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Barbara Michaels (1927–2013)

Autor(a) de Um crocodilo na duna

103+ Works 68,116 Membros 1,494 Reviews 54 Favorited

About the Author

Barbara Mertz was born on September 29, 1927 in Astoria, Illinois. She received a bachelor's degree in 1947, a master's degree in 1950 and doctorate in Egyptology in 1952 from the University of Chicago. She wrote a few books using her real name including Temples, Tombs and Hieroglyphs (1964), Red mostrar mais Land, Black Land (1966), and Two Thousand Years in Rome (1968). She also wrote under the pen names Barbara Michaels and Elizabeth Peters. She made her fiction debut, The Master of Blacktower, under the name Barbara Michaels in 1966. She wrote over two dozen novels using this pen name including Sons of the Wolf, Someone in the House, Vanish with the Rose, Dancing Floor, and Other Worlds. Her debut novel under the pen name Elizabeth Peters was The Jackal's Head in 1968. She also wrote the Amelia Peabody series and Vicky Bliss Mystery series using this name. She died on August 8, 2013 at the age of 85. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras de Barbara Michaels

Um crocodilo na duna (1975) 4,611 cópias
A maldição dos faraós (1981) 2,745 cópias
O caso da múmia (1985) 2,412 cópias
O último camelo caiu ao meio-dia (1991) 2,161 cópias
Um leão no vale (1986) 2,138 cópias
Um crime no Museu Britânico (1989) 2,128 cópias
A cobra, o crocodilo e o cão (1992) 1,945 cópias
He Shall Thunder in the Sky (2000) 1,930 cópias
The Ape Who Guards the Balance (1998) 1,906 cópias
The Falcon at the Portal (1999) 1,878 cópias
Seeing a Large Cat (1997) 1,839 cópias
The Hippopotamus Pool (1996) 1,818 cópias
A deusa dourada (2002) 1,779 cópias
Lord of the Silent (2001) 1,728 cópias
Children of the Storm (2003) 1,695 cópias
Tomb of the Golden Bird (2006) 1,624 cópias
Guardian of the Horizon (2004) 1,580 cópias
The Serpent on the Crown (2005) 1,535 cópias
Borrower of the Night (1973) 1,242 cópias
Night Train to Memphis (1994) 1,128 cópias
A River in the Sky (2010) 1,117 cópias
Street of the Five Moons (1978) 1,021 cópias
Trojan Gold (1987) 958 cópias
Silhouette in Scarlet (1983) 909 cópias
The Laughter of Dead Kings (2008) 881 cópias
The Murders of Richard III (1974) 862 cópias
Naked Once More (1989) 837 cópias
The Camelot Caper (1969) 805 cópias
The Seventh Sinner (1972) 747 cópias
Legend in Green Velvet (1976) 680 cópias
Die for Love (1984) 671 cópias
The Copenhagen Connection (1982) 664 cópias
Stitches in Time (1996) 642 cópias
Devil May Care (1977) 640 cópias
Summer of the Dragon (1979) 635 cópias
The Dead Sea Cipher (1970) 633 cópias
Houses of Stone (1993) 599 cópias
Ammie, Come Home (1968) 595 cópias
The Jackal's Head (1968) 591 cópias
Vanish with the Rose (1992) 566 cópias
Amelia Peabody's Egypt: A Compendium (2003) — Contribuinte; Editor; Prefácio — 554 cópias
O monstro do labirinto (1997) 546 cópias
Search the Shadows (1987) 534 cópias
The Love Talker (1980) 534 cópias
Shattered Silk (1986) 531 cópias
Into the Darkness (1990) 508 cópias
Be Buried in the Rain (1985) 486 cópias
The Painted Queen (2017) 461 cópias
Witch (1973) 437 cópias
House of Many Shadows (1974) 436 cópias
The Wizard's Daughter (1980) 419 cópias
Smoke and Mirrors (1989) 412 cópias
Patriot's Dream (1976) 408 cópias
Wait for What Will Come (1978) 394 cópias
Greygallows (1972) 393 cópias
The Walker in Shadows (1979) 386 cópias
Black Rainbow (1982) 380 cópias
Someone in the House (1981) 374 cópias
The Master of Blacktower (1966) 372 cópias
Here I Stay (1983) 371 cópias
The Sea King's Daughter (1975) 357 cópias
Outros Mundos (1999) 340 cópias
The Crying Child (1971) 327 cópias
Wings of the Falcon (1977) 318 cópias
Sons of the Wolf (1967) 314 cópias
The Dark on the Other Side (1970) 306 cópias
The Grey Beginning (1984) 297 cópias
Prince of Darkness (1969) 280 cópias
Malice Domestic 1: An Anthology of Original Traditional Mystery Stories (1992) — Editor; Introdução — 183 cópias
Two Thousand Years in Rome (1968) 19 cópias
Dark Duet (1983) 14 cópias
Smoke and Mirrors (2022) 4 cópias
The Vengeance of Sekhmet 1 exemplar(es)
Verborgene Zuflucht (1996) 1 exemplar(es)
Forerunners of Amarna (1950) 1 exemplar(es)
The Walker in Shadows (2015) 1 exemplar(es)
The Grey Beginning 1 exemplar(es)
Dunkel der Erinnerung. Roman. (1991) 1 exemplar(es)
The Dancing Floor 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Mammoth Book of Historical Whodunits Volume 1 (1993) — Contribuinte — 569 cópias
Christmas Stalkings (1991) — Contribuinte — 199 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Egyptian Whodunnits (2002) — Introdução; Contribuinte — 144 cópias
Sisters in Crime (1990) — Contribuinte; Contribuinte — 125 cópias
Into the Mummy's Tomb (2001) — Contribuinte — 114 cópias
The Best of Sisters in Crime (1997) — Contribuinte; Contribuinte — 95 cópias
Women on the Edge (1992) — Contribuinte — 63 cópias
Reader's Digest Condensed Books 1968 v04 (1968) — Contribuinte — 52 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Comic Crime (2002) — Contribuinte — 47 cópias
AZ Murder Goes Artful (2000) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
The Year's Best Mystery and Suspense Stories, 1990 (1990) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
The Realm of the Impossible (2017) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
Murder to Go (1993) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
The House That Would Not Die [1970 film] (2019) — Original novel — 5 cópias
The Empty Copper Sea | Street of the Five Moons | Vortex (1978) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Summer of the Dragon | Why Murder? | Live Bait (1980) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Nightmare Time | Gideon's Way | Lion in the Valley (1986) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
The Love Talker | Brimstone | The Boy Who Followed Ripley (1980) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Dinky Died | The Blessing Way | The Dead Sea Cipher (1970) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Trojan Gold | The Dead Room | Murder on a Mystery Tour (1987) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Girl Watcher's Funeral | The Camelot Caper | The Deadly Isles (1969) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)


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Conhecimento Comum



Delightful anthology, well written and so well narrated.
PaperDollLady | 1 outra resenha | Jun 8, 2024 |
Possible Trigger Lots of Drug Abuse
I have read this author for more year than I care to think about. I own and have read everything she had written as Barbara Michaels. Most of these are chillingly wonderful, haunted house/ghost stories. Sadly. something very bad must have been going on in her life at the time she sat down to pen this. I borrowed this one from the library....and my friend that works there told me that she wasn't going to tell me much about the book ...but that it was "different". That was the understatement of the entire century. Quite frankly, it was probably the worst thing I have ever read by ANYONE. It was like a continuous furious rant at life. The very last thing I ever expected of an Elizabeth Peters book is for it to make me depressed and anxious. Reading about a heroin drug smuggling operation south of the border, LSD trips, the effects of drug abuse, and even sadism isn't in any way the norm from this author. It's not that I can't or won't read about those things, but when I do, it's because I intentionally chose to do so. Think about how you would feel if you bought what was supposed to be an inspirational romance in a Christian bookstore and discovered that you were reading hard-core porn instead. This book was written in 1971 and Elizabeth Peters/Barbara Michaels passed away in 1977 so maybe things were already going bad in her world. If you are an "old" fan, you can probably read this with sympathy for whatever caused this wonderful writer to pen this "toxic garbage". If you are a new reader...please read her earlier books, like [Ammie, Come Home], my absolute favorite, and [Stitches in Time] both that she wrote as Barbara Michaels, or her Amelia Peabody series that was written as Elizabet Peters...but please know that this one is as off her norm as the sun is from the Earth.… (mais)
Carol420 | outras 10 resenhas | May 15, 2024 |
The Amelia Peabody series has been a favourite since I was little and listening to the audiobooks with my mother; Barbara Rosenblat does a beautiful job bringing them to life.

While Amelia is very much the definition of an unreliable narrator, and her perspective is very much flavoured by her nationality and the era, these things are well written to make it obvious to the reader that they are true, and Amelia herself is a delight (in all her occasionally disastrous glory). The character dynamics and relationships are wonderfully engaging, and the mystery fascinating and alarming.

The conclusion sets up the next book in the series in excellent fashion without leaving any feeling of things being left hanging.
… (mais)
Kalira | outras 226 resenhas | May 14, 2024 |



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