Seeing a Large Cat Paperback
Part of the Amelia Peabody series
Amelia finds good luck - in her dreams!'Stay away from tomb Twenty-Al' says an ominous message delivered by an unseen hand.
The year is 1903, the place is Cairo, and it's time for Amelia's ninth adventure.
She is asked for help by an old friend whose husband has fallen for a spiritualist; then a plea arrives from an expat colonel whose daughter is threatened by an unknown enemy, and Ramses, now a headstrong teenager, undertakes an adventure that is guaranteed to turn his mother's hair white!Amelia then dreams of a large cat, an Egyptian sign of good luck - which as the situation stands, is in precious short supply...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 400 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 20/07/2004
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9781845295585
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Review by riverwillow
Its 1903 and the Emerson Peabody clan is once again planning to excavate in Egypt. Amelia's 'children', Ramses, Nefret and David, are nearly grown and there is the inclusion of a manuscript which gives some insight into their thoughts, feelings and actions - fortunately all three are shaping up nicely to follow in Amelia's and Emerson's footsteps. Sadly Bastet is no more and one of her, seemingly inferior kittens, Sekhmet, is seeking to replace her as Ramses cat. As usual there are shenanigans, the Emersons discover a mummy which isn't as ancient as usual and Ramses becomes the object of the most annoying young woman's affections. Superbly funny and also insightful.