Category Archives: Elizabeth Peters

Sisters in Crime Challenge Post #2: Historical Women

To me at least the phenomenon of historical fiction which features somewhat feisty females is easily understandable. If you read much actual history, including contemporary primary sources from just about any time before the 20th Century (and a good deal … Continue reading

Posted in Ariana Franklin, Elizabeth Peters, Imogen Robertson, list, memes and challenges, Victoria Thompson | 11 Comments

Crime Fiction Alphabet: A is for Archaeology

It seemed like an omen that the week I was deliberating over whether or not to participate in the crime fiction alphabet meme this year I would be reading two crime fiction books which both happen to feature an archaeologist. … Continue reading

Posted in Beverly Connor, Crime Fiction Alphabet, Elizabeth Peters, Elly Griffiths, Erin Hart, Jessica Mann, Kate Ellis, list, Lyn Hamilton | 12 Comments

Review: Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters

Title: Crocodile on the Sandbank (the 1st Amelia Peabody mystery) Author: Elizabeth Peters Publisher: Warner Books (original edition 1975, this edition 1992) ISBN: 0-445-40651-8 Length: 262 pages This is the first book to introduce the impossibly unbelievable heroine Amelia Peabody. … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon: What to read first (a revised Dartmoor Dozen)

Last week I wrote about being unable to meet Uriah Robinson’s challenge of putting together a list of books in these categories as a reading list for someone new to this genre. I was told by more than one person … Continue reading

Posted in Arthur Conan Doyle, Asa Larsson, Dashiell Hammett, Edgar Allan Poe, Elizabeth Peters, Fred Vargas, Helen Fitzgerald (Aus), Ian Sansom, Kathryn Fox (Aus), list, memes and challenges, Michael Crichton, Ngaio Marsh, Peter Temple (Aus) | 8 Comments