The Hippopotamus Pool

The Hippopotamus Pool A masked stranger offers to reveal an Egyptian queen s lost tombd Amelia Peabody and her irascible archeologist husband Radcliffe Emerson are intrigued to say the least When the guide mysteriously

  • Title: The Hippopotamus Pool
  • Author: Elizabeth Peters
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 221
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • A masked stranger offers to reveal an Egyptian queen s lost tombd 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 wardA masked stranger offers to reveal an Egyptian queen s lost tombd 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

    • [PDF] Download ✓ The Hippopotamus Pool | by Ä Elizabeth Peters
      221 Elizabeth Peters
    • thumbnail Title: [PDF] Download ✓ The Hippopotamus Pool | by Ä Elizabeth Peters
      Posted by:Elizabeth Peters
      Published :2018-08-02T15:43:21+00:00

    1 thought on “The Hippopotamus Pool”

    1. I have already said how much I like this series. I like the things that stay the same; pretty predictable plot, mystery and romance between the unrivaled Amelia and her soul mate, the ever-manly Emerson. I also like the things that change; Ramses and Nefret growing up, the addition of new characters (David). As I have also said, I prefer to listen to these as narrated by Barbara Rosenblatt. I know the words were not written by her and credit should be given where credit is due, but Rosenblatt br [...]

    2. It gets harder with each book in this series to find different ways to say how wonderful the story is. I never tire of the very humourous, extremely intelligent and quirkily wonderful Emerson family and their many adventures, and this book is no different!Nefret is now an established member of the family, showing the same tendancy as Ramses for both archeological fervour and an intelligence and maturity well beyond her years, so she fits right in with the unusual Emerson family.In this chapter, [...]

    3. Another good entry in the Amelia Peabody series. The last few books were unusual in their setting, so it felt good to get back to the norm of the family on a dig in Egypt. Of course there were bad guys to be thwarted, and of course they were dispatched with by the end.

    4. I'm in the process of re-reading the entire Amelia Peabody series again, from start to finish in one go. They are still some of my favorite books. They must be read with tongue firmly inserted in cheek. It also helps to have an interest in and some knowledge of Colonial-era exploration narratives, fiction like that of H. Rider Haggard, Orientalist studies, the competitive acquisitive zeal of western museums at the turn of the century, and the "gentlemen archaeologists" of the 19th century who br [...]

    5. I loved reading The Hippopotamus Pool, 8th in the Amelia Peabody series.There are so many twists in this one! (Some of these books can feel a little repetitive in terms of what happens an annual Egyptian archaeological dig, a dead body shows up somewhere, etc but this one shakes things up!)While working on site at a royal tomb, a body is found, not a mummy -- and one that died in anguish. The mysteries around this tomb start swirling and the intrigue builds from there. Emerson's brother Walter a [...]

    6. Amelia and Emerson finally find a royal tomb which brings at least two gangs of antiquities thieves out to steal their treasure. Loved the familiar characters, particularly the growing, Nefret and Ramses and the loyal American friend Cyrus Vandergelt. Glad Emerson's brother Walter and his wife Evelyn finally get back to Egypt. New character David is welcome as a friend for Ramses. This plot I found a little confusing and hard to follow. But the point of these books are to be with familiar friend [...]

    7. This was kind of a reunion book of sorts. It has a lot of the characters that I've grown to like over the years including Cyrus Vandergelt, Kevin O'Connell and Evelyn and Walter (who play a major role in solving a mystery for the first time since the initial novel). I have to admit that I don't really like Nefret. She tends to throw the dynamics off. I admit that I liked the way that Amelia, Emerson and Ramses interacted together much more when it was just the three of them.

    8. Some series get "out of breath" so to speak really fast. This is not the case here. The Hippopotamus Pool is the eigth book in the Amelia Peabody series and the mystery and adventures are as fresh as in the first book. The plot was well constructed and I was surprised and delighted by the new kind of criminals she introduced in her book (I don't want to give much away). It's a real delight to see that family evolve in time and to feel the archaelogical fever through their eyes.

    9. Yessssss!! Je l'ai fini! Dommage qu'il ait fallu autant de temps pour que l'histoire s'emballe et donc mon intérêt!Sinon, je suis retombée amoureuse d'Emerson, Peabody est mon héroîne, Ramses il change et J'ai ENORMEMENT de mal avec Nefret! J'ai beaucoup aimé voir Walter et Evelyn aussi!!!

    10. I alternately read and listened to this novel of the Emerson's next year of excavations in Egypt and it's a complicated plot with multiple villains to choose from as they uncover a tomb that others want very badly. The family addresses all dangers with wit and aplomb and Amelia's assertions about men and how they should be handled are, as always, quite amusing.

    11. Emerson and Peabody are back in Egypt searching for Queen Tesheri's tomb. This time Walter and Evelyn are with them. Not surprisingly, a gang of thieves are also interested in the tomb. Things become dangerous when Ramses and Nefret get kidnapped. This was one enjoyable read.

    12. This is my second time through the series and I love them as much the second time around! Read these!

    13. Another exciting adventure from the lives of Amelia and Radcliffe Emerson. I can't say this one is my favorite, but there were some definite high points. After the sad beginning, I'm so glad that Walter and Evelyn were tricked into joining them in Egypt - they deserved and needed some adventure in their lives, to remind them of how they fell in love, and how much they still love each other. David is an intriging boy, and it will be interesting to see how his character develops, and how he might [...]

    14. In this episode, Ramses is 12, Nefret is 15, and Emerson is about to make the discovery of his life--the almost-undisturbed royal tomb of Queen Tetisheri. Of course there are many people who will stop at nothing to get in first, including kidnapping any or all of the children--who soon number three, with the addition of the Egyptian boy David, discovered working for a local forger, but proving to be Abdullah's grandson and a talented artist.This is such a fun series, and it's nice to go back to [...]

    15. I think it's time to take a break from this series. I'm curious to see what happens with Ramses and Nefret, but I found myself skipping paragraph upon paragraph in this book. Rambling, rambling, rambling. I get tired of Elizabeth Peters talking about how handsome Emerson is and how well his muscular form is shown and how all the women fall at his feet I get it. He's hot. ENOUGH ALREADY! I'm also tired of being referred to as the "ignorant reader" or "less-intelligent reader". I'm not an archeolo [...]

    16. A standard episode in this series, developing the younger characters - Ramses, Nefret, and introducing another. Good fun as usual.As the blurb has it:A masked stranger offers to reveal an Egyptian queen's last tomb and Amelia Peabody Emerson and her irascible archaeologist husband are intrigued, to say the least. When the guide mysteriously disappears before he tells his secret, the Emersons sail to Thebes to follow his trail, helped - and hampered - by their teenaged son, Ramses, and beautiful [...]

    17. I love this series a lot. It's full of hilarious characters and archaeological adventure and incredibly clever cats. The whole thing is totally ridiculous, yes - Amelia is an inadvertently hilarious character who often doesn't realise just how over the top she's being - but it's SO MUCH FUN. This one was rather tamer than others, with no murders involved and instead a hunt for dodgy antique dealers and forgers in Luxor. But it's still a lot of fun, features the return of some characters that hav [...]

    18. There are certain things though can count on in an Amelia Peabody mystery. A goodly bit of flowery prose, several fight scenes, domesticity in odd places, and an intricate mystery flavored well with Egyptian archeological scholarship. Reading the stories in order allows the reader to delight in the aging and growing complexity of the characters. I enjoy the stories set in Egypt the best. The excitement of the dig in an exotic locale made homey by the application of plenty of tea and English cust [...]

    19. (Originally reviewed at thelibraryladies.)This is the most privileged-person reading problem ever: how do I continue to find creative ways of praising these books and this author without just sinking into repetitive gushing?? It’s problem, people.Let’s just say that the strengths of this series are just as present in this book as they have been in the many before it. Amelia is ever the entertaining heroine (I’ve been listening to the audiobook version for the past several books, and it’s [...]

    20. I enjoyed this but did not find it outstanding. It seemed to me to fall between a couple of stools, not funny enough to be a comedy pastiche but not thrilling enough to be taken seriously. I think possibly i would have got more from it if I had read earlier Amelia Peabody novels. But on the whole ok for an impulse charity shop buy!

    21. Time: Dec. 31, 1899-April 1900Introduces David Todros, Abdullah's grandson."High-minded individuals are much more dangerous than criminals," Emerson growled. "They can always find hypocritical excuses for committing acts of violence." p. 239

    22. This series is always a fun read. Nothing ground breaking, formula mystery writing at it's best. The characters never disappoint, no matter how ridiculous the situation they might find themselves in.

    23. Ok, this one was a bit of a long slog through somewhat complex language thanks to Amelia and her family speaking overly formally. As well as really really wordy people. But the story was good.

    24. Amelia Peabody is once again on the trail of bad guys and of course, she comes across as knowing all. While I have others who have protested that she is created this way on purpose and a bit of comic relief, in this book, people seem to defer to her and praise her "ulta" deductive reasoning. Frankly, I find it a weakness. So while I enjoy her stories (they can be fun, light reading), I wish just once she would fall on her petard! Needless to say, there are plenty of things going on in this ventu [...]

    25. Like his female counterpart Bastet, Anubis is a brindled Egyptian cat, larger and wilder than European varieties of felines. He was Emerson's--or, to be more accurate, since cats cannot be said to belong to anyone, he had condescended to concentrate his attentions on my husband.This book was loads of fun, with Ramses, Nefret, Walter, Evelyn, Bastet and Anubis all joining in the adventure. I just love these quirky characters!"I believe he will pull through, Emerson. I have dealt successfully with [...]

    26. There just aren't many mysteries that are as fun as these. Sure, they become rather predictable, but it just means I'm glad to enjoy again the typical adventures and misadventures that the Emerson clan get into. This one seems to try to be more informative about Egyptology and that's fine, but I'm more interested in joining in with Amelia as she tries to figure out what is going on around them while they try to dig up tombs in the Luxor area. I'm also always interested to see who is going to res [...]

    27. I enjoyed dipping back into this series after some time spent away from it. These characters never get old to me. Peabody, Emerson, Ramses, Walter, Evelyn, and now Nefret and David - they are all memorable and they take this series to a whole new level. The mystery in this book also felt original, even if it dragged in a couple of places. The main elements are an undiscovered royal tomb, a mysterious man buried alive, and more than one group of tomb robbers interested in the tomb findings. (view [...]

    28. It has been a long time since I read a Peabody mystery, and after watching all the darling videos of Fiona, the baby hippo, I felt I needed to read a mystery with a hippo in it. I love Peabody and Emerson, and Ramses, their son, has the gift of golden gab.Enjoyable and a great break from non-fiction.Oh. There is a story about a hippo, too.

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *