Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters

When spinster Amelia Peabody rescues young Evelyn Barton-Rhodes she finds friendship and menace. Why are Amelia and Evelyn being stalked by a menacing mummy? Will mysterious events bring Amelia and Evelyn’s travels to a premature and final end?

Amelia is a fun mixture of practicality, compassion, and stubbornness. She happily finds friendship with the kind Evelyn and sparks with the argumentative Emerson. The plot is unique in focusing on odd occurrences rather than murder. Dashes of Egypt’s beauty and the straight-laced Victorian mindset provide an entertaining read. Crocodile on the Sandbank offers a progressive Victorian female protagonist, a fun trip in Egypt, and a fun mystery.

Want other books like Crocodile on the Sandbank?

American Kate Ardleigh refuses to stay out of a murder investigation at an archeology site near her aunt’s home in Death at Bishop’s Keep by Robin Paige.

Lady Julia Grey joins forces with a private inquiry agent to investigate her husband’s death in Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn.

Curious about Egypt’s past? Check out books like The City of Akhenaten and Nefertiti: Amarna and Its People by Barry J. Kemp.


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