Amelia Peabody series
The Amelia Peabody series is a series of nineteen historical mystery novels and one non-fiction companion volume written by Egyptologist Barbara Mertz (1927-2013) under the pen name Elizabeth Peters. The series is centered around 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 novels blend mystery and romance with a wryly comic tone, and at times also satire Victorian-era adventure novels such as those written by H. Rider Haggard. The series was published between 1975 and 2010.