|Plot Summary of The Snake, the Crocodile and the Dog|
In the seventh Amelia Peabody mystery, our heroine and Emerson head off to the digs at Egypt in 1898 without their son Ramses in tow. He is left in Britain, in the care of in-laws Walter and Evelyn Emerson, along with 13-year-old Nefret, the princess from an ancient and hidden Egyptian civilization the couple encountered in _The Last Camel Died at Noon_. (Ramses does send several lengthy and hilariously self-important letters to his folks over the course of the story.) Unfortunately, during the couple's layover in Cairo, Emerson is kidnapped, drugged, and knocked hard on the head so that he loses his memory, at least to the extent of recognizing Amelia or that he is married to her. So they proceed to the Royal Wadi near El Amarna, in search of the tomb of Nefertiti, with a cool and at times antagonistic condescension on Emerson's part. With the admiring help of American financier Cyrus Vandergelt and the less helpful British reporter Kevin O'Connell, Amelia tries to restore her husband's memory while protecting him and the expedition from the murderous emissaries of the Master Criminal.
This synopsis report prepared by David Loftus
|Chapter Analysis of The Snake, the Crocodile and the Dog|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
- 19th century
Exploring into the wild
- searching for treasure/artifacts
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
General Crime (including known murderer)
Part of Africa:
- Arabic Africa
- hostile arabs
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
A lot of techno jargon?
Kind of jargon?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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