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By Elizabeth Peters

“Between Amelia Peabody and Indiana Jones, it’s Amelia—in wit and daring—by a landslide.”
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Intrepid archaeologist and more desirable sleuth Amelia Peabody returns in A River within the Sky. during this breathtaking new event, New York Times bestselling Grand grasp Elizabeth Peters transports the indomitable Amelia and her kin, the Emersons, from their traditional milieu, early twentieth-century Egypt, to an exciting—and dangerous—new locale: Palestine! A story choked with surroundings, intrigue, and thrills, A River within the Sky is additional facts that “Peters has few opponents” (Houston Chronicle).

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He had done that once when he was six years old, feeling that since everything got all mixed up inside anyhow, he might as well save time by doing it beforehand. ) The only practical way of dealing with such a site was the one Reisner had adopted—digging straight down next to a foundation wall and trying to locate the dividing line between one occupation level and the one above it. Clearing then continued horizontally along that line. Ramses was waiting for Reisner to come and verify his belief that they had found an actual floor level.

Loyalty to Reisner made Ramses resent the implied criticism, even though he had certain reservations of his own. “One can’t help but be influenced by the biblical account,” he said stiffly. “It offers such a neat written chronology—the only such chronology we have in this part of the world, until we start to get references in Assyrian and Babylonian records. But I assure you neither Mr. Reisner nor I would follow it blindly. The remains we have found so far indicate a structure of considerable size.

What were you given this time? ” “I was given nothing, Peabody. Not even the threat of a title. ” “Royal family,” said Gargery in dying tones. “Madam…” I addressed Nefret instead of Gargery. She had been courteous enough to refrain from questions, though her wide blue eyes indicated her interest. “Some years ago we were able to be of service to her late Majesty in a delicate family matter. ” I ignored the groan from that consummate snob Gargery and went on. “She then presented him with that vulgarly ostentatious emerald ring which you may have seen in my jewel box.

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