L.J.M. Owen

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Dr L.J.M. Owen escapes dark and shadowy days as a public servant by exploring the comparatively lighter side of life: murder, mystery and forgotten women's history. An Australian author, archaeologist and librarian with a PhD in palaeogenetics, L.J.’s focus is on transforming science and history into accessible fiction with a broad appeal.

A passionate advocate for reclaiming women’s history, L.J. incorporates human genetics, forensic science and ancient cultures in her Australian-set mystery series: Dr Pimms, Intermillennial Sleuth.

The first book in the series, Olmec Obituary, introduces readers to a young Dr Elizabeth Pimms, an archaeologist-librarian who solves ancient mysteries from across the globe. Struggling with grief, loss and diffi
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L.J.M. Owen Hi Jillian. I apologise that I've only just spotted this question today. I missed the notification for it when you first asked. Congratulations on…moreHi Jillian. I apologise that I've only just spotted this question today. I missed the notification for it when you first asked. Congratulations on winning the competition :-) I hope you enjoyed Mayan Mendacity?

It's not necessary to read Book 1, Olmec Obituary, first; quite a few readers have jumped straight to Book 2, Mayan Mendacity, and felt comfortable starting there. Book 3, Egyptian Enigma, will also be standalone enough that readers can jump straight into the Dr Pimms world at that point.

Congratulations again and thank you for sharing Dr Pimms with your book lovers group. I really appreciate each action readers take to help Dr Pimms make her way into the hands of readers who will enjoy her story.(less)
L.J.M. Owen Hi Rachel! It's not available just yet, but once a link is available for it to be preordered I'll make sure I let you know. I'd say it will be up for…moreHi Rachel! It's not available just yet, but once a link is available for it to be preordered I'll make sure I let you know. I'd say it will be up for pre-order sometime in late September or early October. Thank you for being so interested in the series :-) L.J.(less)
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