Review: The Curse of the Pharaohs by Elizabeth Peters

Title: The Curse of the Pharaohs

Author: Elizabeth Peters

Series: Amelia Peabody #2

Genre: Historical Mystery

Pages: 307

Read: January 30, 2021

4 stars
4 stars – It was really good

It has been five years since Amelia and Emerson have excavated in Egypt because of their toddler Ramses. When an old friend of Emerson’s asks him to continue the excavations of her late husband, Sir Henry. Together Emerson and Amelia uncover a new tomb and figure out the mystery of the pharaoh’s curse. 

This was another great adventure with Amelia and Emerson. I really enjoyed this adventure, especially since these two have settled into their relationship and really know how the other thinks. I do wish they had worked together a little more in this book. Emerson still seems determined to work solo to find the enemy than to accept help from Amelia. If they had teamed up from the beginning they probably would have caught the culprit pretty quick, but it made for an enjoyable story. 

Also, who would have thought that these two would have an adorable and extremely smart child, and that they would put off their archeological dreams for him. These two were indulgent but great parents. Ramses was adorable and I really can’t wait to see the shenanigans he gets into in future books. 

I really enjoyed Amelia and Emerson’s adventure and can’t wait to see what the future brings them. Hopefully we will see the whole family excavating soon though because that would be adorable. 


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Previous books and reviews for the series:

  1. Crocodile on the Sandbank

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