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Topic: Barbara Mertz (aka Elizabeth Peters and Barbara Michaels) has died

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Cathy A. (Cathy) - ,
Subject: Barbara Mertz (aka Elizabeth Peters and Barbara Michaels) has died
Date Posted: 8/8/2013 8:07 PM ET
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Sad news for mystery readers: http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/books/2013/08/08/mystery-writer-barbara-mertz-dies-at-85/2632951/

I will miss Amelia Peabody.

Date Posted: 8/9/2013 8:17 AM ET
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crying  I've read the entire Ameila Peabody series except for the most recent one published, because I had a feeling that River in the Sky was going to be the last Amelia Peabody and I just couldn't bear to see the series end.    RIP Barbara.   You entertained - and educated - a LOT of readers. 


Date Posted: 8/9/2013 8:28 AM ET
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So sad, she was a wonderful writer!

Date Posted: 8/9/2013 3:25 PM ET
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Date Posted: 8/9/2013 5:44 PM ET
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This is so sad!  I love Amelia Peabody.

Date Posted: 8/9/2013 9:58 PM ET
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Oh, no!!!  I just finished the last Amelia Peabody book, "A River in the Sky."  Thought it would be the last one.  May Emerson & Peabody continue in our hearts.

Date Posted: 8/9/2013 11:36 PM ET
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Thank you, Cathy, for posting this sad news.

Under both her pen names, she gave me over 35 years of reading pleasure. I read and reread many of her books because they were just so much fun, and they will remain in my permanent collection. Her mysteries with MC's like Vicky Bliss were a breath of fresh air in a market filled with barely pubescent, petite ingenues who were routinely rescued by men who all could have been stand-ins for Fabio.  

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Alice J. (ASJ) - ,
Date Posted: 8/10/2013 8:22 AM ET
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ONe of my favorite authors may she on through Amelia Peabody.