Dr L.J.M. Owen

Trained in archaeology and librarianship, with a PhD in palaeogenetics, L.J.'s first novel, Olmec Obituary, opens the archaeological mystery series Dr Pimms, Intermillennial Sleuth.

A limited edition first run of Olmec Obituary was crowd-funded via Kickstarter in early 2015.

In November 2015 Echo Publishing released Olmec Obituary in bookstores across Australia and New Zealand.

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 all to 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.

L.J.M. Owen