Elizabeth Peters


Born
in Canton, Illinois, The United States
September 29, 1927

Died
August 08, 2013

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Elizabeth Peters is a pen name of Barbara Mertz. She also wrote as Barbara Michaels as well as her own name. Born and brought up in Illinois, she earned her Ph.D. in Egyptology from the University of Chicago. Mertz was named Grand Master at the inaugural Anthony Awards in 1986 and Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America at the Edgar Awards in 1998. She lived in a historic farmhouse in Frederick, western Maryland until her death.


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“No woman really wants a man to carry her off; she only wants him to want to do it.”
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