: Der Herr vom schwarzen Turm). Elizabeth Peters was one of the pseudonyms of American author Barbara Mertz, which she used from 1968 until her death in 2013. 1966 erschien unter diesem Namen als erster Titel The Master of the Blacktower (dt. Barbara Louise Gross was born on Sept. 29, 1927, in Canton, Ill. She became fascinated by ancient Egypt when an aunt took her to the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago when she was 13. Readers and critics appreciated Ms. Mertz’s rigorous background research. In, Songer, Marcia J. 2017. “I recall overhearing one of my professors say to another: ‘At least we don’t have to worry about finding a job for her. She published a broad range of literature across a multitude of series including, but not limited to, her most famous work – the 19-book Amelia Peabody series. Edith Mary Pargeter OBE BEM (28 September 1913 – 14 October 1995), also known by her nom de plume Ellis Peters, was an English author of works in many categories, especially history and historical fiction, and was also honoured for her translations of Czech classics. Pages in category "Novels by Elizabeth Peters" The following 3 pages are in this category, out of 3 total. 2004; 2015. She was 85. In 1980, the British Crime Writers Association awarded her the Silver Dagger for Monk's Hood. The books span a thirty-nine-year period from 1884 to 1923, which coincides with the period of the British administration of Egypt after the Anglo-Egyptian War. , See Peters' "travel journal", documenting a 2000 "Amelia Peabody" tour to Egypt, published with, "Series Characters: Love 'em or Leave 'em," by Elizabeth Peters, The Writer (v. 107, No. They often had bitters of some sort in them, a taste I rather liked. "Monastic Thrillers: Detecting Postmodernity in the Middle Ages. The cause was complications of a pulmonary embolism, her daughter, Elizabeth Mertz, said. Mertz gründete in diesem Zusammenhang unter anderem "Malice Domestic", eine in Washington ansässige Organisation für weibliche Kriminalschriftsteller, weil sie der Meinung war, dass zu viele Preise vorwiegend an Männer verliehen werden. The novels blend mystery and romance with a wryly comic tone, and at times also parody Victorian-era adventure novels such as those written by H. Rider Haggard. Elisebeth Peters is an actress, known for She-Devil (1989) and Rocky V (1990). She graduated with a PhD in Egyptology from the University of Chicago, which is the basis for her Amelia Peabody series. ", Spencer, William David. Pargeter was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) "for services to Literature" in the 1994 New Year Honours. Edith Mary Pargeter OBE BEM (28 September 1913 – 14 October 1995), also known by her nom de plume Ellis Peters, was an English author of works in many categories, especially history and historical fiction, and was also honoured for her translations of Czech classics. Zu ihrem Andenken wurde die Seite remembering barbara mertz eingerichtet. The family encounters a hitherto unknown civilization in a remote wadi in the desert (The Last Camel Died at Noon), becomes embroiled in turbulent politics, and discovers Nefret Forth, the daughter of a long-presumed dead explorer. Jacobs, Lesley. Beginning with Seeing a Large Cat, Amelia's narrative is interspersed with excerpts from "Manuscript H," a third person narrative that follows the adventures of the younger generation of the family, the author of which is eventually revealed to be Walter 'Ramses' Emerson. Th… The uneasy relationship between the Egyptians and their European administrators is a running theme throughout the series, especially with regards to foreign oversight of the Egyptian Service d'Antiquities and its allowance of foreign organizations to export artifacts out of Egypt to Europe and the United States rather than keeping them in Egypt. The series is centered on the adventures of the unconventional female Egyptologist Amelia Peabody Emerson, for whom the series is named, and an ever-increasing number of family, friends, allies, and characters both fictional and based on historical figures. The introduction of Nefret initiates a running story arc of sexual tension between her and Ramses. Als Elizabeth Peters schrieb sie danach weitere Serien mit weiblichen Detektivinnen. , Pargeter wrote under a number of pseudonyms; it was under the name Ellis Peters that she wrote her later crime stories, especially the highly popular series of Brother Cadfael medieval mysteries, featuring a Benedictine monk at the Abbey in Shrewsbury. Erst aus dem Nachlass und mit der tätigen Hilfe ihrer inzwischen leider ebenfalls verstorbenen Freundin Joan Hess erschien am 25. Despite Amelia's suggestions that he resume seasonal digs in Egypt, Emerson insists on staying in England with his family while Ramses is too young to travel. Only four installments do not take place in Egypt at all: Deeds of the Disturber, set entirely in England; The Last Camel Died at Noon and Guardian of the Horizon both set primarily in the Sudan; and A River in the Sky, set mostly in Ottoman-era Palestine. Her Cadfael novels show great appreciation for the ideals of medieval Catholic Christianity, but also a recognition of its weaknesses, such as quarrels over the finer points of theology (The Heretic's Apprentice), and the desire of the church to own more and more land and wealth (Monk's Hood, Saint Peter's Fair, The Rose Rent). Chronologically, the latest book in the series (Tomb of the Golden Bird)) takes place in 1922-23, around the discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb. Der Reiz an den Peabody-Romanen besteht vielleicht nicht so sehr in den abenteuerhaften Krimi-Handlungen, als vielmehr in den skurrilen, aber liebenswerten Charakteren, den humorvollen, fast schon parodistischen Szenen und Handlungen und natürlich der Atmosphäre der ägyptischen Ausgrabungen verbunden mit dem historischen Hintergrund. Ein Verleger sprach sie darauf an, einen fiktionalen Roman über das Alte Ägypten zu schreiben, und bat sie, hierfür ein Pseudonym zu verwenden, um ihre beiden Buchreihen deutlich voneinander zu unterscheiden. They divorced in 1969. Pargeter was born in the village of Horsehay (Shropshire, England). , "Ellis Peters" redirects here. She became fluent in Czech and published award-winning translations of Czech poetry and prose into English.  Many of the novels were made into films for television. After Abdullah's death (The Ape Who Guards the Balance) the character appears to Amelia in dreams as a spiritual guide (although it is left ambiguous whether his appearance is a manifestation of Amelia's own subconsciousness or supernatural in nature). 1996.  The Cadfael Chronicles drew international attention to Shrewsbury and its history, and greatly increased tourism to the town. Mai 2020 um 17:44 Uhr bearbeitet. Elizabeth Peters (1927-2013) was an American author of suspense, mystery and thriller novels. In. For the American mystery writer, see Elizabeth Peters. The manuscript was completed by Peters's friend, mystery writer Joan Hess, with assistance from Egyptologist Salma Ikram, and was published in July 2017. Mit Barbara Michaels wählte sie für die Krimireihe ein Pseudonym, das in guter Krimi-Tradition ein Monogramm ihres Namens bildete. Elisebeth Peters is an actress, known for She-Devil (1989) and Rocky V (1990). Später ergänzt ihr gemeinsamer Sohn Ramses, anfangs ein vorlauter, neunmalkluger Bengel, die Familie und rückt später immer mehr in eine Hauptrolle. Birmingham University gave her an honorary master's degree. Most scholars suggest that the tomb — assuming that it still survives — would be found in the general area where the Emerson-Peabodys discover it. Die weltberühmte Reihe von Bestseller-Romanen brachte es im Laufe der folgenden Jahre zu insgesamt 19 Bänden, die auch in zahlreiche Sprachen übersetzt wurden. The events of that book wrapped up most of the series' loose plot lines, although it did not bring the series to a definite ending. Elizabeth Peters ou Barbara Michaels est née le 29 septembre 1927 dans la petite ville de Canton dans l'Illinois (États-Unis). The 1906 Dinshawai Incident is mentioned in historical context, and, as a result the character of David Todros (Abdullah's Coptic Christian grandson, who is fostered by the Emerson-Peabodys) becomes involved with the Egyptian nationalist movement. As the series became more commercially successful in the mid 1990s, however, the pace increased and by the end of the decade new books were appearing at the rate of one annually, with many of the later books in the series appearing on The New York Times Bestseller List for fiction. Amelia's desire to explore pyramids is countered by Emerson's refusal to be diplomatic with the Egyptian Service d'Antiquites, resulting in the loss of their firman (permit) to excavate at one of the major pyramid fields, and instead being awarded Mazghuna, a minor pyramid field southwest of Cairo. According to the series mythology, the initial cache of journals that provided the narrative for the Amelia Peabody series were discovered in the attic of the ancestral home of the Tregarth family in Cornwall, England, into which Amelia's unnamed granddaughter eventually married (this is revealed in the Vicky Bliss series final installment The Laughter of Dead Kings in which it is strongly implied that Peters herself -- "She writes under three names"—is the journals' editor). Der Roman trug den Titel Crocodile on the sandbank (dt. In 1993 she won the Cartier Diamond Dagger, an annual award given by the CWA to authors who have made an outstanding lifetime's contribution to the field of crime and mystery writing. "Welsh Angel in Fallen England: Ellis Peters' Brother Cadfael." The two eventually have three children: a set of fraternal twins (a son, David John, and a daughter, Charlotte, or "Charla"), and an unnamed daughter born after the current conclusion of the series. Ms. Mertz wrote nearly 70 books, beginning with two, under her own name, about Egypt, “Red Land, Black Land: Daily Life in Ancient Egypt” and “Temples, Tombs and Hieroglyphs: A Popular History of Ancient Egypt.”, “She writes with an informal grace and contagious enthusiasm rarely found in books by qualified scholars,” Orville Prescott wrote in The New York Times in his review of “Temples, Tombs and Hieroglyphs.”, Ms. Mertz completed three novels before writing “The Master of Blacktower” (1966). 2008. Edith Mary Pargeter OBE BEM (28 September 1913 – 14 October 1995), also known by her nom de plume Ellis Peters, was an English author of works in many categories, especially history and historical fiction, and was also honoured for her translations of Czech classics. Note that, as with most character lists, the descriptions herein necessarily contain numerous spoilers. David is living in a state of semi-slavery, working for a forger of antiquities. Sethos is initially presented as a rival to Emerson for Amelia's affections, but later becomes an important part of the Emerson's large circle of friends, allies, and acquaintances in later books when it is revealed that he is Emerson's theretofore unknown half-brother, Seth. Sie entschied sich schließlich für den Künstlernamen Elizabeth Peters, der sich aus den Namen ihrer beiden Kinder Elizabeth und Peter zusammensetzte, und von nun verliefen diese beiden Wege gleichrangig nebeneinanderher. , In 1947 Pargeter visited Czechoslovakia and became fascinated by the Czech language and culture. The character was also semi-autobiographical: pressures on Amelia to marry and abandon her Egyptological career in the first book were based on Peters's own experience in academia.