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Sherlock Holmes - The Australian Casebook
L.J.M. Owen - Sat 18 Nov 2017

Meet the Author and Book Signing:

L.J.M. Owen author of The Adventure of the Lazarus Child, a new Sherlock Holmes story set in Queanbeyan, featured in Sherlock Holmes - The Australian Casebook

Saturday November 18
10.45am - 11.45am

Sherlock Holmes - The Australian Casebook

A beautiful illustrated hardcover collection of original Australian mystery stories by popular writers and devoted Sherlockians, including L.J.M. Owen, Kerry Greenwood, Meg Keneally, Samuel Wagan Watson, Lucy Sussex, Kaaron Warren and many more. It's 1890. Holmes' fame has spread even to the colonies and he and his stalwart chronicler Watson are swept up in an array of mysteries 'down under'. They find themselves summoned from location to location, dealing with the exciting and unique mysteries of this strange island continent.

Dr 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.’s first novel, Olmec Obituary, was published in 2015. Opening the Dr Pimms, Intermillennial Sleuth series, in Olmec Obituary L.J. introduced readers to a young Dr Elizabeth Pimms who contends with ancient murder and family secrets in a world of archaeology, forensic science, libraries, food and cats. In Mayan Mendacity, the second book in the series, L.J. explores the ancient world of Mayan politics, scribes and female rulers. Dr Pimms has been described as "the thinking person's cosy mystery".

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