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MBP logo image smEpisode 008 of the Mystery Books Podcast opened with the news that has the publishing and reading world buzzing: Harper Lee will have a new book published. I gave the background of how the lost novel was found.

The book of the podcast was one of my favorites, Elizabeth Peters’ Crocodile on the Sandbank. I touched on Peters’ many pen names, her background in Egyptology, how she broke into publishing (not with mysteries!), and her thoughts on her characters and writing.

Check out this episode for background on Elizabeth Peters and how her most popular series began as a stand-alone as well as several aspects that make Crocodile a great read, including fun characters, a unique setting, and how Peters seamlessly weaves historical detail into the story.

Bonus: Crocodile on the Sandbank cover evolution. Covers fascinate me. Love seeing the changes through the years. 

 

Image credit: http://bookshelvesofdoom.blogs.com/bookshelves_of_doom/2013/03/kate-flaim-on-elizabeth-peters.html

Image credit: http://bookshelvesofdoom.blogs.com/bookshelves_of_doom/2013/03/kate-flaim-on-elizabeth-peters.html

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Image credit: http://bookyurt.com/scouting/book-reviews/backlist/crocodile-on-the-sandbank-by-elizabeth-peters-review/

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Links: 

Elizabeth Peters/Barbara Michaels/Barbara Mertz website 

Wikipedia page with details on Amelia Peabody 

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