Dr L.J.M. Owen
Author of the
Dr Pimms, Intermillennial Sleuth Series
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.
GET YOUR SHERLOCK ON! Sat 18 Nov 2017 is SherlockFest in Canberra and Queanbeyan
Celebrate the release of the new SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE AUSTRALIAN CASEBOOK anthology with a day of flash signings, book events and a costume competition.
The game is afoot!
Dust off your deerstalker, magnifying glass and Inverness cape because Sat 18 Nov we want to see you wearing them.
To celebrate the release of SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE AUSTRALIAN CASEBOOK - including an 1890s Queanbeyan-set tale of life and death - we're bringing SherlockFest to the ACT and Queanbeyan for one day. Click 'Interested' or 'Going' to stay up to date with news and events on the day.
1) flash book signings,
2) 11.30am to 1pm, a meet-the-authors signing at Harry Hartog’s, and
3) 2pm to 4pm, SherlockFest at Queanbeyan Library with author talks, a book signing AND a costume competition.
So dress up and wow us with your Holmes, Moriarty, Hudson or Watson. The best costume at the Library wins a copy of SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE AUSTRALIAN CASEBOOK.
To receive the latest news about SherlockFest and information on flash signings on the day, click 'Going' or 'Interested' on the Facebook invitation.
WINE PRESS 2017: THE SCIENCE OF FICTION
Sunday 19 November 2017, an afternoon of cheese, wine and behind-the-scenes writing secrets
This is going to be a fantastic afternoon! I'll be joining phenomenally successful local author and wildlife vet Karen Viggers to discuss how we put science into our fiction with Cris Kennedy. Oh the wit, oh the insights...oh the wine ;-)
We'll be at the gorgeous Eden Road Wines vineyard on the afternoon of Sunday 19 November, from 1pm. It's free, but grab your tickets early to ensure you have a seat!
BRINGING SHERLOCK HOLMES DOWN UNDER: Radio interview with ArtSound FM on the creation of the new Holmes anthology, November 2017
I spoke to Barbie Robinson on all things Sherlockian, including the inspiration for The Adventure of the Lazarus Child, my contribution to the new SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE AUSTRALIAN CASEBOOK
Olmec Obituary - HIGHLY COMMENDED at the 2016 ACT Writing and Publishing Awards
On 15 December 2016 Olmec Obituary was awarded Highly Commended in the Fiction category at the ACT Publishing and Writing Awards.
A fantastic outcome for the first instalment in the Dr Pimms, Intermillennial Sleuth series!
KERRY GREENWOOD on Mayan Mendacity - 'This particular book will really improve your day.'
On 19 November 2016 crime fiction legend Kerry Greenwood launched Mayan Mendacity, Book Two in the Dr Pimms, Intermillennial Sleuth series, at the SheKilda3 One Day Crimespree.
Ms Greenwood, creator of the acclaimed Miss Phryne Fisher series, described Mayan Mendacity as 'an excellent book', 'beautifully written' and 'well-researched'.
Dr Pimms' Origins
The Intermillennial Sleuth series began with a limited edition of Olmec Obituary crowdfunded on Kickstarter and the tagline:
How do you solve a 3,000-year-old murder?