April 27, 2003

The Golden One, by Elizabeth Peters

This is the most recent Amelia Peabody mystery but one, just fresh out in paperback. Deb English gets them from the library in hardcover, so she reviewed this one quite some time ago, and I'm afraid I'm too lazy to look up what she said.

But anyway, I liked it. Parts of it were purely absurd (if very much in keeping with the traditions of the series), and over all I think it's the best of the most recent few episodes. All the familiar players are there, and there's considerable obfuscation, and the bad guys get what's coming to them, and so forth.

If you're not familiar with Amelia Peabody, this is not the book to start with; go to our Elizabeth Peters page and find out more.

Posted by Will Duquette at April 27, 2003 08:55 PM