03 May 2010

A River in the Sky

21. A River in the Sky by Elizabeth Peters (4/5)

Another solid entry to Elizabeth Peters' Amelia Peabody series. Though it's her most recent book, the story is set in 1910 which places it between her books Guardian of the Horizon and The Falcon at the Portal.

If you know the series, A River in the Sky is the missing book which details events referenced in The Falcon at the Portal.

If you don't know the series, start at the beginning with one of my all-time favorite books: Crocodile on the Sandbank. Near the turn of the 20th century, Englishwoman Amelia Peabody travels to Egypt where she encounters archaeologists and a mystery she can't resist. Now stop reading this post, it gets spoiler-y ahead if you haven't read the later books.

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Amateur sleuth Amelia Peabody is back on the case with her family: Emerson, Nefret, Ramses and David. Selim and Daoud help out too. The main action takes place in Palestine rather than Egypt affording the family of archaeologists a variety of insights into the region.


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