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Olmec Obituary
Olmec Obituary | L. J. M. Owen
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Yearning for her former life as an archaeologist, Australian librarian Dr. Elizabeth Pimms is struggling with a job she doesn't want, a family she both loves and resents, and enforced separation from her boyfriend. 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 the team investigating these Aztec ancestors. Triumph is short-lived, however, as Elizabeth's position on the team is threatened by a volatile excavation director, contradictory evidence, and hostile colleagues.Amidst seventeen concealed skeletons, an evolving mental library, and Welsh soup, can Dr. Pimms determine cause of death for a 3,000-year-old athlete before being fired? With the archaeological intrigue of Elizabeth Peters, forensic insight of Kathy Reichs, and comfort of a cosy mystery, Olmec Obituary is the first novel in a fascinating new series: DrPimms, Intermillennial Sleuth. Really cold cases. L.J.M. Owen drew extensively on her education and experience when developing the novel. Relevant qualifications include an undergraduate degree in archaeology and a PhD in palaeogenetics from ANU, and a graduate diploma in library management from Curtin University.
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MommyWantsToReadHerBook
Olmec Obituary | L. J. M. Owen
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I realised my feed would be full of July stats tomorrow and thought I would see how many books I finished in July (2, haha). Discovered a discrepancy between books on my 2018 shelf and those read according to my reading challenge. Does this happen to anyone else, a book stuck on the bottom out of chronological order and ignored by the reading challenge?

DGRachel Every so often I get a book that goes wonky and I have to reconcile my 2018 shelf with my reading challenge records and make adjustments. 1y
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @DGRachel ah okay, glad I'm not the only one! 1y
LoverofLit Yes! Drives me a little crazy when that happens. And even when you re-enter the finished date, it can take a bit to update. 1y
Pamwurtzler Sometimes I mark a book as read but GR doesn‘t update the read date. I usually have to sign into GR on my pc to fix the date. It‘s annoying. 1y
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @Pamwurtzler and @LoverofLit I don't think I've ever tried fixing the problem on the PC, let me try that 1y
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MommyWantsToReadHerBook
Olmec Obituary | L. J. M. Owen
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Another enjoyable #blameitonlitsy! I really liked the archaeological details as well as interesting facts about other disciplines - I'm a nerd at heart! The writing wasn't perfect but I honestly forgave her for every transgression because I enjoyed the story so much! I hope her playing with the idea of Elizabeth's memory and her phrenic library doesn't get too farfetched as the series continues... But very much looking forward to the other books!

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MommyWantsToReadHerBook
Olmec Obituary | L. J. M. Owen
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We didn't get away for a break these Easter holidays, but decided to do a little trip to the Hartbeespoort Dam and specifically a lovely Dutch cheese farm today. Eating out as a family of four is currently a bit out of our budget, so we picnicked in the car and now my eldest is playing while the little one sleeps and I'm enjoying my book - another Kindle bargain and #blameitonlitsy read.

Miss_Kim Picnicking in the car will give your family unforgettable memories- far more than eating in a restaurant/McDonalds! 💕🥪🥨🍪🥤💕 2y
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @Miss_Kim I agree, we knew driving there finding a spot we're "allowed" to have a picnic close to the dam would be difficult, but then it rained lightly anyway ? so we literally ate in the parking lot of the cheese farm's restaurant and then had coffee. I need to be more frugal and this works for me! 2y
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Yossarian
Olmec Obituary | L. J. M. Owen
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Multiple choice for any historians or related experts out there. The theory that the Olmec Civilization in ancient Mexico was influenced by Africans is:

(A) as proven as the theory of evolution;
(B) one of several credible competing theories;
(C) a minority viewpoint, but a respected one;
(D) fake news on the level of extra-terrestrials building Stonehenge.

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HitTheRoadJacq
Olmec Obituary | L. J. M. Owen
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It's actually the Mayan Mendacity - perfect afternoon read in the sun!

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HotTeaGoodBooks
Olmec Obituary | L. J. M. Owen
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Loved this book so much! It has libraries, ancient history, good food from different cultures, and a lovely cast of characters. Rarely do I want to dive in and live with a cast of characters, but with this book that's exactly what I want. Sequel to come out in November and I can't wait!

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HotTeaGoodBooks
Olmec Obituary | L. J. M. Owen
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Started this today to try and finish it before it's August 1 release date. So far, it's very good. There is a library and archives involved. What more could a book lover ask for?

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