The Serpent on the Crown Hardback
Part of the Amelia Peabody series
Autumn 1921. The Peabody-Emerson clan are enjoying a fruitful period of excavation in Egypt.
But when they hear the alarming tale of a man's mysterious death their digging turns to detecting.
His widow is convinced her husband was the victim of a curse and implores the Emersons to find and return the small 'deadly' statue that killed him to the tomb from which it was stolen -- before it claims another life.
From bitter experience the Emersons know it would be a serious mistake to start chasing tomb robbers.
But Amelia and family soon start to find the curse may be more real than ever imagined...
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 20/06/2005
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9781845292683
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Review by riverwillow
Its now 1921 and the extended Emerson-Peabody clan is once again excavating in Egypt. A woman gives Emerson a small golden statute because she is concerned that it is cursed, she subsequently disappears in strange circumstances. The usual shenanigans ensue and as family is inexorably drawn into investigating the disappearance. Amelia is on fine form, 'I instructed the driver of our hired carriage not to whip up the horses. We do not permit cruelty to animals. Besides, rapid motion raises a cloud of dust and I was wearing my second-best hat.' Superb.