The Xibalba Murders

The Xibalba Murders

by Lyn Hamilton

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BN ID: 2940044290143
Publisher: Bev Editions
Publication date: 01/31/2013
Series: Lara McClintoch Archaeological Mysteries
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 260,638
File size: 399 KB

About the Author

Lyn Hamilton (1944-2009) wrote 11 archaeological mystery novels featuring feisty antiques dealer Lara McClintoch. Lyn loved travelling the world and learning about ancient cultures. Both passions are woven into her novels. She lived in Toronto, Canada, and worked in public relations and public service, with a focus on culture and heritage. The Xibalba Murders, first published in 1997, was nominated for the Arthur Ellis Award for best first crime novel in Canada.

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The Xibalba Murders 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
SO REFRESING! A wonderfully written archaelogical mystery. I am hoping that the other 10 books that this author wrote before her death are also released as eBooks. I would really love to be able to read the entire series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
New exciting and funny. Great heroine with a great backing. I love the history/mythic addition.
Andrew_of_Dunedin More than 1 year ago
Several books in Lyn Hamilton's “archeological mysteries” series have been on my to-be-read list for some time. Given the titles and blurbs, I was anticipating a well-researched complex mystery, and actually had passed on starting a few times; I assumed that the language and tone would be intimidating. I was wrong. On several levels. In “The Xibalba Murders”, recently divorced and former Toronto-based antiquities businesswoman (she had to sell the business as part of the divorce) Lara McClintoch is invited to Mexico to assist a mentor with some sort of project (which he declines to discuss over the phone). Said professor is not able to attend their first meeting, having to cancel via note at the last minute. The note is the last communication anyone is known to have with the man before he is found dead. The book IS well researched (assuming, of course, that the author didn't just make all this stuff up – I didn't check, but I certainly trust her on it), but the “mystery” itself turned out actually to be a tried-and-true cozy. That's NOT a bad thing, but it was certainly a disappointment after expecting something different. (The fact that I easily figured out “whodunnit” - well, mostly – was also unsatisfying, given that I am so rarely able to accomplish that). I will definitely read more books in this series, but I will certainly adjust my anticipation and expectations before starting “The Maltese Goddess”. RATING: 3 stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A well written, fast paced, intriguing mystery with a strong, likable female lead and interesting insights into Mayan culture. I truly enjoyed it and look forward to reading more by this author. JB
Anonymous More than 1 year ago