Curse of the Pharaohs is Elizabeth Peters’ second book in the Egyptian cosy mystery series I’m reading with great pleasure. And in this book, the marriage of Amelia Peabody and Radcliffe Emerson are accompanied by their son “Ramses” Walter. Although Ramses is mentioned very little in the book, he is a delightful child to read about.
Oh, and of course, cat Bastet joined this beautiful family as well. Fortunately for Bastet, he has been adopted by the family after his person died. I hope he’ll be present in the excavations while the family is looking for tombs. The Curse of the Pharaohs as you see, is both a mystery and a novel of an increasingly expanding family that is highly enjoyable to read!
In the Curse of the Pharaohs, Amelia Peabody and her husband Radcliffe Emerson travel to Egypt to conduct the work of an Egyptian researcher who died. And, of course, they encounter many mysterious deaths. While continuing with the excavations, on the one hand, they also deal with the danger of death. However, they still manage to overcome everything with courage and a little bit of romance. I am already looking forward to reading the third book in the series. Enjoy!
Curse of the Pharaohs
Join our plucky Victorian Egyptologist, together with her devastatingly handsome and brilliant husband Radcliffe, in another exciting escapade
When Lady Baskerville’s husband Sir Henry dies after discovering what may have been an undisturbed royal tomb in Luxor, she appeals to eminent archaeologist Radcliffe Emerson and his wife Amelia to take over the excavation. Amid rumours of a curse haunting all those involved with the dig, the intrepid couple proceeds to Egypt, where they begin to suspect that Sir Henry did not die a natural death, and they are confident that the accidents that plague the dig are caused by a sinister human element, not a pharaoh’s curse
Barbara Louise Mertz was an American author who wrote under her own name. As well as under the pseudonyms Elizabeth Peters and Barbara Michaels. In 1952, so she received a PhD in Egyptology from the University of Chicago. While she was best know for her mystery and suspense novels. In the 1960s she authored two books on ancient Egypt, both of which have remained in print ever since.
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