Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Re-reading A Favorite Series

This week along with reading my book group book Beach Music, I am re-reading a favorite historical mystery series.  I finished Crocodile on the Sandbank, and have started Curse of the Pharaoh's. They are the first couple of approximately eighteen Amelia Peabody mysteries. I am not sure how I found this series, but they are my all time favorite historical mystery series!  Barbara Mertz writes as Elizabeth Peters and Barbara Michaels.  Barbara Michaels writes more of the contemporary mysteries. 

My friend Jodie and I have devoured these books through the years and have decided to collect them all.  Jodie only collects a certain few authors, so it shows how much she loves them too.

Amelia Peabody is the heroine we all want to be.  She is very intelligent and independently wealthy and travelling the world after her father passes when she meets her equal in Radcliffe Emerson.  Radcliffe and his brother Walter are archaeologists excavating in Egypt.  Amelia and Emerson marry and soon have a son named Ramses.  He is as intelligent as his parents and many adventures ensue as they continue to do what they love.

I can't recommend these mysteries enough! Amelia makes me laugh and I come away having learned about the period and Egyptian history.

Jodie and I love trying to figure out who would be great playing Amelia and Emerson on screen.  We have a hard time giving the honor to anyone because they are so special to us! So please keep writing Ms. Mertz!

5 comments:

Uno Who said...

You should visit my blog. Travels of a magazine reading pilot.

Julie said...

todd, you are such a goof-ball brother in law

Uno Who said...

Or you can visit my new blog: The non travels of an unemployed pilot that lives in his sister in laws bonus room.

Julie said...

Sorry, No vacancy

Julie said...

DH just said, "He'd do it to!"