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L.J.M. Owen L.J.M. Owen i(9009421 works by)
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L.J.M. Owen's qualifications include an undergraduate degree in archaeology, a PhD in palaeogenetics from ANU, and a graduate diploma in library management from Curtin University.

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Mayan Mendacity 2016 single work novel mystery

'Dr Elizabeth Pimms has a new puzzle.

'What is the story behind the tiny skeletons discovered on a Guatemalan island? And how do they relate to an ancient Mayan queen?

'The bones, along with other remains, are a gift for Elizabeth. But soon the giver reveals his true nature. An enraged colleague then questions Elizabeth’s family history. Elizabeth seeks DNA evidence to put all skeletons to rest.

'A pregnant enemy, a crystal skull, a New York foodie, and an intruder in Elizabeth’s phrenic library variously aid or interrupt Elizabeth’s attempts to solve mysteries both ancient and personal.

'With archaeological intrigue, forensic insight and cosy comfort, Mayan Mendacity takes readers back into the world of Dr Pimms, Intermillennial Sleuth. Really cold cases.' (Publication summary)

2017 longlisted Davitt Award Best Adult Crime Novel
Olmec Obituary 2015 single work novel mystery

'Yearning for her former life as an archaeologist, Australian librarian Dr. Elizabeth Pimms is struggling with a job she doesn't want and a family she both loves and resents.

'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 to team investigating the ancient skeletons found on site. Triumph is short-lived, however, as Elizabeth's position 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?' (publication blurb).

2016 longlisted Davitt Award Best Adult Crime Novel
2016 shortlisted ACT Writing and Publishing Awards Fiction
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