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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Elizabeth Peters  

Pen Name: Barbara Michaels

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;


-- Elizabeth Peters on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Elizabeth earned a Ph. D. in Egyptology at the University of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Peters writes best-selling books under the pseudonym Barbara Michaels. She currently lives in Frederick, Maryland.

Selected Titles At Your Library

A river in the sky :
ISBN: 0061246263. OCLC Number:

William Morrow,. New York :. 2010.

Amelia and Emerson follow an expedition searching for the vanished treasures of the Temple in Jerusalem. Besides suspecting the leader of the expedition of inept excavation practices, they believe him to be secretly working for German intelligence.

Crocodile on the sandbank /
ISBN: 0445406518. OCLC Number:

Dodd, Mead,. New York :. [1975]

32-year-old Victorian gentlewoman, Amelia Peabody receives a rather large inheritance and decides to use it for travel. On her way through Rome to Egypt, she meets a young woman abandoned by her lover and left with no means of support. Amelia promptly takes Evelyn under her wing, insisting that the young lady accompany her to Egypt, where Amelia plans to indulge her passion for Egyptology. When Evelyn becomes the target of an aborted kidnapping and the focus of a series of suspicious accidents, Amelia becomes convinced of a plot to harm her young friend. Like any self-respecting sleuth, Amelia sets out to discover who is behind it all.

The mummy case /
ISBN: 0061999202. OCLC Number:

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Disgusted when he is denied access to the pyramids of Dahshoor, Egyptologist Radcliffe Emerson, aided by his archaeologist wife Amelia Peabody, finds his curiosity piqued when an antiquities dealer is murdered and a mummy case disappears.

The curse of the pharaohs /
ISBN: 0445406488. OCLC Number:

Mysterious Press,. New York :. [1988], ©1981.

The witty, indefatigable Amelia Peabody--now married to the woman-hating archaeologist Radcliffe Emerson--eludes the villains and solves three murders in this adventure set among the archaeological digs in the Valley of the Kings.

Amelia Peabody mysteries.
ISBN: 0061999210. OCLC Number:

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The 1895-96 season promises to be an exceptional one for Amelia Peabody, her dashing Egyptologist husband, Emerson, and their wild and precocious eight-year-old son, Ramses. The much-coveted burial chamber of the Black Pyramid in Dahshoor is theirs for the digging. But there is a great evil in the wind that roils the hot sands sweeping through the bustling streets and marketplaces of Cairo. The brazen moonlight abduction of Ramses?́?and an expedition subsequently cursed by misfortune and death?́?have alerted Amelia to the likely presence of her arch nemesis the Master Criminal, notorious looter of the living and the dead. But it is far more than ill-gotten riches that motivates the evil genius this time around. For now the most valuable and elusive prize of all is nearly in his grasp: the meddling lady archaeologist who has sworn to deliver him to justice ... Amelia Peabody!

Tomb of the golden bird /
ISBN: 0060591811. OCLC Number:

PerfectBound,. Pymble, NSW ;. 2006.

The Emerson clan is a hairsbreadth away from unearthing the legendary site they've been searching for. But a sinister plot and a dark family secret stand in the way of their ultimate ambition and threaten to change things forever.

The hippopotamus pool /
ISBN: 0446603988. OCLC Number:

Warner Books,. New York, NY :. ©1996.

The 19th Century archeologists, Amelia Peabody and Radcliffe Emerson, arrive in Egypt with children to explore the site of Queen Tetisheri's tomb in Thebes. All goes well until their son, Ramses, is kidnaped. By the author of The Snake, the Crocodile and the Dog.

He shall thunder in the sky :
ISBN: 006195165X. OCLC Number:

W. Morrow,. New York :. ©2000.

Intrepid archaeologist/sleuth Amelia Peabody and her family, back in Egypt in 1914 for another season of archaeological excavation, become caught up in the political turmoil sweeping the country, and when an exquisite artifact from a Giza dig is found where it ought not be, Amelia realizes her villainous arch-nemesis Sethos is at work.

The serpent on the crown /
ISBN: 006059179X. OCLC Number:

William Morrow,. New York :. 2005.

The Emersons learn of a mysterious death that has been attributed to a curse, a situation that enables Amelia Peabody and her family to enter the banned Valley of the Kings in order to return a stolen statue.

The snake, the crocodile, and the dog /
ISBN: 0446364789. OCLC Number:

Warner Books,. New York :. ©1992.

Amelia Peabody and her husband's lives are threatened when they embark for the pyramids of ancient Egypt.

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