Hamilton, Lyn

Hamilton, Lyn

Lyn HamiltonLyn Hamilton

Lyn Hamilton was the author of a successful series of archaeological mysteries featuring the peripatetic sleuth, antiques dealer Lara McClintoch. Each of the novels is set in a different and exotic location and draws on the ancient past in a unique way. A long time student of archaeology and mythology, Lyn brought a wealth of knowledge and experience to the series. As former director of the Cultural Programs Branch of the Ontario government, she was responsible for the licensing of all archaeology in the province as well as for museum programs.

Lyn visited the exotic sites she wrote about, and in 1999 led The Maltese Goddess mystery and archaeology tour to Malta to visit the scene of the crime. Her books have been translated into several languages, and the fourth in the series, The Celtic Riddle, formed the basis for Angela Lansbury’s 2003 Murder She Wrote TV movie. Lyn, like Lara, was something of an antiques addict.



Selected Bibliography

Lara McClintoch Archaeological Mysteries:
The Chinese Alchemist. New York: Berkley Prime Crime, 2006
The Orkney Scroll.
New York: Berkley Prime Crime, 2005
The Moai Murders
. New York: Berkley Prime Crime, 2005
The Magyar Venus. New York: Berkley Prime Crime, 2004
The Thai Amulet. New York: Berkley Prime Crime 2003
The Etruscan Chimera. New York: Berkley Prime Crime, 2002
The African Quest. New York: Berkley Prime Crime, 2001
The Celtic Riddle. New York: Berkley Prime Crime, 2000
The Moche Warrior. New York: Berkley Prime Crime, 1999
The Maltese Goddess. New York: Berkley Prime Crime, 1998
The Xibalba Murders. New York: Berkley Prime Crime, 1997



Awards:

Nominated, Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Crime Novel, 1998, for The Xibalba Murders



Website:
 

www.lynhamiltonmysteries.com

 

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