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Crocodile on the Sandbank [Format Kindle]

Elizabeth Peters
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Elizabeth Peters's unforgettable heroine Amelia Peabody makes her first appearance in this clever mystery. Amelia receives a rather large inheritance and decides to use it for travel. On her way through Rome to Egypt, she meets Evelyn Barton-Forbes, a young woman abandoned by her lover and left with no means of support. Amelia promptly takes Evelyn under her wing, insisting that the young lady accompany her to Egypt, where Amelia plans to indulge her passion for Egyptology. When Evelyn becomes the target of an aborted kidnapping and the focus of a series of suspicious accidents and mysterious visitations, Amelia becomes convinced of a plot to harm her young friend. Like any self-respecting sleuth, Amelia sets out to discover who is behind it all.

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This first journal of the fabulous Amelia Peabody describing her adventures in Victorian Egypt introduces the incredibly popular series. Susan O'Malley isn't Barbara Rosenblat, narrator of the series for Recorded Books--but get over it. The harumphing may not be so forceful from Radcliffe Emerson in this O'Malley reading, but the indomitable Amelia Peabody carries the listener along as easily as she carries her umbrella. Visitations of moaning mummies and other horrific occurrences befall the lovely Evelyn, the dashing Emerson brothers, and Miss Peabody herself, as they excavate together for the first time. B.H.B. © AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 1086 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 290 pages
  • Editeur : C & R Crime (1 septembre 2011)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B005E8832K
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  • Moyenne des commentaires client : 4.0 étoiles sur 5  Voir tous les commentaires (3 commentaires client)
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 such a fun !!! 6 mars 2010
Par ahb130
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le premier tome d'une série inoubliable. A consommer sans modération. La vie hilarante de la vaillante Amelia Peabody qui rencontre l'amour au bord du Nil vaut toutes les cures anti-depression.
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3.0 étoiles sur 5 décevant 31 mai 2012
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L'héroine est attachante et les personnages sont hauts en couleurs, mais le rythme est lent et saccadé. Et peut-on me dire si c'est le même auteur qui a écrit les 5 dernières pages???
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 A lire! 29 mai 2012
Par Nath
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J'ai pris grand plaisir à lire ce roman. Les personnages sont très attachants, surtout la naratrice qui a pas mal d'humour. L'anglais y est assez simple.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 This is the first book in the Amelia Peabody Series 12 novembre 2003
Par Avid Reader JKK - Publié sur Amazon.com
Once I read this one, I was hooked. A great series with fun mysteries, amazing settings and fantastic characters. I have given this book to many friends as gifts and all have loved it!
If you are new to this series, here are some things you might like to know...
Elizabeth Peters also writes under the name Barbara Michaels (not sure which is her real name). Personally, I have not been impressed by some of her other books outside of the Peabody mysteries. The Amelia Peabody books are adventure/mystery stories that take place in Egypt, in the late 1800's.
Here are the books featuring Amelia Peabody in order from first to last:
1) Crocodile on the Sandbank (1975)
2) The Curse of the Pharaohs (1981)
3) The Mummy Case (1985)
4) Lion in the Valley (1986)
5) The Deeds of the Disturber (1988)
6) The Last Camel Died at Noon (1991)
7) The Snake, the Crocodile and the Dog (1992)
8) The Hippopotamus Pool (1996)
9) Seeing a Large Cat (1997)
10) The Ape Who Guards the Balance (1998)
11) The Falcon at the Portal (1999)
12) He Shall Thunder In The Sky (May 2000)
13) Lord of the Silent (May 2001)
14) The Golden One (April 2002)
15) Children of the Storm (April 2003)
Happy reading!
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Completely fun! 6 février 2001
Par Kristin S. - Publié sur Amazon.com
I am always wanting new, entertaining books to read. So, when a friend recommended Elizabeth Peters' Amelia Peabody mysteries (starting with "Crocodile on the Sandbank"), I jumped right in.
As someone else pointed out, the mystery aspect of Crocodile on the Sandbank is not the strongest part of this novel. (Don't be surprise if you guess the purpose and identity of the stalking mummy well before it is revealed.)
In every other way, this book is excellent. The characters, plot and description are delightfully entertaining. Amelia Peabody, a Victorian-era spinster of means, embarks for a tour of Egypt. But first, while in Rome, she encounters Evelyn Barton-Forbes, who has been "ruined" by her former lover. Amelia insists that Evelyn accompany her. Once in Egypt, they meet Radcliffe and Walter Emerson. These four characters are incredible. They have strong personalities without becoming two-dimensional characatures. The way Amelia and Evelyn relate is touching, and the way Amelia and Emerson play off eachother is classic.
I don't know much about ancient Egypt, but Elizabeth Peters provides so much fascinating description. She really seems to know what she's talking about. (In fact, she got a Ph.D. in Egyptology.)
Crocodile on the Sandbank made me want to know more about Egyptology and archaeology. It certainly made me want to read more of the beautiful descriptions and wonderfully drawn characters.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Eleanor Lavish goes to Egypt 25 mai 2000
Par drdebs - Publié sur Amazon.com
Whenever I read Elizabeth Peter's Amanda Peabody novels, I cannot help thinking of Eleanor Lavish (played by Dame Judi Dench in a Room With A View). Remember Eleanor Lavish during the picture, proclaiming the benefits of Mackintosh Squares? Or her descriptions of Florence to Charlotte Bartlett? If you found Eleanor Lavish entertaining, you will LOVE Amelia Peabody.
Armed with a parasol, a first-aid kit, and a formidable confidence in the superiority of the British Empire and its cultural conventions, Amelia Peabody sets out for an adventure in Egypt. On her way, she rescues a fainting Englishwoman, hires a dahabeeyah to take her down the Nile to view archaeological remains, and meets the Emerson brothers. While Walter Emerson falls for our fainting Englishwoman, his older brother Radcliffe Emerson--as curmudgeonly as Amelia--begins to do battle for control of his archaeological site. His rival? Parasol-wielding Amelia Peabody, of course.
The plot, as other reviewers suggest, is purely secondary to the characters--especially Amelia. If you want to learn a little about Egypt and in the process solve a completely unsurprising mystery then you can have no better companion than the forthright Amelia Peabody. How many mysteries make you laugh out-loud at the antics of the heroine?
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 This is not your typical mystery novel 6 avril 2000
Par Bettsy - Publié sur Amazon.com
Elizabeth Peters does a wonderful job of showing off her knowledge of ancient Egypt while writing an amusing mystery novel. This book transcends the mystery genre, expanding into romance and historical fiction. As a student interested in ancient Egypt, I found this book merged fact and fiction exquisitely. Peter's descriptions create wonderful images that help transport the reader to Egypt and the world of the pharaohs. The plot is excellent and I found myself reading this book every free moment I had. The story builds and there is never a dull moment. Not only was it full of historical facts, but also mystery and romance. Although the mystery and romance was a bit predictable, it in no way ruined the story. Every moment was full of intrigue and remarkable dialog reminiscent of Jane Austen. The characters are dynamic. Amelia Peabody is a charming heroine, full of energy and snide wit. The villains are charming as well and you will love to hate them. I highly recommend this novel especial for those interested in learning about ancient Egypt. In short, it is an adventurous treat that is fun and exciting. After reading this book you will want to take a trip to Egypt.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Addictive and Entertaining 17 mai 2001
Par Evin - Publié sur Amazon.com
A friend recommnded this series to me as I was finishing the Aunt Dimity series (by Nancy Atherton). She knew of my Nancy Drew adoration as a child and thought I might enjoy a similarly enthusiastic and sharp heroine. Amelia Peabody is just that, a bright, energetic woman who enjoys life and the mysteries it offers. I was suprised at how the sights and scents of Egypt were carried out on the page and delighted at the character development. The best part has to be that I could not predict the ending within the first few chapters! Finally a writer who has a plot interesting enough that I am too busy enjoying the story to disect its destination! If you enjoy mysteries with a dash of humor brought to life by interesting characters who transcend the ink with which they have been created, I recommend this book and its subsequent series.
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