Tomb of the Golden Bird is by Elizabeth Peters. The eighteenth book in the Amelia Peabody series. This installment is set in 1922. Emerson thinks he knows where the tomb of Tutankhamen might be located. However, his plan to get Howard Carter to let him dig in the Valley of the Kings backfires and he is banned from the site. While Emerson watches his rival excavate the find of a lifetime, Amelia and Ramses try to unlock the secret of a coded document Sethos has stolen. Arriving on their doorstep sick and pursued by unknown enemies, Sethos involves the Emerson clan in another murderous affair. Fans of the series will not be disappointed.
Ratings: 9th grade - 8 out of 10 - V(violence) - MP (mild profanity).