The Mummy Case, Paperback Book

The Mummy Case Paperback

Part of the Amelia Peabody series

3 out of 5 (3 ratings)


Join our plucky Victorian Egyptologist , together with her devastatingly handsome and brilliant husband Radcliffe, in another exciting escapadeThe irascible husband of Victorian Egyptologist Amelia Peabody is living up to his reputation as 'The Father of Curses'.

Denied permission to dig at the pyramids of Dahshoor, Emerson is awarded instead the 'pyramids' of Mazghunah - countless mounds of rubble in the middle of nowhere.

Nothing in this barren spot seems of any interest but then a murder in Cairo changes all of that.The dead man was an antiques dealer, killed in his shop, so when a sinister-looking Egyptian spotted at the crime scene turns up in Mazghunah, Amelia can't resist following his trail.

At the same time she has to keep an eagle eye on her wayward son Rameses and his elegant and calculating cat and look into the mysterious disappearance of a mummy case...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9781845293864

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The incredibly precocious Ramses comes to the fore in this book, as he accompanies Amelia and Emerson on their latest dig. Ramses, accompanied by his Egyptian cat, Bastet (who featured in 'The Curse of the Pharaohs), has an insatiable curiosity which gets him into scrapes which inevitably lead to a bath. Ramses is truly his parents child, as inevitably, Amelia and Emerson get entangled in a murder. which the police believe is suicide, and an antiquities smuggling ring. As usual there is a cast of disreputable and sometimes hilarious characters, sadly the missionaries, who occupy a large section of the book aren't really funny or charming and this does cast a pall over the narrative. But at the centre of it all is Amelia who is as entertaining as ever with her perceptive wit, parasol and emergency remedies.

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Emerson and Amelia are given a fairly poor place to dig for their season in Egypt, bringing along their son Rameses (whose real name is Walter) who is a precocious child. An Irritating precocious child, who actually also irritates and entralls his mother, who didn't really have much to do with his earliest years. Amelia stumbles upon a dead antiques dealer and this leads Amelia down a minefield of bodies and danger.It's not a bad read but I seriously wanted to teach Rameses some manners. In some ways he distracted from the events of the story and got in the way of my enjoyment, in other ways he was a linchpin of the story and I could see where setting him up could be interesting later in the series.

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Each book in this series gets better. Little Ramses is a great addition

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