Lion in the Valley, Paperback Book
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The 1985-96 season promises to be an exceptional one for Egyptologist Amelia Peabody, her dashing husband Emerson and their precocious eight-year-old son Rameses.

The much-coveted burial chamber in Dahshoor is theirs for the digging.

Yet there is a great evil in the wind that caresses the hot sands sweeping through the bustling streets and marketplaces of Cairo.

An expedition cursed by misfortune and the daring moonlit abduction of Rameses alerts Amelia to the presence of her arch-enemy, the Master Criminal. And his is now a personal quest for the most valuable and elusive prize of all: vengeance on the meddling lady archaeologist with the parasol who has sworn to deliver him to justice...Amelia Peabody herself!


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9781845293918

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The Emerson return to Egypt, this time to dig at Dahshoor - which also featured in 'The Mummy Case'. Is it Amelia's imagination or can she see the hand of the Master Criminal behind the attempt to kidnap Ramses? Ramses is rescued by Nemo, an opium smoking down-on-his luck Scotsman, who is immediately hired by Emerson as Ramses's caretaker. In the meantime Amelia has determined to rescue a young Englishwoman, whose suspected of murder. This is an often hilarious read - Amelia's encounter with the Master Criminal caused peals of laughter, which provoked some consternation and muttering from my fellow morning commuters. A great instalment in the series.

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