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Egyptian Enigma : Dr Pimms, Intermillennial Sleuth Series: Book 3 - L.J.M. Owen

Egyptian Enigma

Dr Pimms, Intermillennial Sleuth Series: Book 3


Published: 1st March 2018
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Filled with ancient murder, family secrets and really good food, Egyptian Enigma is the third adventure in the charming series Dr Pimms, Intermillennial Sleuth. Really cold cases.

Dr Elizabeth Pimms, enthusiastic archaeologist and reluctant librarian, has returned to Egypt. Among the treasures of the Cairo museum she spies cryptic symbols in the corner of an ancient papyrus. Decoding them leads Elizabeth and her newly formed gang of sleuths to a tomb of mummies whose identities must be uncovered.

What is the connection between the mummies and Twosret, female Pharaoh and last ruler of Egypt’s nineteenth dynasty? How did their bodies end up scattered across the globe? And is the investigation related to the attacks on Elizabeth’s family and friends back in Australia? Between grave robbers, cannibals, sexist historians and jealous Pharaohs, can Dr Pimms solve her latest archaeological mystery?


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Egyptian Enigma is the third book in the Dr Pimms, Intermillenial Sleuth series by Australian author, L.J.M. Owen. While on vacation in Cairo, Elizabeth Pimms is fascinated by the mystery of just whose was the Golden Tomb. On Elizabeth's return to Canberra, her New York friend, Henry Evans proposes they investigate. But not only are they physically a long way from the scene, and a good distance apart from each other, it's also a mystery that is over three thousand years old: the coldest of cold cases. And it's not that Elizabeth has nothing else on her plate: she has a living to earn at the library; she needs to get her papers on her Olmec and Maya investigations ready for publication; she has taken on a tutorial role for archaeology students; and, with the addition of a newly discovered older sister, her family's dynamics are somewhat askew and need attention. Nonetheless, Elizabeth and Henry enlist the help of a small team with skills and influence in different fields. Their common interest is fuelled by Elizabeth's passion for her project. A combination of their diverse expertise, their contacts and a novel use of modern technology provides a solution to the problems of distance and time, as they examine skeletal remains, shrouds and scrolls. Once again, the narrative is split between two time periods: events in the life of female Pharaoh Tausret in Egypt during the period 1192-1187 BCE; and Elizabeth's activities in present-day Canberra. The wealth of information that is included is just kept from being overload by virtue of being dropped into the natural dialogue of interested novices in the field. It features plenty of surprising facts about ancient Egypt including the number of female Pharaohs, the status of women at that time, certain tortures, and the unusual treatment of Tut Ankh Amun's body for mummification. Readers who are left salivating at the mention of delicious dishes served during this tale will be pleased to find three recipes for duck at



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ISBN: 9781760407919
ISBN-10: 1760407917
Series: Dr Pimms, Intermillennial Sleuth Series: Book 3
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Published: 1st March 2018
Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Australia
Country of Publication: AU