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Peters, Elizabeth 1927-2013

Works: 134 works in 1,434 publications in 9 languages and 64,922 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Detective and mystery stories, American  Historical fiction  Suspense fiction  History 
Roles: Author, Creator, Contributor
Classifications: PS3563.E747, 813.54
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Publications about Elizabeth Peters
Publications by Elizabeth Peters
Publications by Elizabeth Peters, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Elizabeth Peters
Children of the storm by Elizabeth Peters( Book )
48 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 3,278 libraries worldwide
At last the Great War is over. Amelia, her distinguished Egyptologist husband Emerson and their extended family are preparing for another season of excavation in Egypt. To everyone's great joy their son Ramses and his wife Nefret have become parents. Amelia, enjoying her role of fond (yet firm) grandmother, hopes that for once, this will be a quiet year with Ramses no longer undertaking perilous missions for British intelligence and no old enemies on their trail. Amelia is sadly mistaken. Past dangers cast shadows across the seemingly peaceful present, and a new adversary--unlike any Amelia has ever encountered--will chart a course that puts her beloved family directly in the path of destruction
The laughter of dead kings by Elizabeth Peters( Book )
29 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and German and held by 2,933 libraries worldwide
Vicky Bliss, peerless art historian and sleuth, searches for solutions to more than one heinous offense in the ever-shifting sands of Egypt's mysterious Valley of the Kings. When her longtime significant other, John Tregarth, the suave and dangerously charming international art thief, is accused of taking a world-famous, one-of-a-kind historic relic, it is up to Bliss to clear his name
A river in the sky : a novel by Elizabeth Peters( Book )
27 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,902 libraries worldwide
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
Night train to Memphis by Elizabeth Peters( Book )
37 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,649 libraries worldwide
On learning of a plot to rob the treasure-filled Cairo museum, Vicky Bliss, the assistant curator of the Munich National Museum, joins a Nile cruise. The object of the trip is to prevent the burglary by identifying the burglar: the wily Sir John, a master of disguise, who has been her most dangerous antagonist and her occasional lover. By the author of The Last Camel Died at Noon
Crocodile on the sandbank by Elizabeth Peters( Book )
68 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,519 libraries worldwide
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
Trojan gold : a Vicky Bliss mystery by Elizabeth Peters( Book )
42 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,232 libraries worldwide
Set in the posh ski resorts of Southern Germany, this novel follows the adventures of art historian Vicky Bliss as she searches for the famous gold of Troy
Be buried in the rain by Elizabeth Peters( Book )
33 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,217 libraries worldwide
Caring for her somewhat sinister Grandmother Carr while on vacation at the former family "plantation" in Virginia, medical student Julie Newcomb becomes involved in a mystery when the gruesome remains of a young woman and her infant are discovered
Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters( file )
38 editions published between 1900 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 2,006 libraries worldwide
Amelia Peabody, that indomitable product of the Victorian age, embarks on her first Egyptian adventure armed with unshakable self-confidence, a journal to record her thoughts, and, of course, a sturdy umbrella. Along the way, she meets up with Evelyn Barton-Forbes, the Emerson brothers, and a lively mummy. How Amelia arranges all to her satisfaction is just one of the pleasures of theis delightfully witty mystery
Die for love by Elizabeth Peters( Book )
33 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and German and held by 1,960 libraries worldwide
Jacqueline Kirby, the assistant head librarian at Nebraska's Coldwater College, attends a New York writers' conference and finds herself in the midst of a murder mystery and romantic entanglements at the convention of the Historical Romance Writers of the World
Silhouette in scarlet by Elizabeth Peters( Book )
39 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,855 libraries worldwide
One perfect red rose, a one-way ticket to Stockholm, and a cryptic "message" consisting of two Latin words intrigue art historian Vicky Bliss -- as they were precisely intended to do. Beautiful, brilliant and, as always, dangerously inquisitive, Vicky recognizes the handiwork of her former lover, the daring jewel thief John Smythe. So she takes the bait, eagerly following Smythe's lead in the hope of finding a lost treasure. But the trail begins with a priceless fifth-century chalice, which will place Vicky at the mercy of a gang of ruthless criminals who have their eyes on an even more valuable prize. And the hunt threatens to turn deadly on a remote island, where a captive Vicky Bliss must lead an excavation into the distant past -- and where digging too deep for the truth could dig her own grave
Legend in green velvet by Elizabeth Peters( Book )
33 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in English and held by 1,843 libraries worldwide
The American girl and young Scots laird try to escape deadly pursuers and unravel the mystery of why they are being threatened
The murders of Richard III by Elizabeth Peters( Book )
40 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,836 libraries worldwide
American librarian Jacqueline Kirby is fascinated by the assembled guests at an English country mansion who have assumed the dress and lifestyle of Richard III's court, until someone decides to recreate his historic crimes
Borrower of the night by Elizabeth Peters( Book )
43 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in English and German and held by 1,779 libraries worldwide
Two history instructors searching for a lost jeweled reliquary in a German castle uncover sinister secrets instead
Street of the five moons by Elizabeth Peters( Book )
38 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,779 libraries worldwide
Vicky Bliss follows the trail of a gifted genius to the narrow streets of the antiquity markets in Rome in order to discover who created the copy of the Charlemagne talisman
Summer of the dragon by Elizabeth Peters( Book )
25 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,742 libraries worldwide
Pretty D. J. Abbott accepts a summer job at an Arizona ranch and becomes involved in seances, reincarnation, mystery, and unexplained "accidents."
The seventh sinner by Elizabeth Peters( Book )
32 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in English and held by 1,664 libraries worldwide
At first, Jean Suttman thought she had died and gone to heaven when she was granted the opportunity to study in Rome. But the body that's lying in the ancient subterranean Temple of Mithra, the murdered corpse of a repulsive and disliked fellow student, isn't her idea of heavenly. Now she is truly frightened, not just because small "accidents" seem to be occurring around her with disturbing regularity. It's the ever-increasing certainty that someone, for some unknown reason, is ruthlessly determined to do her harm. Jean's innocent underground excursion into a sacred pagan place has trapped her in something dark and terrifying, and even the knowledge that practical, perceptive fellow American Jacqueline Kirby is on the case won't ease her fears. Because there's only so far Jean Suttman can run, and no escape for her except death
Lion in the valley by Elizabeth Peters( file )
39 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and held by 1,647 libraries worldwide
Amelia's investigation of some ancient pyramids throws her once again in the path of that arch villain, Sethos, the Master Criminal. But this time, it is not antiquities Sethos is after, but Amelia herself!--
The Mummy case by Elizabeth Peters( file )
26 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,621 libraries worldwide
The irascible husband of Victorian Egyptologist Amelia Peabody demonstrates again why he has been nicknamed "father of curses." Denied permission to dig at the pyramids of Dahshoor, Emerson is awarded instead the "pyramids" of Mazghunah-countless mounds of rubble in the midst of nowhere. Nothing in this barren spot seems worthy of interest-until someone gets killed. The dead man is an antiquities dealer murdered in his Cairo shop. When a sinister Egyptian spotted at the crime scene turns up in Mazghunah, Amelia can't resist following his trail. There's a mysterious scrap of papyrus and a missing mummy case to investigate while she keeps at least one eye on their precocious son Ramses and his Egyptian cat
The Copenhagen connection by Elizabeth Peters( Book )
25 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and held by 1,604 libraries worldwide
On her trip to Denmark, unusual coincidences result in Elizabeth's serving as secretary to her idol, a noted lady historian who is brilliant but eccentric and who promptly disappears
The Camelot caper by Elizabeth Peters( Book )
28 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,511 libraries worldwide
Jessica Tregarth went to England to visit her grandfather. The only link she had with her dead father's family was an antique ring he had brought with him to America. This would be a chance to learn more about who she is. She's barely off the boat before the chase begins and Jess finds herself playing a deadly game of cat-and-mouse through Cornwall, helped by David Randall, the ingenious author of a series of paperback gothic novels
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controlled identity Mertz, Barbara

Mertz, Barbara
Mertz, Barbara, 1927-
Mertz, Barbara 1927-2013
Metz, Barbara G., 1927-
Metz, Barbara Gross
Michaelis, Barbara 1927-
Michaelis, Barbara 1927-2013
Michaels, Barbara
Michaels, Barbara 1927-
Michaels, Barbara 1927-2013
Peters, Barbara 1927-
Peters, Barbara 1927-2013
Peters, Elizabeth
Pītera, Elizabete
Piters, Elizabet
Piters, Ėlizabet 1927-
Piters, Ėlizabet, 1927-2013
إليزابيث بيترز، 1927-
ピーターズ, エリザベス
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