The African Quest

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Penguin, 2002 - Fiction - 293 pages
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Lara McClintoch's Tunisian tour group sails into trouble when the story of a sunken merchant ship stirs one person's murderous interest in finding the priceless artifacts that went down with it. The Archaeological Mysteries are:

"A passport to adventure." (Booklist)

"Captivating." (Mysterious Woman)

"Terrific." (Drood Review of Mystery)

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User Review  - teckelvik - LibraryThing

I enjoyed this book. I'm working my way through the series, courtesy of the library. (Except for the first two, which they don't have.) The protagonist, Lara, is well-written and not improbably ... Read full review

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User Review  - punxsygal - LibraryThing

A light reading mystery. A Toronto antique storeowner leads an antiques and archaeology tour to Tunisia. Two stories run through the book, one the modern day tour with is its mix of characters and murder and the other the tale of a Carthaginian merchant ship that sank over 2,000 years ago. Read full review


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Lyn Hamilton was born on August 6, 1944. She attended the University of Toronto. She worked in communications in both the public and private sectors before publishing her first novel at the age of 50. She was director of the Cultural Programs Branch for the province of Ontario and director of public affairs for the Canadian Opera Company. She taught mystery writing for the School for Continuing Studies at the University of Toronto. Her first novel, The Xibalba Murders, was published in 1997. She wrote the Archaeological Mysteries series. The Celtic Riddle became a made-for-TV movie starring Angela Lansbury. She died of cancer on September 10, 2009 at the age of 65.

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