Amelia Peabody

20 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,705 ratings

Crocodile on the Sandbank Summary

Amelia Peabody inherited two things from her father: a considerable fortune and an unbendable will. The first allowed her to indulge in her life's passion. Without the second, the mummy's curse would have made corpses of them all.
©2004 Elizabeth Peters (P)2004 Recorded Books
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  • Book 1

    • Crocodile on the Sandbank

    • The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 1
    • By: Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 242
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160

    Amelia Peabody inherited two things from her father: a considerable fortune and an unbendable will. The first allowed her to indulge in her life's passion. Without the second, the mummy's curse would have made corpses of them all.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Lively, fun mystery

    • By Helen on 18-04-10

    Regular price: £24.99

  • Book 2

    • The Curse of the Pharaohs

    • The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 2
    • By: Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107

    The sun rides high over the British Empire and the light still sparkles brightly in Amelia Peabody's eye as she returns for her second adventure in archaeology and romantic mystery as recounted in her lively journal, The Curse of the Pharaohs.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • parousel at the ready!

    • By Mrs on 23-12-12

    Regular price: £29.59

  • Book 3

    • The Mummy Case

    • The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 3
    • By: Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101

    The indomitable Amelia Peabody and her husband, known to many as "the Father of Curses", are into archaeology and mischief again. This third in the series brings the reader once more into Egypt and the shady world of black market antiquities. The winter excavation season has hardly yet begun when Amelia stumbles onto what looks suspiciously like a ring of thieves.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A delightful romp, beautifully read.

    • By Colin on 07-09-09

    Regular price: £28.29

  • Book 4

    • Lion in the Valley

    • The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 4
    • By: Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83

    Amelia Peabody, archaeologist and woman extraordinaire, should have greeted the approaching excavation with transports of joy. Nothing in the world could compare with exploring the muddy, musty corridors of some bat-infested pyramid. And at Dahshoor, to which she was headed, there existed some particularly fine specimens.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A DELIGHTFUL LISTENING EXPERIENCE

    • By Robin Dunster on 31-07-14

    Regular price: £28.29

  • Book 5

    • The Deeds of the Disturber

    • The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 5
    • By: Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88

    After an adventurous season spent excavating at Dahshoor, and narrowly averting the clutches of the Master Criminal, Victorian Egyptologist Amelia Peabody Emerson and her spouse prepare for a quiet summer in England. The social and domestic routine, though interrupted by the precocious escapades of their only child, Ramses, hardly seems much of a challenge for the indomitable Emersons.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Emersons in London

    • By Stephanie on 18-08-07

    Regular price: £29.59

  • Book 6

    • The Last Camel Died at Noon

    • The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 6
    • By: Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 74

    Amelia and Emerson leave the calm of Victorian England in search of an estranged father's son and a lost kingdom buried deep in Sudan.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enthralling escape into a bygone age!

    • By Philip on 24-04-11

    Regular price: £27.59

  • Book 7

    • The Snake, the Crocodile, and the Dog

    • The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 7
    • By: Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 15 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 65

    This adventure transports Amelia Peabody and her husband Emerson to Amarna, the rustic desert site where the two archaeologists first met, beginning the 13-year association that would take them from mayhem to murder in the Egyptian outback.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another wonderful book in Amelia Peabody series

    • By Jacquelyn on 13-04-13

    Regular price: £32.89

  • Book 8

    • The Hippopotamus Pool

    • The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 8
    • By: Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 70

    The spunky Victorian Egyptologist Amelia Peabody Emerson has returned to the exotic Nile valley. Parasol aloft and hot on the trail of an unexplored tomb, she must outwit a shadowy evildoer, a questionable antiquities dealer, and her loquacious son, Ramses.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Happy Listener

    • By Patricia on 15-04-08

    Regular price: £31.89

  • Book 9

    • Seeing a Large Cat

    • The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 9
    • By: Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 66

    Best-selling mystery author Elizabeth Peters has captured the hearts of thousands of readers with her spunky Victorian Egyptologist, Amelia Peabody Emerson. In Seeing a Large Cat, Amelia must ensnare a modern-day killer, a bogus spiritualist, and a predatory debutante in the awesome Valley of the Kings. Someone is sending ominous messages: "Stay away from tomb Twenty-A!" Intrigued, parasol-wielding Amelia won't rest until she finds the forbidden burial site.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An entertaining listen

    • By lauraclaire on 05-07-16

    Regular price: £25.69

  • Book 10

    • The Ape Who Guards the Balance

    • The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 10
    • By: Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 39

    Against the romantic backdrop of Edwardian Egypt, the irresistible Amelia Peabody and her charmingly unconventional family prove themselves to be formidable foes of villainy. In The Ape Who Guards the Balance, Amelia must muster all of her considerable skills of detection to unravel a snarled web of stolen archeological treasures, murderous cults, and fallen women.

    Regular price: £33.89

  • Book 11

    • The Falcon at the Portal

    • The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 11
    • By: Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 15 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 55

    Join spunky Amelia and her charming family for a thrilling new archaeological adventure in Edwardian Egypt. Even on the joyous occasion of the marriage of their Egyptian "son" David to their beloved niece Lia, trouble finds Amelia and hunky hubby Emerson. And this time it is personal.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A damed good read.

    • By AKEMAP on 19-06-15

    Regular price: £32.89

  • Book 12

    • He Shall Thunder in the Sky

    • The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 12
    • By: Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 17 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    In her best-selling Amelia Peabody mysteries, author Elizabeth Peters has created an award-winning mixture of vivid archeological detail, finely-tuned suspense, and witty romance. This, the 12th Amelia Peabody mystery, opens in 1914. As the tides of war rise, Egypt is threatened by attacks. Espionage abounds, pulling in several members of the Peabody Emerson household even as they embark on a new archeological season.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An excellent rendition

    • By Carolynne on 21-07-06

    Regular price: £35.49

  • Book 13

    • Lord of the Silent

    • The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 13
    • By: Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 53

    Each book in this best-selling series is greeted with cheers by the ever-growing number of fans who relish the adventures of the Emersons, a family of Victorian archeologists. The shifting sands of intrigue and wry humor that fill these mysteries are always a delight. It is the autumn of 1916, and war has cast its long shadow across Egypt. Cairo is filled with soldiers, and the ancient tombs are filled with treasure hunters. Amidst this chaos, the Emersons have come for their yearly dig.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Good Story

    • By Meryl on 22-09-15

    Regular price: £32.89

  • Book 14

    • The Golden One

    • The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 14
    • By: Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 17 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 44

    Egyptologist and millionaire Amelia Peabody Emerson is back in Egypt hunting down tomb robbers, uncovering antiquities fraud, and meddling in the life of her son, Ramses. In 1917, with the war looming in the distance, Amelia and her family return to Egypt for an extensive archaeological dig after learning of another tomb that was desecrated by thieves. Hot on their trail, Amelia’s family is thrown into disarray when her son, Ramses, is called away by the British government for a covert operation in Gaza, the gateway to the Holy Land.

    Regular price: £32.89

  • Book 15

    • Children of the Storm

    • The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 15
    • By: Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 49

    The year is 1919, one year after WWI has ended. Amelia Peabody and her husband, Emerson, finally feel they have a moment to rest. Their family is all gathered together in their Luxor, Egypt, home, including their son, Ramses; their daughter-in-law, Nefret; and their two grandchildren. Just as the dust from the war begins to settle, a new wind kicks up, and their lives take a turn for the worse. Soon after the discovery of a well-preserved tomb, some of the treasure is stolen.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another A.P.E. Masterpiece

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-01-17

    Regular price: £29.59

  • Book 16

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    • Guardian of the Horizon

    • The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 16
    • By: Elizabeth Peters
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  • Book 17

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    • Tomb of the Golden Bird

    • The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 18
    • By: Elizabeth Peters
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  • Book 19

    • A River in the Sky

    • An Amelia Peabody Murder Mystery
    • By: Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated by: Karen Cass
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    It's 1910, and archaeologist Amelia Peabody heads for Palenstine hoping to prevent an English adventurer called Morely from causing damage during his search for the vanished treasures of the Temple in Jerusalem. The War Office fears increasing German influence in Palenstine and insists Morley is working for German intelligence.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Sorry

    • By Kris on 05-04-11

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  • Book 20

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