The Serpent on the Crown

The Serpent on the Crown

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Autumn 1921. The Peabody-Emerson clan are enjoying a fruitful period of excavation in Egypt. But when they hear the alarming tale of a man's mysterious death their digging turns to detecting. His widow is convinced her husband was the victim of a curse and implores the Emersons to find and return the small 'deadly' statue that killed him to the tomb from which it was stolen -- before it claims another life. From bitter experience the Emersons know it would be a serious mistake to start chasing tomb robbers. But Amelia and family soon start to find the curse may be more real than ever imagined...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 134 x 196 x 26mm | 240g
  • Constable
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1845292685
  • 9781845292683
  • 115,303

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Think Miss Marple with early feminist gloss crossed with Indiana Jones... accomplished entertainment.' * Guardian * A writer so popular that the public library has to keep her books under lock and key. * Washington Post Book World * I can't wait for the next Peabody story... I really do think [Elizabeth Peters'] books are great entertainment. -- Angela Rippon A writer so popular that the public library has to keep her books under lock and key. * Washington Post Book World * If Indiana Jones were female, a wife and mother who lived in Victorian times, he would be Amelia Peabody. * Publishers Weekly * The most potent female force to hit Egypt since Cleopatra! * Philadelphia Inquirer * I really do think Elizabeth Peters * books are great entertainment.' Angela Rippon *
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About Elizabeth Peters

Elizabeth Peters is a prolific and successful novelist with over fifty novels to her credit. She is internationally renowned for her mystery stories, especially those featuring indomitable heroine Amelia Peabody. She lives in a historic farmhouse in Frederick, Maryland, with six cats and two dogs.
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