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Six Months Later…

Well, I’ve finally finished the Amelia Peabody series. It’s all I’ve been reading for the last six months. I started re-reading all of the tales of the intrepid Amelia Peabody, a crime-solving Egyptologist, just after I finished Team of Rivals at the beginning of February. I snuck in Atonement at some point, but that was a pretty quick read.

And while it will feel weird to move on to something else, I’m glad I’m finished. The books have changed a lot since the first one was written in 1975. The first few were fairly light mysteries, with a ton of engaging characters. As the series progressed, the plot lines became more complex and much darker. Frankly, there wasn’t a lot of humor in the last few books, which I think was lacking.

On the whole, though, a great read and kudos to Elizabeth Peters for keeping the saga going. I can’t find any evidence of the next book, but I’m sure Amelia isn’t done with solving crimes yet.

Now the big question — What to read next?

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