By Elizabeth Peters
“Between Amelia Peabody and Indiana Jones, it’s Amelia—in wit and daring—by a landslide.”
—New York occasions ebook Review
Intrepid archaeologist and greater sleuth Amelia Peabody returns in A River within the Sky. during this breathtaking new experience, New York Times bestselling Grand grasp Elizabeth Peters transports the indomitable Amelia and her family members, the Emersons, from their ordinary milieu, early twentieth-century Egypt, to an exciting—and dangerous—new locale: Palestine! A story jam-packed with surroundings, intrigue, and thrills, A River within the Sky is additional evidence that “Peters has few competitors” (Houston Chronicle).
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She had been courteous enough to refrain from questions, though her wide blue eyes indicated her interest. “Some years ago we were able to be of service to her late Majesty in a delicate family matter. ” I ignored the groan from that consummate snob Gargery and went on. “She then presented him with that vulgarly ostentatious emerald ring which you may have seen in my jewel box. Apparently she passed on the story to her heirs, in case another delicate situation arose. This delicate situation, one may deduce, inspired the otherwise inexplicable visit today from Mr.
I promised myself I would do so immediately after luncheon. “Do your own research, Emerson. You wouldn’t take my word anyhow. Nefret, my dear, you haven’t eaten a thing. You seem a trifle out of sorts these days. ” The disingenuous attempt to change the subject succeeded. Emerson, who adores his adopted daughter, glanced at her in alarm. “No. Well…I miss the boys. Not that you and the professor aren’t splendid company,” she added quickly. “But with David in Yorkshire and Ramses off in the wilds of Palestine…” “You have no one to play with,” I suggested.
Emerson saw the look. ” A formal meal, in such warm weather and when there were only three of us, was in my opinion a waste of time. Gargery, our butler, did not share this opinion, primarily because he seized every opportunity to listen and contribute to our conversation. ” As I had often told Gargery, our son had reached an age at which that childish title was inappropriate. The name was equally inappropriate, but Ramses had been given that appellation in infancy because of his imperious manner and the fact that his swarthy complexion and dark eyes and hair appeared more Egyptian than English.