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Book 31 : The Last Camel Died at Noon by Elizabeth Peters

Book 31: The Last Camel Died at Noon (Amelia Peabody #6).
Author: Elizabeth Peters, 1991.
Genre: Adventure. Historical Mystery. Egyptology.
Other Details: ebook. 400 pages. Unabridged Audio (15 hrs, 40 mins). Narrated by Barbara Rosenblat.

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. - synopsis from UK publisher's website.

As with all the books in this series I had it as my audiobook-in-the-car for a number of weeks and read the corresponding pages at the end of each week in my Kindle edition.

This was a wonderful adventure that Elizabeth Peters stated in her introduction was written in homage of H. Rider Haggard. In the text Amelia is a big fan of his novels and then she and her family find themselves caught up in a mystery worthy of the likes of Allan Quatermain. The discovery of a lost city in which the old gods of Egypt rule was so much fun. Again this ranked for me among the best in sterling series of mysteries.
Tags: adventure, audio book, historical fiction, historical mysteries

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