Thursday 1 March 2018

#BookReview Egyptian Enigma by L.J.M. Owen @Bleuddyn_Coll

Egyptian Enigma by L.J.M. Owen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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 Sleuthers 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, misogynist historians and jealous Pharaohs, can Dr Pimms solve her latest archaeological mystery?

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.


The Egyptian Enigma is the third book in the Dr. Pimms, Intermillennial Sleuth series. They can all be read separately, but I do recommend reading them in order (because they are all so good).

In Egyptian Enigma has Elizabeth finally returned to Egypt, well only as a tourist not as an Egyptologist. However, her dreams are still to return to work in Egypt. This trip, however, gives her the chance to study some mummies that yet have been identified. As with the two previous book do we also get a parallel storyline, this time in ancient Egypt. As Elizabeth and her team work to identify the remains do we get the background to the mummies in the parallel story.

I've come to enjoy this two storyline approach in this series. To get both angles, the story of what really happened in the past and the present story with the archeologist trying to figure out the identity of the mummies. It's fascinating. And let's not forget Elizabeth's own problem in real life, adjusting to a new family member, being a lecturer and not forget the new hot guy that shows up in this book. Also, all the food. Warning, don't read this book hungry! On a side note, all those Ramses, they were very hard to keep track on, at one point I wondered if I needed to do a mindmap...

Now I'm eagerly awaiting book four!

I want to thank Bonnier Publishing Australia for providing me with a free copy through Netgalley for an honest review!

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