The Mummy Case by Elizabeth Peters (Amelia Peabody #3)

The Mummy Case

The Mummy Case it’s the third book by Elizabeth Peters in the Amelia Peabody mystery series, which  finds Amelia and Emerson in a rather boring setting, digging up places that are simply not worth their time, as Radcliff Emerson kindly comments. He’d rather prefer to excavate the Black Pyramid at Dahshoor, and not it’s shadow located close enough, but not quite within his reach, at Mazghunah, which is a simple burial ground from a later period than Radliff loves to spend his time with. The only highlight of their entire archaeological expedition is Walter (Ramses as he is routinely called), […] Read more »

The Curse of the Pharaohs by Elizabeth Peters (Amelia Peabody #2)

The Curse of the Pharaos

I read The Curse of the Pharaos years ago when I first discovered the archaeological mystery genre (I think it was in fact Elizabeth Peter’s books that made me aware of this genre in the first place). I read all of the series within just a few short weeks. In this second installment of the mystery series we find Amelia and her darling husband, Radcliffe, living happily a quiet and content life in Kent. They have a son, William (also called Ramses – guess why!) and the story starts about 4 years after the end of the first story. Both […] Read more »

Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters (Amelia Peabody #1)

Crocodile On The Sandbank

Crocodile on the Sandbank is the first in the Amelia Peabody series by the famous (sadly now deceased) author Elizabeth Peters.  This first book was also the first one that exposed me to archaeological mysteries, a genre that I love until now. I’m not sure at this point that I’d still enjoy this particular series as much as the more modern ones, but this is like your first, you can never forget it. It is the year 1884. Amelia Peabody loves archaeology, is a rather spoiled girl and is an orphan too. When her father passed away, he left her […] Read more »