Written by Julie Vegas on Monday, October 1st, 2012

Barbara Mertz turned 85 on September 29th, so instead of her going to Cairo, Cairo came to her. Barbara is better known under her pen names Elizabeth Peters and Barbara Michaels.


The Amelia Peabody is a series of historical mystery novels by American novelist Elizabeth Peters. The protagonist, Amelia Peabody, is an Egyptologist. Born in England to a wealthy family, Amelia leaves to travel around the world. The series is primarily set in Egypt, but also in England and Palestine.