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The Mummy Case by Elizabeth Peters
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Apr 11, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: archeology, egypt, historical-fiction, donate
Read in June, 2009

This is one of the better Amelia Peabody series, if for no other reason than to imagine having a child like Ramses. What a cutie! But what a challenge to raise someone so idiosyncratic. Actually, I wish I knew one like him--but only as a neighbor, not as a responsibility.

The book itself concerns the excavation by Amelia and Emerson (and Ramses, don't forget Ramses) of a so called pyramid in the shadow of the Black Pyramid, after which they lust.

In addition to the usual contretemps between the two adults, there is the additional problem of a religious fanatic and hangers on and of course the "Master Criminal" (though not called so in this one).

How Amelia controls Ramses (after a fashion), deals with the temperamental Emerson, keeps house, keeps track of wandering Mummy Cases, pet lion cubs, and a near miss in the death department makes for an enjoyable read.

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“Marriage, in my view, should be a balanced stalemate between equal adversaries.”
Elizabeth Peters, The Mummy Case

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