Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters

Crocodile on the Sandbank

Amelia Peabody #1

Elizabeth Peters

fiction historical mystery mysterious slow-paced

262 pages | first published 1975

Description

Amelia Peabody inherited two things from her father: a considerable fortune and an unbendable will. The first allowed her to indulge in her life's passion. Without the second, the mummy's curse would have made corpses of them all.
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Moods

mysterious 91%
adventurous 89%
lighthearted 53%
funny 46%
informative 14%
tense 12%
relaxing 8%
inspiring 6%
emotional 2%
hopeful 2%

Pace

medium 46%
fast 33%
slow 20%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 52% | A mix: 44% | Character: 4%

Strong character development?

Yes: 48% | No: 43% | It's complicated: 8%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 69% | It's complicated: 17% | No: 12%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 59% | Yes: 29% | It's complicated: 10%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 42% | No: 40% | It's complicated: 14% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

3.77