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Lord of the Silent by Elizabeth Peters
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Oct 26, 11

Read in October, 2011

I am a latecomer to the Amelia Peabody mystery series. Beginning my acquaintance with #13 in the series, I didn't feel lost at all. I was soon enveloped in the bustling family and busy excavations of Amelia Peabody Emerson, her handsome and erudite archeologist husband Radcliffe Emerson, and their growing family and extended Egyptian family. Set in Egypt around World War I, the books apparently always involve murders, thefts involving precious tomb artifacts, political intrigue, and even espionage. Amelia, Emerson, friends and family are a daring bunch, up to the adventures and courage required to solve crimes even while risking life and limb. All in all this was a charming and lively book. What surprised me and was an added bonus was the realistic and complex relationships among family members and Amelia's (and her family's) liberal views on women's rights (important, I guess, to a series narrated by a female).
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