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Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody, Book 1)
by Elizabeth Peters

Published: 2013-05-28
Mass Market Paperback : 352 pages
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Meet Egyptologist Amelia Peabody in the first mystery in the Victorian-era set, New York Times bestselling "sparkling series" (Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review).

"If Indiana Jones were female, a wife, and a mother who lived in Victorian times, he would be Amelia Peabody ...
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Meet Egyptologist Amelia Peabody in the first mystery in the Victorian-era set, New York Times bestselling "sparkling series" (Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review).

"If Indiana Jones were female, a wife, and a mother who lived in Victorian times, he would be Amelia Peabody Emerson."--Publishers Weekly

Amelia Peabody, that indomitable product of the Victorian age, embarks on her debut Egyptian adventure armed with unshakable self-confidence, a journal to record her thoughts, and, of course, a sturdy umbrella. On her way to Cairo, Amelia rescues young Evelyn Barton-Forbes, who has been abandoned by her scoundrel lover. Together the two women sail up the Nile to an archeological site run by the Emerson brothers-the irascible but dashing Radcliffe and the amiable Walter. Soon their little party is increased by one-one mummy that is, and a singularly lively example of the species.

Strange visitations, suspicious accidents, and a botched kidnapping convince Amelia that there is a plot afoot to harm Evelyn. Now Amelia finds herself up against an unknown enemy-and perilous forces that threaten to make her first Egyptian trip also her last . . .

Praise for Elizabeth Peters and Crocodile on the Sandbank
"A writer so popular that the public library has to keep her books under lock and key." -Washington Post Book World

"Grand views of Egyptian antiquities . . . a sparkling series." -Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review

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Tropical Sand Recipe.
by RockinRenee (see profile) 05/30/09
For this bookclub I brought a dessert I call tropical sand. It's like dirt, only with yellow colored ingredients to make it look like sand. Ingredients: two boxes of banana pudding (if you don't like banana you can also use vanilla) one tub of whipped cream crushed vanilla wafers (enough to cover the top) First you mix the pudding and put it in whatever you plan to use to serve the dessert. Then put it in the refrigerator for 20 minutes. Then you put a layer of whipped cream on top of the pudding, leaving some aside if you want to make an oasis* Then take the crushed up vanilla wafers and totally cover the top of the dessert. *To make an oasis, take the whipped cream you set aside and add blue food coloring to it. Mix it up and make a small pool in the center of your sand. You can also add some palm trees or a treasure chest to complete the look!

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by [email protected] (see profile) 04/26/18

Amelia Peabody is a character one can't help but enjoy. She is strong willed, confident, and overall straightforward especially considering the time period. While reading this book I many of... (read more)

 
  "Great for a Fun, Light, Summer Read!"by RockinRenee (see profile) 05/30/09

Probably not the most sophisticated novel in the world, but it was lots of fun! I thought the stuff about Egyptian archaeology was interesting. The mystery was pretty easy to figure out, but the characters,... (read more)

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