The Main Library closes at 1:00 PM Saturday, November 16.

Crocodile on the sandbank
(Book)

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(2)
4 star
 
(2)
3 star
 
(2)
2 star
 
(1)
1 star
 
(0)
Series:
Published:
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2013, ©1975.
Format:
Book
Edition:
1st oversize mass market ed.
Physical Desc:
337 pages ; 20 cm.
Status:
Description
Meet Egyptologist Amelia Peabody in the first mystery in the Victorian-era set, New York Times bestselling "sparkling series" (Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review ). "If Indiana Jones were female, a wife, and a mother who lived in Victorian times, he would be Amelia Peabody Emerson."-- Publishers Weekly Amelia Peabody, that indomitable product of the Victorian age, embarks on her debut Egyptian adventure armed with unshakable self-confidence, a journal to record her thoughts, and, of course, a sturdy umbrella. On her way to Cairo, Amelia rescues young Evelyn Barton-Forbes, who has been abandoned by her scoundrel lover. Together the two women sail up the Nile to an archeological site run by the Emerson brothers-the irascible but dashing Radcliffe and the amiable Walter. Soon their little party is increased by one-one mummy that is, and a singularly lively example of the species. Strange visitations, suspicious accidents, and a botched kidnapping convince Amelia that there is a plot afoot to harm Evelyn. Now Amelia finds herself up against an unknown enemy-and perilous forces that threaten to make her first Egyptian trip also her last . . . Praise for Elizabeth Peters and Crocodile on the Sandbank "A writer so popular that the public library has to keep her books under lock and key." - Washington Post Book World "Grand views of Egyptian antiquities . . . a sparkling series." -Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review
Also in This Series
Copies
Location
Call Number
Status
Green Hills - Adult Fiction
Fiction Peters
Checked Out
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
More Details
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781455572359 (mass pbk.), 1455572357 (mass pbk.)
Reading Level:
UG
Level 6.9, 15 Points

Notes

General Note
"An Amelia Peabody mystery"--Cover.
General Note
Originally published in trade paperback by Mysterious Press.
Description
On the death of her father, 32-year old Victorian heiress Amelia Peabody travels Egypt to indulge her interest in Egyptology. She travels with Evelyn Barton-Forbes and her trusty parasol which comes in handy on more than one occasion. In Cairo the pair meet archaeologists Radcliffe and Walter Emerson and sparks fly between Radcliffe and Amelia. The groups meet again at Emerson's excavation where Amelia saves Radcliffe's life and takes charge of his precious archaeological site. The four then band together to discover why the locals will no longer report to work and to try to find a missing mummy who walks the night. An historical mystery with amusing repartee between a strong-willed Amelia and an equally pigheaded Radcliffe in an exotic setting and time.
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Peters, E. (20131975). Crocodile on the sandbank. 1st oversize mass market ed. New York: Grand Central Publishing.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Peters, Elizabeth, 1927-2013. 20131975. Crocodile On the Sandbank. New York: Grand Central Publishing.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Peters, Elizabeth, 1927-2013, Crocodile On the Sandbank. New York: Grand Central Publishing, 20131975.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Peters, Elizabeth. Crocodile On the Sandbank. 1st oversize mass market ed. New York: Grand Central Publishing, 20131975. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
b893ca6b-b52a-e860-f4a1-aeab9c1eb309
Go To GroupedWorkView in Staff Client
Last File Modification TimeNov 09, 2019 11:43:34 PM
Last Grouped Work Modification TimeNov 15, 2019 10:44:30 PM

MARC Record

LEADER02661cam a2200517 a 4500
001ocn846505104
003OCoLC
00520160801081104.0
008130603t20131975nyu           000 1 eng d
020 |a 9781455572359 (mass pbk.)
020 |a 1455572357 (mass pbk.)
043 |a f-ua---
049 |a TNNA
099 |a Fiction|a Peters
1001 |a Peters, Elizabeth,|d 1927-2013.
24510|a Crocodile on the sandbank /|c Elizabeth Peters.
250 |a 1st oversize mass market ed.
260 |a New York :|b Grand Central Publishing,|c 2013, ©1975.
300 |a 337 pages ;|c 20 cm.
336 |a text|b txt|2 rdacontent.
337 |a unmediated|b n|2 rdamedia.
338 |a volume|b nc|2 rdacarrier.
500 |a "An Amelia Peabody mystery"--Cover.
500 |a Originally published in trade paperback by Mysterious Press.
520 |a On the death of her father, 32-year old Victorian heiress Amelia Peabody travels Egypt to indulge her interest in Egyptology. She travels with Evelyn Barton-Forbes and her trusty parasol which comes in handy on more than one occasion. In Cairo the pair meet archaeologists Radcliffe and Walter Emerson and sparks fly between Radcliffe and Amelia. The groups meet again at Emerson's excavation where Amelia saves Radcliffe's life and takes charge of his precious archaeological site. The four then band together to discover why the locals will no longer report to work and to try to find a missing mummy who walks the night. An historical mystery with amusing repartee between a strong-willed Amelia and an equally pigheaded Radcliffe in an exotic setting and time.
650 0|a Egyptology|v Fiction.
650 0|a Peabody, Amelia (Fictitious character)|v Fiction.
650 0|a Archaeologists' spouses|v Fiction.
650 0|a Women archaeologists|v Fiction.
650 1|a Mystery fiction.
650 1|a Historical fiction.
650 1|a Mummies|v Fiction.
650 1|a Peabody, Amelia (Fictitious character)|v Fiction.
650 1|a Emerson, Radcliffe (Fictitious character)|v Fiction.
651 0|a Egypt|v Fiction.
651 1|a Egypt|v Fiction.
651 1|a Cairo (Egypt)|v Fiction.
655 7|a Mystery fiction.|2 gsafd.
898 |a qBook
898 |a qEnglish
907 |a .b23344878|b 11-29-16|c 07-15-16
910 |a CARL0000492880
949 |b 35192048822971|c Fiction Peters|h GH|j GH|l AFIC|m PBK|s C|p 6.15|w 24|x 20160803|t 20191109|q CNV|r JBH|v 13|y 20191109|z 0
991 |a gh|a hm|a mn|b 08-01-16|c m|d a|e 8|f eng|g nyu|h 0|i 1
988 |a .o9958095|c 3|l multi|f b|s a|x 07-15-16|y 07-28-16|z 08-01-16|3 s|k gh|k hm|k mn
998 4|a LDR0905 20170611131240 NPUB |b LDR0905 20170611131240 NPUB