Bestselling author Barbara Michaels blends gothic mystery, romance, humor, sinister suspense and supernatural intrigue. Michaels’ detailed research contributes unusual authenticity to her mysteries. In The Wizard’s Daughter, the trusting and naive Marianne Ransom finds herself at the luxurious mansion of a wealthy Duchess where she discovers her own supposed psychic powers. The ghostly presence of her dead father warns her of danger. This is a captivating story of the supernatural and murder most foul. Barbara Michaels is a pseudonym used by writer Barbara Mertz, who also writes as Elizabeth Peters. Michaels holds a doctoral degree in Egyptology from the University of Chicago. In 1998 she was the recipient of the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. Both as Barbara Michaels and Elizabeth Peters, she is unusually prolific, having published approximately one novel a year under each name for the past three decades.