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The painted queen, Elizabeth Peters & Joan Hess

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The painted queen
Title
The painted queen
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Elizabeth Peters & Joan Hess
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eng
Summary
Egypt, 1912--Amelia Peabody and her dashing archeologist husband, Radcliffe Emerson, are once again in danger as they search for a priceless, stolen bust of legendary Queen Nefertiti and Amelia finds herself the target of assassins in this long-awaited, eagerly anticipated final installment of Elizabeth Peters' bestselling, beloved mystery series.Arriving in Cairo for another thrilling excavation season, Amelia is relaxing in a well-earned bubble bath in her elegant hotel suite in Cairo, when a man with knife protruding from his back staggers into the bath chamber and utters a single word--"Murder"--before collapsing on the tiled floor, dead. Among the few possessions he carried was a sheet of paper with Amelia's name and room number, and a curious piece of pasteboard the size of a calling card bearing one word: "Judas." Most peculiarly, the stranger was wearing a gold-rimmed monocle in his left eye. It quickly becomes apparent that someone saved Amelia from a would-be assassin--someone who is keeping a careful eye on the intrepid Englishwoman. Discovering a terse note clearly meant for Emerson--Where were you?"--pushed under their door, there can be only one answer: the brilliant master of disguise, Sethos. But neither assassins nor the Genius of Crime will deter Amelia as she and Emerson head to the excavation site at Amarna, where they will witness the discovery of one of the most precious Egyptian artifacts: the iconic Nefertiti bust. In 1345 B.C. the sculptor Thutmose crafted the piece in tribute to the great beauty of this queen who was also the chief consort of Pharaoh Akhenaten and stepmother to King Tutankhamun.For Amelia, this excavation season will prove to be unforgettable. Throughout her journey, a parade of men in monocles will die under suspicious circumstances, fascinating new relics will be unearthed, a diabolical mystery will be solved, and a brilliant criminal will offer his final challenge . . . and perhaps be unmasked at last
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When a stranger bursts into her elegant Cairo hotel suite and dies from injuries sustained during an interrupted assassination attempt on her life, Amelia Peabody and her husband, Emerson, witness the discovery of one of the most precious Egyptian artifacts while navigating the murderous activities of master-of-disguise, Sethos
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10567183
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Amelia Peabody mysteries
Series volume
0020
Target audience
adult
Label
The painted queen, Elizabeth Peters & Joan Hess
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier.
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent.
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Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
510 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780062201362
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
Label
The painted queen, Elizabeth Peters & Joan Hess
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
510 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780062201362
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print

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