The Hippopotamus Pool by Elizabeth Peters
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is another great mystery starring the every unflappable Amelia Peabody and her curmudgeonly husband, Radcliff Emerson. They have found a tomb that appears to have the burial chamber unmolested by grave robbers. But nothing is ever smooth. The discovery of the tomb brings out all the villains in the antiquities trade.
There are several threads in this mystery and a new character, an engaging Egyptian boy named David. I like this new character and hope she will continue with him. Ramses and Nefret have grown a little and come with some teenage angst to enliven things. There is also an added thread which involves the Hippopotamus Goddess herself and lends a little more exotic atmosphere.
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