The Hippopotamus Pool by Elizabeth Peters

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 2 Critic Reviews

unrated

Synopsis

A masked stranger offers to reveal an Egyptian queen's lost tomb...and Amelia Peabody and her irascible archeologist husband, Radcliffe Emerson, are intrigued, to say the least. When the guide mysteriously disappears before he tells his secret, the husband-and-wife team sail to Thebes to follow his trail, helped-and hampered-by their teenage son, Ramses, and beautiful ward, Nefret. But before the sands of time shift very far, all will be risking their lives foiling 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 may become her next archenemy!
 

About Elizabeth Peters

See more books from this Author
Elizabeth Peters earned her Ph.D. in Egyptology from the University of Chicago's famed Oriental Institute. She was named Grand Master at the inaugural Anthony Awards in 1986 and Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America in 1998. In 2003, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Malice Domestic Convention. She lives in a historic farmhouse in western Maryland.
 
Published December 2, 2009 by Grand Central Publishing. 467 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for The Hippopotamus Pool

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

Once more into the ancient tombs of Egypt with staunch 19th-century archaeologists Amelia Peabody and Radcliffe Emerson (The Snake, the Crocodile and the Dog, 1992, etc.).

| Read Full Review of The Hippopotamus Pool

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

A menacing cloud hangs over the eighth adventure of 19th-century archeologists Amelia Peabody and her husband, Radcliffe Emerson (seen before in The Snake, the Crocodile and the Dog).

| Read Full Review of The Hippopotamus Pool

Reader Rating for The Hippopotamus Pool
78%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 79 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review