The Cross House
All the while, my indispensable tool makes all this manageable: Audible books.
For months now I have been listening to a long series: The Amelia Peabody Series, by the late Elizabeth Peters.
The Amelia Peabody series is a series of twenty historical mystery novels and one non-fiction companion volume written by Egyptologist Barbara Mertz (1927-2013) under the pen name Elizabeth Peters. The series is centered on the adventures of the unconventional female Egyptologist Amelia Peabody Emerson, for whom the series is named, and an ever-increasing number of family, friends, allies, and characters both fictional and based on historical figures. The novels blend mystery and romance with a wryly comic tone, and at times also parody Victorian-era adventure novels such as those written by H. Rider Haggard. The series was published between 1975 and 2010, with the final, posthumous novel (completed by Joan Hess) appearing in 2017.
I really enjoy book series as the main characters, after the first book, are now known, so I am not frequently struggling with who is this? Some books are hard to get into because too many characters are being introduced.
The narrator for the series does a fabulous job and I am always amazed to think: all these different voices are from one person?
I am almost ready to begin book #19, but will not order #20 (the last in the series) as it was not written by Mertz (Peters) and received scathing reviews. So sad.
The series has been really enjoyable and the main characters all now feel like old friends. Fabulous old friends! I will miss them.