Best Archaeological Mystery Books

Lost Army Of Cambyses

If you’re looking for a list of some of the best archaeological mystery books, you’ve landed on the right place. I love mysteries and archaeological mysteries take a special place in my heart. Ever since I read the first book by the now deceased author Elizabeth Peters (real name Barbara Mertz), called Crocodile on the Sandbank, I knew archaeology would be something that I would always enjoy reading. While my life took me in a complete different direction, with no means of studying archaeology, the passion for reading books (fiction and non-fiction) about this subject has never waned. I honestly […] Read more »

The Ark by Boyd Morrison (Tyler Locke #1)

The Ark by Boyd Morrison

I picked up a copy of The Ark by Boyd Morrison a few weeks ago without realizing it’s the first in a new series called Tyler Locke. I love archaeological mysteries, so it was a no brainer for me to buy the book. In fact only when I went to Goodreads to write my review there I realized it’s the first in the series, which I was extremely pleased with. I honestly loved this novel. It was action packed, bit a hint or romance (not much though), and it kind of reminded me of the Sigma Force series by James […] Read more »

The Fascination With Archaeological Mysteries

On the surface, archaeological mystery novels are not as popular and as widespread as, say, spy thrillers, romantic suspense, or paranormal mysteries. However if you really start to look closer at what authors have been publishing for years now, you’ll notice a constant trend of writing mysteries involving archaeology in one way or another. Even novels that seemingly don’t have much with the theme of archaeology and digging the dirt for clues have in fact a lot of the elements of what makes a great archaeological mystery what it is. Also, if you think about it, how could it not […] Read more »