Lion in the Valley
by Elizabeth Peters (Atheneum, 1986); audiobook read by Susan O’Malley (Blackstone, 1999)
The mystery element is slight and isn’t even resolved by book’s end. Even the Egyptian setting takes something of a back seat. Yet Amelia Peabody remains a character worth journeying with, her tones of blithe self-absorption captured admirably in O’Malley’s audiobook reading.