The Serpent On The Crown by Elizabeth PetersThe Serpent On The Crown by Elizabeth Peters

The Serpent On The Crown

byElizabeth Peters

Mass Market Paperback | March 28, 2006

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A priceless relic has been delivered to the Emerson home overlooking the Nile. But more than history surrounds this golden likeness of a forgotten king, for it is said early death will befall anyone who possesses it.

The woman who implores the renowned family of archaeologists and adventurers to accept the cursed statue insists the ill-gotten treasure has already killed her husband. Further, she warns, unless it is returned to the tomb from which it was stolen, more will surely die. With the world finally at peace—and with Egypt's ancient mysteries opened to them once more—Amelia Peabody and her loved ones are plunged into a storm of secrets, treachery, and murder by a widow's strange story and even stranger request. Each step toward the truth reveals a new peril, suggesting this curse is no mere superstition. And the next victim of the small golden king could be any member of the close-knit clan—perhaps even Amelia herself.

Elizabeth Peters earned her Ph.D. in Egyptology from the University of Chicago's famed Oriental Institute. She was named Grand Master at the inaugural Anthony Awards in 1986 and Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America in 1998. In 2003, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Malice Domestic Convention. She lives in a ...
Title:The Serpent On The CrownFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 7.5 × 4.19 × 1.15 inPublished:March 28, 2006Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:006059179X

ISBN - 13:9780060591793

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Meh My opinion might be biased because this is the only book I've read in the series. It's possible that explanations were given in earlier books, but I couldn't understand what the titled sections were about (like, who is the H whose manuscript is being quoted?). The mystery was disappointing - the characters just aren't very good at being detectives, so they just blunder about as clues happen to them, and then the guilty party confesses. Telling us after the fact that the main character already had it all figured out isn't particularly satisfying. This is fine for a poolside read, but I wouldn't encourage mystery fans to seek it out.
Date published: 2018-01-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good This isn't my favourite in the series- but definitely well worth the read (like all the Amelias')
Date published: 2017-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow This has to be one of Peters greatest adventures ever. I can easily say that this is one of my favorites.
Date published: 2008-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quirky, Funny Smart Characters! This is a series of 18 books about a British family of archeaologists living and working in Egypt. They are narrated by the wife Amelia Peabody, who is married to Emerson. They fight and compete to not only complete their archeology activities, but to solve the crimes that they continuously become embroiled in. All the characters unique and funny, quirky and engaging. The dialogue in all the books, but particularly between Amelia and Emerson, is nothing short of fabulous. I found this book, which is near the end of the series accidentally, but I will be going back to book one and reading all of them. Highly recommend this series!
Date published: 2008-07-31