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.
A trained archaeologist and qualified librarian with a PhD in palaeogenetics, L.J. published her first novel, Olmec Obituary, in 2015. Book One in the Dr Pimms, Intermillennial Sleuth series, Olmec Obituary has been described as “the thinking person’s cosy mystery”. In a world of archaeology, forensic science, libraries, food and cats, the young Dr Elizabeth Pimms contends with ancient murder and family secrets.
Book Two in the series, Mayan Mendacity, will hit shelves in November 2016.
L. J. spends as much time as possible creating Dr Pimms’ world to provide refuge for bookworms everywhere. Recipes in the series are tested under strict feline supervision.