Just one new title this last fortnight, but it came with a great marketing pack and interesting back story.
Olmec Obituary by L J M Owen
Described as having ‘the archaeological intrigue of Elizabeth Peters, forensic insight of Kathy Reichs, and the comfort of a cosy mystery’, I’d been looking forward to this title since I first read its synopsis. Review copy courtesy of Echo Publishing.
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’.
A limited edition first run of this title was actually crowd-funded via Kickstarter in early 2015. That caught the eye of Echo Publishing and in November 2015 they will release Olmec in bookstores across Australia and New Zealand.
Proof copy wrapped in a shroud (calico), hieroglyphic postcard, aged letter with seal (even smells old) plus a bottle of Pimms!
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