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The Serpent on the Crown: Book summary and reviews of The Serpent on the Crown by Elizabeth Peters
The Serpent on the Crown Summary
The Emersons have returned to the Valley of the Kings in 1922 where a widow's strange story -- and even stranger request -- is about to plunge them into a storm of secrets, treachery, superstition ... and murder.
The Serpent on the Crown Reviews
"[A]nother winner that you can't put down and yet don't want to see end,...the author's droll sense of humor and picture of a leisurely and less complicated age add to the appeal." - Publishers Weekly
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Elizabeth Peters Author Biography
Barbara G. Mertz studied at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, receiving an M.A. in 1950 and a Ph.D. in Egyptology in 1952. In 1950 she married Richard Mertz and had two children, Elizabeth and Peter. She was divorced in 1969. A past president of American Crime Writers League, she served on the Editorial Advisory Board of KMT, A Modern Journal of Ancient Egypt. She was also a member of the Egypt Exploration Society and the James Henry Breasted Circle of the Oriental Institute. Under her own name she is the author of Temples, Tombs and Hieroglyphs, A Popular history of Ancient Egypt and Red Land, Black Land, Daily Life in Ancient Egypt.
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