Favorite Author


Who is your favorite author?

My favorite author is Elizabeth Peters, who write, among others, the Amelia Peabody mysteries about Egyptian archaeologists. She is trained in Egyptology from one of the best school s in the country (University of Chicago) and perhaps this accounts for the authenticity of her books. In the fictional story are woven actual Egyptologists from the late 19th and early 20th century and historical facts and events. Her main characters, as I’ve written before, are Amelia Peabody and her family of Egyptologists who always find themselves immersed in a murder mystery. She write with a subtle humor and couches her books as if they were Amelia’s journals, so they are written in the first person, except for other Emerson “manuscripts” that were found, written by her son and letters written by his wife.

Peters has also written a series of novel starring Vivky Bliss, an art historian, who too gets caught up in murder mysteries. Peters has also written a number of other novels.

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About mairedubhtx

I am a "youngish" grandmother of 15 year old twin granddaughter who has recently (is a year "recent"?) adopted Islam as my way of life, much to the consternation of my family. I love to read. I love to write. I am writing a book about my decision to revert, about my spiritual journey. I have another blog about stories from my youth, my parents, and grandparents. It's a blog so my OCD daughter will not be able to throw it out when I die. I suffer from depression and anxiety, for which I am treated, so my posts may be a bit dark at times. C'est la vie.
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