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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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?
£7.00
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curse of the bronze lamp (Lord of the Sorcerers)

The curse of the bronze lamp (Lord of the Sorcerers)

Dickson, Carter
Pan Books Ltd
1956
An archaeological relic is brought back to Britain with tragic results. The sixteenth book in the Henry Merrivale series.
£6.00
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curse of the bronze lamp

The curse of the bronze lamp

Dickson, Carter
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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