It’s been a stressful six weeks, and I really needed a tried and true book to help bring those stress levels down. I was delighted to find that my local library had a few Amelia Peabody audiobooks in their collection, so I promptly downloaded one.
I read all of these books years ago, and Amelia remains one of my favorite characters of all time. She is wonderfully unreliable at times. If I could pick a fictional character with whom to sit down and have tea–well, Amelia would definitely be in the running.
I love historical mysteries of all sorts, and Egypt in 1895 makes a perfect setting. This is the first book in which Amelia’s son Ramses appears, as well, and Ramses is a remarkable character in his own right. So is Radcliffe Emerson, Amelia’s archeologist husband. And the mystery is typically complex, fun and funny, but also serious by turns. So glad to have revisited this one! I’m sure I’ll end up re-reading more in the series now that this one stood up so well.