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The painted queen

Author: Elizabeth Peters; Joan Hess
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Egypt, 1912. Arriving in Cairo for another thrilling excavation season, Amelia is relaxing in a well-earned bubble bath in her elegant hotel suite in Cairo when a man with knife protruding from his back staggers into the chamber and utters a single word -- "Murder"--Before collapsing on the tiled floor, dead. Among the few possessions he carried was a sheet of paper with Amelia's name and room number, and a curious  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
Historical fiction
Mystery fiction
Named Person: Nefertiti, Queen of Egypt; Amelia Peabody, (Fictitious character); Nefertiti, Queen of Egypt; Amelia Peabody, (Fictitious character)
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Peters; Joan Hess
ISBN: 9780062083517 0062083511 9781538418925 1538418924
OCLC Number: 960708998
Notes: "An Amelia Peabody novel of suspense"--Jacket.
Maps on lining papers.
Description: xviii, 323 pages ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Peters and Joan Hess ; archaeological consultant, Salima Ikram.

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Egypt, 1912. Arriving in Cairo for another thrilling excavation season, Amelia is relaxing in a well-earned bubble bath in her elegant hotel suite in Cairo when a man with knife protruding from his back staggers into the chamber and utters a single word -- "Murder"--Before collapsing on the tiled floor, dead. Among the few possessions he carried was a sheet of paper with Amelia's name and room number, and a curious piece of pasteboard the size of a calling card bearing one word: "Judas." Most peculiarly, the stranger was wearing a gold-rimmed monocle in his left eye. It quickly becomes apparent that someone saved Amelia from a would-be assassin -- someone who is keeping a careful eye on the intrepid Englishwoman. Discovering a terse note clearly meant for her husband, Radcliffe Emerson, pushed under their door, there can be only one answer: the brilliant master of disguise, Sethos. But neither assassins nor the Genius of Crime will deter Amelia as she and Emerson head to the excavation site at Amarna, where they will witness the discovery of one of the most precious Egyptian artifacts: the iconic Nefertiti bust. In 1345 B.C., the sculptor Thutmose crafted the piece in tribute to the great beauty of this queen who was also the chief consort of Pharaoh Akhenaten and stepmother to King Tutankhamun. For Amelia, this excavation season will prove to be unforgettable. Throughout her journey, a parade of men in monocles will die under suspicious circumstances, fascinating new relics will be unearthed, a diabolical mystery will be solved, and a brilliant criminal will offer his final challenge ... and perhaps be unmasked at last.

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