Elizabeth Peters earned her Ph.D. in Egyptology from the University of Chicago's famed Oriental Institute. During her fifty-year career, she wrote more than seventy novels and three nonfiction books on Egypt. She received numerous writing awards and, in 2012, was given the first Amelia Peabody Award, created in her honor. She died in 2013, leaving a partially completed manuscript of The Painted Queen.
"One of Elizabeth Peters' best thrillers yet...full of suspense, marvelously evocative, and so funny you will laugh aloud as you read it."--"Publishers Weekly"No one is better at juggling torches while dancing on a high wire than Elizabeth Peters."--"Chicago Tribune"The well-woven plot and exotic atmosphere couldn't be much better...[It] will delight her fans."--"Library Journal