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978-0-380-97658-4 / 9780380976584

The Falcon at the Portal: An Amelia Peabody Mystery

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Publisher:Avon Books

Edition:Hardcover

Language:English

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As the 1911 archaeological season begins, Amelia and famille have arrived in Egypt for their annual excavation. While the reappearance of Ramses' dreadful cousin Percy is to be lamented, the marriage of his best friend David to Amelia's niece Lia is a source of joy for everyone. But the bride has barely walked down the aisle before trouble begins stalking the family. First, David is accused of selling ancient Egyptian artifacts that are actually hight-priced, almost undetectable fakes. Then, though this year's site appears ordinary ebough-dull, really-some deadly surprises await the professional touch of Professor Radcliffe Emerson, the Father of Curses, holder of innumberable honorary degrees, scourge of the underworld, and the greatest Egyptologist of this or any other age.

But even as Amelia and company endeavor to clear David's name and expose the real culprit, worse crimes and surfacing. the first is the body of an American at the bottom of the Emersons' excavation shaft. Then, as accusations of drug-dealing and moral misconduct start flying, the appearance of a small child of mysterious antecendents sparks a crisis that threatens to tear the Emerson family apart. Meanwhile, as Amelia brings her brilliant powers of deduction to bear on all of this, someone is shooting bullets at her and coming awfully close.

As the tension mounts and accidents increase at the site, it becomes clear that the Land of the Pharoahs harbors more secrets than any tomb can hide. If Amelia doesn't expose a dangerous gallery of killers quickly, she may find herself the next candidate for burial.

Guaranteed to win new fans and thrill existing ones, this latest tale in th brilliant and award-winning Amelia Peabody series is ample demonstration of the style, wit and ingenuity that have made Elizabeth Peters one of the best-loved mystery authors of our time.

 

As the 1911 archaeological season begins, Amelia and famille have arrived in Egypt for their annual excavation. While the reappearance of Ramses' dreadful cousin Percy is to be lamented, the marriage of his best friend David to Amelia's niece Lia is a source of joy for everyone. But the bride has barely walked down the aisle before trouble begins stalking the family. First, David is accused of selling ancient Egyptian artifacts that are actually hight-priced, almost undetectable fakes. Then, though this year's site appears ordinary ebough-dull, really-some deadly surprises await the professional touch of Professor Radcliffe Emerson, the Father of Curses, holder of innumberable honorary degrees, scourge of the underworld, and the greatest Egyptologist of this or any other age.

But even as Amelia and company endeavor to clear David's name and expose the real culprit, worse crimes and surfacing. the first is the body of an American at the bottom of the Emersons' excavation shaft. Then, as accusations of drug-dealing and moral misconduct start flying, the appearance of a small child of mysterious antecendents sparks a crisis that threatens to tear the Emerson family apart. Meanwhile, as Amelia brings her brilliant powers of deduction to bear on all of this, someone is shooting bullets at her and coming awfully close.

As the tension mounts and accidents increase at the site, it becomes clear that the Land of the Pharoahs harbors more secrets than any tomb can hide. If Amelia doesn't expose a dangerous gallery of killers quickly, she may find herself the next candidate for burial.

Guaranteed to win new fans and thrill existing ones, this latest tale in th brilliant and award-winning Amelia Peabody series is ample demonstration of the style, wit and ingenuity that have made Elizabeth Peters one of the best-loved mystery authors of our time.

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