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R.I.P. Elizabeth Peters aka Barbara Michaels aka Barbara Mertz

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I was so sorry to hear this.  Her Amelia Peabody series was one of my very favorites.  However, I think she had finished the series. She has certainly given me many hours of pleasure, and will live on on my bookshelf!

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dulcinea3 wrote:

I was so sorry to hear this.  Her Amelia Peabody series was one of my very favorites.  However, I think she had finished the series. She has certainly given me many hours of pleasure, and will live on on my bookshelf!


I met her, very briefly, at Malice Domestic. She was an amazing person and a wonderful author!

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I haven't heard anything about her death. I loved her books as Elizabeth Peters and Barbara Michaels. Such a shame!

The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep - Robert Frost
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maxcat wrote:

I haven't heard anything about her death. I loved her books as Elizabeth Peters and Barbara Michaels. Such a shame!


I was first introduced to her books when I was in high school in the 1960s. My parents subscribed to Readers Digest Condensed Books and AMMIE, COME HOME by Barbara Michaels was a featured selection in around 1968 or 1969. 

 

 

Some of my favorites:

 

Shattered Silk  

Vanish with the Rose  

Stitches in Time  

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I was very saddened to read of the death of Barbara Michaels, better known to me as Elizabeth Peters. Becke, that is wonderful that you got to meet her! Jenn McKinlay related how she met EP at a Malice Domestic, and just started blubbering, so that all she could get out, was "Thank you!" She said that Elizabeth evidently understood what she was trying to say, and replied, " No, thank YOU!". A wonderful lady, for sure. Though I did not get the chance to meet her, I did find a signed copy of one of her Amelia Peabody books while I was browsing and waiting for the book signing featuring Jenn. I just love that particular book, Children of the Storm, ( SPOILER ALERT!)

as it features Amelia's grandchildren, at the end of the story, each beginning to manifest verbal traits of Ramses. Poor Amelia has to ask Emerson for a whisky! Heee Heee. Love it. I will always treasure that book and its author, that's for sure.

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