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.