In this adventure, the heroine decides to use her substantial inheritance to see the world. On her travels, she rescues a gentlewoman in distress - Evelyn Barton-Forbes, and the two become friends. The two companions continue to Egypt where they face mysteries, mummies, and the redoubtable Radcliffe Emerson, an outspoken archaeologist.
Elizabeth Peters is a prolific and successful novelist with over fifty novels to her credit. She is internationally renowned for her mystery stories, especially those featuring indomitable heroine Amelia Peabody. She lives in a historic farmhouse in Frederick, Maryland, with six cats and two dogs.
I can't wait for the next Peabody story... I really do think [Elizabeth Peters'] books are great entertainment.A writer so popular that the public library has to keep her books under lock and key. - Washington Post Book WorldThink Miss Marple with early feminist gloss crossed with Indiana Jones... accomplished entertainment. - Guardian