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Painted Queen
Painted Queen | Elizabeth Peters, Joan Hess
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Egypt, 1912--Amelia Peabody and her dashing archeologist husband, Radcliffe Emerson, are once again in danger as they search for a priceless, stolen bust of legendary Queen Nefertiti and Amelia finds herself the target of assassins in this long-awaited, eagerly anticipated final installment of Elizabeth Peters' bestselling, beloved mystery series.Arriving in Cairo for another thrilling excavation season, Amelia is relaxing in a well-earned bubble bath in her elegant hotel suite in Cairo, when a man with knife protruding from his back staggers into the bath chamber and utters a single word--"Murder"--before collapsing on the tiled floor, dead. Among the few possessions he carried was a sheet of paper with Amelia's name and room number, and a curious piece of pasteboard the size of a calling card bearing one word: "Judas." Most peculiarly, the stranger was wearing a gold-rimmed monocle in his left eye. It quickly becomes apparent that someone saved Amelia from a would-be assassin--someone who is keeping a careful eye on the intrepid Englishwoman. Discovering a terse note clearly meant for Emerson--Where were you?"--pushed under their door, there can be only one answer: the brilliant master of disguise, Sethos. But neither assassins nor the Genius of Crime will deter Amelia as she and Emerson head to the excavation site at Amarna, where they will witness the discovery of one of the most precious Egyptian artifacts: the iconic Nefertiti bust. In 1345 B.C. the sculptor Thutmose crafted the piece in tribute to the great beauty of this queen who was also the chief consort of Pharaoh Akhenaten and stepmother to King Tutankhamun.For Amelia, this excavation season will prove to be unforgettable. Throughout her journey, a parade of men in monocles will die under suspicious circumstances, fascinating new relics will be unearthed, a diabolical mystery will be solved, and a brilliant criminal will offer his final challenge . . . and perhaps be unmasked at last.
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Victoria M.
Painted Queen | Elizabeth Peters, Joan Hess
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Genre: Historical fiction,mystery
Date Started: September 25th
Date Completed: September 30th
How did you choose this book: It's a gift from my uncle
Summary : Amelia peabody and her archeologist husband Dr Emerson are in danger as they look for the priceless stolen bust of Nefertiti.During the search,Amelia finds out that her life is at stake as she is hunted down by assasins.Now,she must be very carefull as she redeems the stolen artifact.

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bookandbedandtea
The Painted Queen | Elizabeth Peters

I LOVE the Amelia Peabody books and have been casually rereading them these past couple of months. This little article has me eager for this one, which I never have read.

https://mysteryreadersinc.blogspot.com/2017/08/finishing-painted-queen-guest-pos...

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Verity
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Finished this 10ish days ago in the Great Library Book Binge of Thanksgiving. I really enjoyed it. It‘s not a classic - but as it‘s filling in one of the gaps in the series it was never going to be because nothing too outrageous could happen. Instead it was delightful to spend a relatively (well for Amelia) peaceful season with them in Egypt. I‘m so sad this is the last one and that the adventure is over. I feel a reread coming on. 🐊 🏝 🌂🐫🐈⛺️

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Verity
The Painted Queen | Elizabeth Peters
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Have started the final Amelia Peabody book. Am going to try to ration myself and make it last...

Blueberry I never heard of this one! I'm so excited. 14mo
Verity @Blueberry I‘m torn about reading it because it means the series will really be over. 😭 14mo
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lennearb
Painted Queen | Elizabeth Peters, Joan Hess
Pickpick

I'm going to miss Amelia. Joan Hess did a good job finishing this book.

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Charles
Painted Queen | Elizabeth Peters, Joan Hess
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Pickpick

Fan of Mysteries! Egypt? A sassy heroine with a a parasol and a keen eye for clues? You‘ll love this book. It‘s the last of the series but no less awesome! The author has passed away and I could barely get through the preface without shedding a tear! I can‘t believe that after something like 20 books in the series it had to come to an end. Read this book you won‘t be disappointed!

Texreader Welcome to Litsy!! 2y
Chelleo 👋 thanks for the follow! #litsywelcomewagon 2y
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Iceangel9
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Pickpick

I will miss this series, so sad it‘s over.

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Shemac77
The Painted Queen | Elizabeth Peters
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Pickpick

The final installment of the Amelia Peabody series. I‘ve enjoyed this series immensely; reading it approximately 3-4 times so far. This book is lower on my list of favorites; it wasn‘t up to the usual fun of the others. But it‘s still Amelia so it‘s still a pick.

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Shemac77
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Devastated this is the last book. Trying to take my time but I have zero inclination and a goodreads goal to meet.

Eggs Beautiful photo❤️❤️ 2y
Shemac77 Thank you! @Eggs 2y
Cathythoughts Stunningly beautiful pic 💫 2y
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Shemac77
The Painted Queen | Elizabeth Peters
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Hello old friends.

StaceyKondla Love that octopus mug!! 2y
GlassAsDiamonds It‘s been ages since I read one of these. Must pick up this series again. 😊😊😊 2y
Shemac77 Thanks! It‘s one of my favorites. @StaceyKondla 2y
Shemac77 I‘ve read the entire series three times so far. There‘s something so comforting about Amelia. @GlassAsDiamonds 2y
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Purpleness
Painted Queen | Elizabeth Peters, Joan Hess
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Different definitions of essential depending on your perspective

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CarolynM
The Painted Queen | Elizabeth Peters
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So sad there won't be any more

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Ellebeekay
The Painted Queen | Elizabeth Peters
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I lurve this U.K. cover. So sad this is the last book! 😢

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Purpleness
The Painted Queen | Elizabeth Peters
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So glad to be enjoying a new Amelia Peabody! Shame it'll be the last one🙁

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SheReadsAndWrites
The Painted Queen | Elizabeth Peters
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Starting this one today. Excited but also sad. This is my favorite series of all time. I don't ever want it to end...😔 #amreading #favoriteseries

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dsfisher
Painted Queen | Elizabeth Peters, Joan Hess
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I have enjoyed the Amelia Peabody series, big fan, and I am pleased with the results of Joan Hess (love the Maggody series) and editors who finished this for Elizabeth Peters. I have to admit that I wasn't sure at first but I did get sucked in and enjoyed this one. I will miss her.

DGRachel Glad you weren't disappointed! 2y
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BethFishReads
Painted Queen | Elizabeth Peters, Joan Hess
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Started the #audiobook of this yesterday and Peabody & Emerson kept me company all day while I organized some of my lace, knitting, & needlework supplies. I'm finally on the deck — still listening!

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mrsmarch
Painted Queen | Elizabeth Peters, Joan Hess
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I know that when we die, & our bodies decay, all our molecules & atoms go back in to circulation. Egypt has always been a theme in my life, from the little girl who wanted to make a discovery to rival King Tut's tomb, to the grown woman living vicariously thru the adventures of Amelia Peabody, Radcliffe Emerson & their brood. Across time & wind & sea, I have Egypt in me. And to the sands of Egypt I will return.

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DGRachel
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These are my pre-orders due out in July. I doubt I'll get around to reading them this month, but I'm looking forward to them all the same. #Julymostanticipated #jubilantjuly

Purpleness Thanks for letting me know the Painted Queen is finally coming! I loved that series in my teens, and was so excited a couple years ago to hear that they were going to publish one more. 3y
mjdowens Really? A new Daniel Silva book! Had no idea a new one was coming out. Cannot wait to get that one too 3y
DGRachel @mjdowens Out July 11th. ☺️ 3y
batsy Oh! I did not know that Hess was completing the series. Thank you, something to look forward to. 3y
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mrsmarch
Painted Queen | Elizabeth Peters, Joan Hess
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BilboBookends The cutest butts in all the land 😍 3y
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Shemac77
The Painted Queen | Elizabeth Peters
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THERE's ANOTHER PEABODY!!!! I'm beyond excited for this.

#readeverydayeverywhere
#paramediclitten
#nslitten
#readingissexy

Laura317 Guess I'll be looking for this one soon. 😁 3y
Samantha.1020 A favorite series of mine! 3y
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mrsmarch
Painted Queen | Elizabeth Peters, Joan Hess
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Continuing to meander thru Painted Queen...it isn't La Grande Dame Elizabeth, but nothing is. This is a farewell tour with Easter eggs galore and a parade of old favorites. For old time's sake. #arc #booksandwine #NotAnotherDeadBody #AnotherShirtRuined

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mrsmarch
Painted Queen | Elizabeth Peters, Joan Hess
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So. Excited. Sharing jack-and-jill hotel rooms with my parents, 4 year old, 6 month old, and husband in Maine. Loving my Amelia. #booksinbed #booksinhotelrooms #capitolcityreads #mainereads

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johnnie_cakes
Painted Queen | Elizabeth Peters, Joan Hess
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I can't do it. I've tried twice. Amelia is insufferable, and I couldn't take her running off alone while assassins are after her anymore. There's very little in the way of archaeology in this one, and the mystery is too scattered to hold my attention. I'm sad because I was really looking forward to jumping back into this world.

LauraBrook Ugh, that stinks. Once, even twice, a main character can do an obviously stupid thing. More than that, I have to bail too. Such a bummer! 3y
johnnie_cakes @LauraBrook they have multiple discussions about it and 2 pages later she's jumping on a camel and chasing after someone on her own. Blech. 3y
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johnnie_cakes
Painted Queen | Elizabeth Peters, Joan Hess
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Sunday...

Ellebeekay Ooo can't wait for that one! 😀 3y
SaraRosett @johnnie_cakes looking forward to hearing what you think of it. :) 3y
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mrsmarch
Painted Queen | Elizabeth Peters, Joan Hess
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Ok Littens, time to jump for joy! I just won an advance copy of #ThePaintedQueen from @HarperCollins and #TeamRamses on Twitter. I'm so excited I might have started jumping and squealing in the kitchen while dinner was cooking. #NotAnotherDeadBody

MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻🤘🏻🤘🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
Dragon Spending time in ancient Egypt is a fabulous prize! 👍 3y
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johnnie_cakes
Painted Queen | Elizabeth Peters, Joan Hess
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We have quite the assortment of books and magazines on the coffee table right now.

DGRachel Is that a new Peabody?!?!? 3y
johnnie_cakes @DGRachel It is! It was finished by her friend Joan Hess, and comes out this summer! I'm torn between reading it right away or saving it since it's the last new one we'll ever get. 3y
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