Thursday, November 16, 2006

The Deeds of the Disturber

The Deeds of the Disturber (Amelia Peabody Mysteries (Paperback))

Elizabeth Peters

Date: 1988   —   $6.75   —   Book

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Fiction, Mystery

For once the Egyptologists get to solve an Egyptian mystery in England. A mummy recently donated to the British Museum is the center of a controversy as a mysterious priest figure appears at public gatherings to make pronouncements about the curse surrounding it. Peabody is overwhelmed as her brother's children have been left to stay with the family; Emerson is working on his new publication, and they have to deal with rabid journalists, dead watchmen, and a syphilitic Earl on top of that.

The change of pace evinced by this novel makes it more interesting than the ones immediately preceding it. As with all of the other novels, what seems supernatural is overwhelmingly mundane, and Peabody is overly enthused about her husband (and somewhat less than enthused by her precocious son Ramses.)

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