Tomb of the Golden Bird
It is 1922 in Egypt, and all is quiet in the Valley of the Kings. Archaeologist Howard Carter considered closing the season early, but Professor Radcliffe Emerson’s offer to take over the firman piqued their interest, and digging continued. But life is not as simple as a disappointed dig. Emerson’s half-brother Sethos arrives, ill and possessing information that could endanger the entire extended family. Matriarch Amelia Peabody (Mrs. Emerson) is on her guard: should Sethos be trusted this time, and are there spies among the newly hired workers? Framed by the incredible find of the tomb of Tutankhamen, this installment of the Emerson family saga is interspersed with life-threatening dangers to the Emerson clan. Fans of the series will enjoy the imperious Amelia, who takes control, pulls it all together, and then prepares Christmas for her impossibly precocious grandchildren. New readers will appreciate not only Amelia’s sprinkled references to her previous near-escapes, but the copious list of characters provided in this intelligent historical journey.