Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters

Anyone who in childhood read “holes” the adventure book – you must read this wonderful series Egyptian crazy couple adventures of Amelia Peabody and Radcliffe Emerson. Despite the label “ironic detective” (a label something to assign is in General a bad job, they are only good for cans), the book grabs from the first pages.

An eccentric Englishwoman Amelia Peabody after his father’s death, finds long-awaited freedom and to conquer Egypt, in particular, the surviving monuments of antiquity. Along the way, the heroine has been studying the mysteries of archeology, gracefulstop, the detective solves mystical mysteries, finds a true friend Evelyn and manages to get her and your personal life. About my personal life is a separate song, because it is such a vivid character as Professor Emerson (Amelia at the beginning of their acquaintance describes as a “rabid Rhino”), – still need to look for.

Funny confrontation between the eternal and the insults these characters captivate from the first pages, and sometimes bring to Homeric laughter. Minor characters (Evelyn, Walter, Lucas) are also drawn pretty well, although Evelyn was a little annoyed fainting and hand-wringing. However, given that she was actively hunting a mummy – she says goodbye. Speaking of mummy, she is the main villain of the book. Very well written key moments in the process of hunting “Amelia is a mummy”. Funny, colorful, with a twinkle. A description of the Egyptian entourage – about him, of course, I would like to know more – allows you to take in the sights of the narrative.

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