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Hippopotamus Pool (Amelia Peabody Mysteries) Mass Market Paperback – 1 Jun 1997

4.1 out of 5 stars 32 customer reviews

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 447 pages
  • Publisher: Warner Books; Reprint edition (1 Jun. 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0446603988
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446603980
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 3.5 x 17.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,444,121 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I can't wait for the next Peabody story... I really do think [Elizabeth Peters'] books are great entertainment. (Angela Ripon)

A writer so popular that the public library has to keep her books under lock and key. (Washington Post Book World)

Think Miss Marple with early feminist gloss crossed with Indiana Jones... accomplished entertainment. (Guardian) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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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 son Rameses. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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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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By Elaine Tomasso TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 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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Found the first Amelia Peabody by accident and now low the series. Well written and I had trouble putting each book down. Lost a couple of weekends as I had to read them and find out what happened next. Recommend these books to anyone who wants a gentle read with a puzzle at the heart of them.
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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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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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By A Customer on 18 Nov. 1998
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I enjoyed this book of the series more than I did some of the others, but I thought it could have used better villains. And the ending was almost anticlimatic after all that the characters went through.
However, I enjoyed the familiar characters and Amelia Peabody's constant wit. I am looking forward to reading the next book.
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By A Customer on 18 Sept. 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I have read all of the Amelia books; it is some time since I read this one and I'd forgotten it. However, I must say that I enjoyed it immensely and think others will too. Don't be put off by the other reviews - if you like Elizabeth Peters books, you'll like this one.
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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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