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Suspense, thrills and love in October Best Reads

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If only life came with instructions.


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There is nothing in the universe the cursed dragon, Falcyn, hates more than humanity . . . except Greek humans.


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No bodices were harmed in this historical romance.


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Together we'll save the world...Unless we kill each other first.


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“The Wrath Is Coming.” But They Don’T Know Where—Or When.


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PREORDER this sexy & emotional story about a single dad wild with grief and the strong survivor he hires as his nanny!



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Also by Joan Hess:

The Painted Queen, August 2017
Hardcover
Pride V. Prejudice, March 2016
Mass Market Paperback
The Merry Wives of Maggody, February 2011
Paperback
Closely Akin To Murder (Claire Malloy Mysteries), October 2009
Mass Market Paperback
Damsel in Distress, April 2007
Hardcover
Poisoned Pins, April 2007
Paperback (reprint)
A Really Cute Corpse, February 2007
Mass Market Paperback
Death by the Light of the Moon, February 2007
Paperback (reprint)
A Diet to Die For, February 2007
Mass Market Paperback
Dear Miss Demeanor, February 2007
Paperback (reprint)
A Holly, Jolly Murder, November 2006
Mass Market Paperback (reprint)
The Goodbye Body, April 2006
Mass Market Paperback (reprint)
Out on a Limb, November 2003
Mass Market Paperback (reprint)
Roll Over and Play Dead, May 2003
Mass Market Paperback (reprint)
A Conventional Corpse, August 2001
Mass Market Paperback (reprint)
The Murder at the Murder at the Mimosa Inn, October 1999
Mass Market Paperback (reprint)
Strangled Prose, November 1998
Paperback (reprint)
Closely Akin to Murder, June 1997
Paperback (reprint)
Busy Bodies, May 1996
Paperback (reprint)
Tickled to Death, May 1995
Paperback (reprint)
Deader Homes & Gardens, November 0000
Paperback

Also by Elizabeth Peters:

The Painted Queen, August 2017
Hardcover
The Falcon at the Portal, July 2017
Paperback
A River in the Sky, July 2017
Paperback (reprint)
A River In The Sky, May 2010
Hardcover
The Ape Who Guards The Balance, March 2010
Mass Market Paperback (reprint)
The Laughter Of Dead Kings, October 2009
Mass Market Paperback (reprint)
Laughter of Dead Kings, September 2008
Hardcover
Tomb of the Golden Bird, April 2007
Mass Market Paperback (reprint)
The Mummy Case, May 2006
Paperback (reprint)
The Serpent on the Crown, April 2006
Paperback (reprint)
Tomb of the Golden Bird, April 2006
Hardcover
Guardian of the Horizon, April 2005
Paperback (reprint)
The Serpent on the Crown, April 2005
Hardcover
Guardian of the Horizon, March 2004
Hardcover
Amelia Peabody's Egypt, November 2003
Hardcover
Children of the Storm, March 2003
Hardcover
The Golden One, July 2002
Hardcover
Lord of the Silent, May 2001
Hardcover
He Shall Thunder in the Sky, June 2000
Hardcover
The Deeds of the Disturber, October 1999
Paperback (reprint)
Lion in the Valley, September 1999
Paperback (reprint)
The Falcon at the Portal, June 1999
Hardcover
The Ape Who Guards the Balance, April 1999
Paperback (reprint)
Seeing a Large Cat, July 1998
Paperback (reprint)
The Hippopotomus Pool, April 1997
Paperback (reprint)
The Mummy Case, June 1995
Paperback (reprint)
The Snake, The Crocodile & The Dog, February 1994
Paperback (reprint)
The Last Camel Died at Noon, October 1992
Paperback (reprint)
The Curse of the Pharaohs, October 1992
Paperback (reprint)
Crocodile on the Sandbank, December 1987
Paperback (reprint)

The Painted Queen
Joan Hess, Elizabeth Peters

Amelia Peabody
William Morrow
August 2017
On Sale: July 25, 2017
Featuring: Amelia Peabody; Emerson
352 pages
ISBN: 0062083511
EAN: 9780062083517
Kindle: B01MDTEPGX
Hardcover / e-Book
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Mystery Historical

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.

Amelia Peabody

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