Book Review: The Hippopotamus Pool (Amelia Peabody #8), by Elizabeth Peters

The Hippopotamus Pool (Amelia Peabody, #8)The Hippopotamus Pool by Elizabeth Peters
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Hippopotamus Pool, by Elizabeth Peters
★★★★★ and a ♥

Synopsis: The Emersons are back! It’s a new century and Amelia and her husband Radcliffe have returned for another year of excavating in Egypt, along with their son Ramses, and their adopted daughter, Nefret. Their hopes for a quiet archaeological dig are dashed, however, when a visit by an unusual stranger interrupts their stay at Shepherd’s Hotel. The stranger claims he knows the location of an intact queen’s tomb. This is hard to believe, but tomb robbers and antiquities thieves are now pestering the Emersons with the usual attacks and attempted burglaries. When the existence of the tomb is revealed to be true, the Amelia’s family is hard-pressed to keep away not one, but two gangs of robbers. Looks like peace and quiet cannot possibly exist in the Emerson vocabulary.
In A Sentence: Entertaining…that’s all that needs to be said.

My Thoughts: As always, these books are loads of fun, and having Nefret as part of the family makes it even more entertaining. Amelia’s gentle sister-in-law, Evelyn, turns out to be a force to be reckoned with, and Ramses is maturing into something other than an annoying little know-it-all. I don’t plan on stopping with this series, but I’m running out of things to say that I haven’t already said before. Adventure, humor, mystery, yadda yadda yadda you get my drift!


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