Crocodile on the Sandbank

by Elizabeth Peters | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0445406518 Global Overview for this book
Registered by The-Abbott of Lansing, Michigan USA on 10/2/2004
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Journal Entry 1 by The-Abbott from Lansing, Michigan USA on Saturday, October 02, 2004
Amelia Peabody's first Egyptian adventure!

Released 14 yrs ago (10/6/2004 UTC) at Exclusively Egyptian Bookbox in Bookbox, Postal Release -- Controlled Releases

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Journal Entry 3 by FamFatale from Chantilly, Virginia USA on Tuesday, October 19, 2004
Exchanged from the Egyptian bookbox

Journal Entry 4 by FamFatale at on Sunday, May 15, 2005
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Released to MarciNYC via bookrelay

Journal Entry 5 by MarciNYC from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA on Thursday, May 19, 2005
Onto Mt TBR it goes...

Journal Entry 6 by MarciNYC from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA on Tuesday, June 14, 2005
A great read! I can't believe I've waited so long to read the Amelia Peabody books. I really felt like I was there in Egypt with Amelia and all -- the hot summer weather probably helped a bit too. I can't wait to read more in this series. I've got several of them coming to me from PaperBackSwap.com.

Journal Entry 7 by MarciNYC at PaperbackSwap.com in USPS, USPS -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, July 14, 2005

Released 13 yrs ago (7/14/2005 UTC) at PaperbackSwap.com in USPS, USPS -- Controlled Releases

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Requested by a fellow Paperbackswap.com member. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 8 by wingAnonymousFinderwing on Sunday, July 24, 2005
Received from paperbackswap.com member

CAUGHT IN RIO RANCHO NM USA

Journal Entry 9 by jenvince from Scottsdale, Arizona USA on Friday, November 18, 2005
Received from a paperbackswap.com member.

Journal Entry 10 by jenvince from Scottsdale, Arizona USA on Friday, March 31, 2006
Am sending to Sidney1220, as part of a reverse wishlist relay.

Journal Entry 11 by Sidney1220 from McLean, Virginia USA on Monday, April 03, 2006
Received in the mail. Thanks...

And this book actually survived a trip through the paperbackswap system and got journalled...I've sent so many of those out and only have heard back from 1 or 2...How can anybody not be curious or interested in bookcrossing?

4/7/06 I'm about halfway through this book and can't say that I'm enjoying it as much as the readers before me. Even though I like the flavor of the book and it reminds me of the movie "The Mummy", I find Amelia Peabody too unlikable. She seems to be forever looking down her nose at everybody and too sure of her own superiority and intelligence. She has stressed again and again that she's a plain woman, and it looks to me like she's trying too hard to over compensate her physical shortcomings by acting all stuck up and superior. The case of the missing mummy is somewhat interesting but not enough to make me eager to turn the pages.

Journal Entry 12 by Sidney1220 from McLean, Virginia USA on Saturday, April 08, 2006
From the publisher:

Amelia Peabody, that indomitable product of the Victorian age, embarks on her first Egyptian adventure armed with unshakable self-confidence, a journal to record her thoughts, and, of course, a sturdy umbrella.

On her way, Amelia rescues young Evelyn Barton-Forbes, who has been "ruined" and abandoned on the streets of Rome by her rascally lover. With a typical disregard for convention, Amelia promptly hires her fellow countrywoman as a companion and takes her to Cairo.

Eluding Alberto, Evelyn's former lover, who wants her back, and Evelyn's cousin Lord Ellesmere, who wishes to marry her, the two women sail up the Nile. They disembark at an archeological site run by the Emerson brothers- the irascible, but dashing, Radcliffe and the amiable Walter. Son there little party is increased by one- one mummy, that is, and a singularly lively example of the species. Strange visitations, suspicious accidents, and a botched kidnapping convince Amelia that there is a plot afoot to harm Evelyn.

But no villain, or mummy, is a match for the doughty Amelia. How she arranges all to her satisfaction is just one of the pleasures of this delightfully witty mystery.

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So I found Amelia less grating during the second half of the book- either because I've gotten used to her abrupt ways or because she's finally met her match in Emerson, who refuses to let her run roughshod over him. It did not increase my enjoyment of the book by that much, however, as I found myself mostly bored by all the mummy sightings, which grew repetitious after a while. It also didn't help that I guessed, as I'm sure most of the readers did, who the villain was as soon as he made his appearance.

Journal Entry 13 by Sidney1220 from McLean, Virginia USA on Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Reserved for morgail. Placed in the mailbox.

Journal Entry 14 by Morgail from Louisville, Kentucky USA on Friday, April 28, 2006
Arrived today. Got this one through the BookRelay site.
Thanks Sidney1220!

TBR

Journal Entry 15 by Morgail from Louisville, Kentucky USA on Tuesday, October 31, 2006
A good mystery. The beginning moves a little slow, but the story picks up near the middle of the book. I'd love to read more of this series.

Journal Entry 16 by Morgail at bookbox in Wrap It Up Bookbox, Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, November 11, 2006

Released 12 yrs ago (11/11/2006 UTC) at bookbox in Wrap It Up Bookbox, Bookbox -- Controlled Releases

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Added to Wyldewomin's Wrap It Up bookbox.

Journal Entry 17 by tenneh from Verdon, Nebraska USA on Monday, November 27, 2006
Taken from the !Third Time's the Charm Wrap It Up Bookbox.

Journal Entry 18 by tenneh at Verdon, Nebraska USA on Friday, February 12, 2016
Enjoyed the book but found the writing style a bit off putting. I know it was necessary to show Amelia Peabody's personality, but still not fun to read. I may read the next in the series, not sure as yet. Amelia is not a likable person, but yet is more human than most heroines!

Journal Entry 19 by tenneh at Verdon, Nebraska USA on Sunday, February 21, 2016

Released 3 yrs ago (2/21/2016 UTC) at Verdon, Nebraska USA

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