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Amelia Peabody Omnibus (Amelia Peabody #1-4)

4.21 of 5 stars 4.21  ·  rating details  ·  135 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Amelia Peabody is Elizabeth Peters' most brilliant and best-loved creation, a thoroughly Victorian feminist who takes the stuffy world of archaeology by storm with her shocking men's pants and no-nonsense attitude!

***Join our plucky Victorian Egyptologist , together with her devastatingly handsome and brilliant husband Radcliffe, in another exciting escapadeWhen Lady Baske
Kindle Edition, 1024 pages
Published April 4th 2012 by Robinson
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Debs Taylor
So far I've read two from this omnibus. I enjoyed the first one more because it was so different to what I was expecting and I found the ironic tone of the main character hilarious. Falls in the "ripping yarn" category. Number two had lost the surprise element but maintained the standard. I can see that the books follow a similar plot line each time with enough differences to stay net rested, but couldn't do them all in one go!
Ok so I've actually read all 19 of the books in this series & I'm using this 4 set as a stand in vs reviewing each individually. This is a saga mystery where you get to see a group of people over decades doing the same thing but in a slightly different manner in each book. "Every year a dead body"says Abdullah. Every year the family intends to just do a season of digging but it never is just a season of digging, crime is always involved. I like the time period & the way the world of the ...more
Ivanka Soljan
Really enjoyed the quirky characters, the subtle humour and the settings. Great beach read... easy, light and funny.
Jay-me (Janet)
Read this omnibus - but have entered the separate books as I want to count 4 books for my reading challenge.

Finished reading on 28th January - but date removed so that it isn't included on books finished this year.

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I dipped in and out of the first book since January (not sure why). This turned to be a fantastic set of four mystery novels set in Victorian era Egypt...though I thought it was a little later than that. Pharaohs’ curses, missing mummy cases and a set of lovable and quirky characters? What’s not to like? Well written and funny. I’m getting book 5 now.
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Elizabeth Peters is a pen name of Barbara Mertz. She also writes as Barbara Michaels as well as her own name. Born and brought up in Illinois, she earned her Ph.D. in Egyptology from the University of Chicago. Mertz was named Grand Master at the inaugural Anthony Awards in 1986 and Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America at the Edgar Awards in 1998. She lived in a historic farmhouse in Fred ...more
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