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Seeing a Large Cat by Elizabeth Peters
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Mar 21, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: mystery, egypt, history, victorian

This book begins with Ramses, David and Nefret more as young adults than mid teens which they really are. In Egypt, they mature early and in this book, they begin to take a more active role.

The mystery centers around a mummified woman who turns out to be a contemporary corpse even though she is mummified. Emerson finds the body and the authorities don't seem to pay too much attention to it, leaving the mystery to them. There are 2 men who are possibly the murders and the reader is bounced between them.

In this book, Ramses emerges as a young man who becomes something of a T. H. Lawrence character. He and David have spent the summer with a Sheik of their acquaintance and returns with a beautiful Arabian horse and a talent for disguise. He and David make use of these disguises to follow Nefret and the various suspects.

One of the new characters is a woman who is pretending to be a medium who has an old friend under her spell. She develops nicely and hopefully will return in future books.

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March 21, 2010 – Started Reading
March 21, 2010 – Shelved
March 21, 2010 –
page 40
March 24, 2010 – Finished Reading
March 12, 2011 – Shelved as: mystery
March 12, 2011 – Shelved as: egypt
March 12, 2011 – Shelved as: history
March 12, 2011 – Shelved as: victorian

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