Tomb of the Golden Bird, Paperback Book
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The chase is on - and Amelia Peabody and Co. are in the thick of it!1922 - convinced that the tomb of the little-known King Tutankhamon lies somewhere in the Valley of the Kings, Emerson has tried to persuade his rivals Lord Carnavon and Howard Carter to hand over their digging rights in the valley to him - but they resist.

So back in Luxor an incident at the hotel the clan is staying in turns their gifts for digging in another direction.

Emerson and Ramses are lured into a trap by a group of villains who demand answers to the mysterious question, 'Where is he?'.

Their curiosity piqued, the duo is determined to uncover who 'he' is and why 'he' should be so important.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9781845294755

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I'm afraid that I didn't like this as much as I have the other Amelia Peabody books. I felt that there were too many plots about which I cared too little, and, as a result, too much explanation and tying of loose threads as the book reached its close.What did profoundly touch me was the closing scene, which I prefer not to give away and risk reading a reader's pleasure. If the author were contemplating an end to the series, that would be the perfect place - but I do hope that there will be more!

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I'm a huge fan of this series of books. Although Peters is an Egyptologist herself the fun for me comes with the interplay between the characters, with Amelia and her redoubtable parasol at the heart. This time Howard Carter's discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamen is at the heart of the novel, much to Emerson's chagrin. All the key characters are present and on fine form, even Gargery and David make it to Egypt. But for all of that this feels as though, chronologically at least, it might be the end of the series, as Ramses and Nefret’s family starts to grow up and Amelia and Emerson are, well, like Gargery, ageing. A superb read.

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