Review: Seeing a Large Cat by Elizabeth Peters

Title: Seeing a Large Cat

Author: Elizabeth Peters

Narrator: Barbara Rosenblat

Series: Amelia Peabody #9

Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins

3 stars out of 5
3 stars – I liked it

Amelia and the family are back in Egypt preparing to tackle a new archaeological dig in the Valley of the Kings. Unfortunately, the tomb they find is not of an ancient Egyptian but a murdered woman who’s murderer seems to be back. 

The more I read of this series, the more I fell in love with Amelia and Emerson. They are a wonderful couple who have a true partnership that works beautifully for work and family. I absolutely love when we see Emerson voice his feelings for Amelia, especially after a dangerous situation. It makes me fall in love with this loud and steadfast man even more. 

“By the by Peabody… You are the light of my life and the joy of my existence.”

While these adventures are told from Amelia’s journals, in this one we start to see sections take from Ramses paper’s to include his side of the events. While I didn’t like Ramses for a while, now that he is 16 years old and almost an adult, I am actually enjoying his side of things. He is much like his parents and I am enjoying watching him start his future. Nefret has also become an interesting character who I no longer hate. She is like a second Amelia but more adventurous at times. I am looking forward to more Ramses, David, and Nefret escapades now.

The mystery in this one was the death of an English woman who had been hidden in a tomb. Like all the mysteries in this series, it was an enjoyable adventure that had some surprising times. I wasn’t expecting a Spiritualist or séance scene, especially with how Emerson acts towards those things. I had figured out who the villain was before it was revealed but it was still an enjoyable mystery. 

Overall, this was fun and I continue to really enjoy Amelia and Emerson’s adventures in Egypt. I look forward to listening to the next one, especially since Barbara Rosenblat does a great job narrating this series. 

Trigger warnings: death of a pet; slavery referenced; death of spouse; gun violence and wounds; cave in; body injuries and wounds


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Previous books and reviews for the series:

  1. Crocodile on the Sandbank
  2. The Curse of the Pharaohs
  3. The Mummy Case
  4. Lion in the Valley
  5. The Deeds of the Disturber
  6. The Last Camel Died At Noon
  7. The Snake, The Crocodile, and the Dog
  8. The Hippopotamus Pool

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