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by Barbara Michaels
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Moonlight Reader
Moonlight Reader rated it 7 months ago
Sometimes it's easy to forget how brilliant, capable and well-educated Barbara Michaels, aka Elizabeth Peters, aka Barbara Mertz was. By all rights, we should really call her Dr. Mertz, since she was awarded a Ph.D. in Egyptology from the University of Chicago in 1952. I haven't read a lot of her...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 7 months ago
I'm not sure what to make of this book. It's a much longer, slower-paced book than most of Barbara Michaels' body of work. It's also a lot meatier and it reads very much like Michaels had a couple of agendas when she wrote it, among them feminism, history and archeology, and the origins of the got...
Hooked on Books
Hooked on Books rated it 4 years ago
3.5 stars-Enjoyed the book but thought the ending was rushed. The rest of the story went at a a nice pace and then it was like Michaels woke up & said oops my deadline is today & just threw the ending together in a couple pages. The fast batch job at the end just didnt flow with the easy pace of the...
bookaneer rated it 5 years ago
~~Moved from GR~~ Houses of Stone by Barbara Michaels (aka Elizabeth Peters, aka Barbara Mertz) Houses of Stone manages--don't ask me how-- to simultaneously be a critique, homage, and spoof of the gothic novel.Karen is a professor of English literature with a speciality in romantic/feminist wor...
Jennavier rated it 6 years ago
My least favorite Barbara Michaels book ever. The mystery wasn't really a mystery, the "paranormal" elements were tacked on, and the romance was only thrown in there as a sop. Yikes.
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