The Locked Tomb Mystery (Paperback)
Four classic stories by the New York Times-bestselling grandmaster of mystery, each paired with an incisive new introduction. A thriller writer is embroiled in a real-life whodunit when a friend drops dead with her hatpin impaled in his back. The violation of a sealed West Bank tomb, its rock walls intact, provides a Thebes investigator with a mystifying conundrum. Two sisters take shelter in a shuttered old house at the end of a country road...only to discover they're not alone. And the author's most beloved characters, Amelia Peabody and Radcliff Emerson, make an appearance in a newly uncovered tale with a witty nod to Sherlock Holmes. Settle in with this quartet of short stories--now available for the first time in a single volume--from one of the most popular mystery writers of all time. The Locked Tomb Mystery and Other Stories features a preface and introductions to each story by mystery authors Tasha Alexander, Juliet Blackwell, and Daniel Stashower, and Egyptologist Salima Ikram.
Elizabeth Peters (1927-2013) was one of the pseudonyms of American writer Barbara Louise Mertz, whose New York Times-bestselling Amelia Peabody mysteries are often set against historical backdrops. In 1952, Peters earned a PhD in Egyptology at the University of Chicago. She was named grand master at the inaugural Anthony Awards in 1986 and by the Mystery Writers of America in 1998. In 2003, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Malice Domestic Convention.