Barbara Mertz aka Elizabeth Peters aka Barbara Michaels: R.I.P.
Very sad news. I have such fond memories of Barbara from her participation at Malice Domestic. She was so witty, funny, sharp and supportive. She will be remembered through her wonderful novels.
From William Morrow:
It is with great sadness we relay the news that our beloved author, Barbara Mertz, (a.k.a. Elizabeth Peters) passed away this morning at the age of 85.
Under her pseudonym as Barbara Michaels she has written twenty-nine novels of suspense. As Elizabeth Peters, she had produced more than 35 mystery-suspense novels, many of them set in Egypt and the Middle East, featuring the intrepid Amelia Peabody. Under her own name, she authored several nonfiction books about ancient Egypt, still in print today.