The Hippopotamus Pool

The Hippopotamus Pool

Book - 1996
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Amelia, her husband Emerson, their 13-year-old son Ramses, and their beautiful ward Nefret return to Egypt for an exciting excavation. The dig is at an undisturbed Royal Tomb, a true find--and an irresistible temptation for art thieves, jealous colleagues, looters, the press, and the countless evil-doers. As Ramses and Nefret rub elbows with thieves and thugs, Amelia finds herself faced with a surprising new villain who is every bit as clever and resourceful as the intrepid Amelia herself.
Publisher: New York : Warner Books, 1996
ISBN: 9780446518338
0446518336
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY Peters
Characteristics: xvi, 384 p. ; 24 cm

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WVMLStaffPicks Dec 21, 2014

Wife, mother and intrepid traveller Amelia Peabody sets off for Egypt with too handsome and virile archaeologist husband Emerson, precocious son Ramses, the cats Bastet and Anubis, and beautiful ward Nefret, to excavate (they hope) an unpilfered tomb in Egypt. (The author has a doctorate in Egyptology and from her photograph I imagine she is the reincarnation of Amelia.) Grave robbers, antiques -- real and fake -- and encounters with "The Master Criminal" make for a lovely, light summer read.

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BlueHippo
Nov 01, 2013

Just couldn't get into this. I think it's very cleverly written but just was not to my taste.

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harley_175
Aug 04, 2015

" I have been trying for almost thirteen years to keep Ramses out of trouble; it isn't a question of protecting him, it is a question of preventing him from locating a lion so he can put his head is its mouth."

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