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Lion in the Valley by Elizabeth Peters
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Jun 14, 2011

really liked it
Read from June 10 to 14, 2011

Another enjoyable Egytian adventure with the indomitable Amelia Peabody and her amusing and one-sided account of events.

Amelia, Emerson, the precocious Ramses (now aged 8), and the cat Bastet once again return to Egypt for another season of excavation. This time they have the excavation of a pyramid to look forward to, but have not even left Cairo before there is a murder in Shepheard's Hotel where they are staying.

As usual Amelia manages to inveigle herself into the thick of the intrigue surrounding the murder and subsequent mysterious happenings, while Emerson protests loudly and vociferously at her interfering and the interruption to his work, and Ramses gets into one scrape after another.

Amelia is convinced that the elusive "master criminal" is behind everything, while Emerson is equally convinced that the "master criminal" is a figment of her imagination.

I really enjoyed this story and was quite surprised by the ending. It went in quite a few unanticipated directions and should make the next book very interesting.


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