Crocodile on the Sandbank

Crocodile on the Sandbank

Amelia Peabody Series, Book 1

Downloadable Audiobook - 2005
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Amelia Peabody, that indomitable product of the Victorian age, embarks on her first Egyptian adventure armed with unshakable self-confidence, a journal to record her thoughts, and, of course, a sturdy umbrella. On her way, Amelia rescues young Evelyn Barton-Forbes, who has been "ruined" and abandoned on the streets of Rome by her rascally lover. With a typical disregard for convention, Amelia promptly hires her fellow countrywoman as a companion and takes her to Cairo. Eluding Evelyn's former lover, who wants her back, and Evelyn's cousin Lord Ellesmere, who wishes to marry her, the two women sail up the Nile to an archaeological site that is home to a rather lively mummy. Soon strange visitations, suspicious accidents, and a botched kidnapping convince Amelia that there is a plot afoot to harm Evelyn.
Publisher: Ashland : Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Buck 50 Productions, LLC, 2005
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781481560641
Branch Call Number: OverDrive Audiobook
Characteristics: 1 sound file : digital
Additional Contributors: O'Malley, Susan
OverDrive, Inc

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Victorian heiress Amelia Peabody defies social convention when she joins an archaeological dig in Egypt. Soon she is embroiled in a mystery involving a missing mummy and possible murder.

First book in the Amelia Peabody mysteries: It all started back in 1884 with Miss Amelia Peabody's first trip to Egypt! Back then, you might consider her a "spinster" but she's transformed into an amazing archaeologist-sleuth that can solve puzzles and mysteries that would even keep Tut... Read More »


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maryruthparker
Mar 11, 2017

This entire series of "Amelia Peabody books" is great! Strong, fascinating characters, with much detail about archaeology and British politics of the late 19th and early 20th century. The author (Barbara Mertz with pen name Elizabeth Peters) has a PhD in Egyptology and is the author of several popular series of fiction. The main characters in this series are fictional, the activities of the characters are "larger than life" in many instances, which makes them quite entertaining, but within a historical context that is quite true to life. See the book "Amelia Peabody's Egypt: A Compendium" for details on that context. (I enjoyed this series as hardback books.)

JCLEmilyD Jan 30, 2017

I like Amelia Peabody; she's a sassy, stubborn, and strong woman. She and her husband are Egyptologists in the late 1800s and have a knack for getting into sticky situations and Amelia always fancies solving the mystery! This is a fun and clean mystery series for anyone looking for something a little different.

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KatherineHere
Jul 29, 2016

The first of Amelia Peabody's many archaeological adventures in Egypt.

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thebritlass
Dec 14, 2015

An excellent debut novel for a mystery series set in Egypt. The feisty, Victorian-era British heroine is a refreshing change, and the historical details add to the plot.

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Normajean11
Jul 22, 2015

Love all the Amelia Peabody mysteries and everything else she wrote. Sadly Elizabeth Peters has passed. She is missed.

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msemos
Jul 21, 2015

the language is a little too flowery and too descriptive for me and the mystery isn't very mysterious, but good insights into egypt

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harley_175
Jul 18, 2015

I have read other Amelia Peabody books, which I liked. This is the first in the series and my first download. I liked the voice of Barbara Rosenblat who makes the characters unique. I took notes to remember the story plot between bookmarks. A good read.

librarylizzard Sep 15, 2014

If you enjoy proper English ladies, Egyptology, mysteries and daring deeds then this book is for you! It follows Amelia Peabody, a no-nonsense spinster with a passion for archaeology. On the way to Egypt she picks up a sidekick, the romantic and youthful Evelyn, and falls in step with a pair of archaeology-minded brothers. Soon strange events unfold around the excavation site and it's up the the quartet to unravel it all.

joanniek Jul 17, 2013

I really enjoyed this book! I think Amelia is delightful. I can't wait to read more of this series.

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mclusername
Jun 24, 2012

Barbara Rosenblat has a great voice that makes the characters come alive in this mystery/comedy about a a pair of eccentric Egyptian archaeologists. Love the characters!

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