Published November 2015
Click here for my review of Olmec Obituary by L.J.M. Owen.
Yearning for her former life as an archaeologist, Australian librarian Dr. Elizabeth Pimms is struggling with a job she doesn’t want, a family she both loves and resents, and enforced separation from her boyfriend.
A royal Olmec cemetery is discovered deep in the Mexican jungle, containing the earliest writing in all the Americas. Dr. Pimms is elated to join the team investigating these Aztec ancestors. Triumph is short-lived, however, as Elizabeth’s position on the team is threatened by a volatile excavation director, contradictory evidence, and hostile colleagues. With everything working against her, will Dr Pimms find the cause of death for a 3,000-year-old athlete and those buried with her?
With the archaeological intrigue of Elizabeth Peters, forensic insight of Kathy Reichs, and comfort of a cosy mystery, Olmec Obituary is the first novel in a fascinating new series: Dr Pimms, Intermillennial Sleuth. Really cold cases.
About the Author
L.J. currently lives in Canberra, Australia and is trained in archaeology and librarianship, with a PhD in palaeogenetics. L.J.'s interests include writing, ancient cultures and existentialism and her first novel Olmec Obituary, opens the archaeological mystery series 'Dr Pimms, Intermillennial Sleuth'.