Crocodile on the Sandbank

                                   I have read Crocodile on the Sandbank, and the rest of the books in the Amelia Peabody mystery series, many times. I absolutely love them! They are fantastic, easy reads, perfect for when you’re in a busy season (such as the waking hours) and want a quick read.
The first book takes place in the late 1800’s, in Egypt. The feisty Amelia Peabody has decided to leave her home in England and travel. She’s reached an age where she could almost be considered a spinster, and wants to experience new places and cultures. Coming to Egypt, she encounters a mystery, complete with a kidnapping attempt and a surprisingly lively mummy.

While the mystery is certainly interesting, this is a book that you read because the characters are so enjoyable. If I’ve had a tough week, I tend to reread this book as a comfort. It’s fun and lighthearted.

Amelia Peabody is like a female Indiana Jones, only with a more acerbic wit. The other characters that you’ll meet are equally enjoyable.You’ll fall in love with this book if you give it a read.

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3 thoughts on “Crocodile on the Sandbank

    1. The writing is entertaining and fun. The author knows her stuff and the fictional characters are added to actual historic events, like the discovery of King Tut’s tomb (in a later book). The first book is more saccharine than the others so it’s not my favorite in the series, but it’s still a good read.

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