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If Indiana Jones were female, a wife and mother who lived in Victorian times, he would be Amelia Peabody Emerson, an archeologist whose extraordinary adventures are guaranteed entertainment. This time Amelia, her handsome, fearless husband, Radcliffe, and their precocious 11-year-old son, Ramses, are in the Sudan, searching for archeologist Willoughby Forth, who disappeared 14 years earlier with his new wife. Rescued in the desert after every camel in their caravan dies, the Emersons are taken to a lost city where ancient Egyptian customs have been carried into modern times. There, entangled in two half-brothers' battle for the throne, Amelia and family fight for the freedom of the slave class while ferreting out the fate of Forth and his bride, and arranging to escape with their lives. Peters ( The Deeds of the Disturber ), who also writes as Barbara Michaels, laces her usual intricate plotting with Amelia's commonsense approach to hygiene and manners, and coyly delicate references to vigorously enjoyed connubial pleasures. Combining a fierce affection for her family with indefatigable independence, stalwart Amelia proves once again an immensely likable heroine. 35,000 first printing; Mystery Guild selection; Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club alternate.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
YA-- Another interest-holding and humorously told Amelia Peabody Victorian suspense tale. It's absurd to believe that an archaeologist missing for years is still alive, but the mysterious plea for help, written on ancient papyrus, appeals to this Egyptologist and her husband. Traveling across the desert in search of Willoughby Forth and his bride is a danger that increases as the camels die and native porters flee with the supplies. YAs who relish a good mystery and detailed storytelling will enjoy this one. The foreign settings of Egypt, Sudan, and England add to the pleasure. --Linda Vretos, West Springfield High School, Springfield, VA
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Three and a half stars is what this really deserves, but it's not possible to give it that. This is a good fun read, made better than some of its recent predecessors by a reduced... Read morePublished on Sept. 25 2002 by kallan
This review concerns the unabridged audiobook of The Last Camel Died at Noon read by Susan O'Malley. Read morePublished on June 3 2002 by "cvr122"
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This is an excellent novel and quite probably the best in the Peabody series. It is well worth getting and reading. Read morePublished on Oct. 28 2001
Elizabeth Peters really outdoes herself with this novel, which continues the Amelia series and has all the hallmarks readers have come to expect--Ramses doing his best to bring... Read morePublished on May 1 2000 by Jocelyn L. Smith
This is one of my favorite Amelia Peabody mysteries. This is the book that brings the beginning of a whole new aspect to the series. Read morePublished on March 17 2000
This has to be said to be my favorite Peabody mystery so far. This tale is pure adventure, and never fails to surprise or dissapoint. I could not put it down. Read morePublished on Feb. 8 2000 by Amanda Goodwin
This is an excellent book, both hilarious and thought-provoking. In the beginning, I found her character's references to the Arabic myths (? Read morePublished on Sept. 12 1999