The Hippopotamus Pool (Amelia Peabody, Bk 8)
The Hippopotamus Pool - Amelia Peabody, Bk 8 Author:Elizabeth Peters Archaeologists Amelia Peabody and Radcliffe Emerson, their son Ramses, and ward Nefret are preparing to excavate a possible tombsite along the river Nile. The undertaking was prefaced by a strange encounter with a mysterious stranger who died of poisoning before their meeting was over. The Emersons attribute all of this to Signor Ricetti, kingpi... more »n of illicit antiquities trading. Then Ramses is kidnapped and Nefret is also put at risk -- will Amelia and Radcliffe be able to protect their family and the ancient tomb?« less
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I love Amelia Peabody Emerson books. She is so funny, and she doesn't even know it. I enjoy the character development, the intimate knowledge of Egypt, the mystery, and the comedy of it all. Very romantic and full of adventure, they are very diverting and fun to read.
A fun mystery, set in the 19th century. An English lady, Amelia Peabody, and her husband track down grave robbers in a "Victorian" fashion. If you like the atmosphere in Sherlock Holmes stories, you may care for these as well.