Descended from families strung along the Atlantic fringe, including Scotland, Wales, Cornwall and Spain, L.J. currently lives in Australia. Trained in archaeology and librarianship, with a PhD in palaeogenetics, L.J.’s interests include writing, ancient cultures and existentialism. L.J.'s first novel, Olmec Obituary, opens the archaeological mystery series Dr Pimms, Intermillennial Sleuth. Recipes featured in the series are tested under strict feline supervision. A limited edition first run of Olmec was crowd-funded via Kickstarter in early 2015. In November 2015 Echo Publishing will release Olmec in bookstores across Australia and New Zealand, as well as online. The Dr Pimms, Intermillennial Sleuth series. Really cold cases.
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.