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Elizabeth Peters

Elizabeth Peters (1927-2013) was one of the pseudonyms of American writer Barbara Louise Mertz, whose New York Times -bestselling Amelia Peabody mysteries are often set against historical backdrops. In 1952, Peters earned a PhD in Egyptology at the University of Chicago. She was named grand master at the inaugural Anthony Awards in 1986 and by the Mystery Writers of America in 1998. In 2003, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Malice Domestic Convention.