Crocodile on the Sandbank (2020)

Crocodile on the Sandbank Elizabeth Peters Susan O'Malley Crocodile on the Sandbank Amelia Peabody that indomitable product of the Victorian age embarks on her first Egyptian adventure armed with unshakable self confidence a journal to record her thoughts and of course a sturdy
  • Title: Crocodile on the Sandbank
  • Author: Elizabeth Peters Susan O'Malley
  • ISBN: 9781433204852
  • Page: 204
  • Format: Audio CD
Crocodile on the Sandbank Elizabeth Peters Susan O'Malley Amelia Peabody, that indomitable product of the Victorian age, embarks on her first Egyptian adventure armed with unshakable self confidence, a journal to record her thoughts, and, of course, a sturdy umbrella On her way, Amelia rescues young Evelyn Barton Forbes, who has been ruined and abandoned on the streets of Rome by her rascally lover With a typical disregard foAmelia Peabody, that indomitable product of the Victorian age, embarks on her first Egyptian adventure armed with unshakable self confidence, a journal to record her thoughts, and, of course, a sturdy umbrella On her way, Amelia rescues young Evelyn Barton Forbes, who has been ruined and abandoned on the streets of Rome by her rascally lover With a typical disregard for convention, Amelia promptly hires her fellow countrywoman as a companion and takes her to Cairo Eluding Evelyn s former lover, who wants her back, and Evelyn s cousin Lord Ellesmere, who wishes to marry her, the two women sail up the Nile to an archaeological site that is home to a rather lively mummy Soon strange visitations, suspicious accidents, and a botched kidnapping convince Amelia that there is a plot afoot to harm Evelyn.
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  1. Celia

    What a marvellous, marvellous book I ve seen Elizabeth Peter s books around, of course, but knew nothing of what they were about, and the covers never particularly attracted me After seeing them recommended on someone s blog, I thought I d pick up the first of her Amelia Peabody series and what a joy it was This is a nominally a mystery, but it s not really the meat of the book, nor what is so enjoyable about it Amelia Peabody strong minded, independent, sarcastic Amelia, striding along in her r [...]

  2. Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder*

    Men are frail creatures, of course one does not expect them to exhibit the steadfastness of women Barbara Mertz was one creative gal she hooked me with her gothic mysteries under the Barbara Michaels penname, but I never indulged as much in her straight mystery stories under the name Elizabeth Peters I finally took the plunge and tried the first book in her long running series set around Egyptian adventures Amelia Peabody is quite a character feminist for her times, tough and determined, loyal a [...]

  3. Hayes

    I m sick of reading tiresome things, so I m going to read this fun thing and the next two in the series so there That was fun Cheered me up immensely.

  4. Emily

    This book made me laugh out loud several times, but that s not the only reason I loved it It also introduced me to Amelia Peabody, no nonsense lady archaeologist doctor and resident badass, whose travels through Egypt are full of interesting characters and settings I mean, you can t not love a Victorian lady who s as practical as they come When she needs to stay by a patient in the desert, there s only one habitation that will do So I directed Walter to pick out a nice tomb for us.He was staring [...]

  5. Phrynne

    What a pleasant, well written and entertaining book I guess I have found myself another series and I believe this is a pretty long one Amelia Peabody is a wonderful character, sometimes verging on becoming a caricature but the author writes subtly enough to prevent this happening The same applies to Emerson who despite all his apparent failings of temperament is still someone the reader can like enormously I can see a great future for the pair of them I enjoyed the mystery, the historical settin [...]

  6. Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)

    I was happy to find this on audio at the library, although I have a paper copy It s easier to squeeze in an audiobook sometimes, and I thought this would be an enjoyable listen I was right The narrator drew me right into the story I loved the manner in which Barbara Rosenblatt endowed these characters with a distinctive voice in the audiobook They were real to me as I listened, and I was quite vocal in my reactions to this book In other words, I was fully engaged At first I thought she made Amel [...]

  7. Werner

    This book launched a prolific historical mystery series featuring Amelia Peabody, which makes use of the author s expertise in ancient Egypt and the archaeology that studies it Peters real name is Dr Barbara Mertz, a well respected Egyptologist in real life She also writes acclaimed romantic suspense under the name Barbara Michaels It was an absolute treat to read I hated to put it down Set in 1884 the date isn t given, but can be deduced from the few references to Gordon at Khartoum , the novel [...]

  8. Wanda

    If Jane Eyre starred in an H Rider Haggard novel written by Agatha would get Crocodile on the Sandbank First published in 1975, Peters overlays feminism over the gothic romance which usually had mysterious goings on too and produces this engaging mystery Extra points for using an Egyptian setting and getting the archaeology right Amelia Peabody is a bit of a bossy bones, but you get enough of her history to see the why of it I m probably like her than I care to admit If you enjoy a [...]

  9. Lyuda

    My name is Amelia Peabody I am a spinster of independent means, traveling for pleasure I have been accused of being somewhat abrupt in my actions and decisions, but I never act without thought it is simply that I think quickly and intelligently than most people I am an excellent judge of character I simply adored Amelia She is my kind of heroine intelligent, bold, courageous, and outrageous with a propensity for using her parasol as a weapon She is opinionated and willfully blind on many occas [...]

  10. MomToKippy

    This book is a complete winner in its genre It offers warm friendships, engaging characters, sweet clean romance, mystery, humor, atmosphere, plenty of interesting and technical historical details, impeccable writing Loved the quirky narration in which the main character addresses the reader I totally felt that Amelia was real while reading this Ok, I may be a bit of a pushover but still I was completely impressed with the way the author drew a visual picture to accompany dialogue She describes [...]

  11. Ashley

    This was SO MUCH FUN.Almost immediately, like after the very first sentence, I was quite enad with the whole thing The tone, the characters, the setting, the banter Amelia is SO SASSY She s an example of one of my favorite character types a person who can afford to disregard the limitations put on her because of some sort of exception or power It s delicious, really, watching her come into her own.So basically Amelia Peabody is a spinster in the late 1800s England Her father has just died and be [...]

  12. Katie

    If my memory serves me correct, this is the first Amelia Peabody mystery novel I now have probably at least 15 of these books on my shelf and Elizabeth Peters keeps popping a new one out every year Amelia is a Egyptologist at the beginning of the 20th century Each book contains new mysteries every year, another body that threaten the archeological digs in which she participates You get to watch the characters grow over the years, deal with real historical issues Britain s occupation of Egypt, Ar [...]

  13. Anuradha

    When I was younger, I really, really wanted to be an archaeologist We have a book at home, called The Concise History Encyclopedia, and it is perhaps the most battered book in my house I was nine when we bought it, and from then, till I was about 14 or 15, I used to read that book everyday, conscientiously My brother and I used to play a game where he used to pretend to be my professor, who would ask me questions from the book I used to draw diagrams from it and I basically knew every word that [...]

  14. Julianna

    Reviewed for THC ReviewsIt has been many years since I ve read a mystery story, and I wasn t quite sure if I would still like them as much as I had in my youth Either I do, or I simply chose the right book with which to renew that genre interest, because I found Crocodile on the Sandbank to be an enjoyable read It reminded me of a cross between Indiana Jones and a younger version of Miss Marple or Jessica Fletcher I loved Murder, She Wrote when I was a kid , or perhaps a mature version of the N [...]

  15. Allison

    Very enjoyable There s no murder in this historical mystery, just a mummy terrorizing an archaeological site, and Amelia terrorizing everyone else with her parasol in a much violent fashion than genteel or flirtatious Feisty isn t quite a strong enough word for Amelia I thought she was a bit too much at first, but decided I liked her once Evelyn began to have an effect on her And Emerson he was just right for a hot headed archaeologist and as an opponent for Amelia, and I liked how their relati [...]

  16. Amy

    March 31st, 2017Even better than I remembered Amelia Peabody is wonderful If I rated this book today, I would probably give it 5 stars because it remains enjoyable after multiple reads In fact, I rather want to re read the rest of the series.December 4th, 2014Love Seriously, how have I survived unaware of Amelia Peabody Though the novel occasionally gets weighed down by its description of Egypt, digs, and archaeology I loved the intelligent female heroine, her perchance for matchmaking, and her [...]

  17. Marcy

    I always enjoy a little Amelia Peabody I put an next to my favorites since they get a bit formulaic , and I just bought those 5 to add to my library If you do read them all I recommend skipping 11 I think she s now written in the series, too.1 Crocodile On The Sandbank 2 The Curse Of The Pharaohs3 The Mummy Case4 Lion In The Valley 5 Deeds Of The Disturber6 The Last Camel Died At Noon 7 The Snake, The Crocodile The Dog8 The Hippopotamus Pool9 Seeing a Large Cat10 The Ape who Guards the Balance1 [...]

  18. Althea Ann

    An Amelia Peabody Mystery Apparently, this book was the first of a long series featuring the character of Amelia Peabody I was interested because it took place in Egypt I enjoyed reading the book because the character is really very appealing Amelia, in Victorian times, is an old maid at 29, but is also a feminist, independent, and smart, but with an obvious, if hidden from herself romantic streak.In this story, she rescues a young fallen woman and then proceeds to stick by her when, at an archa [...]

  19. Mike (the Paladin)

    My wife loved all these books and a great many other things Elizabeth Peters, Barbara Michaels, Barbara Mertz wrote I m giving it 3 stars as I recognize that this these are very well written books They are well constructed, the characters are fully fleshed out and if you follow the series they will remain fairly true to themselves So, why only 3 stars First, I like very few mysteries While these are well crafted mysteries it s not a genre I find a go to for myselfat s one reason There is one oth [...]

  20. Vimal Thiagarajan

    I got into this book due to the all too apparent Egyptian lure and the lure of archaeological fiction, and though I wasn t let down on both counts, the thing that stumped me the most was an entirely unanticipated facet of this book the raging maelstrom of unbridled antagonism between a Victorian feminist Amelia Peabody and an eternal misogynist Radcliffe Emerson, which is at the center of this entertaining Haggardian adventure set in the enterprising archaeological milieu of Egypt in the Victori [...]

  21. Linda

    Amelia Peabody always had good intentions Some people thought of her as abrasive, opinionated and straight forward She was At 32 years of age she was plain in appearance And possibly a bit too tall with a nose that was too large, a mouth too wide and the shape of a chin that was positively masculine Her attitude If others had a problemwello bad The truth Amelia had a kind heart which leaned toward the underdog and an embracing curiosity with life Unexpectedly inheriting a large fortune, she befr [...]

  22. rabbitprincess

    I can definitely see why this book was added to one of my Top 100 Crime Novels list it is brilliant.The story begins in Rome, where Amelia Peabody, an irrepressible, resolute woman, rescues an unfortunate young lady from death in the streets The young lady, Evelyn, was disinherited by her wealthy grandfather after she was seduced by a cad named Alberto Alberto, of course, was after her fortune, and when she no longer had access to it, he left her behind Amelia takes Evelyn under her wing, and th [...]

  23. Lori

    This was such a fun and charming read Amelia Peabody is a very capable and intelligent woman who won me over immediately Unlike other Victorian ladies of the time she is not given to fainting spells or swooning over every little mishap I loved the gentle romance and the intrigue that follows her into the heart of Egypt There is a cozy mystery to be solved and lots of fun tidbits about Egyptian artifacts The pacing is good and I enjoyed myself immensely on this adventure There is something very r [...]

  24. Victoria Evangelina Belyavskaya

    I HAVE DISCOVERED MISS AMELIA PEABODY Egypt is in my heart they say if you once drank from the Nile, the return to its banks will haunt you forever I spent a couple of extremely short years in Egypt, mostly in Cairo, with weekend trips out to deserts and sea banks, with numerous 10 15 day long travels all over this land of the mysteries and a thousand catsI had a wonderful company and all the possible comforts to endure into such travels, including, oh my, that was a TOTAL luxury a shower bag, w [...]

  25. Jaksen

    Yikes, so predictable, and an MC who is totally unlikeable Meh.Set in the 1850 s, written in the 1970 s, with an uber feminist MC who d prefer to wear pants to dresses and wants to be than just somebody s wife Guess what and spoiler alert She ends up being somebody s wife.I am a woman of the 70 s, btw, thoroughly modern, raised by parents who decided for me that I d go to college, get a job or have a career and be beholden dependent on no man So it wasn t the 1850 s feminist vibe that turned me [...]

  26. aPriL does feral sometimes

    Crocodile on the Sandbank , the first in a series, is a perfectly splendid cozy mystery I adore the indomitable force of nature that is Miss Amelia Peabody English gentlewoman Amelia Peabody has recently inherited and she is at loose ends Despite the strictures which were socially imposed on Victorian women, she has decided to travel and have adventures She sets out with a companion for Italy, but it becomes apparent the companion will not do her constitution is too weak and sickly to keep up wi [...]

  27. Tim Hicks

    I hope this is a parody, because if it isn t, it s a dreadful book I m going to assume that it is So the 1880s viewed from a mid 70s author s perspective Amelia and Emerson are great characters The rest are, predictably, cardboard Buffoons, cads, mysterious Arabs, etc Alberto Eyebrow raise The only thing he didn t do was talk a like a thees In fact he came across like Tonto in 1950s novels Plot Don t fuss yourself with that It s weak and predictable, and this story isn t about that anyway It s [...]

  28. D.G.

    Review of audiobook version narrated by Barbara Rosenblat.The mystery in this book wasn t very good how could it be when the villain was a Mummy but it had delightful characters and such a funny turn of phrase when the mummy was described as Evelyn s necromantic admirer , I almost died laughing.Amelia Peabody is now my postergirl for what a strong woman in a historical book should be She s a natural leader, very strong, smart, sensible, confident, kind, opinionated but doesn t come out as a man [...]

  29. Ingela

    Review written January 4, 20183.8 Stars A fun start with excellent audiobook narration A new for me cozy mystery serial to continueAt last was it time for me to start discover the qualities with this rather popular and well liked, but perhaps a bit aging and dusty, cozy historical Amelia Peabody mystery series 1 Crocodile on the Sandbank was first published 1975 in the to be nineteen stand alone books long serial by Elizabeth Peters An American author 1927 2013 with a Ph.D in Egyptology from the [...]

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