From the book jacket:
A hitherto lost journal of the indomitable Amelia Peabody has been
miraculously recovered: a chronicle from one of the "missing
years", 19071908, shedding new light on a remarkable family and an
unexpected terror. Ousted from their most recent archaeological dig and banned forever
from the Valley of the Kings, the Emersons are spending a quiet summer at
home in Kent, England, when a mysterious messenger arrives. Claiming to be
the teenage brother of their dear friend Tarek, prince of the mysterious
Lost Oasis, the charismatic herald brings troubling news of a strange
malady that has struck down Tarek's heir and conveys his brother's urgent
need for help only the Emersons can provide.
Long time readers will know that I have a soft spot for
Beyond the Book
Barbara G. Mertz has two children named
Elizabeth and Peter (hence, I assume, the reason behind
her most well known pseudonym, Elizabeth Peters!). She is a member, sometimes board member, of many
organizations to do with ancient Egypt. Under her own name
she is the author of at least 3 non-fiction books about Ancient
Egypt. As Barbara Michaels
she's written about 30 novels of suspense and as Elizabeth Peters
a further 30 or so mystery-suspense novels.
British Museum - a
wealth of information for younger...