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Lion in the Valley


The 1985-96 season promises to be an exceptional one for Egyptologist Amelia Peabody, her dashing husband Emerson and their precocious eight-year-old ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.000

Tackling the Master Criminal!

by Tarissa on Oct 9, 2014

Amelia and Emerson are back in Egypt for another season of excavation and archaeology. However, as the odds deem, murder strikes... yet again! Fear of the Master Criminal which Amelia is so sure of deepens the plot. The threat seems to be approaching closer... I have to say... Ramses, the couple's son, is probably my favorite character, with all his innocence, brilliance and sneakiness. He could talk your ear off on topics you've never even heard of! So lovable though. This was yet another great book from Elizabeth Peters. Adults with a sense of humor and a sense of wonder for adventure will enjoy it!

anne c

Not Barbara Rosenblat

by anne c on Jun 1, 2012

The book is wonderful, and the audio recording is acceptable. However, Barbara Rosenblat already made a fantastic recording of this book, using different voices, which truly captured the characters


A family to fall in love with!

by eastcoastgal on Jul 15, 2007

There's never a dull moment when you're an Emerson. Hardly has the family set foot in Egypt than are they beset by any number of problems, not the least of which is a daring attempt made to abduct their eight-year-old son, Ramses. His timely rescue provides a new friend and suspect in the series of suspicious incidents that follow, but it's not long before Amelia's attention is diverted by the reappearance of their old foe, the Master Criminal- and this time, he's not taking no for an answer! Peters shows her talent not only for description and historical accuracy, but also for handling various divergent plotlines as well as characters both old and new. The character of the delightful little Ramses is given further development and has thankfully grown out of the irksome speech defect evidenced in the previous book. The re-emergence of the Master Criminal is given the added intrigue of his fascination with Amelia herself, leading to a predictably overblown (and yet still somehow appealing!) reaction from Emerson, to say nothing of giving the reader hope that Amelia's arch-nemesis may put in another appearance in the not-too-distant future!

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