|Plot Summary of The Ape Who Guards the Balance|
In this novel, Amelia Peabody Emerson accidentally runs into her dread adversary, Sethos, but this time Sethos isn't the mastermind behind this. Amelia and family are in a tight position. Kidnappings, murder, and risks don't fail to escape this family.
This synopsis report prepared by marissa
The archaeological season of 1907 brings the Emersons back to Egypt, where they plan to continue their work in the Valley of the Kings. However, after the younger Emersons acquire an authentic copy of The Book of the Dead, the mutilated corpse of a young woman is found in the Nile. Whether the crime is related to the theft of Mr. Geoffrey Romer's Egyptian antiquities collection in London - and perhaps to the Master Criminal, Sethos - is the subject of an investigation by the Emersons that could put all their lives at risk.
This synopsis report prepared by Christine Hung
|Chapter Analysis of The Ape Who Guards the Balance|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Tone of story
- very humorous
How difficult to spot villain?
Time/era of story:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Kind of investigator
- dog/cat investigator
- amateur citizen investigator
- british mystery (I say!)
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- search for valuable art/artifacts
- search for gems/treasure/money
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
General Crime (including known murderer)
Part of Africa:
- Arabic Africa
- hostile arabs
- Dirty, dangerous (like New York)
- moving train
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
- descript of kissing
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- mostly dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
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