The Hippopotamus Pool

The Hippopotamus Pool

Book - 1996
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When a masked stranger offers to reveal an Egyptian queen's lost tomb to Amelia and Emerson in 1900, they are intrigued to say the least. But the guide mysteriously disappears, leaving them to sail to Thebes to follow his trail. The fact that Ramses and Nefret are along on the journey both helps and hampers efforts to solve this mystery. Soon all four are risking their lives as they foil kidnappers, grave robbers and ancient curses. And intrepid Amelia finds herself faced with a surprising new villain who is every bit as clever and resourceful as she is!
Publisher: New York : Warner Books, 1996
ISBN: 9781455572397
9780446518338
0446518336
Branch Call Number: M/PET
Characteristics: 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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