The Serpent on the Crown : Amelia Peabody

  • by Elizabeth Peters
  • Narrated by Barbara Rosenblat
  • Series: Amelia Peabody
  • 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling master of suspense, Elizabeth Peters, brings an exotic world of adventure, intrigue, and danger to vivid life, in a tale as powerful as ancient Egypt. The Emersons have returned to the Valley of the Kings in 1922 and Amelia Peabody and her family look forward to delving once more into the age-old mysteries buried in Egypt's ever-shifting sands. But a widow's strange story, and even stranger request, is about to plunge them into a storm of secrets, treachery, and murder. The woman, a well-known author, has come bearing an ill-gotten treasure, a golden likeness of a forgotten king, which she claims is cursed. She insists it has taken the life of her husband and unless it is returned to the tomb from which it was stolen, more people will die. Amelia and her clan resolve to uncover the secrets of the statue's origins, setting off on a trail that twists and turns in directions they never anticipated, and, perhaps, toward an old nemesis with unscrupulous new designs. But each step toward the truth seems to reveal another peril, suggesting to the intrepid Amelia that the curse is more than mere superstition. And its next victim might well be a beloved family member...or Amelia Peabody herself. A novel filled with riveting suspense, pulse-pounding action, and the vibrant life of a fascinating place and time, The Serpent on the Crown is the jewel in the crown of a grand master, the remarkable Elizabeth Peters.

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What the Critics Say



2005 Audie Award Winner, Mystery
"Peters injects plenty of humorous banter, lots of bluster from Emerson, and enough coy swipes at Victorian propriety to keep the story lively....A pleasant addition to the long-running series." (Booklist)

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Solid if not terribly memorable entry

This episode plays an important role in setting up why Howard Carter gets to trump Emerson in the future, but more importantly, it proves why you can't help but adore Daoud.
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- Alexandra

The Serpent on the Crown

Such Fun!!! The best part was the reader tho, she gives different voices for all the characters and has such excellent expression.
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- Donna

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-31-2005
  • Publisher: HarperAudio