Elizabeth Peters

Elizabeth Peters

Elizabeth Peters also wrote as: Barbara Michaels.

Elizabeth Peters was born in Canton, Illinois, USA on September 29th, 1927 and passed away at the age of 85 on August 8th, 2013.

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Elizabeth Peters Stats: The highest rated book by Elizabeth Peters on Book Notification is Lion in the Valley, the 4th novel in the Amelia Peabody series. The second-highest rated book is The Falcon at the Portal (Amelia Peabody #11).

The most read book by Elizabeth Peters on Book Notification is Crocodile on the Sandbank, the first novel in the Amelia Peabody series. The second most read book is The Curse of the Pharaohs (Amelia Peabody #2).

Below is a complete list of Elizabeth Peters books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series. The most popular series by Elizabeth Peters is the Amelia Peabody Series.

List of Georgetown Books in Publication Order (as Barbara Michaels)

List of Jacqueline Kirby Books in Publication Order

List of Vicky Bliss Books in Publication Order

List of Amelia Peabody Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
7.41975
2
7.91981
3
8.51985
4
8.71986
5
8.41988
6
8.41991
7
8.71992
8
7.71996
9
81997
10
8.31998
11
8.71999
12
8.22000
13
82001
14
7.72002
15
82003
16
8.32004
17
8.52005
18
7.82006
19
7.72010
20
2012
21
7.62014

List of Amelia Peabody Series in Chronological Order

#ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
7.4 1975
2
7.9 1981
3
8.5 1985
4
8.7 1986
5
8.4 1988
6
8.4 1991
7
8.7 1992
8
7.7 1996
9
8 1997
10
8.3 1998
11
8.3 2004
12
7.7 2010
13
8.7 1999
14
7.6 2014
15
8.2 2000
16
8 2001
17
7.7 2002
18
8 2003
19
8.5 2005
20
7.8 2006
21
2012

List of Someone in the House Books in Publication Order (as Barbara Michaels)

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
81966
2
1967
3
81968
4
1969
5
81970
6
1970
7
1971
8
1971
9
1972
10
1973
11
1974
12
81975
13
81976
14
1976
15
1977
16
1977
17
81978
18
61979
19
1979
20
1980
21
1980
22
1982
23
1983
24
1984
25
61985
26
1987
27
81989
28
1990
29
1992
30
1993
31
1997
32
61999

List of Short Story Collections in Publication Order

List of Non-Fiction Books in Publication Order

List of Elizabeth Peters Anthologies in Publication Order

Elizabeth Peters: Biography

Elizabeth Peters (Barbara Louise Gross) was born on September 29th, 1927. Elizabeth passed away August 8th, 2013 at 85 years old. Elizabeth Peters was born in Canton, Illinois, USA.

Elizabeth Peters (Barbara Louise Gross) is probably best known for her Standalone Novels. There are currently 32 novels available. The first standalone was released in 1966 with the novel The Master of Blacktower. The most recently released novel was Other Worlds which was released in 1999.

Barbara Louise Mertz wrote under her own name as well as under the pseudonyms Elizabeth Peters and Barbara Michaels.

The Real Book Spy named The Painted Queen one of the Best Historical Fiction Thrillers of 2017.

Elizabeth Peters: Awards & Accolades

Elizabeth Peters won the Edgar Award, Grand Master, in 1998.

Peters' book, Naked Once More won the Agatha Award, Best Novel, in 1989.

The following novels by Elizabeth Peters were also nominated for these awards:

  • Trojan Gold: Anthony Award, Best Mystery Novel (1988).
  • The Last Camel Died at Noon: Agatha Award, Best Novel (1991).
  • The Snake, the Crocodile and the Dog: Agatha Award, Best Novel (1992).
  • Night Train to Memphis: Agatha Award, Best Novel (1994).
  • Seeing a Large Cat: Agatha Award, Best Novel (1997).
  • The Ape Who Guards the Balance: Agatha Award, Best Novel (1998).
  • He Shall Thunder in the Sky: Agatha Award, Best Novel (2000). Anthony Award, Best Mystery Novel (2001).
  • Lord of the Silent: Audie Award, Best Female Narrator (2002).
  • The Golden One: Agatha Award, Best Novel (2002).

Related Authors

The most common authors followed by users who also follow Elizabeth Peters are:

  1. Agatha Christie, author of the novel: And Then There Were None / Ten Little Indians.
  2. Louise Penny, author of the Inspector Gamache Series.
  3. Michael Connelly, author of the Harry Bosch Series.
  4. Dan Brown, author of the Robert Langdon Series.
  5. Janet Evanovich, author of the Stephanie Plum Series.

Elizabeth Peters: F.A.Q

When was Elizabeth Peters Born?

Elizabeth Peters was born on September 29th, 1927.

When did Elizabeth Peters die?

Elizabeth Peters died on August 8th, 2013 at 85 years old.

Where was Elizabeth Peters Born?

Elizabeth Peters was born in Canton, Illinois, USA.

What awards has Elizabeth Peters won?

Elizabeth Peters has won the following awards: Grand Master at the Edgar Award (1998).

What book awards has Elizabeth Peters won?

Peters' book, Naked Once More won the award Agatha Award, Best Novel, in 1989.

What was the first book Elizabeth Peters wrote?

The first novel written by Elizabeth Peters was The Master of Blacktower, published in 1966.

What was the most recent book Elizabeth Peters wrote?

Her most recently released work was The Locked Tomb Mystery: And Other Stories (a short story) on October 9th, 2018.

How many books has Elizabeth Peters written?

Elizabeth Peters has written 72 books across 10 series.
  • 3 books in the Georgetown Series
  • 4 books in the Jacqueline Kirby Series
  • 7 books in the Vicky Bliss Series
  • 21 books in the Amelia Peabody Series
  • 2 books in the Someone in the House Series
  • 32 Standalone Novels
  • 1 Short Story Collections
  • 2 Non-Fiction Books
  • 24 Barbara Michaels Standalone Novels

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    Andrew M.
    Andrew M.
    2 years ago

    Elizabeth Peters is one of my favorite and creative writers who keep me engaged with gothic mysteries. In Malice Domestic series, she tells a story about a detective trying her best to solve mysteries of the poisoning of the pigeons and theft of an heirloom pearl necklace. The author creates a fascinating story is with a taste of devoured scenery.
    I loved the Amelia Peabody series in that it’s unique, and each book is standalone. Its setting is at an archeological dig in Egypt and involves a mysterious mummy.
    Amelia Peabody is quite a character as she is tough, intelligent, loyal, and a feminist of her time. I liked how she could get herself down while trying to uncover, discover and fix the artifacts.

    Michael K.
    Michael K.
    2 years ago

    Like most children, I wanted to buy a set of hats and whips before running off on my very own Indiana Jones-inspired adventure. Archeology sounded like the coolest job. Sadly, the career wasn’t an option where I lived. Also, I spent enough time reading about the subject to realize that Archeology wasn’t quite as glamorous as I thought.

    Nonetheless, I love the Amelia Peabody books because they remind me of my childhood. I keep waiting for Amelia to stumble onto a real mummy, the kind that walks around killing people and summoning curses.

    But that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy the mysteries Amelia has to solve. She’s a fascinating character. I don’t know if the 1800s were that interesting or if the era is only appealing because of Amelia’s exaggerated perspective.

    azangie
    azangie
    7 months ago

    Elizabeth Peters writes excellent novels that take place in Egypt. I have always enjoyed books about Egypt and life back in older times. These mysteries sure fit the bill. I just wish she had written more Amelia Peabody novels.

    azangie
    azangie
    4 months ago

    I am so sorry that Elizabeth Peters is no longer with us. Her books were so entertaining with all the Egyptian facts and interesting story lines. And her characters were outstanding!!!

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