The Last Camel Died at Noon – Elizabeth Peters

The Last Camel Died at Noon is the sixth book in the Amelia Peabody series by Elizabeth Peters. I have read and loved the first five books of the series before. However, I set aside the series to continue later, when I got my eyes on other books. Isn’t it a great time to read them now? I prefer to embark on pleasant adventures in Ancient Egypt, rather than boring myself because I can’t leave the house. I recommend the same to you; it helps.


The Last Camel Died at Noon - Elizabeth Peters

The Last Camel Died at Noon was not as enjoyable as the first five books in the series. Of course, there was still pleasant moments, as it was an Amelia Peabody book. However, something was missing or rather, too much. When I checked out the book’s reviews, I found that several readers had the same ideas as me. Apparently, the author paid homage to another author, and she changed her style a bit in this book. I wish she hadn’t changed.

In this book, dear Peabody, Emerson and their son, now ten years old, Ramses not only discover a lost city and civilization but also interfere with their internal affairs. Of course, while defending the innocents, they try to fulfil their duties as archaeologists. Frankly, the character I love most in this series is Ramses, and I love this kid more with every book. I am already looking forward to reading the next book. Enjoy!

The Last Camel Died at Noon - Elizabeth Peters

The Last Camel Died at Noon

Join our plucky Victorian Egyptologist, together with her devastatingly handsome and brilliant husband Radcliffe, in another exciting escapade

This time Amelia and her dashing husband Emerson set off for a promising archaeological site in 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.

Elizabeth Peters

Barbara Louise Mertz was an American author who wrote under her own name as well as under the pseudonyms Elizabeth Peters and Barbara Michaels. In 1952, she received a PhD in Egyptology from the University of Chicago.

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Amelia Peabody Series by Elizabeth Peters

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