by Archaeologist and Librarian

L.J.M. Owen

Really cold cases

Ancient Murder. Family Secrets. Not All Skeletons Stay Buried...

Welcome to the world of Dr Pimms, Intermillennial Sleuth, your favourite new archaeological mystery series. 

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Mayan Mendacity, Book Two in the Series

Book Two, Mayan Mendacity, out November 2016

Book Two, Mayan Mendacity, out November 2016

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.

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Olmec Obituary, Book One in the Series

Book one, olmec obituary, new format out august 2016

Book one, olmec obituary, new format out august 2016

Archaeologist Dr Elizabeth Pimms thoroughly enjoys digging up old skeletons.

But when she is called home from Egypt after a family loss, she has to sacrifice her passions for the sake of those around her.

Attempting to settle into her new role as a librarian, while also missing her boyfriend, Elizabeth is distracted from her woes by a new mystery: a royal Olmec cemetery, discovered deep in the Mexican jungle, with a 3000-year-old ballplayer who just might be a woman.

She soon discovers there are more skeletons to deal with than those covered in dirt and dust.

Suitable for readers young and old, Olmec Obituary is the first novel in a delightful cosy crime series, Dr Pimms, Intermillennial Sleuth. Really cold cases.

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