Last Camel Died at Noon
Elizabeth Peters

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Narrated By: Susan O'Malley

Duration: 13 hours and 5 minutes

What to expect

Bestselling author Elizabeth Peters brings back nineteenth-century Egyptologist Amelia Peabody and her entourage in this delicious caper that digs up mystery in the shadow of the pyramids.

The last camel is dead, and Egyptologist Amelia Peabody, her dashing husband, Emerson, and her precocious son, Ramses, are in dire straits on the sun-scorched desert sands. Months before, back in cool, green England, Viscount Blacktower had approached them to find his son and his son’s new bride, who have been missing in war-torn Sudan for over a decade. An enigmatic message scrawled on papyrus and a cryptic map had been delivered to Blacktower, awakening his hope that the couple was still alive.

Neither Amelia nor Emerson believes the message is authentic, but the treasure map proves an irresistible temptation. Now, deep in Nubia’s vast wasteland, they discover too late how much treachery is afoot (and on camelback), and survival depends on Amelia’s solving a mystery as old as ancient Egypt and as timeless as greed and revenge.


Crime and mystery fiction

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“High adventure…wonderfully witty.”

New York Times Book Review

“The plot twists and turns…it’s delicious…She has an antic sense of humor that glitters through her writing like mica through a rock…Are we having a good time? You bet!”

Washington Times

“A delightful piece of fiction.” 

San Diego Tribune

“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.”

Publishers Weekly

“Another interest-holding and humorously told Amelia Peabody Victorian suspense tale.”