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Crocodile on the Sandbank
Crocodile on the Sandbank | Elizabeth Peters
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Amelia Peabody is Elizabeth Peters' most brilliant and best-loved creation, a thoroughly Victorian feminist who takes the stuffy world of archaeology by storm with her shocking men's pants and no-nonsense attitude! In this first adventure, our headstrong heroine decides to use her substantial inheritance to see the world. On her travels, she rescues a gentlewoman in distress - Evelyn Barton-Forbes - and the two become friends. The two companions continue to Egypt where they face mysteries, mummies and the redoubtable Radcliffe Emerson, an outspoken archaeologist, who doesn't need women to help him solve mysteries -- at least that's what he thinks!
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Bookmarkie
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I am not a fan of audiobooks with one narrator. Especially, woman-reads-man-voice. Worse yet, British woman-reads-man-voice. Plz tell me I am not the only one who lets this distract them from an otherwise decent story.

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bookandbedandtea
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1- The Island Of Sea Women, Prisoners Of Geography, With The Fire On High
2- The Crocodile On The Sandbank (tagged) and several other Amelia Peabody novels
3- I'm totally not a beach person but I suspect Something In The Water by Catherine Steadman would be good beach reading.

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B.Reader
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Love this #wanderingjune prompt. My love of Egypt started early and stayed late, but my one true love in all fiction is Amelia Peabody. #WalkLikeAnEgyptian #genrelove #favorite

LeahBergen I‘ve read all of these. 😆😆 5mo
B.Reader @LeahBurgen Me too! They are so fun 5mo
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RachelS89
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Crocodile On the Sandbank is a parody of Victorian adventure novels. The mystery element was more in the tradition of Scooby-Doo than Agatha Christie. The most enjoyable part of the novel was the constant bickering between Amelia and Emerson, the cantankerous archaeologist.
Peters managed to balance the views of her characters well; they are not unrealistically modern, but they are also not so old-fashioned that they are offensive.

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Ellebeekay
Crocodile on the Sandbank | Elizabeth Peters
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Elizabeth Peters
Diana Gabaldon
Sara Donati
Deanna Raybourn
Susanna Kearsley

💜💜💜

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thea-block
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I‘ve been wanting to read this first book of the Amelia Peabody series for a very long time, and I‘m so glad I did! Amelia is clever, stubborn, and ahead of her time, and her voice through Peters is so often tongue and cheek. This book was well-constructed, well-paced, and well-themed, though it was still a lighter read. Looking forward to this series!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Crazeedi I read several books of this series years ago, thoroughly enjoyed! 9mo
thea-block Thanks for the rec, @Crazeedi - I‘m really looking forward to a fun new series! 9mo
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sixgun
Crocodile on the Sandbank | Elizabeth Peters
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I enjoyed this book quite a bit. I especially liked the narrator. She was the perfect Amelia. I actually found the beginning of the end, the climax of the story as it were, to be expected and a bit boring. But overall, I enjoyed it.

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sixgun
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Has anyone read any of the other Peabody books? This is a pretty fun little read. I'm very glad I found it on audio. I look forward to the other in print now. And... I always love when the title is part of the book.

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sixgun
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All good things must come to an end, but with books I never want to reach that last page.

DGRachel I love Barbara Rosenblatt‘s narration of this series! 10mo
sixgun @DGRachel Her voice is perfect for this, isn't it? I hear Amelia speaking, instead of a narration. 10mo
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Andrew65
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Carolyn11215 I‘ve heard this is a great series! 10mo
Andrew65 @Carolyn11215 I‘ve yet to read beyond this first book but certainly gets great press. 10mo
TheBookHippie Amen 🤣🤣🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻❤️ha. 10mo
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Andrew65 @TheBookHippie Thought you‘d enjoy this one. 😊🙌👍 10mo
TheBookHippie @Andrew65 it should be said Mr BookHippie is my equal and a feminist ❤️🙌🏻but marriage as a principle makes me 🤮 10mo
rwmg Amelia Peabody is a great character. 10mo
Andrew65 @TheBookHippie I‘ve been with my life partner for one month short of 32 years, and she is definitely my equal (and better half) , and we‘ve never married. Some people (many) struggle to understand this! (edited) 10mo
Andrew65 @rwmg She is. 10mo
TheBookHippie @Andrew65 I get that ..we have 26 years people :do not get us at all. Let's assume they really do and are envious 🤣🤣🤣🥰🙌🏻❤️we win ...ha 10mo
Andrew65 @TheBookHippie We are most definitely the winners, who needs a marriage certificate to prove we are equals! 10mo
RamsFan1963 @Andrew65 @TheBookHippie Having been married twice, I'll say marriage is a wonderful institution...but who wants to live in an institution?? Lol 🤣🤣🤣 10mo
Ruthiella This series is fun. Amelia is a hoot!😀 10mo
Andrew65 @RamsFan1963 😂😂😂 Indeed! (edited) 10mo
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sixgun
Crocodile on the Sandbank | Elizabeth Peters
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Although I've I've only just started, I'm in love! Bookish, educated, independent women, flouting society's conventions are right up my alley.

sixgun @Megabooks @gradcat this is it. 10mo
Megabooks That does sound good! 10mo
gradcat Adding....😊❣️ 10mo
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sixgun @gradcat let me know what you think when you get to it. I'm almost done and I'm sad it's coming to the end. 10mo
gradcat Will do! Not sure when I‘ll get to it, though...but I‘m going to try sooner rather than later! 😊😊 10mo
sixgun @gradcat my TBR list is so long it'll be five years before I get to the end... And we all know more will be added daily. I wish it was like the old Netflix queue and I could move them up and down in order here. 10mo
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Hyzie
Crocodile on the Sandbank | Elizabeth Peters
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This book never fails to cheer me up. Amelia Peabody travels to Egypt at the turn of the century, where she and her friend Evelyn meet the Emerson brothers in a tomb. Murder, mayhem, and mummies ensue. There is lots of shouting, and none of these people should ever use firearms.

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jen182
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“He was a tall man with shoulders like a bull‘s and a black beard cut square like those of the statues of ancient Assyrian kings. From a face tanned almost to the shade of an Egyptian, vivid blue eyes blazed at me. His voice, as I had good cause to know, was a deep, reverberating bass. The accents were those of a gentleman. The sentiments were not.” (After this description, I can only picture Richard Armitage as Radcliffe *_* haha.)

SheilaChew I love all these books!!! 12mo
jen182 I‘m already halfway through the second book, so I have a feeling I‘ll say the same 😄 12mo
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Redjewel_7734
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Amelia Peabody is another fun delightful heroine who will allow no one to run roughshod over her. I loved watching her take control of almost every situation she found herself in & even when she was overwhelmed, she quickly recovered & gave as good as she got. The pairing of her & Emerson is going to be fun to watch as this series develops. Watching her reject the conventions of her time & I‘m sure find triumph each time is gonna be a joy.

CarolynM I love this series. Look forward to seeing how you enjoy it as the stories unfold 14mo
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Avanders
Crocodile on the Sandbank | Elizabeth Peters
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Audio-catching up on #JB #JustBecause correspondence! 🎉💌🎉💌

The book (tagged) is good but.... confusing. I found it on what I thought was a list of the best audio cozy mysteries ... but.. I mean, it's not sticking to the formula. Has anyone else read this?

On a related note ... **Seeking Recommendations** for your favorite audio books!

Chocamanda I have too many audio favorites but a couple recent favorites of mine are Undead Girl Gang and Widows of Malabar Hill 1y
Purpleness Yeah, Amelia Peabody‘s not exactly Miss Marple, but I‘d recommend sticking with her. 1y
StephanieGeiser I really enjoyed Eleanor & Park as well as Small Great Things on audio! 1y
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Usagi My favorite Audio book is 1y
CaramelLunacy Oh, I love Amelia Peabody and how very "No-nonsense" she is while being secretly so very romantically minded 1y
Avanders @Chocamanda @StephanieGeiser @Usagi Thank you! I loved the book The Night Circus.. maybe I'll revisit it via audio ☺️ @Purpleness she's definitely interesting! So far, I agree ☺️ @CaramelLunacy lol yes! I agree with that too! So funny how she's always trying to be forthright but betrays her romantic side ☺️☺️ 1y
JenlovesJT47 Gone With the Wind is the best audiobook imo. She does a phenomenal job with the different characters and accents. Of course, Jim Dale is great with the Harry Potter books. Also would recommend anything by Neil Gaiman when he narrates his own books. His voice is dreamy! 😍 1y
Avanders @JenLovesJT47 oooh good to know re Gone with the Wind .. I haven't read it and that's a perfect way to do it! And I've been meaning to listen to Dale's HPs forever! 1y
JenlovesJT47 Yes, you must!!! 🤓 1y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
Crocodile on the Sandbank | Elizabeth Peters
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Great Kindle Daily Deal today (in the U.S., at least) for Book 1 of this series. I‘ve been wanting to start it...now the big question is when WILL I actually read it? 👏🏻👏🏻

Librarybelle Oh! I may have to get it too, as I‘ve wanted to read it. Definitely a good deal! 1y
DGRachel I love this series! 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Librarybelle $.99 is an easy one-click! 👏🏻👏🏻🤪🤪 1y
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Megabooks Great deal! Thanks! 1y
rwmg Great series 1y
Laura317 I love this series, too. I have the audiobooks for it. 1y
TracyReadsBooks This is a fabulous series! Wonderful stories and fantastic characters—I envy you reading these books for the first time! (And, if you‘ve ever wondered where the inspiration for the Brendan Fraser Mummy movies came from, I might argue you‘ll find it in these books.) 1y
CarolynM I'm another fan of this series, in fact of all Elizabeth Peters' books. So much fun! 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @rwmg @Laura317 @TracyReadsBooks @CarolynM Oh, you guys are making me want to change up my TBR and start this series right away!! 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Megabooks You‘re welcome. How ya doing, friend? 1y
Megabooks @BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘m on the mend! Doing better. I still have some work to do, but I‘ve found some good doctors. 1y
Megabooks Thank you for asking!! 💜 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Megabooks I‘m so glad to hear you‘re on the mend. Good docs are fabulous. 💙 1y
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BarbaraJean
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Here‘s what I‘ve got for #sand! A couple of friends have highly recommended the Amelia Peabody mysteries to me, but I‘ve only read the first two or three. A strong female lead (though sometimes her unwillingness to admit fault is grating), an intriguing mystery, and a dash of romance against a background of ancient Egyptian archeology... not a bad way to spend a few hundred pages. #readingresolutions

Blueberry I read the entire series. 💛💚 1y
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Lcsmcat
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A charming adventure of a book. While I figured out the mystery easily, it was still an enjoyable romp. And a light read was exactly what I needed this week.

CarolynM Elizabeth Peters' charm lies more with her characters and her wit than with her plots. But that's fine with me! 1y
Lcsmcat @CarolynM Yes! Amelia is delightful. 1y
LeslieO I love Amelia and Emerson! 1y
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Lcsmcat
Crocodile on the Sandbank | Elizabeth Peters
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I started a new #audiocommute this morning. I‘ve never read Peters before but am enjoying it so far.

DGRachel I love these books and Barbara Rosenblat does an awesome job as narrator! 1y
CouronneDhiver Grandpa recently recommended this to me... I should have a look! 1y
Lcsmcat @DGRachel She is a good narrator! 1y
Lcsmcat @CouronneDhiver It‘s perfect for my commute- interesting enough to hold my attention, and easy enough to follow that I don‘t get into a wreck.😂 1y
CarolynM I love Elizabeth Peters' books - so witty! Enjoy! 1y
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SheReadsAndWrites
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The #bookyouvereread for my #riotgrams is Crocodile On The Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters. This series will always be my favorite. #favoriteseries

CarolynM ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
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mabell
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LOVED IT!!!

I had started and stopped a book in the series years ago, but when @dsfisher said Amelia Peabody was one of her favorites, I knew I had to give Elizabeth Peters another chance.

It was amazing! The plot, the characters, the setting, I loved it all! It was so thrilling, I was on the edge of my seat for at least the 2nd half of the book. It was such perfection, I hesitate to read the next in the series. I don't want a thing to change!

DGRachel Yay! @dsfisher got me hooked on the Peabody‘s, too! I love these books. 😍 1y
batsy I love this series ❤️ So fun! 1y
BookishMe Peabody and Emerson are just too Cool! 1y
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LeahBergen Such a fun series. 👏🏻👏🏻 1y
mabell @DGRachel @batsy @BookishMe @LeahBergen I'm so glad it's a series! I can't wait to read the rest - once I recover from my hangover from this one 😅😂 1y
BookishMe 👍🏽 👍🏽 It gets better as the family grows! Haha... I need to return to the series as a reprieve from the current intense reads ;D 1y
PickwickPlockPlock I read it this year and loved it! Haven't read the others, I'm a bit afraid that I might not like them as much. 1y
mabell @BookishMe I'm glad the series doesn't disappoint! I will definitely carry on 😁 1y
mabell @PickwickPlockPlock That's exactly how I feel right now! It wrapped everything up so well; it could easily be a stand-alone novel. However, I do look forward to more Peabody/Emerson banter 😄 1y
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SheReadsAndWrites
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This came to mind for today's #riotgrams for #travelandadventures This is one of my all time favorite book series. I even named my dog Ramses after Amelia and Emerson's son. 😊🐶 #greatreads

SledgeReader @SheReadsAndWrites You have a doxie AND a dane?!?!?!?! I bet they are a hoot to be around. I have two doxies!!! #jackanddiane are my defense for empty nest! You would think I had twins! ❤️🐶🐶 1y
SheReadsAndWrites Jack and Diane!! 😂 I love it! @SledgeReader The Doxie is 8 and he's Ramses and the Dane is a 7 month-old puppy named Sabrina. They are definitely hilarious together. And I will be an empty nester next year 🙁 so the pup for sure has something to do with that. 🐶🐶 1y
SledgeReader @SheReadsAndWrites 🐶🐶😍😂😂😂 1y
CarolynM You didn't name the puppy Nefret? 1y
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knittedgnome
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I loved this charming book!!! Amelia is definitely now one of my most favorite characters! I am I'll be sure to look for more Amelia Peabody books!!

Mollyanna Love Amelia. She‘s a very spunky character. 😄 2y
Tinky5870 Yess! 😍😍😍 2y
CarolynM Welcome to the fan club! 2y
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knittedgnome
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I started this yesterday and am really enjoying it! A nice light-hearted read while at work ;)

DGRachel I love this series! 2y
knittedgnome @DGRachel I will definitely be looking for the next one! 2y
CarolynM Elizabeth Peters is wonderful. I love her books so much❤️❤️❤️ 2y
QuoteQueen I love Elizabeth Peters! 2y
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Blueberry
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I have two favorites both written by the late great Elizabeth Peters.
#FavoriteCrimeFightingCouple
#Marchmadness @josteele

CarolynM Fabulous choice! I love Elizabeth Peters❤️❤️❤️ 2y
BookishMe Oh yes! Peabody & Emerson FTW!! 😍 😍 2y
Verity Oh what a great choice. I love Peabody and Emerson so much. And the Vicky Bliss series is cracking too. 2y
quietjenn Perfect choice is perfect. 2y
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bookandbedandtea
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#audiostitching again. I love weekends. 😊

JoScho Love the little peacock 💚 2y
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Blueberry
Crocodile on the Sandbank | Elizabeth Peters
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1. Amelia Peabody and The Cat Who series
2. Ella Clah mysteries
3. Pass it on except my much loved Mrs. Pollifax series
4. Yes

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dsfisher
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1. Loved archaeology as a kid and the Peabody series made me desire to travel to Egypt
2. Yikes, that is hard as I have loved most places across the States and southern Germany was beautiful.
3. Looking out at dreary weather, I‘m thinking a nice warm beach with out crowds
4. Depends, I do enjoy the freedom of driving
5. Ice Cream!!!
#manicmonday
@JoScho

JaclynW It's always hard to pick a favorite. ☺ 2y
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dsfisher
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#BelovedSeries
#riotgrams
@bookriot
It was hard to pick as I have a love of series and seeing how characters develop. Elizabeth Peter‘s Amelia Peabody is a fav

batsy They're such fun! 2y
robinb I really want to start this series this year. 😊 2y
DGRachel UGH! Remind me to put Seeing a Large Cat on the list of must find used hardbacks. I‘d forgotten we had one weirdo paperback shoved in there!🤢 2y
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DGRachel And the one next to it - we need that in normal hardback size. Just looking at this picture is making me twitchy. 2y
dsfisher @DGRachel I did debate taking them off the shelf and arranging so they would not give you the twitches 🙀 2y
DGRachel I hardly notice it at home, but it really stands out in the photo. 😳 2y
CarolynM I almost chose this series (or maybe the Vicky Bliss series). I love them to bits. 2y
dsfisher @CarolynM I really like the Vicky Bliss too! 2y
Andrew65 @DGRachel These are the same sort of autistic traits I have, I go around School straightening and tidying everything, especially where the books are! 2y
Andrew65 I read the first one and was not overly impressed, perhaps I need to try another one. 2y
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deirdrebeecher
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Amelia Peabody is just not doing it for me. That's the thing about humour isn't it you either get it or you don't.

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KerriNTurner
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A new stash of books I picked up in the Boxing Day sales. The sight of a stack like this makes my heart happy... 😊

RealLifeReading Nice! Also your tea cup is so pretty! 2y
CarolynM Elizabeth Peters💖💖💖💖💖💖 2y
rubyslippersreads I ❤️ everything about this picture! 2y
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LeahBergen It makes me happy, too! (I spy an Enid Blyton 😄). 2y
KerriNTurner @RealLifeReading thank you! It‘s Wedgewood, and was a surprise birthday present from my husband this year 😊 2y
KerriNTurner @CarolynM it‘s the first time I‘ve read any of her books! 2y
KerriNTurner @rubyslippersreads thank you 😊 I love having this many new books to read! 😄 2y
KerriNTurner @LeahBergen yes! I realised there was a fourth Enchanted Wood book I‘d never read before, and had to remedy that asap. 2y
rubyslippersreads When I first saw that pirate book, I read the title as Pirate Style and thought it was a fashion guide! 😄 (Perfect for @CrowCAH 😊) 2y
CrowCAH @rubyslippersreads lol, good one! ⚔️⚓️☠️ 2y
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Laura317
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I can‘t find the book now, but I loved revisiting this series that I read back in the day. Such fun!

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BookBelle84
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So good and so much fun! I found myself constantly smiling as I read this book. Peters reminds me of Agatha Christie in her writing style and Amelia Peabody is as memorable as Mrs Marple. I will definitely be reading the rest of this series to see the mysteries and troubles that Peabody gets herself into. #highlyrecommend

rubyslippersreads I'll be reading this for one of my IRL book clubs next month. 🐊 2y
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BookBelle84
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I already understand why people love this character so much!

Booksnchill Amelia is the best- and it‘s a series that gets better! 2y
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BookBelle84
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Starting this tonight! #blameitonlitsy

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Readerann
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For #30daysofreadathon 22-Cozy, here are a couple of Cozy mystery series I've been enjoying lately.

UwannaPublishme Loved Crocodile! 😊🙌🏻 2y
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dsfisher
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Thanks for the tag @DGRachel 1. Elizabeth Peter's Amelia Peabody, Sandford's Prey & Flowers and Laurie King's Sherlock. 2. Today it will be Hacksaw Ridge. 3. Green. 4. Tough one, Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie. 5. Peony

DGRachel 😘 2y
dsfisher Hey, I kind of figured out how to do the thing. 😜 2y
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tracy_anne8
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#publishedinthe1970s #jubilantjuly I keep forgetting about these series and really need to pick them up again. #historicalfiction #historicalmystery

booksandsympathy I love the Anne Perry books! It's been a while since I read them though. 2y
tracy_anne8 @booksandsympathy I have only read the first book but I a bunch in the series. I need to pull them out. 2y
robinb I've been meaning to start the Peters' series. Thanks for the reminder! 2y
tracy_anne8 @robinb You're welcome. Glad I could help 😊 2y
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Quiet
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A wee bit of retail therapy.

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Centique
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I started this book thinking I wasn't going to like it; the characters seemed to be stereotypes. But it grew on me! It's a light read, possibly a cosy mystery - except it's set in 19th century Egypt among English archaeologists. Really sweet although it brings up a few colonial ideas that are accurate of the time but infuriating.

Photo: here are my 2 crocodiles on the mountainous sand dunes of Te Paki. You can snowboard down them; they're huge!

Centique I'll probably read some more of these, I'm quite converted by Amelia Peabody now! 2y
DGRachel This is one of my favorite series! There's a storyline later on that irritates me a little for a couple of books, but for the most part, I just love these books and characters. I've read them all and listened to almost all of them on audio. They are comfort reread via audio. ☺️ 2y
Centique @DGRachel ooh I'll go check them out in audio, that sounds great! 2y
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DGRachel Barbara Rosenblat is the narrator you want. ☺️ 2y
batsy I really enjoy these books too, but you're right about certain colonial ideas that are hard to dismiss. I found the early books are lot more enjoyable than the later ones. 2y
Centique @batsy yes! I'm glad we can talk about those kinds of problems in our books here. 2y
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lycomayflower
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Giving this a go now. It's much more my speed today so far

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Blueberry
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♡ Amelia Peabody and Radcliffe Emerson ♡
#1 of the Amelia Peabody series about two Egyptologists beginning in 1884.

#sparklingmaybookishdreams #favoritecouples

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Verity
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At work, Egypt stories are written by the Middle East desk not the Africa one, which means I can pick the first of the Amelia Peabody series for my #SetInTheMiddleEast pick for #MayBookFlowers. To me, these are the book equivalent of an Indiana Jones book, if Indy was a Victorian spinster (well to start off with). I've got one waiting on the Kindle, and am holding fire on reading it until I see the reviews for the next/last posthumous one.

batsy Adore this series! 2y
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Ellebeekay
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The mystery that got me into mysteries! I lurve this old school cover!! #mysteriousways

UwannaPublishme Yes! Loved this one!! 😊👍🏻 2y
DGRachel That's an awesome cover! I ❤️ this series! 2y
Cinfhen That's fabulous that you can remember.... 2y
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Broke_Girl_Reads Emerson's hair looks so Fabio! It would be funny if it wasn't so appropriate to Amelia's descriptions of him 2y
robinb I keep meaning to try this series...and keep forgetting to! 😫😢 2y
Sydsavvy That cloak! Love it 😎 2y
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Joreads
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Mehso-so

There is no doubt this is a well written book, but. And there you have it but! Its marked as a mystery but don't hold your breath waiting for the mystery it does not start until the 50% mark. I also if you can't predict the mystery give up the ghost now. This book had so much potential but it failed to live up to it. Clearly I'm in the minority here as this series is 19 book long. I won't be reading the next installment.

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Otherworld_Library
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I've been needing something different from my usual fare and this was it! Smart, funny, lighthearted. I saw someone call it 'Victorian Egyptology Scooby-Doo', which I can totally see, lol. At other times it felt like a brighter happier 1890's Thelma and Louise. Full of smart pithy dialogue, observations, and set downs (mostly from Amelia but Radcliffe could give as good as he got). I laughed on every page.

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Magdawrites
Crocodile on the Sandbank | Elizabeth Peters
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By the pyramid a couple of weeks ago (At the Louvre Museum). And talking about Pyramids... This book is an exceptional historical/ cozy mystery

In the late 19th century, Amelia Peabody a pragmatic, no-nonsense spinster (in her 30s) and a friend set out to explore Egypt. As they travel along the Neil, they encounter two archeologists and end up fighting off old enemies, locals and mummies! Many LOL moments! A small romance arc always a plus.

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Equinm
Crocodile on the Sandbank | Elizabeth Peters
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Mehso-so

Egad. I had high hopes for this series (20th book due this summer) ... but I just found it tedious and predictable. This series has gotten high reviews, so I *might* read the second book when I'm in a future reading lull (HA).

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thereadingowlvina
Crocodile on the Sandbank | Elizabeth Peters
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Pickpick

#19thcentury + #Egypt + #archaelogy -> Reasons to fall in love with Amelia Peabody #mysteries. Although the mystery may be simple, this is a #wellwritten, #fun and #entertaining book, and it made me laugh many times! #historicalfiction #quickread #easyread #ameliapeabodyseries #cozymystery

Jaimelire Sounds good. I love a cozy mystery! 3y
Corbo What ereader is this 2y
thereadingowlvina @Corbo It's Kobo Aura One ☺ 2y
Corbo Nice it looks so big! What size is the screen? 2y
thereadingowlvina @Corbo I just love this ereader! It's 7.8 inch. Easy on the eyes 😊 2y
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Robin44
Crocodile on the Sandbank | Elizabeth Peters

She was too kind, and too truthful. Both, I have found, are inconvenient character traits.