The Deeds of the Disturber by Elizabeth Peters
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The Deeds Of The Disturber, by Elizabeth Peters
★★★★★ and a ♥
Synopsis: (from the back of the paperback edition) Can fear kill? There are those who believe so--but Amelia Peabody is skeptical. A respected Egyptologist and amateur sleuth, Amelia has foiled felonious schemes from Victoria's England to the Middle East. And she doubts that it was a Nineteenth-Dynasty mummy's curse that caused the death of a night watchman in the British Museum. The corpse was found sprawled in the mummy's shadow, a look of terror frozen on the guard's face. What--or who--killed the unfortunate man is a mystery that seems too intriguingly delicious for Amelia to pass up, especially now that she, her dashing archaeologist husband, Emerson, and their precocious son, Ramses, are back on Britain's shores. But a contemporary curse can be as lethal as one centuries old--and the foggy London thoroughfares can be as treacherous as the narrow, twisting alleyways of Cairo after dark--when a perpetrator of evil deeds sets his murderous sights on his relentless pursuer...Amelia Peabody!
In A Sentence: One of my favorite books in this series!
My Thoughts: I'm thoroughly enjoying myself with these novels! Not only is it reigniting my love of Egyptology, but the book are even more fun when you reread them. Since I already know the solution to the mystery, I was able to sit back and enjoy the smaller things that also make this book enjoyable. The Emersons are by far my favorite fictional family. The way they interact with each other can be hilarious at times! We also get a brief introduction to one of Amelia's brothers, James Peabody, and his two children, Violet and Percy. Since we have recently become familiar with one of Amelia and Radcliffe's arch-nemeses, it only seems fair that Ramses finds his own arch-nemesis in his cousin Percy.
I think this book has become one of my favorites in the series because the plot moves fairly quickly and has a bit more of a Sherlock Holmes air to it. It doesn't seem quite as long-winded as some previous novels, and the humor is still as funny as ever. Overall, it makes for a great detective read, one that I would recommend to any mystery fan.
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