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The Last Camel Died at Noon by Elizabeth…

The Last Camel Died at Noon (1991)

by Elizabeth Peters

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Series: Amelia Peabody (6)

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    She by H. Rider Haggard (cbl_tn)
    cbl_tn: Both author Elizabeth Peters and her character, Amelia Peabody, are fans of Sir Henry Rider Haggard's novels. This book is written in Haggard's "lost world" style.
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    King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard (cbl_tn)
    cbl_tn: Both author Elizabeth Peters and her character, Amelia Peabody, are fans of Sir Henry Rider Haggard's novels. This book is written in Haggard's "lost world" style.

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Ridiculous, but isn't that it's appeal? "King Solomon's Mines" was so annoying that I could not persist, yet this book is not nearly that. Go figure. ( )
  themulhern | Oct 2, 2018 |

Another fun, if a bit melodramatic, episode in the adventures of Amelia Peabody Emerson. ( )
  hopeevey | May 20, 2018 |
The author's explicit homage to H. Rider Haggard has Amelia and family being taken to a lost city surviving from the Cushite period of Ancient Egypt.

Great fun with lots of treachery and twists and turns. But one conversation in the last chapter had so many Victorian oblique euphemisms I'm not sure whether I understood or not.


Did Lord Blacktower seduce/rape his soon-to-be daughter-in-law and so Nefret is his daughter rather than granddaughter? ( )
  Robertgreaves | Mar 20, 2017 |
What an adventure! I thoroughly enjoyed this story! It was very unique I thought and I felt like I traveled back in time to an ancient civilization we can only read about and dream of. It was nice to see it come to life so to speak. ( )
  EmpressReece | Aug 22, 2016 |
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O'Malley, SusanNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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and Ahmet, the camel
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Hands on hips, brows lowering, Emerson stood gazing fixedly at the recumbent ruminant.
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Discussed in "Elizabeth Peters: The Last Camel Died at Noon as Lost World Adventure Pastiche" by Gary Hoppenstand In: The Detective as Historian ed. by Ray B. Browne and Lawrence A. Kreiser, Jr. (Bowling Green, OH : Bowling Green State University, 2000), pp. 293-305
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Bestselling author Peters brings back 19th-century Egyptologist Amelia Peabody and her entourage in a delicious caper that digs up mystery in the shadow of the pyramids.

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This time Amelia and her dashing husband Emerson set off for a promising archaeological site in the Sudan, only to be unwillingly drawn into the search for an African explorer and his young bride who went missing twelve years back. They survive the rigours of the desert, the death of their camels, and the perfidy of their guides, only to find themselves taken prisoner in a lost city and civilisation. Amelia and Emerson must bravely continue making archaeological finds while doing their best to rescue the innocent and themselves.… (more)

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