Image of Tomb of the Golden Bird (Amelia Peabody Mysteries)


Image of Tomb of the Golden Bird (Amelia Peabody Mysteries)
It's 1922 and the world is on the verge of a tremendous archeological discovery -- King Tut's tomb. Eminent archeologists Radcliffe Emerson and Amelia Peabody have long suspected where the tomb of the boy king Tutankhamen lies buried, but the digging rights belong to Howard Carter and Lord Carnavon. Still, Emerson points them in the right direction -- before getting kicked out because of his legendary temper and low tolerance for fools.

It wouldn't be a typical digging season in Egypt for the Emerson clan without the threat of danger or a conspiracy. This time, there's a group of villains who seem to be searching for a mysterious "he." Could that "he" be Emerson's half-brother, the former master criminal turned British secret agent known as Sethos? And is Sethos on a secret government mission, or has he turned back to the dark side? Whichever, family is family, and Amelia is not about to let anyone mess with hers.

Avid fans of this brilliant and captivating series have been wondering how Peters would blend fact and fiction with the discovery of King Tut's tomb. Suffice it to say she pulls it off in grand style. As always, the action is riveting and the humor biting. Peters is in a class all by herself! (Apr., 432 pp., $25.95)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith