Monday, March 8, 2010

Crocodile on the Sandbank

I finished reading another book this weekend---Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters.  This is the first in a series of books about a Victorian lady named Amelia Peabody.  She is an older (almost 30) non-married lady who has decided she will be an old maid.  SOOOO when she inherits some money she heads on a trip to Egypt.  She meets up with another women (Evelyn) who has just been left by her lover and dis-owned by her family--bad luck!!!  Amelia doesn't follow all of the social norms of the time, so she takes Evelyn with her to Egypt.  They meet the Emerson brothers (which is why I chose this book) who are arechealogists and then start being "haunted" by a mummy.  Amelia is basically the female version of Indiana Jones--she gets herself into trouble and fights like crazy to save herself and her friends.  This is a funny little book and the mystery turns up to be kind of humorous.  I don't know if I will be reading the other 14 books in the series, but it was fun while it lasted:)

1 comment:

Kelly said...

The local library is ordering one of the books you suggested for me--it should be in next week! Can't wait to start it. Thanks again for all of the great titles to choose from! Now I just hope I can finish it within the 3 weeks they allot...I guess there's always the "renew" option, but who wants to be the "slow reader"????