The Last Camel Died at Noon (Amelia Peabody, Book 6)

Take Me Home!
by Elizabeth Peters | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0446363383 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingbookstogivewing of Springville, Tennessee USA on 1/16/2012
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Journal Entry 1 by wingbookstogivewing from Springville, Tennessee USA on Sunday, May 05, 2013
Instead of solving a mystery that develops as they're excavating, Amelia & Emerson are off to find out what happened years ago to a missing archaeologist and his wife. There is much mention of H. Rider Haggard and King Solomon's Mines. After a grueling trek through the desert, which almost kills Amelia, there is a hidden city and of course information about the missing archaeologist (did we ever doubt that they would be successful?!) An interesting conclusion to their search, and of course Amelia insists that she knew the truth before Emerson did.

Ramses plays a big part in the adventures; his doting mama, of course, is torn between pride at his abilities and chagrin at being upstaged. Love that Ramses!

Journal Entry 2 by wingbookstogivewing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Monday, April 16, 2018

Released 11 mos ago (4/16/2018 UTC) at Nashua, New Hampshire USA

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Journal Entry 3 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Tuesday, April 24, 2018
The book arrived today - many thanks for the wishlist tag! I've enjoyed several books in the series, but was especially interested in this one when I heard about the way it riffs on King Solomon's Mines!

Later: A thoroughly enjoyable read, even though Peabody, Emerson, and especially Ramses are far too good to be true. (Not perfect, mind, though in general they're prepared for any eventuality, and they rebound well when circumstances go against them.) The riffs on Haggard are clearly intentional, as Peters notes in her acknowledgements, and they're carried out very well. They're even lampshaded in-story, to my vast delight!

I enjoyed the plot-twists, and even guessed a few of them, but the main amusement is in the banter - Peabody and Emerson, of course, but they do pretty well when speaking with anyone else. And Ramses - while outrageously precocious - adds interest (and a wild card) to the mix.

[The TV Tropes page on the Amelia Peabody series has some entertaining tidbits.]

Journal Entry 4 by wingGoryDetailswing at Copper Door Restaurant in Bedford, New Hampshire USA on Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Released 5 mos ago (10/3/2018 UTC) at Copper Door Restaurant in Bedford, New Hampshire USA

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