The Hippopotamus Pool, Paperback
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Is the Hippopotamus Pool a legend? Or Amelia's nemesis! A masked stranger offers to reveal an Egyptian queens' lost tomb - and Amelia Peabody and her irascible archaeologist husband Emerson are intrigued, to say the least.

When the guide mysteriously disappears before he can tell them his secret, the Peabody-Emersons sail to Thebes to follow his trail, helped - and hampered - by their teenage son Rameses, and beautiful ward Nefret.

Before the sands of time shift very far, all of them will be risking their lives foiling murderers, kidnappers, grave robbers, and ancient curses. off once again on a rollicking adventure involving archaeology, murderers, kidnappers, grave robbers and ancient curses. And the hippopotamus Pool? It's a legend of war and wits that Amelia is translating, one that alerts her to a hippo of a different type - a nefarious, overweight art dealer who is on course to become her new arch-enemy!


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9781845295561



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Back to Egypt again for the entire Emerson clan. This time they take to the water as Emerson has bought Amelia's dahabeeyah from the first book, renaming her Amelia Peabody Emerson. They sail for Thebes, where they are joined by Walter and Evelyn, as Walter hopes to excavate a previously undiscovered tomb, which may be at risk from tomb robbers. The usual mayhem ensues, they encounter old friends and enemies, and by the end of the book it looks as if there may be at least one addition to the clan. Wonderful fun.

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