Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Author Profile: Elizabeth Peters

Elizabeth Peters is the author of the popular Amelia Peabody mysteries (as well as the Jacqueline Kirby mysteries, and the Vicky Bliss mysteries). Her website provides a wealth of information about Amelia as well as informative maps and timelines related to her books.

Elizabeth Peters (whose real name is Barbara Mertz) was born and brought up in Illinois and earned her Ph. D. in Egyptology from the University of Chicago's famed Oriental Institute. She 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 lives in a historic farmhouse in western Maryland. She also writes non-series fiction under the pen name of Barbara Michaels.

The Hidden Staircase Mystery Books carries many hardcover first editions of Elizabeth Peters' books. Visit Amazon.com to find all of our featured author's works.

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