The Curse of the Pharaohs - Elizabeth Peters

This book was nowhere near as good as the first.  It was almost like a comedy routine to me.  Mrs Peabody seemed more dumb and I thought so many of the things she did were just putting herself in danger rather than helping.  There was no common sense in evidence.  I couldn't wait until the book was finished so I could move on to something else.  Do I really want to read more in this series?  Does it get better?