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Crocodile on the Sandbank Set In 1884, This Is The First Installment In What Has Become A Beloved Bestselling Series At Thirty Two, Strong Willed Amelia Peabody, A Self Proclaimed Spinster, Decides To Use Her Ample Inheritance To Indulge Her Passion, Egyptology On Her Way To Egypt, Amelia Encounters A Young Woman Named Evelyn Barton Forbes The Two Become Fast Friends And Travel On Together, Encountering Mysteries, Missing Mummies, And Radcliffe Emerson, A Dashing And Opinionated Archaeologist Who Doesn T Need A Woman S Help Or So He Thinks.


10 thoughts on “Crocodile on the Sandbank

  1. says:

    What a marvellous, marvellous book I ve seen Elizabeth Peter s books around, of course, but knew nothing of what they were about, and the covers never particularly attracted me After seeing them recommended on someone s blog, I thought I d pick up the first of her Amelia Peabody series and what a joy it was This is a nominally a mystery, but it s not really the meat of the book, nor what is so enjoyable about it Amelia Peabody strong minded, independent, sarcastic Amelia, striding along What a marvellous, marvellous book I ve seen Elizabeth Peter s books around, of course, but knew nothing of what they were about, and the covers never particularly attracted me After seeing them recommended on someone s blog, I thought I d pick up the first of her Amelia Peabody series and what a joy it was This is a nominally a mystery, but it s not really the meat of the book, nor what is so enjoyable about it Amelia Peabody strong minded, independent, sarcastic Ame...


  2. says:

    Men are frail creatures, of course one does not expect them to exhibit the steadfastness of women Barbara Mertz was one creative gal she hooked me with her gothic mysteries under the Barbara Michaels penname, but I never indulged as much in her straight mystery stories under the name Elizabeth Peters I finally took the plunge and tried the first book in her long running series set around Egyptian adventures Amelia Peabody is quite a character feminist for her times, tough and determined Men are frail creatures, of course one does not expect the...


  3. says:

    I m sick of reading tiresome things, so I m going to read this fun thing and the next two in the series so there That was fun Cheered me up immensely.


  4. says:

    This book made me laugh out loud several times, but that s not the only reason I loved it It also introduced me to Amelia Peabody, no nonsense lady archaeologist doctor and resident badass, whose travels through Egypt are full of interesting characters and settings I mean, you can t not love a Victorian lady who s as practical as they come When she needs to stay by a patient in the desert, there s only one habitation that will do So I directed Walter to pick out a nice tomb for us.He was sta This book made me laugh out loud several times, but that s not the only reason I loved it It also introduced me to Amelia Peabody, no nonsense lady archaeologist doctor and resident badass, whose travels through Egypt are full of interesting characters and settings I mean, you can t not love a Victorian lady who s as practical as they come When she needs to stay by a patient...


  5. says:

    What a pleasant, well written and entertaining book I guess I have found myself another series and I believe this is a pretty long one Amelia Peabody is a wonderful character, sometimes verging on becoming a caricature but the author writes subtly enough to prevent this happening The same applies to Emerson who despite all his apparent failings of temperament is still someone the reader can like enormously I can see a great future for the pair of them I enjoyed the mystery, the historical set What a pleasant, well written and entertaining book I guess I have found my...


  6. says:

    I was happy to find this on audio at the library, although I have a paper copy It s easier to squeeze in an audiobook sometimes, and I thought this would be an enjoyable listen I was right The narrator drew me right into the story I loved the manner in which Barbara Rosenblatt endowed these characters with a distinctive voice in the audiobook They were real to me as I listened, and I was quite vocal in my reactions to this book In other words, I was fully engaged At first I thought she ma I was happy to find this on audio at the library, although I have a paper copy It s easier to squeeze in an audiobook sometimes, and I thought this would be an enjoyable listen I was right The narrator drew me right into the story I loved the manner in which Barbara Rosenblatt endowed these characters with a distinctive voice in the audiobook They were real to me as I listened, and I was quite vocal in my reactions to this book In other words, I was fully engaged At first I thought she made Amelia sound rather superior and stuffy at times, but I came to appreciate the irony she underlined her pompous sounding narrative with Amelia seems able to laugh at her own foibles, which is nice, although it doesn t compromise her strong sense of self Amelia is a very confident person and this comes through in the narration She is also very set in her ways and used to being authoritative It was really interesting seein...


  7. says:

    If Jane Eyre starred in an H Rider Haggard novel written by Agatha Christie.you would get Crocodile on the Sandbank First published in 1975, Peters overlays feminism over the gothic romance which usually had mysterious goings on too and produces this engaging mystery Extra points for using an Egyptian setting and getting the archaeology right Amelia Peabody is a bit of a bossy bones, but you get enough of her history to see the why of it I m probablylike her than I care to admit If Jane Eyre starred in an H Rider Haggard novel written by Agatha Christie.you would get Crocodile on the Sandbank First ...


  8. says:

    This book launched a prolific historical mystery series featuring Amelia Peabody, which makes use of the author s expertise in ancient Egypt and the archaeology that studies it Peters real name is Dr Barbara Mertz, a well respected Egyptologist in real life She also writes acclaimed romantic suspense under the name Barbara Michaels It was an absolute treat to read I hated to put it down Set in 1884 the date isn t given, but can be deduced from the few references to Gordon at Khartoum This book launched a prolific historical mystery series featuring Amelia Peabody, which makes use of the author s expertise in ancient Egypt and the archaeology that studies it Peters real name is Dr Barbara Mertz, a well respected Egyptologist in real life She also writes acclaimed romantic suspense under the name Barbara Michaels It was an absolute treat to read I hated to put it down Set in 1884 the date isn t given, but can be deduced from the few references to Gordon at K...


  9. says:

    My name is Amelia Peabody I am a spinster of independent means, traveling for pleasure I have been accused of being somewhat abrupt in my actions and decisions, but I never act without thought it is simply that I thinkquickly andintelligently than most people I am an excellent judge of characterI simply adored Amelia She is my kind of heroine intelligent, bold, courageous, and outrageous with a propensity for using her parasol as a weapon She is opinionated and willfully My name is Amelia Peabody I am a spinster of independent means, traveling for pleasure I have been accused of being somewhat abrupt in my actions and decisions, but I never act without thought it is simply that I thinkquickly andintelligently than most people I am an excellent judge of characterI simply adored Amelia She is my kind of heroine intelligent, bold, courageous, and outrageous with a propensity for using her parasol as a weapon She is opinionated and willfully blind on many occasions, yet with a generous heart and a well hidden romantic soul And the best part she is a narrator of the story I normally don t care for the first person s POV but this is o...


  10. says:

    This book is a complete winner in its genre It offers warm friendships, engaging characters, sweet clean romance, mystery, humor, atmosphere, plenty of interesting and technical historical details, impeccable writing Loved the quirky narration in which the main character addresses the reader I totally felt that Amelia was real while reading this Ok, I may be a bit of a pushover but still I was completely impressed with the way the author drew a visual picture to accompany dialogue She desc This book is a complete winner in its genre It offers warm friendships, engaging characters, sweet clean romance, mystery, humor, atmosphere, plenty...