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5.0 out of 5 stars The Eighth Book in this Terrific Series
Elizabeth Peters was born and brought up in Illinois and earned her Ph.D. in Egyptology from the University of Chicago's famed Oriental Institute. Peters was named Grand Master at the inaugural Anthony Awards in 1986 and Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America at the Edgar Awards in 1998. She lives in a historic farmhouse in western Maryland.

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Published on 23 Jun 2007 by J. Chippindale

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love all the stories - a nice mix of history and intrigue plus a bit of humour and sex thrown in.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Eighth Book in this Terrific Series, 23 Jun 2007
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J. Chippindale (England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Hippopotamus Pool (Amelia Peabody) (Paperback)
Elizabeth Peters was born and brought up in Illinois and earned her Ph.D. in Egyptology from the University of Chicago's famed Oriental Institute. Peters was named Grand Master at the inaugural Anthony Awards in 1986 and Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America at the Edgar Awards in 1998. She lives in a historic farmhouse in western Maryland.

The Amelia Peabody books may or may not be an acquired taste, personally I love them. They are set in Victorian times when there were still very strict rules of etiquette and polite behaviour was the norm. Although most of the books are set in Egypt, in the desert under very trying conditions and extremely hot weather the `English' way of life was still expected to be adhered to, sometimes with quite hilarious consequences.

Amelia Peabody is Elizabeth Peters' best loved and brilliant creation, a thoroughly Victorian feminist who takes the stuffy world of archaeology by storm with her no nonsense dress sense and forthright opinions.

When a masked stranger offers to reveal the whereabouts of an ancient lost tomb, the tomb of an Egyptian queen, Amelia Peabody and her husband are intrigued. Emerson is one of the foremost archaeologists of his time and his professional curiosity is aroused, although he doubts the authenticity of the stranger. The mysterious disappearance of the guide leads the pair to Thebes and there they become entangled in murder, tomb robbing, kidnap and ancient curses. Everything we would expect from an Amelia Peabody novel.
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4.0 out of 5 stars What a Plot !, 21 Sep 2002
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Once again Amelia and Emerson go forth and face dangers, criminals and dastardly deeds with Victorian fortitude! A book which just won't let you go as the chapters unfold and make you read on. The setting is Egypt and their archaeological passion is admirable - but not above their passion for each other and their children. This leads to many humourous passages in which their son, Ramses, is a vital character which enhances the story. You do not have to be an Egyptology fan to enjoy this book, the sense of humour is such that you just have to chuckle as you read on ....... wonderful ! A great read both story-wise and entertainment-wise. Elizabeth Peters evokes the times as well as the characters to a realistic degree, a truly relaxing read which stirs both the mind and the senses.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 8th in the amelia peabody series, 7 Jan 2007
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Roman Clodia (London) - See all my reviews
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... this is the one where the Emersons first meet David, and the younger generation start to take on a life of their own. The tension between Walter and Evelyn is handled nicely and the renewal of their relationship gives it all a happy ending.
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4.0 out of 5 stars THe Hippopotamus Pool, 9 Feb 2010
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Mr. M. Haynes "Mark" (Northumberland) - See all my reviews
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This audio book was bought on behalf of my wife who has listened to it and enjoyed it. No doubt it will get listened to again as she rotates all the audio books while doing cross stitch.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Pleasant Escapism, 14 July 1997
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I am a big fan of Elizabeth Peters' Amelia Peabody mysteries but this one seemed to me to drag on a bit. These enemies just didn't have the deviousness of Sethos. Of course the uncovering of ancient tombs is always exciting, but too little time was spent in this endeavor. The charming characters....Peabody, Emerson, and Ramses continue to please, but not enough to make this one outstanding.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Two words-READ IT!, 4 Aug 1997
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Do you love to see what Amelia Peabody Emerson will dig up next? Does Emerson thrill you? Do you long to know what happens to Ramses (and the cat Bastet)? What will become of the rest of the family-including Anubis? This is a welcome book from Elizabeth Peters-the Amelia legend is continuing to grow. The summer's still young-READ IT!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Escape to the Desert, 14 Feb 2014
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Oh I just love escaping into the old days with Amelia and Emerson and Ramses of course. As soon as I finish one book I have to start the next one.
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2.0 out of 5 stars elizabeth peters books, 28 Jan 2014
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love all the stories - a nice mix of history and intrigue plus a bit of humour and sex thrown in.
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4.0 out of 5 stars An engaging tale, 20 Jan 2014
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Amelia is once again in Egypt and the hunt for Tepisheri's tomb is interrupted by criminal activity. I like this series as I find it amusing but unfortunately this is not one of the best as the plot, despite some twists and turns, is rather slight and obvious and the humour a bit ponderous. It is still a clever, well written book which kept me turning the pages, just not as good as others in the series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars another great Amelia Peabody book in this lovely series about the exploits of Amelia and her husband., 28 Oct 2013
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This is one in a great series of books that are really lovely to read and very funny. Love them.
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