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A River in the Sky

(2010)
(Book 19 in the Amelia Peabody series)
A novel by

 
 
New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Peters brings back beloved Egyptologist and amateur sleuth Amelia Peabody in an exciting tale set amid the ancient temples and simmering religious tensions of Palestine on the eve of World War I. . . .

August 1910. Banned from the Valley of the Kings by the Antiquities Service, Amelia Peabody and her husband, Emerson, are relaxing at home in Kent, enjoying the tranquil beauty of summer. But adventure soon beckons when they are persuaded to follow would-be archaeologist Major George Morley on an expedition to Palestine, a province of the crumbling, corrupt Ottoman Empire and the Holy Land of three religions. Searching for the vanished treasures of the Temple in Jerusalem, Morley is determined to unearth the legendary Ark of the Covenant.

The skeptical Emerson wants no part of the scheme until a request from the War Office and Buckingham Palace persuades him to reconsider. The Germans are increasing their influence in Palestine and British intelligence insists that Morley is an agent of the Kaiser, sent to stir up trouble in this politically volatile land. Emerson can't believe that the seemingly inept Morley is a German spy, but could he be mistaken?

Determined to prevent a catastrophically unprofessional excavation that could destroy priceless historical finds as well as cause an armed protest by infuriated Christians, Jews, and Muslims who view the Temple Mount, also known as the Dome of the Rock, as sacred, Amelia, Emerson, and company head to Palestine. Though it is not to her beloved Egypt, the trip to Jerusalem will also reunite her with her handsome and headstrong son, Ramses, working on a dig at Samaria, north of the holy city.

Before Ramses can meet his parents, however, he is distracted by an unusual party of travelers who have arrived in Samaria, including a German woman archaeologist and a mysterious man of unknown nationality and past. Unfortunately, Ramses's insatiable curiosity and his knack for trouble lead him to a startling discovery: information he must pass on to his parents in Jerusalem - if he can get there alive.

Once again the Peabody-Emerson clan must use all their skills and wiles to find the truth, prevent a bloody holy war, and save their son from the clutches of a nefarious enemy in this wonderfully engaging tale chock-full of thrills, mystery, and daring from the inimitable Elizabeth Peters.

Genre: Historical Mystery

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Hardback Editions

April 2010 : UK Hardback
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Title: A River in the Sky (Amelia Peabody Murder Mystery)
Author(s): Elizabeth Peters
ISBN: 1-84901-288-1 / 978-1-84901-288-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Constable
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April 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: A River in the Sky: A Novel (Amelia Peabody Mysteries)
Author(s): Elizabeth Peters
ISBN: 0-06-124626-3 / 978-0-06-124626-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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Paperback Editions

June 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: A River in the Sky: An Amelia Peabody Novel of Suspense (Amelia Peabody Series)
Author(s): Elizabeth Peters
ISBN: 0-06-268685-2 / 978-0-06-268685-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
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April 2011 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: A River in the Sky: An Amelia Peabody Novel of Suspense (Amelia Peabody Series)
Author(s): Elizabeth Peters
ISBN: 0-06-124627-1 / 978-0-06-124627-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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November 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: A River in the Sky (Amelia Peabody Murder Mystery)
Author(s): Elizabeth Peters
ISBN: 1-84901-597-X / 978-1-84901-597-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Robinson Publishing
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April 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: A River in the Sky (Amelia Peabody Series)
Author(s): Elizabeth Peters
ISBN: 0-06-194573-0 / 978-0-06-194573-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperLuxe
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Audio Editions

February 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A River in the Sky: An Amelia Peabody Murder Mystery
Author(s): Elizabeth Peters
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Ltd
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February 2011 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: A River in the Sky: An Amelia Peabody Murder Mystery
Author(s): Elizabeth Peters
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Ltd
Availability: Amazon AU   


February 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A River in the Sky: An Amelia Peabody Murder Mystery
Author(s): Elizabeth Peters
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Ltd
Availability: Amazon CA   


February 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A River in the Sky: An Amelia Peabody Murder Mystery
Author(s): Elizabeth Peters
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


November 2010 : UK Audio CD

Title: A River in the Sky
Author(s): Elizabeth Peters
ISBN: 0-85735-126-5 / 978-0-85735-126-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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November 2010 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: A River in the Sky
Author(s): Elizabeth Peters
ISBN: 0-85735-125-7 / 978-0-85735-125-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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April 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A River in the Sky: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 19
Author(s): Elizabeth Peters
Publisher: HarperAudio
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2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A River in the Sky: an Amelia Peabody Mystery, 9 CDs [Complete & Unabridged Audio Work]
Author(s): Elizabeth Peters
ISBN: 1-4407-7943-0 / 978-1-4407-7943-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC
Availability: Amazon   


2010 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: A River in the Sky (An Amelia Peabody Mystery)
Author(s): Elizabeth Peters
ISBN: 1-4498-1149-3 / 978-1-4498-1149-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC
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Kindle Editions

April 2010 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A River in the Sky (Amelia Peabody Book 19)
Author(s): Elizabeth Peters
Publisher: Constable
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March 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A River in the Sky: A Novel (Amelia Peabody Book 19)
Author(s): Elizabeth Peters
Publisher: William Morrow
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA