― Elizabeth Peters, Crocodile on the Sandbank
Our October book club was held at Patti's home. We discussed Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters. The book was enjoyed by everyone and many discussed a desire to read more of Elizabeth Peters' books.
Amelia Peabody's father leaves her everything in his will because she is intelligent and is the only child who is interested in history and archaeology as he was. This enables her to travel abroad in order to follow her enthusiasm for antiquities. Crocodile on the Sandbank is the first in the Amelia Peabody mystery series. It is in this book that Amelia and her consort, Evelyn Forbes travel to Egypt, where they find Radcliffe and Walter Emerson excavating. People and antiquities disappear, and a ghost seems to be haunting their camp at night. Amelia and Radcliffe Emerson detest each other at first, it seems, but after he becomes very ill, Amelia keeps his excavation going. They grudgingly begin to respect one another. They solve the mystery together and Amelia and Radcliffe Emerson begin their life together as husband and wife.