Review: Crocodile on the Sandbank, Elizabeth Peters

Rating: 4 out of 5

I was drawn into the Amelia Peabody series by my recent incursion into the more factual Ancient Egyptian stories. The idea of a late Victorian series set around a (female) archaeologist sounded thrilling, and I took up this series. In short, this book makes for an entertaining novel with the excellent presence of a strong and steadfast female lead who often gets to lambast her male colleagues for their fickleness of character (and silly beliefs).

The foray into Egypt is well constructed with a good mystery built around the entire act — there is some mummy hunting a digging site. I was perhaps not as surprised when I saw the resolution as some would be (though I was surprised!), but the book was fun to pass through anyways and it made for some light entertainment. Would definitely recommend if Egypt sounds interesting!

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