LJM Owen Books

 

Mayan Mendacity

Bone tired? World weary? Escape to the world of Dr Pimms, Intermillennial Sleuth. Really cold cases.

Dr Elizabeth Pimms has a new puzzle.

What is the story behind the tiny skeletons discovered on a Guatemalan island? And how do they relate to an ancient Mayan queen?

The bones, along with other remains, are a gift for Elizabeth. But soon the giver reveals his true nature. An enraged colleague then questions Elizabeth's family history. Elizabeth seeks DNA evidence to put all skeletons to rest.

A pregnant enemy, a crystal skull, a New York foodie, and an intruder in Elizabeth's phrenic library variously aid or interrupt Elizabeth's attempts to solve mysteries both ancient and personal.

With archaeological intrigue, forensic insight and cosy comfort, Mayan Mendacity takes readers back into the world of Dr Pimms, Intermillennial Sleuth. Really cold cases.

 

Mayan Mendacity
Echo Publishing
Author: Dr L.J.M. Owen
RRP: $19.99

 

Olmec Obituary

Yearning for her former life as an archaeologist, Australian librarian Dr Elizabeth Pimms is struggling with a job she doesn't want and a family she both loves and resents. A royal Olmec cemetery is discovered deep in the Mexican jungle, containing the earliest writing in all the Americas. Dr Pimms is elated to join the team investigating the ancient skeletons found on site. Triumph is short-lived, however, as Elizabeth's position is threatened by a volatile excavation director, contradictory evidence, and hostile colleagues. With everything working against her, will Dr Pimms find the cause of death for a 3,000-year-old athlete and those buried with her?

With the archaeological intrigue of Elizabeth Peters, forensic insight of Kathy Reichs, and the comfort of a cosy mystery, Olmec Obituary is the first novel in a fascinating new series: Dr Pimms, Intermillennial Sleuth. Really cold cases.

Descended from families strung along the Atlantic fringe, including Scotland, Wales, Cornwall and Spain, LJM Owen currently lives in Canberra, Australia. Trained in archaeology and librarianship, with a PhD in palaeogenetics, L.J.'s interests include writing, ancient cultures and existentialism. L.J.'s first novel, Olmec Obituary, opens the archaeological mystery series 'Dr Pimms, Intermillennial Sleuth'. Recipes featured in the series are tested under strict feline supervision.

 

Olmec Obituary
Echo Publishing
Author: LJM Owen
RRP: $19.99

 

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