Barbara Michaels

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 wrote two books on Egyptian history before turning to mysteries.

In 1968 she began writing light mysteries using both the name Elizabeth Peters and Barbars Michaels. In 1975 as Peters she began a series in which she could use her Ph.D. more extensively: the Amelia Peabody historical mysteries about archaeologists set mostly in Egypt. So far, there are 19.

Peters was named Grand Master at the inaugural Anthony Awards in 1986, Grandmaster by the Mystery Writers of America at the Edgar Awards in 1998, and given The Lifetime Achievement Award at Malice Domestic in 2003. She lives in an historic farmhouse in western Maryland.

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Other Worlds

Romantic Suspense

Mar-1999

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The Dancing Floor

Romantic Suspense

Mar-1997

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Stitches in Time

Paranormal Romance

May-1995

Georgetown - 3

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House of Stone

Romantic Suspense

Oct-1993

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Scattered Blossoms

General Fiction

Aug-1992

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Vanish With the Rose

Romantic Suspense

Aug-1992

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Black Rainbow

Romantic Suspense

Jan-1991

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Into the Darkness

Romantic Suspense

May-1990

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Smoke and Mirrors

Romantic Suspense

Jan-1989

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Search the Shadows

Romantic Suspense

Oct-1987

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Shattered Silk

Romantic Suspense

Oct-1986

Georgetown - 2

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Be Buried in the Rain

Romantic Suspense

Nov-1985

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The Grey Beginning

Romantic Suspense

1984

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Here I Stay

Romantic Suspense

Sep-1983

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Someone in the House

Romantic Suspense

Jun-1982

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The Wizard's Daughter

Romantic Suspense

Oct-1980

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The Walker in Shadows

Romantic Suspense

Oct-1979

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Wait for What Will Come

Romantic Suspense

1978

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Wings of the Falcon

Historical Mystery

Oct-1977

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Patriot's Dream

Historical Mystery

Oct-1976

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The Sea King's Daughter

Romantic Suspense

Nov-1975

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House of Many Shadows

Romantic Suspense

Nov-1974

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Witch

Romantic Suspense

Oct-1973

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Greygallows

Romantic Suspense

Oct-1972

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The Crying Child

Romantic Suspense

1971

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The Dark on the Other Side

Romantic Suspense

1970

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Prince of Darkness

Romantic Suspense

1969

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Mystery on the Moors

Romantic Suspense

Oct-1968

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Ammie, Come Home

Romantic Suspense

Jan-1968

Georgetown - 1

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Sons of the Wolf

Romantic Suspense

1967

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The Master of Blacktower

Romantic Suspense

1966

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