The Hippopotamus Pool
In this, the eighth book in the Amelia Peabody series, Amelia, Emerson and co. seem to be faced with two separate groups who are working separately to interfere with their excavation in the Valley of the Kings and possible discovery of a queen's tomb.
Along with them for this adventure are their son, Ramses, their ward, Nefret,, Emerson's brother Walter, and Walter's wife Evelyn whose marriage seems to be in trouble as they experience the pain of losing a child, a seemingly weak and silly governess, Miss Marmaduke, who may or may not be the empty-headed spinster she seems, and the also seemingly silly younger brother of a noble family, Sir Edward Washington, who appears to be a libertine and a cad. Of course the ensemble would nto be complete without the presence of the cats Bastet and Anubis.
I am still loving this series. This is so fun!