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Anne Hawn's books

Who Moved My Cheese?
If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans
Scientific Secrets for Self-Control
Just One Damned Thing After Another
The Vanishing
Exercises in Knitting
The Good Dream
The Very Best of Edgar Allan Poe
The Chosen
BT-Kids' Knits
Talking God
The Professor
The Christmas Files
The Finisher
Home Decor for 18-Inch Dolls: Create 10 Room Settings with Furniture and 15 Outfits with Accessories
Dracula and Other Stories
A New Song
All Quiet on the Western Front
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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The Last Camel Died at Noon (Amelia Peabody, #6

The Last Camel Died at Noon (Amelia Peabody, #6) The Last Camel Died at Noon by Elizabeth Peters

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This time Amelia and her husband, Radcliffe Emerson, are digging in the Sudan with their son, Ramses, who is 11 in this adventure. The have been asked to find out what happened to archeologist Willoughby Forth. Willoughby's father and his son need to know what has happened to him when he and his wife disappeared 14 years earlier. There exists a map to guide them in the wretchedly hot and featureless desert, but is it an accurate map? When the last of their camels dies, stranding them in the middle of the desert, things literally begin to heat up.

This books is even more exotic than the others with a mysterious village hidden in the mountains and preserved from the passage of time. As archeologists, they are thrilled to see the ancient peoples as living beings and not just detritus from the past.

I liked this book better than the rest and while I was reading, I thought that it would make a good Indiana Jones movie. There is enough danger, mysterious people and customs, and great last minute rescues to thrill movie goers everywhere. I can even see Radcliffe as Indiana Jones!

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