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 Post subject: Elizabeth Peters
PostPosted: 17 Jul 2017, 22:58 
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I expect there are some Amelia Peabody fans here. There's a new book out next week. Left unfinished by Elizabeth Peters when she died and completed by her friend and fellow writer Joan Hess.

The Painted Queen is set in 1912, so fits in between existing books in the series.


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 Post subject: Re: Elizabeth Peters
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Oooh, that's good news. I do enjoy her books now and then, although I find too much of them can be a little repetitive


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I shall read it; I quite enjoy the Amelia Peabody series!

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 Post subject: Re: Elizabeth Peters
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I've never much liked the Amelia Peabody books but I love her Vicky Bliss ones and a lot of the Barbara Michaels spooky ones. I hope they eventually do them as ebooks, can't understand why they didn't even before she died.

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 Post subject: Re: Elizabeth Peters
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I don't like Amelia Peabody and I can't remember if I have tried Vicky Bliss or not - I seem to remember you recommending them before sealpuppy? I don't really like spooky - are they?

I am just reading Mary Stewart's Thornyhold and that's about as spooky as I care to get!

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 Post subject: Re: Elizabeth Peters
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Vicky Bliss aren't spooky, but the ones she writes as Barbara Michaels apparently are [which is why I haven't tried them].

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 Post subject: Re: Elizabeth Peters
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I've been doing an Elizabeth Peters re-read this summer. I own most of the Vicky Bliss and Amelia Peabody as paperbacks, and the ones I don't have, my county library has as e-books.

I agree the Peabody books do become a bit repetitive, and the characters annoying, if one reads too many one after the other, but I think that's true of any author who has a long running series. But they just suit me at the moment, because I wanted something to entertain me while leaving part of my brain free to cogitate on its own.

I read the Barbara Michaels a long time ago. I don't remember them being hugely spooky. No more so than Mary Stewart, I think.

Vicky Bliss is quite good fun, I think.

She also, as Elizabeth Peters, had a series featuring a character called Jacqueline Kirby. I've no idea if they're currently available in any format.


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