Lion in the Valley

Lion in the Valley

The 1895-96 season promises to be an exceptional one for Amelia Peabody, her dashing Egyptologist husband, Radcliffe Emerson, and their precocious (some might say rambunctious) eight-year-old son, Ramses. The long-denied permission to dig at the pyramids of Dahshoor has finally been granted, and the much-coveted burial chamber of the Black Pyramid is now theirs for the exploring.

Before the young family exchanges the relative comfort of Cairo for the more rudimentary quarters near the excavation site, they engage a young Englishman, Donald Fraser, as a tutor and companion for Ramses, and Amelia takes a wayward young woman, Enid Debenham, under her protective wing.

But there is danger and deception in the wind that blows across the hot Egyptian sands. A brazen kidnapping attempt, a gruesome murder, and an expedition subsequently cursed by misfortune and death—all serve to alert Amelia to the likely presence of her arch nemesis, the "Master Criminal," notorious looter of the living and the dead. But it is far more than ill-gotten riches that motivate the man known as Sethos. The evil genius has a score to settle with the meddling lady archaeologist who has sworn to deliver him to justice . . . and he's got her dead-on in his sights.

Replete with edge-of-the-seat suspense and scrupulous archaeological and historical detail, all delivered in Amelia Peabody's unique, wry voice, Lion in the Valley is a classic installment in Elizabeth Peters's beloved mystery-adventure series.

Title:Lion in the Valley
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781841192161
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    Lion in the Valley Reviews

  • Phrynne

    Number 4 in the series and still totally entertaining. Ramses has a very prominent role in this story. He is eight years old now and more precocious than ever. It is a pity his mother never listens to...

  • Julie

    Lion in the Valley by Elizabeth Peters is a 2008 William Morrow publication. (Kindle edition) This book was originally published in 1986/87. This is the fourth book in the Amelia Peabody series. The M...

  • Algernon (Darth Anyan)

    [7/10] Have I mentioned to you, Peabody, that one of the reasons why I adore you is that you are more inclined to beat people with your umbrella than fall weeping on your bed? Amelia Peabody returns t...

  • ? Gramy ?

    .This is the fourth book of the series and by this time, Ramses was eight years old.  This amazingly precocious child accompanied his active and intelligent parents on another dig in the pyramids of ...

  • C.

    Few place this below four stars, which I cannot fathom. I can demonstrate why my three stars are a tolerant stretch. I thought we would be settled by volume IV and see action. Depicting an English fam...

  • Petra

    I'm a fan of Emerson family. Their antics and interactions are over the top and entertaining. This story doesn't disappoint in the antics but it does get more melodramatic than the previous books in t...

  • Wanda

    I do love Amelia Peacock Emerson. It’s a plus that there is a mystery to solve in each book, because that gives the excuses for the wonderful dialog between Amelia & her husband and for Amelia to st...

  • Emma

    3.5 stars. The mysteries never seem to matter in these books as the interest comes from the attitudes and dynamics between Peabody and Emerson and of course the insufferable Ramses....

  • Cyndi

    This book is full of romantic triangles. I would like to tell you all about them but I don’t want to ruin the surprises. What I will tell you is that Amelia and Emerson are excellent and I still lo...

  • Kristen

    I loved, loved, LOVED this book!! Everytime I start the next Amelia Peabody story I worry that Elizabeth Peters won't be able to maintain the extraordinarily intelligent and utterly hilarious banter b...