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In this latest Amelia Peabody mystery there’s more trouble in store for our intrepid Egyptologist. This time it is of a distinctly personal nature.


Her niece’s new, Egyptian, husband stands accused of forging priceless antiquities. Is he guilty, or merely the fall guy for some unscrupulous villain? Meanwhile, matters are complicated by the arrival of Amelia’s detestable nephew who begins an ardently amorous pursuit of her son’s wife, Nefret…

Reviews

I can't wait for the next Peabody story... I really do think Elizabeth Peters' books are great entertainment.
Angela Rippon
A writer so popular that the public library has to keep her books under lock and key.
Washington Post Book World
Think Miss Marple with early feminist gloss crossed with Indiana Jones... accomplished entertainment.
Guardian