Monday, October 25, 2010

Tomb of the Golden Bird

Tomb of the Golden Bird
By Elizabeth Peters
William Morrow, 2006. 381 pgs. Mystery

Elizabeth Peters is a pseudonym for Barbara Mertz, who holds a PhD. in Egyptology from University of Chicago, therefore her mystery novels featuring Egyptologist Amelia Peabody are bound to have some degree of contextual authenticity. Unfortunately, although I made it through this mystery, I never found it very engaging. The plot and the characters were just not really interesting. This book is the last in the series (following the internal chronology)--I may give her another chance by selecting one of the earliest in the series. I listened to this book on CD. Barbara Rosenblat does the narration and her voicing of the various characters was excellent.

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