The Curse of the Pharaohs Book Summary and Study Guide

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In the second Amelia Peabody mystery, set five years after _Crocodile on the Sandbank_, Amelia and Radcliffe are dying of boredom in England after their marriage (though not because of it) and the birth of their precocious son Walter Peabody Emerson (and certainly not because of him!), known affectionately as "Ramses." When Lady Baskerville appeals to Radcliffe Emerson to take up her late husband's dig where he left off, the couple rush off eagerly to Egypt. Lord Baskerville appears to have discovered an undisturbed royal tomb at Luxor, but Amelia soon suspects that neither his death nor the regular mishaps that occur at the site are accidents, nor are they the result of a pharaoh's curse.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of story    -   Dry-cynical    -   very upbeat How difficult to spot villain?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Time/era of story:    -   1600-1899 Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   40% Kind of investigator    -   amateur citizen investigator    -   british mystery (I say!) Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Who's the criminal enemy here?    -   finding a known killer

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   wealthy Age:    -   20's-30's


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Africa    -   Yes Part of Africa:    -   Arabic Africa Desert?    -   Yes City?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment A lot of techno jargon?    -   Yes Kind of jargon?    -   archaeology Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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