Books by Lyn Hamilton

Lyn Hamilton is the author of a successful series of archaeological mysteries published by Berkley Prime Crime in New York. The series, the first of which, The Xibalba Murders, was nominated for the prestigious Arthur Ellis Awards for best first crime nov


THE CHINESE ALCHEMIST by Lyn Hamilton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2007

"Hamilton, who rivals Jan Morris as a travel writer, gives her eunuch Wu Yuan such a mesmerizing story about serving the Imperial Palace and the Son of Heaven that it's a bit of a thud to be brought back to the problems of contemporary households."
Chinese history from the perspective of a royal concubine, a eunuch, a family of tomb raiders and even the Chairman himself. Read full book review >
THE ORKNEY SCROLL by Lyn Hamilton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 4, 2006

"About five subplots too many, but Hamilton makes the islands of Orkney so beguiling they ought to be listed as a top-ten travel destination."
"Who could resist a tale," asks Hamilton, "that ends with the words, before he went mad Bjarni the Wanderer hid the cauldron in the tomb of the orcs"? Read full book review >
THE MOAI MURDERS by Lyn Hamilton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 5, 2005

"Readers will be so mesmerized by Rapa Nui they'll probably add it to their own Life Lists. Hamilton (The Thai Amulet, 2003, etc.) makes an excellent tour guide, even if she packs too much baggage into her mystery."
Archaeologists, tourists, and murder victims converge on isolated Easter Island. Read full book review >
THE THAI AMULET by Lyn Hamilton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2003

"Lush local color balanced by an astringent view of Thai and expatriate greed: an entertaining tropical tragedy."
Antiques dealer and amateur sleuth Lara McClintoch (The Etruscan Chimera, 2002) gets roped into investigating more than Southeast Asian antiques on her trip to Thailand. Read full book review >
THE ETRUSCAN CHIMERA by Lyn Hamilton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 7, 2002

"No one but a mystery novelist could possibly have imagined this farrago of ridiculously complicated schemes."
Antiques dealer Lara McClintoch (The African Quest, 2001, etc.) finds herself in a B-movie scenario when her escort to an appointment in Rome with reclusive billionaire Crawford Lake blindfolds her. Read full book review >