This is my new favorite author. I just happened to stumble across her when I was looking for audiobooks at the library. Her actually name is Barbara Mertz, but she writes under her real name and two different pseudonyms - Elizabeth Peters and Barbara Michaels. She has a Ph.D in Egyptology, so many of her stories take place in Egypt.
So far, I have only delved into her Amelia Peabody novels. I have two down and am looking forward to reading the remaining 17. These novels take place in the late 1800s and early 1900s. I love the language and the proper way people are suppose to treat each other. I love everything about Egypt. These stories are mysteries and although some moments are predictable, I have truly enjoyed the two I have read/listened to so far.
I would highly recommend check her out if you enjoy period mysteries with just a touch of romance, not much.