Excerpt from Crocodile on the Sandbank

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme. Read the rules and more teasers at The Purple Booker. Anyone can play along.

Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters is the classic mummy mystery. First book in the Amelia Peabody series, if you’re looking for an Egyptian adventure with a strong female lead, look no further!

“I disapprove of matrimony as a matter of principle.” Mr. Fletcher’s pepper-and-salt eyebrows lifted. I added, “For myself, that is. I suppose it is well enough for some women; what else can the poor things do? But why should any independent, intelligent female choose to subject herself to the whims and tyrannies of a husband? I assure you, I have yet to meet a man as sensible as myself!”

Elizabeth Peters, Crocodile on the Sandbank

“If Indiana Jones were female, a wife, and a mother who lived in Victorian times, he would be Amelia Peabody Emerson.”-Publishers Weekly

Amelia Peabody, that indomitable product of the Victorian age, embarks on her debut Egyptian adventure armed with unshakable self-confidence, a journal to record her thoughts, and, of course, a sturdy umbrella. On her way to Cairo, Amelia rescues young Evelyn Barton-Forbes, who has been abandoned by her scoundrel lover. Together the two women sail up the Nile to an archeological site run by the Emerson brothers-the irascible but dashing Radcliffe and the amiable Walter. Soon their little party is increased by one—one mummy that is, and a singularly lively example of the species.

Strange visitations, suspicious accidents, and a botched kidnapping convince Amelia that there is a plot afoot to harm Evelyn. Now Amelia finds herself up against an unknown enemy—and perilous forces that threaten to make her first Egyptian trip also her last…

Comments

  1. Great teaser, I like the sound of the two women working together 🙂
    My Teaser: https://whenitdoes.blogspot.com/2018/08/teaser-tuesday-here-be-dragons.html

  2. Kathy Martin says

    I love this series. I think it might be time for a re-read.This week I have a science fiction/alternate history story – Her Majesty’s American by Steve White. Happy reading!

  3. I love Peabody and Emerson! It’s a wonderful series. My Teaser

  4. I love the sound of this character! Thanks for sharing, and here’s mine: “THEY ALL FALL DOWN”

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