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The Mummy Case: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 3 | [Elizabeth Peters]

The Mummy Case: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 3

The indomitable Amelia Peabody and her husband, known to many as "the Father of Curses", are into archaeology and mischief again. This third in the series brings the reader once more into Egypt and the shady world of black market antiquities. The winter excavation season has hardly yet begun when Amelia stumbles onto what looks suspiciously like a ring of thieves.
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The indomitable Amelia Peabody and her husband, known to many as "the Father of Curses", are into archaeology and mischief again. This third in the series brings the reader once more into Egypt and the shady world of black market antiquities. The winter excavation season has hardly yet begun when Amelia stumbles onto what looks suspiciously like a ring of thieves.

Amelia's not the type to take no for an answer, and pretty soon the Emerson family (Master Ramses, a prodigious young intellect is joining his parents for the first time) is tracking down a character known only as The Master Criminal. Or is the Master Criminal tracking them?

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    HIII 10-23-13
    HIII 10-23-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Speaking of Mummies..."

    It is not Amelia's style of mothering that I admire but her acceptance of how she sees her role as Ramsey's mother, Amelia is just herself. Her interactions with others, even the cat, seem natural and believable. This is such a great series!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Barbara Houston, Texas, United States 11-16-12
    Barbara Houston, Texas, United States 11-16-12 Listener Since 2009
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    "Another Triumphant foray for the Dynamic Duo!"

    Amelia adores Pyramids; in fact she has quite the passion for them. So when Emerson announces that he has the intention to dig at Dahshur with “not one but five Pyramids”, in the swiftly approaching season, Amelia veritably swoons.

    As preparations are being made for the two of them to return to Egypt, a joyous announcement by Emerson’s brother Walter and his wife Evelyn of an impending addition to their own household causes Ramses to make his maiden foray into the Cradle of Civilization. Egypt has survived the Turks, European and American empiricisms and the systematic criminal ransacking of its ancient heritage but can it survive the precocious son of the Emerson’s?

    Beleaguered by various clergy, collectors of illicit antiquities, the Beau Monde and Egyptological dilettantes; Amelia and her brusque husband and partner, once again, become the focus of dreadful attentions. Further, there seems to be a dark force out there organizing the illegal trade of artifacts. A dark and deadly force.

    Non-stop suspense will have you guessing right up until the end.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Heidi United States 07-09-12
    Heidi United States 07-09-12
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    "Really fun, Really funny, Really great read!"
    If you could sum up The Mummy Case in three words, what would they be?

    Egyptian Crime in 1909


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Amelia - what a great character! I love her attitude and complex attractin to life.


    Have you listened to any of Barbara Rosenblat’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have listed to three of audible books that Barbara has read. She is addictive - best voice EVER!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    She's smart, she's Funny, and Egypt is no match for her!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Rachel New Braunfels, TX, United States 08-24-08
    Rachel New Braunfels, TX, United States 08-24-08 Member Since 2007
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    "The Mummy Case"

    I'm enjoying the Amelia Peabody series, but this one dragged a bit. Maybe I need to listen to something else for awhile and come back to it. Amelia and Emerson are wonderful characters.

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    Gael Boulder, CO, United States 08-08-15
    Gael Boulder, CO, United States 08-08-15 Member Since 2012
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    "one of her best"

    narrative awesome story unique characters developed one of my favs in her series listen to Last Camel died at Noon too

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    Amazon Customer 07-17-15
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    "Love, love, love it!"

    I can't get enough of this series! The stories are marvelous. The writing superb. The narration is second to none!

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    Mary S. Beaverton, OR USA 05-29-15
    Mary S. Beaverton, OR USA 05-29-15 Member Since 2015

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    "great story, terrible narrator"
    What would have made The Mummy Case better?

    A different narrator. Barbara Rosenblatt (I've listened to 3 other audibles narrated by her. She has a terrible English accent, makes the male lead characters (John Smythe in the Vickie Bliss stories, and now Emerson) sound like pompous windbags - they're NOT stuffy English gents at all. Also, I'm very tired of hearing all her swallowing, dry mouth, etc


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The plot was s great - this is one of my very favorite series, written with humor and subtle fun.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Barbara Rosenblat?

    The woman who narrated the first two Amelia Peabody books was perfect - Susa. O'Reilly.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Bitter disappointment - I regret buying it and can't finish listening to it. Back to Kindle for me on this one.


    Any additional comments?

    Barbara Rosenblat should retire or something. I hope she doesn't narrate any other books I love.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    wookie's mom 01-28-15 Member Since 2012

    Old, tired member of the sandwich generation. Waiting to just get to heaven!!

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    "Ah, Amelia"

    A mother of the year candidate she is not, but a wonderful character in a book, by all means. I can't decide if their son is the more clever of the bunch or if he just really enjoys hearing himself talk. This is another good mystery that will leave you wanting more!

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    Tifa U.S. 11-06-14
    Tifa U.S. 11-06-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Incredibly well-read"
    If you could sum up The Mummy Case in three words, what would they be?

    Fabulous. Hilarious. Memorable.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Mummy Case?

    Anytime Ramses shows his "catastrophically precocious" charms, he makes me grin.


    Any additional comments?

    Elizabeth Peters is one of my favorite authors, and this is probably my favorite Amelia Peabody Emerson mystery, so I'm a bit biased. I've read the book so many times, I can quote particularly clever and funny sections. But, I never imagined the audiobook would be this amazing. Barbara Rosenblat is the perfect voice for this series, or rather, provides the most perfect voices for all the characters. It seems impossible that one person could become all the different characters, each accent distinct and exactly like I'd imagined them. This is one of the best read audiobooks I've ever heard, and I'll definitely be buying more narrated by Ms. Rosenblat. She's fabulous!

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    Moonglotexas South Africa 09-14-14
    Moonglotexas South Africa 09-14-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Ramses and The Master Criminal!"
    What did you like about this audiobook?

    Everything, the story is great and the narrator Sesome!


    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    I have always enjoyed Egyptology, this combined with mystery and humour makes this a wonderful series for me


    Do you have any additional comments?

    Marvellous! Loved having Ramses and looking forward to the next one!

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    "Brilliant portrayal of Amelia Peabody"

    As an avid reader of Elizabeth Peter's Amelia Peabody novels, I looked forward with anticipation to listening to The Mummy Case. I was not dissapointed. The brilliance & understated humour of the original novel was enhanced by the superb reading, and I found myself doing more ironing than usual so I could listen to the book. A great pity more of the Amelia Peabody novels are not availible on audible.

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