Review: The Mummy Case by Elizabeth Peters

Title: The Mummy  Case

Author: Elizabeth Peters

Series: Amelia Peabody #3

Genre: Historical Mystery

Pages: 408

Read: February 6, 2021

4 stars – It was really good
4 stars – It was really good

Amelia and Radcliffe Emerson are heading back to Egypt for a season of digging at Mazghunah. They have decided to take their son, Rameses, with them this time. While their excavation site isn’t’ very exciting, things don’t stay quiet for long. They come across a murder, deal with tomb robbers, a lion, and a string of burglaries. Somehow it all revolves around a mummy case and Amelia is determined to figure out who is behind it. 

This was another enjoyable adventure for Amelia and Emerson. For most of this book, I figured the mystery and capture of the culprit was going to be less dangerous compared to the previous books. Then I hit about 75% the story really ramped up and got dangerous. While the excavation portion of this book wasn’t as exciting as previous ones, the excitement and hunt for the thieves made up for it. The addition of Ramses added an additional mind and perspective as well that really made this an interesting story. I love that they worked as a family, mostly, to solve the crime. 

Reading this book totally made me think of The Mummy Returns. Amelia, Emerson, and Ramses totally reminded me of Rick, Evelyn, and Alex. I love that this family is now working together to discover new things about Egypt and solving crimes while they do it. I can’t wait to see what the next adventure will be for these three. 


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Previous books and reviews for the series:

  1. Crocodile on the Sandbank
  2. The Curse of the Pharaohs

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