be enjoyed on the veranda, whiskey and soda must be imbibed, several romances must be stage-managed by Amelia and all Tutankhamen's treasures must be oohed and aahed over as they are removed from his tomb.The political machinations are less interesting than the competition between the archaeologists and the Emerson family. As usual, though, Peters (The Serpent on the Crown, 2005, etc.) has great fun dressing her characters up in Victorian finery and outpost-of-the-empire attitudes. (Kirkus Reviews, March 1, 2006)
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141797
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1927-2013
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Peters, Elizabeth
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maps
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no index present
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PS3563.E747
LC item number
T66 2006
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fiction
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True
Series statement
Amelia Peabody mysteries
Series volume
0019
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  • Tutankhamen
  • Peabody, Amelia (Fictitious character)
  • Women archaeologists
  • Egyptologists
  • Egypt
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Tomb of the golden bird, Elizabeth Peters
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Map on lining papers
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24 cm.
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xii, 381 p.
Isbn
9780060591809
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(alk. paper)
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2005057568
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map
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  • (Sirsi) 2005057568
  • (OCoLC)62878412
Label
Tomb of the golden bird, Elizabeth Peters
Publication
Note
Map on lining papers
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 381 p.
Isbn
9780060591809
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005057568
Other physical details
map
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  • (Sirsi) 2005057568
  • (OCoLC)62878412

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