Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters

5 Stars
R-1 I suppose.... just a hint of Victorian innuendo ;)

First of all, let me say that a) that's a much better cover than the copy I read, b) it's a travesty that the library only has one copy, and c) the "armchair detective" edition that is the said only copy is rather poorly edited.  (Okay, on further study, it is NOT actually the only copy in the library system, but I'll be darned if it wasn't harder than heck to find the others.)

This is technically a re-read for me, but it's been untold years since I've read it, so it was almost like reading it for the first time.  (Untold because I simply cannot remember.  It probably wasn't really actually all that long ago.  A decade, maybe?  The older you get, the shorter a decade seems.....)


What was I saying?

Oh right, the book.  I love Amelia Peabody.  And I love Radcliffe Emerson.  And the two of them together provide no end of entertainment.  :)

Really, if you're a fan of "cozy" type mysteries and/or historical fiction, you should read this one.  And it's not even a murder mystery, so if the murder and gore is what generally puts you off mysteries, have no fear on this one.  Okay, so there is a mummy.  Well, sort of.

Oh, just go read it.

It's also the first in a series, but I can't remember if I ever read any of the others.  Which is something I intend to remedy.

The strong resemblance to the Mummy movies doesn't hurt anything either.  :)

Counts for the Support Your Local Library challenge!


  1. My mom loves Elizabeth Peters but I have never read any of hers.

  2. You should try this one. It's kinda like a Nancy Drew mystery... except it's good. ;)