What is your favorite book?
My favorite book is actually a series of books by Elizabeth Peters featuring Amelia Peabody, an Egyptologist and her husband Radcliffe Emerson (know only as Emerson) and their son Ramses (actual name Walter). The books start with The Crocodile on the Sandbank, where Amelia and Emerson meet, and the series continues for 10 or more books that correspond to carious excavation seasons. Ramses is born and grows up before our eyes into a fine young Egyptologist himself. They collect a series of reappearing characters along the way. Each season seems to involve a murder which Peabody (as she is known) sets out to solve and does, of course. The books delve into the relationship between Peabody and Emerson and later on Ramses and his wife Nefret. A cast of Egyptian characters also arise as the close friends of the Emersons, who unlike most Europeans of the late 19th and early 20th century, hold no prejudice against the native peoples of Egypt. There is much humor as well as suspense in the series, and it is by far my favorite set of books to read and reread.