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An archaeologist-librarian solves ancient mysteries from across the globe


What is the series about?

Dr Pimms, Intermillennial Sleuth is a traditional mystery series that follows the journey of enthusiastic Australian archaeologist (and reluctant librarian) Dr Elizabeth Pimms.

In each instalment, Elizabeth investigates a mystery from an ancient civilisation, with plenty of forensic science, culinary exploration and historic trivia along the way.

Read the rest of the Dr Pimms, Intermillennial Sleuth FAQ.


'LJM Owen’s latest book Egyptian Enigma has a splendid fusion of ancient and modern narratives. Her Ancient Egypt is scholarly, well-chosen and intricate. And there are recipes. What else could a reader possibly ask for?’—Kerry Greenwood

'Combined with the frequent food references and wonderful literary references, such as Agatha Christie and Mark Twain, this is a series you can’t help but fall in love with.'—Better Reading

'A cosy and rollicking tale in a sub-genre that is refreshing to see in Australian crime fiction... Through flashes into Olmec’s brutal history, debut author Owen builds the tension in a mystery that is more than 3000 years old.' —Books + Publishing

Read more reviews of the Dr Pimms, Intermilliennial Sleuth series.


Australia and New Zealand

Olmec Obituary, Mayan Mendacity and Egyptian Enigma are available for purchase at Booktopia, and in all good bookstores across Australia and New Zealand. 


For international purchase with free delivery worldwide, please click through here to Book Depository.


The Dr Pimms series is available in e-book through Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and other regular online booksellers.


A Note From the Author

Like many bookworms, the best parts of my childhood were spent in the storyworlds created by others.

A bad day saw me escape under the covers, with a torch and an orange, to faraway lands where mysteries were solved, hard work was rewarded and bad guys got their comeuppance. As an adult I decided to create another place for us to all run away to.

They say you should write what you know. As I’m a trained archaeologist, a qualified librarian and I have a PhD in palaeogenetics, I thought—archaeological mystery series, with a librarian protagonist—naturally!

So if you like the idea of curling up in an armchair, tea in hand, fireplace crackling, and immersing yourself in a world of archaeological wonders, forensic science and really good food, then this might just be your new favourite series.

Welcome to the world of Dr Pimms, Intermillennial Sleuth. Really cold cases.


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