Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody #1) by Elizabeth Peters

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Read Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody #1) Online Free - Set in 1884, this is the first installment in what has become a beloved bestselling series. At thirty-two, strong-willed Amelia Peabody, a self-proclaimed spinster, decides to use her ample inheritance to indulge her passion, Egyptology. On her way to Egypt, Amelia encounters a young woman named Evelyn Barton-Forbes. The two become fast friends and travel on together, encountering mysteries, missing mummies, and Radcliffe Emerson, a dashing and opinionated archaeologist who doesn't need a woman's help -- or so he thinks.



Title : Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody #1)
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ISBN : 0445406518
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 262 pages


Reviews


Celia rated it ★★★★★

October 31, 2007

What a marvellous, marvellous book. I've seen Elizabeth Peter's books around, of course, but knew nothing of what they were about, and the covers never particularly attracted me. After seeing them recommended on someone's blog, I thought I'd pick up the first of her Amelia Peabody series - and wh...


Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder* rated it ★★★★☆

March 15, 2017

“Men are frail creatures, of course; one does not expect them to exhibit the steadfastness of women.” Barbara Mertz was one creative gal - she hooked me with her gothic mysteries under the Barbara Michaels penname, but I never indulged as much in her straight mystery stories under the name Elizabe...


Hayes rated it ★★★★☆

September 24, 2012

I'm sick of reading tiresome things, so I'm going to read this fun thing and the next two in the series... so there! That was fun. Cheered me up immensely.


Emily rated it ★★★★★

March 11, 2015

This book made me laugh out loud several times, but that's not the only reason I loved it! It also introduced me to Amelia Peabody, no-nonsense lady archaeologist-doctor and resident badass, whose travels through Egypt are full of interesting characters and settings. I mean, you can't not love a...


Phrynne rated it ★★★★☆

August 14, 2016

What a pleasant, well written and entertaining book! I guess I have found myself another series and I believe this is a pretty long one! Amelia Peabody is a wonderful character, sometimes verging on becoming a caricature but the author writes subtly enough to prevent this happening. The same appli...


Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) rated it ★★★★☆

May 21, 2013

I was happy to find this on audio at the library, although I have a paper copy. It’s easier to squeeze in an audiobook sometimes, and I thought this would be an enjoyable listen. I was right. The narrator drew me right into the story. I loved the manner in which Barbara Rosenblatt endowed these c...


Werner rated it ★★★★★

July 19, 2014

This book launched a prolific historical mystery series featuring Amelia Peabody, which makes use of the author's expertise in ancient Egypt and the archaeology that studies it. Peters' real name is Dr. Barbara Mertz, a well-respected Egyptologist in real life. (She also writes acclaimed "romanti...


Wanda rated it ★★★★☆

May 15, 2017

If Jane Eyre starred in an H. Rider Haggard novel written by Agatha Christie….you would get Crocodile on the Sandbank. First published in 1975, Peters overlays feminism over the gothic romance (which usually had mysterious goings-on too) and produces this engaging mystery. Extra points for using...


Lyuda rated it ★★★★☆

April 04, 2017

“My name is Amelia Peabody… I am a spinster of independent means, traveling for pleasure…I have been accused of being somewhat abrupt in my actions and decisions, but I never act without thought; it is simply that I think more quickly and more intelligently than most people. I am an excellent ju...


MomToKippy rated it ★★★★★

May 17, 2015

This book is a complete winner in its genre! It offers warm friendships, engaging characters, sweet clean romance, mystery, humor, atmosphere, plenty of interesting and technical historical details, impeccable writing. Loved the quirky narration in which the main character addresses the reader. I...





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