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Egyptian Enigma


'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 (Cover Quote)


Mayan Mendacity


'Fortuitous. That is what I call my stumbling on this excellent little book. This book turned out even better than expected! It’s not simply a suspense novel, it is a love letter to ancient civilizations and archaeology. Dr. Elizabeth Pimms is a wonderful character. Young and brilliant, but also a little naive, she is also incredibly loyal and kind hearted. She’s someone I’d love to make friends with. She is driven to excellence in her work, and truly loves archaeology and making sense of the artifacts that she is presented with.' Lost in a Good Book


'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


'I can’t wait to see where life takes Elizabeth Pimms next! Author L.J.M. Owen has done it again with the second installment of the Dr. Pimms Intermillennial Sleuth series.  Our protagonist returns once more with her life filled to the brim with family, food, a job that spans many different aspects of Library Science and a passion for archaeology.  What a perfect combination!' Booksable 


Olmec Obituary


'Riveting, intelligent, utterly intriguing... The story itself had all the youth of Phryne Fisher, the detail of Sherlock Holmes, and the psychology of Miss Marple. Within moments I found myself utterly intrigued, pulled in and held hostage within the mystery.' Pooled Ink Reviews


'Olmec Obituary is a page-turner. I started to read the book in the evening and finished in the middle of the night... Olmec Obituary is one of those books that I hoped would be entertaining to read, but in the end, surpassed my expectations. I can't wait to read the next book in the series!' A Bookaholic Swede 


'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 


'Ultimately, Olmec Obituary is a book of sacrifices, exploring family loyalty and the ties that bind. It looks at how our beliefs can skew our vision and how the past can shape our present and our future.' —Cozy Up With Kathy


'Elegant and refreshingly different addition to the mystery genre... It's a cracking good read, and I look forward to the next episode in the series with great anticipation.' —Braemar Book Bites 


'This is definitely a world that I will want to return to again and again... If you are a bibliophile, if you love libraries or ancient history, if you are drawn to warm and comforting homes, families, or foods – then you need to read this book.' Booksable



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