The Serpent on the Crown is by Elizabeth Peters. The seventeenth book in the Amelia Peabody series. A woman appears at the Emerson home and gives a priceless gold statue into Emerson's keeping. She says it is cursed and begs him to get rid of it. Emerson is more interested in discovering where it came from. Then the woman is found murdered and there are attempts on Ramses' life. Another exciting installment in this mystery series fans will love.
Ratings: 9th grade - 8 out of 10 - P (profanity) - AC (some mature thematic content).