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Black Pyramids, archaeology, and death threats in _Lion in the Valley_

Lion in the Valley (Amelia Peabody Series #4) - Elizabeth Peters

In this fourth entry in the Amelia Peabody series, the Emersons (with Ramses and Bastet, of course) return to Egypt, and this time they get to excavate at the pyramids of Dashoor. Amelia is in raptures, with a chance to have a pyramid of her very own to explore. But when an adversary is discovered murdered in their Cairo hotel, things start to get a bit complicated. And it doesn't stop once they get to Dashoor, what with nosy American toursts (parasol fencing!), a young man named Nemo who appears to be more trouble than he is worth, and the mystery mastermind that wants to see the Emersons dead or at the very least, removed from Egypt. Clever writing, smart plot, and plenty of fun. Four stars overall and very much recommended.

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