Thursday, October 15, 2015

Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters

Amelia Peabody accepts that she is not a fashionable female and will never have a romance but that is okay with her.   After the death of her father she takes her small fortune and travels to Egypt to learn more of the beginning stages of archeology.  Once there she takes in a young English woman as a companion and she and Evelyn set off on the Nile.

The first of many novels in a series, the parody of early adventure and romance books from the late 1800s and early 1900s hits just the right tone.  Fast paced, full of sarcasm and humor and the requisite adventure.

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