Elizabeth Peters is a pen name of Barbara Mertz. She also wrote as Barbara Michaels as well as in her own name. Born and brought up in Illinois, she earned her PhD in Egyptology from the University of Chicago. Mertz was named Grand Master at the inaugural Anthony Awards in 1986 and Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America at the Edgar Awards in 1998. She lived in a historic farmhouse in Frederick, western Maryland, until her death.
Amelia Peabody Mysteries
Jacqueline Kirby series
Vicky Bliss series
The Crocodile on the Sandbank audio preview
by Elizabeth Peters
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