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by Elizabeth Peters


Amelia Peabody is Elizabeth Peters' best loved and brilliant creation, a thoroughly Victorian feminist who takes the . Crocodile On The Sandbank. The first book in the Amelia Peabody series, 1975.

Amelia Peabody is Elizabeth Peters' best loved and brilliant creation, a thoroughly Victorian feminist who takes the stuffy world of archaeology by storm with her shocking men's pants and no-nonsense attitude! In this first Egyptian mystery, our headstrong heroine decides to use her substantial inheritance to see the world. On her travel, she rescues a gentlewoman in distress – Evelyn Barton-Forbes – and the two become friends. The love of my beloved is on yonder side A width of water is between us And a crocodile waiteth on the sandbank.

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Crocodile on the Sandbank. has been added to your Cart. Elizabeth Peters creation Amelia Peabody us a delight, a bit of historical reference to set the scene then off on a rollicking ride through 1890's Egypt, shuddering less at ambulatory mummys than at the destruction visited to the area before sensible archeology was employed to save the ancient treasures of the world. Ancient Egyptian Love Poem. Although my major characters are wholly fictitious, certain historic personages make brief appearances in these pages. Maspero, Brugsch and Grebaut were associated with the Egyptian Department of Antiquities in the 1880's, and William Flinders Petrie was then beginning his great career in Egyptology. Author: Elizabeth Peters. Amelia Peabody is Elizabeth Peters’ best loved and brilliant creation, a thoroughly Victorian feminist who takes the stuffy world of archaeology by storm with her shocking men’s pants and no-nonsense attitude! In this first Egyptian mystery, our headstrong heroine decides to use her substantial inheritance to see the world. Author's Note 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12. To my son Peter.

Praise for Elizabeth Peters and Crocodile on the Sandbank "A writer so popular that the public library has to keep her books under lock and ke. -Washington Post Book World. Grand views of Egyptian antiquities. Отзывы - Написать отзыв. Пользовательский отзыв - Kirkus. The period setting Miss Peters uses this time is to her advantage since she always was more then than now, and this follows in the intrepid footsteps of Miss Amelia Peabody (maiden lady) and the young.

Elizabeth Peters's unforgettable heroine Amelia Peabody makes her first appearance in this clever mystery

An archaeologist and amateur detective, Victorian gentlewoman Amelia Peabody must interrupt her dig in Egypt to unravel a plot against her travelling companion, who has a tainted past

Crocodile on the Sandbank epub download

ISBN13: 978-0922890361

ISBN: 0922890366

Author: Elizabeth Peters

Category: Mystery and Thriller

Subcategory: Thrillers & Suspense

Language: English

Publisher: Armchair Detective Library; First Armchair Detective Library Edition edition (November 1, 1990)

Pages: 262 pages

ePUB size: 1182 kb

FB2 size: 1951 kb

Rating: 4.8

Votes: 678

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Kriau
These are a great series of books.The are set in the Victorian era, written in the person of Amelia Peabody. Witty repartee between Emerson and Peabody. This is the first of the series. I have now read The Curse of the Pharaohs and The Mummy Case. The violence is truly negligible, but after all, they are murder mysteries. The sexual content is referred too charmingly. The Emerson family and their acquaintances are a bit off kilter, but so likable.
Great reading for anyone who is tired of all the graphic descriptions in books so many writers feel they need to sell books.
I intend to read Elizabeth Peters' other novels. She writes under her pen names Elizabeth Peters, Barbara Michaels ,and her real name - Barbara Mertz.
Kriau
These are a great series of books.The are set in the Victorian era, written in the person of Amelia Peabody. Witty repartee between Emerson and Peabody. This is the first of the series. I have now read The Curse of the Pharaohs and The Mummy Case. The violence is truly negligible, but after all, they are murder mysteries. The sexual content is referred too charmingly. The Emerson family and their acquaintances are a bit off kilter, but so likable.
Great reading for anyone who is tired of all the graphic descriptions in books so many writers feel they need to sell books.
I intend to read Elizabeth Peters' other novels. She writes under her pen names Elizabeth Peters, Barbara Michaels ,and her real name - Barbara Mertz.
Sironynyr
What an engaging author! Her depictions of the characters are spot on. At times, writers can only sympathetically portray characters of their own sex. Not so with Elizabeth Peters, she is gifted in the art of exposing her characters personalities so well, that I feel as if I have personally become acquainted with them. I am amused at reading negative comments about some of the content not being politically correct. How sad to demean a heartfelt innocent book with pontifical bias I hope we are all adults and can handle these affronts to some people's perceived sensitivities. To me, the story line was incidental to my enjoyment of the skillful writing..I felt like I was watching a good old B&W 1940s movie. I will intersperse my reading of action, pot boiler, SF, horror, and literature (not so much) books with this author's work. I think she had fun writing it; I know I enjoyed reading it..
Sironynyr
What an engaging author! Her depictions of the characters are spot on. At times, writers can only sympathetically portray characters of their own sex. Not so with Elizabeth Peters, she is gifted in the art of exposing her characters personalities so well, that I feel as if I have personally become acquainted with them. I am amused at reading negative comments about some of the content not being politically correct. How sad to demean a heartfelt innocent book with pontifical bias I hope we are all adults and can handle these affronts to some people's perceived sensitivities. To me, the story line was incidental to my enjoyment of the skillful writing..I felt like I was watching a good old B&W 1940s movie. I will intersperse my reading of action, pot boiler, SF, horror, and literature (not so much) books with this author's work. I think she had fun writing it; I know I enjoyed reading it..
Punind
This series has been my all-time favorite for years. I own all the books in paper format, and have re-read them so many times. Now that I have a Kindle, I'm accumulating the entire series on Kindle. (As my eyes age, I find the adjustable font and the light make it so much easier to read, and also the Kindle is lighter and easier to hold.) Amelia Peabody, the main character in this series, is a Victorian lady who is ahead of her time in her sense of independence, daring to do things that most women were intimidated by. In this first book, Amelia discovers Egypt for the first time, becomes enamored of Egyptology, and meets the irascible but admirable man who will become her husband and partner in archaeological research. The stage is set for the development of the story line across the rest of the series. To me, the most enjoyable characteristic of these books is that Amelia, although a very determined woman, has an excellent sense of humor.
Punind
This series has been my all-time favorite for years. I own all the books in paper format, and have re-read them so many times. Now that I have a Kindle, I'm accumulating the entire series on Kindle. (As my eyes age, I find the adjustable font and the light make it so much easier to read, and also the Kindle is lighter and easier to hold.) Amelia Peabody, the main character in this series, is a Victorian lady who is ahead of her time in her sense of independence, daring to do things that most women were intimidated by. In this first book, Amelia discovers Egypt for the first time, becomes enamored of Egyptology, and meets the irascible but admirable man who will become her husband and partner in archaeological research. The stage is set for the development of the story line across the rest of the series. To me, the most enjoyable characteristic of these books is that Amelia, although a very determined woman, has an excellent sense of humor.
Gaua
This isn't a perfect book by any means but having been written in the 1970s, set in 1880, I was very pleasantly surprised!

I officially love the characters, Evelyn, Amelia, Walter and even Emerson. They are complex individuals and while sometimes I wanted to smack them, I have fallen in love with them! They have their faults but they are good people.

Amelia is the stubborn, kick-butt feminist set in the 1880s I didn't know I needed.

The plot is slow I guess but I enjoyed reading it. The writing flowed well to me and it was, exactly like it says, a cozy read. And as I got closer to the end I was enjoying trying to figure out the mystery and no, I didn't figure it out until it told me!

That ending! <3
Gaua
This isn't a perfect book by any means but having been written in the 1970s, set in 1880, I was very pleasantly surprised!

I officially love the characters, Evelyn, Amelia, Walter and even Emerson. They are complex individuals and while sometimes I wanted to smack them, I have fallen in love with them! They have their faults but they are good people.

Amelia is the stubborn, kick-butt feminist set in the 1880s I didn't know I needed.

The plot is slow I guess but I enjoyed reading it. The writing flowed well to me and it was, exactly like it says, a cozy read. And as I got closer to the end I was enjoying trying to figure out the mystery and no, I didn't figure it out until it told me!

That ending! <3
Sharpbrew
Elizabeth Peters creation Amelia Peabody us a delight, a bit of historical reference to set the scene then off on a rollicking ride through 1890's Egypt, shuddering less at ambulatory mummys than at the destruction visited to the area before sensible archeology was employed to save the ancient treasures of the world. Just enough history and archeology to paint the scene appropriately, then a good story with an excellent cast of characters that you cannot wait to hear from again. Be forewarned Dear Reader that the 21 book series was published not quite in chronological order, to ward off confusion or frustration, go to Wikipedia and find the chronological order to read the stories in, I found that much more satisfying.
Sharpbrew
Elizabeth Peters creation Amelia Peabody us a delight, a bit of historical reference to set the scene then off on a rollicking ride through 1890's Egypt, shuddering less at ambulatory mummys than at the destruction visited to the area before sensible archeology was employed to save the ancient treasures of the world. Just enough history and archeology to paint the scene appropriately, then a good story with an excellent cast of characters that you cannot wait to hear from again. Be forewarned Dear Reader that the 21 book series was published not quite in chronological order, to ward off confusion or frustration, go to Wikipedia and find the chronological order to read the stories in, I found that much more satisfying.
Qwne
As a rule I am not a reader of mysteries, but I read this book because of my interest in ancient Egypt and the world of the British Empire. Elizabeth Peters transports us to the world of late 19th century Egypt where we find General "China" Gordon battling the Muslim Mahdi at Khartoum and a young archaeologist named Flinders Petrie beginning his digs around Giza ( much like Agatha Christie showed us the interwar period at archaeological digs in Iraq in "Murder in Mesopotamia")
A very interesting setting and very well written
Qwne
As a rule I am not a reader of mysteries, but I read this book because of my interest in ancient Egypt and the world of the British Empire. Elizabeth Peters transports us to the world of late 19th century Egypt where we find General "China" Gordon battling the Muslim Mahdi at Khartoum and a young archaeologist named Flinders Petrie beginning his digs around Giza ( much like Agatha Christie showed us the interwar period at archaeological digs in Iraq in "Murder in Mesopotamia")
A very interesting setting and very well written
Meri
I have read and re-read this entire series many times. This time around I get to share the story of Amelia and Emerson with my kids as our family read-aloud choice. The result? They LOVE the characters as much as I do! They cheered, laughed aloud and have even begun to incorporate 'Peabody-isms' into conversation.
We are a homeschool family and appreciate books that start conversations on a variety of topics, even for books we choose mostly for fun. This book started conversations on morality, Middle Eastern culture, development of women's rights, Muslim religion, British interests in Egypt, poverty, to name a few.
I can ask nothing more from a book when it entertains, enlightens and allows my kids to connect so well to such wonderfully fun characters that they immediately beg for the next book in the series!
Meri
I have read and re-read this entire series many times. This time around I get to share the story of Amelia and Emerson with my kids as our family read-aloud choice. The result? They LOVE the characters as much as I do! They cheered, laughed aloud and have even begun to incorporate 'Peabody-isms' into conversation.
We are a homeschool family and appreciate books that start conversations on a variety of topics, even for books we choose mostly for fun. This book started conversations on morality, Middle Eastern culture, development of women's rights, Muslim religion, British interests in Egypt, poverty, to name a few.
I can ask nothing more from a book when it entertains, enlightens and allows my kids to connect so well to such wonderfully fun characters that they immediately beg for the next book in the series!
Have been rereading the entire series again after many years, and am enjoying it more the second time around. The central characters if Ms. Peabody and family are engaging, intelligent, humorous and solid. These books are romance novels cleverly disguised as crime fiction and historical drama. Peabody is not your typical simpering female and can handle her way out of any situation using her wits and her trusty umbrella. A great escape while learning about Egypt and history. Will definitely hang on to these books this time for future rereads
Have been rereading the entire series again after many years, and am enjoying it more the second time around. The central characters if Ms. Peabody and family are engaging, intelligent, humorous and solid. These books are romance novels cleverly disguised as crime fiction and historical drama. Peabody is not your typical simpering female and can handle her way out of any situation using her wits and her trusty umbrella. A great escape while learning about Egypt and history. Will definitely hang on to these books this time for future rereads