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The golden one, Elizabeth Peters

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The golden one
Title
The golden one
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Elizabeth Peters
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eng
Summary
"A new year, 1917, is dawning, and the Great War that ravages the world shows no sign of abating. Answering the siren call of Egypt once more, Amelia Peabody and her family arrive at their home in Luxor to learn of a new royal tomb ransacked by thieves. Soon an even more disturbing outrage concerns the intrepid clan of archaeologists: the freshly and savagely slain corpse of a thief defiling the ancient burial site." "Yet this is nothing compared with the lethal fate that threatens Ramses. Besieged by the British and defended by formidable Turkish and German forces, the fortified seaport of Gaza guards the gateway to the Holy Land. Answering a call he cannot refuse from British military intelligence, Ramses must journey to this ancient fabled city to undertake a mission as personal as it is perilous. Death will surely be his lot if he is caught or exposed. Meanwhile, Ramses's wife, Nefret, guards a secret of her own."--BOOK JACKET
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  • Amelia Peabody Emerson returns for another entry in a long-running series that never seems to run out of steam, and, as her journals (edited, of course) reveal, she hasn’t changed a bit. She’s still a witty, intelligent Egyptologist, a lady ahead of her time, whose aphorisms, fierce loyalty, and unusual parasol serve her well. On arriving in Luxor for a season of archaeological investigation, Amelia and her family discover that war (it’s 1917) has taken its toll on their beloved Egypt. Before too long, the conflict intrudes on their plans and embroils them in an adventure, complete with double agents, Turkish spies, derring-do, and the ever-puzzling Sethos. At the same time, they must reckon with tomb robbers, killers, and antiquities fraud. Joining Amelia once again are her dashing, hot-tempered husband, Radcliffe Emerson, Father of Curses (“Curse it, Amelia”); brave, beloved son, Ramses; and Ramses’ beautiful wife, Nefret; plus an assortment of cats, friends, and foes. Series fans will relish the underlying humor, which is particularly good here, and recognize the characters as old friends who continue to improve and delight with age. (Reviewed February 1, 2002) -- Stephanie Zvirin
  • Rendezvous Review: Amelia Peabody Mystery series. After over two years of war, December 1916 marks Mrs. Amelia Peabody Emerson's return to Egypt, along with her husband Radcliffe Emerson, son Ramos, daughter-in-law Nefret, and their entire household. Their voyage survives the German torpedoes, but, as usual, trouble surrounds them. Their meeting with disguised master criminal, Sethos, is over-shadowed when bitter villain Jamil vows to cause death to members of the family and teases them with finding another famous tomb. Then war invades their world, when Ramos is pressured to secretly go to Gaza to see if Sethos who is important to them, needs help proving he's not a traitor. Grand master, winner of both Anthony and Edgar Awards, Ms. Elizabeth Peters aka Barbara Michaels has given me countless of hours of pleasure. THE GOLD ONE ranks high on my list of favorites. Several plots are intertwined with beloved characters who take us on an enchanted journey. Pure magic. Reviewed April 2002 by Nancy McCann
  • The legions of Amelia Peabody Emerson fans will be overjoyed with this 14th in the series (after 2001's Lord of the Silent , for they're getting two books in one. First, MWA Grandmaster Peters offers another amusing if wordy Egyptian archeology mystery, set in 1917 and replete with grave robbers, a murder, the discovery of a richly furnished tomb and a cast of thousands. Halfway through the book, this plot is annoyingly left dangling when the British recall the Emerson's brilliant son, Ramses, for an espionage assignment in Gaza, where he must determine if a newly powerful figure, Ismail Pasha, is really the Emerson family black sheep, Sethos, master criminal and secret agent. The redoubtable Amelia; her eccentric husband, Radcliffe; Ramses's adventurous wife, Nefret; and their faithful foreman, Selim, follow him in disguise. Captured by Sahin Pasha, head of the Turkish secret service, Ramses later escapes, fulfilling his mission with his family's help. Then it's back to Egypt, where the Emersons and their friends the Vandergelts solve the murder and subdue the villains. Radcliffe even ejects intrusive tourists from fragile archeological sites. Peters's books divide the mystery-reading public. With a Ph.D. in Egyptology from the University of Chicago, she provides an authentic historical backdrop. However, her long-winded explanations and preposterous plots frustrate many. Those who enjoy romance and find the hubbub of the Emersons and their devoted entourage entertaining will forgive the faults. Agent, Dominick Abel. (One-day laydown Apr. 2) Forecast: Increased wordiness won't daunt the author's faithful followers, who will lift this Mystery Guild Main Selection onto bestseller lists. --Staff (Reviewed March 11, 2002) (Publishers Weekly, vol 249, issue 10, p54)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
068162
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1927-2013
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Peters, Elizabeth
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.E747
LC item number
G65 2002
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Amelia Peabody mysteries
Series volume
0016
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Peabody, Amelia (Fictitious character)
  • Women archaeologists
  • Egyptologists
  • Egypt
Label
The golden one, Elizabeth Peters
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Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
429 p.
Isbn
9780380978854
Lccn
2001052169
System control number
(Sirsi) 841241
Label
The golden one, Elizabeth Peters
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
429 p.
Isbn
9780380978854
Lccn
2001052169
System control number
(Sirsi) 841241

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