Archaeomysteries

Archaeomysteries include stories in which: the protagonists, antagonists or victims are archaeologists, palaeontologists, or curators; where an archaeological dig, museum, or private collection is a key element in the plot; or where an ancient artefect is a key element in the plot.


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Cretan counterfeit

The Cretan counterfeit

Farrer, Katharine
Penguin Books
1955
A girl is knifed after attempting to restore the reputation of a deceased archaeologist.
£5.00
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Docken dead

Docken dead

Trench, John
Penguin Books
1960
An army Major is shot in the back, and shortly afterwards a top secret anti-tank gun is stolen. The first book in the Martin Cotterell series.
£4.00
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Death wears a scarab

Death wears a scarab

Long, Amelia Reynolds
Quality Press Ltd.
1946
The offer of a rare Egyptian manuscript is too much for a collector to resist, with fatal consequences for others.
£10.00
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Murder times three

Murder times three

Long, Amelia Reynolds
W. Foulsham & Co. Ltd
1951
An archaeologist is murdered, and then his secretary is dispatched in an identical manner.
£9.00
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ghost dancers

The ghost dancers

Lewis, Roy
HarperCollinsPublishers
1999
A consultant is found dead at a major archaeological conference. The thirteenth book in the Arthur Landon series.
£10.00
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Le mystere de la grande pyramide: le papyrus de Manethon

Le mystere de la grande pyramide: le papyrus de Manethon

Jacobs, E. P.
Blake et Mortimer
1996
Professor Mortimer travels to Egypt to investigate an alleged secret chamber in the great pyramid.
£8.00
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plague maiden

The plague maiden

Ellis, Kate
Piatkus
2004
A letter arrives at Tradmouth police station claiming that a convicted murderer is innocent. The eighth book in the Wesley Paterson series.
£12.00
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painted doom

A painted doom

Ellis, Kate
Piatkus
2002
A former rock star is found shot in a field. The sixth book in the Wesley Peterson series.
£6.00
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bone garden

The bone garden

Ellis, Kate
Piatkus
2001
A man is found stabbed to death in a caravan. The fifth book in the Wesley Peterson series.
£7.00
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funeral boat

The funeral boat

Ellis, Kate
Piatkus
2000
A Dutch tourist goes missing and abduction is suspected. The fourth book in the Wesley Paterson series.
£8.00
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merchant's house

The merchant's house

Ellis, Kate
Piatkus
1998
A young woman is found brutally murdered on a cliff path. The first book in the Wesley Paterson series.
£12.00
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Death among the fossils

Death among the fossils

Durant, Isadore
University of New Mexico Press
1999
Who killed Bob Shafer, noted and notorious paleoanthropologist?
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curse of the bronze lamp

The curse of the bronze lamp

Dickson, Carter Carr, John Dickson
William Morrow & Company
1945
An archaeological relic is brought back to Britain with tragic results. The sixteenth book in the Henry Merrivale series.
£18.00
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long way to Shiloh

A long way to Shiloh

Davidson, Lionel
Victor Gollancz Ltd
1966
A Professor of archaeology is kidnapped when he is near to deciphering an ancient scroll.
£8.00
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Little Knell

Little Knell

Aird, Catherine
Macmillan
2000
A young woman's body is found inside an Egyptian coffin acquired by a museum. The eighteenth book in the Inspector Sloan series.
£15.00
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