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- March 1st 2010
by Mysterious Press
(first published 1975)
- Date of birth: September 29, 1927
- Died: August 08, 2013
- Born: in Canton, Illinois, The United States.
- Description: 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.