Amelia Peabody Series by Elizabeth Peters, Barbara Mertz

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  • Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody #1)
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    Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody #1)

    Elizabeth Peters

    · 31 ratings · published 2013

    Set in 1884, this is the first installment in what has become a beloved bestselling series. At thirty-two, strong-willed Amelia Peabody, a self-proclaimed spinster, decides to use her ample inheritance to indulge her passion, Egyptology. On her way to Egypt, Amelia encounters a young woman named Evelyn Barton-Forbes... more

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  • The Curse of the Pharaohs (Amelia Peabody #2)
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    The Curse of the Pharaohs (Amelia Peabody #2)

    Elizabeth Peters

    · 24 ratings · published 2013

    It's 1892, and Amelia and Emerson, who is now her husband, are back in England raising their young son Ramses, when they are approached by a damsel in distress. Lady Baskerville's husband, Sir Henry, has died after uncovering what may have been royal tomb in Luxor. Amid rumors of a curse haunting all those involved with the dig, Amelia and Emerson proceed to Egypt and begin to suspect that Sir Henry did not die a natural death... more

  • The Mummy Case (Amelia Peabody #3)
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    The Mummy Case (Amelia Peabody #3)

    Elizabeth Peters

    · 24 ratings · published 2011

    Radcliffe Emerson, the irascible husband of fellow archaeologist and Egyptologist Amelia Peabody, has earned the nickname "Father of Curses"—and at Mazghunah he demonstrates why. Denied permission to dig at the pyramids of Dahshoor, he and Amelia are resigned to excavating mounds of rubble in the middle of nowhere. And there is nothing in the barren area worthy of their interest—until an antiquities dealer is murdered in his own shop... more

  • Lion in the Valley (Amelia Peabody #4)
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    Lion in the Valley (Amelia Peabody #4)

    Elizabeth Peters

    · 24 ratings · published 2011

    The 1895-96 season promises to be an exceptional one for Amelia Peabody, her dashing Egyptologist husband, Emerson, and their wild and precocious eight-year-old son, Ramses. The much-coveted burial chamber of the Black Pyramid in Dahshur is theirs for the digging. But there is a great evil in the wind that roils the hot sands sweeping through the bustling streets and marketplaces of Cairo... more

  • The Deeds of the Disturber (Amelia Peabody #5)
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    The Deeds of the Disturber (Amelia Peabody #5)

    Elizabeth Peters

    · 20 ratings · published 2011

    Can fear kill? There are those who believe so but Amelia Peabody is skeptical. A respected Egyptologist and amateur sleuth, Amelia has foiled felonious schemes from Victoria's England to the Middle East. And she doubts that it was a Nineteenth-Dynasty mummy's curse that caused the death of a night watchman in the British Museum. The corpse was found sprawled in the mummy's shadow, a look of terror frozen on the guard's face... more

  • The Last Camel Died at Noon (Amelia Peabody #6)
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    The Last Camel Died at Noon (Amelia Peabody #6)

    Elizabeth Peters

    · 24 ratings · published 1991

    Bestselling author Peters brings back 19th-century Egyptologist Amelia Peabody and her entourage in a delicious caper that digs up mystery in the shadow of the pyramids.

  • The Snake, the Crocodile and the Dog (Amelia Peabody #7)
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    The Snake, the Crocodile and the Dog (Amelia Peabody #7)

    Elizabeth Peters, Barbara Mertz

    · 20 ratings · published 2013

    A brand-new Elizabeth Peters novel is one of the uncompromising pleasures in life. As Peter Theroux in the New York Times Book Review points out, "Her wonderfully witty voice and her penchant for history lessons of the Nile both ancient and modern keep [her] high adventure moving for even the highest brows." In her previous outing, The Last Camel Died at Noon, Amelia Peabody and her dashing husband, Emerson, discovered a fabulous lost oasis in the Nubian desert... more

  • The Hippopotamus Pool (Amelia Peabody #8)
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    The Hippopotamus Pool (Amelia Peabody #8)

    Elizabeth Peters

    · 18 ratings · published 2013

    When a masked stranger offers to reveal an Egyptian queen's lost tomb to Amelia and Emerson in 1900, they are intrigued to say the least. But the guide mysteriously disappears, leaving them to sail to Thebes to follow his trail. The fact that Ramses and Nefret are along on the journey both helps and hampers efforts to solve this mystery. Soon all four are risking their lives as they foil kidnappers, grave robbers and ancient curses... more

  • Seeing a Large Cat (Amelia Peabody #9)
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    Seeing a Large Cat (Amelia Peabody #9)

    Elizabeth Peters

    · 18 ratings · published 2013

    No villain is safe in 1903 Egypt as feisty archaeologist Amelia Peabody embarks on her ninth adventure. According to an ancient Egyptian papyrus, dreaming of a large cat means good luck. And that's just what Amelia Peabody could use, as her growing family matures in the new century. What's more, Amelia's dashing husband Emerson has received a mysterious warning not to enter the Valley of the Kings... more

  • The Ape Who Guards the Balance (Amelia Peabody #10)
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    The Ape Who Guards the Balance (Amelia Peabody #10)

    Elizabeth Peters

    · 18 ratings · published 2010

    The Ape Who Guards the Balance begins in 1907 in England where Amelia is attending a suffragettes' rally outside the home of Mr. Geoffrey Romer of the House of Commons. It seems Romer is one of the few remaining private collectors of Egyptian antiquities, and a series of bizarre events at the protest soon embroil Amelia in grave personal danger... more

  • The Falcon at the Portal (Amelia Peabody #11)
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    The Falcon at the Portal (Amelia Peabody #11)

    Elizabeth Peters

    · 18 ratings · published 2010

    Amelia and family have arrived in Egypt for the 1911 archeological season -- after the marriage of young Ramses' best friend David to Amelia's niece Lia. But trouble finds them immediately when David is accused of selling ancient artifacts. While Amelia and company try to clear his name and expose the real culprit, the body of an American is found at the bottom of their excavation shaft... more

  • He Shall Thunder in the Sky (Amelia Peabody #12)
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    He Shall Thunder in the Sky (Amelia Peabody #12)

    Elizabeth Peters

    · 19 ratings · published 2010

    1914 finds archaelogists Amelia Peabody, narrator, and husband Radcliffe Emerson back in Egypt for another dig, despite civil unrest. Defiantly pacifist son Ramses hides his spy activity with cousin David. He rescues Molly 12ish, and his dazzling smile conquers yet another female. An artifact from Giza confirms the return of archnemesis Sethos.

  • Lord of the Silent (Amelia Peabody #13)
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    Lord of the Silent (Amelia Peabody #13)

    Elizabeth Peters

    · 18 ratings · published 2010

    For archaeologist Amelia Peabody and her family, the allure of Egypt remains as powerful as ever, even in this tense time of World War. But nowhere in this desert land is safe -- especially for Amelia's son Ramses and his beautiful new wife Nefret. Treachery and peril are pursuing the two young lovers across the length and breadth of this strange, exotic world, strengthening a bond of passion and devotion that only death can sever... more

  • The Golden One (Amelia Peabody #14)
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    The Golden One (Amelia Peabody #14)

    Elizabeth Peters

    · 18 ratings · published 2011

    A new year, 1917, is dawning, and the Great War that ravages the world shows no sign of abating. In these perilous times, archaeologist Amelia Peabody and her extended family must confront shocking dangers. But it is son Ramses who faces the most dire threat, answering a call that will carry him to the fabled seaport of Gaza on a mission as personal as it is perilous -- where death will be the certain consequence of exposure... more

  • Children of the Storm (Amelia Peabody #15)
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    Children of the Storm (Amelia Peabody #15)

    Elizabeth Peters

    · 18 ratings · published 2011

    The fifteenth adventure for Amelia, Emerson and the whole Peabody-Emerson clan! At last the Great War is over. Amelia, her distinguished Egyptologist husband Emerson and their extended family are preparing for another season of excavation in Egypt. To everyone's great joy their son Ramses and his wife Nefret have become parents... more

  • Guardian of the Horizon (Amelia Peabody #16)
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    Guardian of the Horizon (Amelia Peabody #16)

    Elizabeth Peters

    · 18 ratings · published 2011

    The New York Times bestselling Grande Dame of historical mystery (Washington Post Book World) returns with her latest novel featuring Amelia Peabody. This adventure covers the missing years before the Great War--a tale of adventure, bravery, and terror.

  • The Serpent on the Crown (Amelia Peabody #17)
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    The Serpent on the Crown (Amelia Peabody #17)

    Elizabeth Peters

    · 18 ratings · published 2006

    A priceless relic has been delivered to the Emerson home overlooking the Nile. But more than history surrounds this golden likeness of a forgotten king, for it is said early death will befall anyone who possesses it. The woman who implores the renowned family of archaeologists and adventurers to accept the cursed statue insists the ill-gotten treasure has already killed her husband. Further, she warns, unless it is returned to the tomb from which it was stolen, more will surely die... more

  • Tomb of the Golden Bird (Amelia Peabody #18)
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    Tomb of the Golden Bird (Amelia Peabody #18)

    Elizabeth Peters

    · 18 ratings · published 2007

    Convinced that the tomb of the little-known king Tutankhamon lies somewhere in the Valley of the Kings, eminent Egyptologist Radcliffe Emerson and his intrepid wife, Amelia Peabody, seem to have hit a wall. Having been banned forever from the East Valley, Emerson, against Amelia's advice, has tried desperately to persuade Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter to relinquish their digging rights... more

  • A River in the Sky (Amelia Peabody #19)
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    A River in the Sky (Amelia Peabody #19)

    Elizabeth Peters

    · 18 ratings · published 2011

    Set in 1910, the delightful 19th Amelia Peabody novel from bestseller Peters (after Tomb of the Golden Bird) takes Amelia and her husband, Emerson, to Palestine, where an English adventurer, George Morley, is planning to excavate Jerusalem's Temple Mount in search of the Ark of the Covenant. Gen. David Spencer, the director of Military Operations in London, suspects Morley, an amateur archeologist at best, of spying for the Germans, whose influence has been growing in the Middle East... more

  • The Painted Queen (Amelia Peabody #20)
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    The Painted Queen (Amelia Peabody #20)

    Elizabeth Peters, Joan Hess

    · 16 ratings · published 2017

    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... more

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