WorldCat Identities

Peters, Elizabeth 1927-2013

Overview
Works: 423 works in 3,207 publications in 8 languages and 123,862 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Historical fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Adventure stories  Detective and mystery stories, American  Detective and mystery stories, English  History  Christmas fiction 
Roles: Author, Creator, Contributor, Performer
Classifications: PS3563.E747, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Elizabeth Peters
 
Most widely held works by Elizabeth Peters
Lion in the valley : an Amelia Peabody mystery by Elizabeth Peters( Book )

65 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,034 WorldCat member 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!
Guardian of the horizon by Elizabeth Peters( Book )

41 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in English and Czech and held by 3,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ousted from their most recent archaeological dig and banned forever from the Valley of the Kings, the Emersons are spending a quiet summer at home in Kent, England, when a mysterious messenger arrives. Claiming to be the teenage brother of their dear friend, Tarek, Prince of the mysterious Lost Oasis, the charismatic herald brings troubling news of a strange malady that has struck down Tarek's heir and conveys his brother's urgent need for help only th Emersons can provide. The family sets off in secret for the land time forgot to a mountain fortress from which they narrowly escaped ten years before
Tomb of the golden bird by Elizabeth Peters( Book )

45 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and Turkish and held by 3,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1922, as her husband Radcliffe Emerson unsuccessfully tries to persuade his rival Howard Carter to turn over digging rights in the Valley of the Kings to him, Amelia Peabody and her family head for Luxor to search for the long-lost tomb of King Tut
He shall thunder in the sky : an Amelia Peabody mystery by Elizabeth Peters( Book )

31 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 3,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
A river in the sky : a novel by Elizabeth Peters( Book )

35 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 2,927 WorldCat member 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
The serpent on the crown by Elizabeth Peters( Book )

33 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 2,872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 mummy case by Elizabeth Peters( Book )

60 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 snake, the crocodile, and the dog by Elizabeth Peters( Book )

48 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amelia Peabody and her husband's lives are threatened when they embark for the pyramids of ancient Egypt
The last camel died at noon by Elizabeth Peters( Book )

48 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archeologist Amelia and her family are sent to the Nubian desert to find the explorer Willoughby Forth
Crocodile on the sandbank by Elizabeth Peters( Book )

67 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,680 WorldCat member 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
Seeing a large cat by Elizabeth Peters( Book )

45 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While digging in Egypt's Valley of the Kings, English archeologist Amelia Peabody discovers the mummified body of a recently dead woman. The victim was the fourth wife of a famous archeologist and she disappeared five years earlier, supposedly eloping with a lover. Amelia turns sleuth
The falcon at the portal : an Amelia Peabody mystery by Elizabeth Peters( Book )

43 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Egypt to excavate pyramids, Amelia Emerson and her husband investigate an attempt to kill their son, Ramses. The incident appears connected to a friend of Ramses who is selling forged artifacts
The hippopotamus pool by Elizabeth Peters( Book )

38 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The ape who guards the balance : an Amelia Peabody mystery by Elizabeth Peters( Book )

47 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sleuth Amelia Peabody Emerson and her family experience various adventures in Egypt early this century while accompanying her husband who is digging in tombs. The boys go undercover in search of a villain while the daughter becomes involved in the local version of women's lib. By the author of Seeing a Large Cat
The deeds of the disturber : an Amelia Peabody mystery by Elizabeth Peters( Book )

44 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A night watchman is found dead in the Mummy Room of the British Museum, a look of horror frozen on his face. Before Amelia can respond, a pair of dissolute aristocrats with a shady past appear in her life, together with supernatural curses
The curse of the Pharaohs by Elizabeth Peters( Book )

66 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amelia Emerson and her archaeologist husband leave England to assume leadership of an expedition in Egypt struck with tragedy and mystery
Night train to Memphis by Elizabeth Peters( Book )

33 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,385 WorldCat member 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
Trojan gold : a Vicky Bliss mystery by Elizabeth Peters( Book )

47 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,149 WorldCat member 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
The painted queen by Elizabeth Peters( Book )

24 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and held by 1,938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Egypt, 1912. Arriving in Cairo for another thrilling excavation season, Amelia is relaxing in a well-earned bubble bath in her elegant hotel suite in Cairo when a man with knife protruding from his back staggers into the chamber and utters a single word -- "Murder"--Before collapsing on the tiled floor, dead. Among the few possessions he carried was a sheet of paper with Amelia's name and room number, and a curious piece of pasteboard the size of a calling card bearing one word: "Judas." Most peculiarly, the stranger was wearing a gold-rimmed monocle in his left eye. It quickly becomes apparent that someone saved Amelia from a would-be assassin -- someone who is keeping a careful eye on the intrepid Englishwoman. Discovering a terse note clearly meant for her husband, Radcliffe Emerson, pushed under their door, there can be only one answer: the brilliant master of disguise, Sethos. But neither assassins nor the Genius of Crime will deter Amelia as she and Emerson head to the excavation site at Amarna, where they will witness the discovery of one of the most precious Egyptian artifacts: the iconic Nefertiti bust. In 1345 B.C., the sculptor Thutmose crafted the piece in tribute to the great beauty of this queen who was also the chief consort of Pharaoh Akhenaten and stepmother to King Tutankhamun. For Amelia, this excavation season will prove to be unforgettable. Throughout her journey, a parade of men in monocles will die under suspicious circumstances, fascinating new relics will be unearthed, a diabolical mystery will be solved, and a brilliant criminal will offer his final challenge ... and perhaps be unmasked at last
The golden one by Elizabeth Peters( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revisiting Egypt in 1917 with her husband, son, and daughter-in-law, Egyptologist Amelia Peabody stumbles across a murdered body, a situation that is complicated by an assignment from British intelligence and her daughter-in-law's troubling secret
 
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The serpent on the crown
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Guardian of the horizonTomb of the golden birdHe shall thunder in the sky : an Amelia Peabody mysteryA river in the sky : a novelThe serpent on the crownThe mummy caseThe snake, the crocodile, and the dogThe last camel died at noon
Alternative Names

controlled identityMertz, Barbara

Mertz, Barbara

Mertz, Barbara 1927-2013

Metz, Barbara G., 1927-

Metz, Barbara Gross

Michaelis, Barbara 1927-

Michaelis, Barbara 1927-2013

Michaels B. 1927-

Michaels, Barbara.

Michaels, Barbara 1927-

Michaels, Barbara 1927-2013

Peters, Barbara 1927-

Peters, Barbara 1927-2013

Peters E. 1927-

Peters Elizabeta

Peters, Elizabeth.

Pītera, Elizabete

Piters, Elizabet

Piters, Ėlizabet 1927-

Piters, Ėlizabet, 1927-2013

Мертц Б. 1927-

إليزابيث بيترز، 1927-

ピーターズ, エリザベス

Languages
English (794)

German (42)

French (18)

Italian (2)

Spanish (2)

Turkish (1)

Russian (1)

Czech (1)