February 12, 2011
Deeds of the Disturber by Elizabeth Peters
Deeds of the Disturber did not recommend itself to me as well as the previous novels in the series. The setting of this installment was London, not very exciting compared to the wonderfully described desert and Cairo scenes of Egypt in the past novels. Many of the secondary characters were just not likeable or very interesting. The continual overt battle of wills between Amelia and Emerson diluted the usual sparkling banter between them. The story had fits of starts and sections that seemed to drag on. I also guessed a crucial element of the story early on which ruined my enjoyment.
But I did learn another new word...ratiocinative!
In my opinion, events in Deeds of the Disturber did not advance the Amelia Peabody series significantly. A good read but does not have the vibrancy of the earlier efforts in the series.
My Rating: 3.5
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