Books about Archaeology

  1. The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History

    by Robert M. Edsel
    A thrilling true story of a team of Allied soldiers tasked with saving Europe's greatest works of art during WWII.

    At the same time Adolf Hitler was attempting to take over the western world, his armies were methodically seeking and hoarding the finest art treasures in Europe. The Fuehrer had begun cataloguing ... (Goodreads)

  2. The Seven Crystal Balls

    by Hergé
    An archaeological expedition, searching for a lost Inca city, encounters a mysterious curse.

    Después de dos años de ausencia en los que ha viajado a Perú y Bolivia, la expedición etnográfica Sanders-Hardmuth regresa a Europa habiendo descubierto varias tumbas incas. Se han traído la momia ... (Goodreads)

  3. The Eye of God

    by James Rollins
    A thrilling journey across the world to uncover an ancient conspiracy.

    In The Eye of God, a Sigma Force novel, New York Times bestselling author James Rollins delivers an apocalyptic vision of a future predicted by the distant past. In the wilds of Mongolia, a research ... (Barnes & Noble)

  4. Bloodline

    by James Rollins
    A thrilling tale of murder and conspiracy, as a team of experts investigate a secret organization in pursuit of the truth.

    James Rollins takes you to the edge of modern medicine, genetics, and technology, revealing the next evolutionary leap forward: Immortality — a future conceived through the monstrous ingenuity of ... (Goodreads)

  5. The Last Oracle

    by James Rollins
    An action-packed journey of global discovery and exploration, unlocking a secret long buried beneath the sea.

    In Washington, D.C., a homeless man dies in Commander Gray Pierce's arms, shot by an assassin's bullet. But the death leaves behind a greater mystery: a bloody coin found clutched in the dead man's ... (Goodreads)

  6. Innocent Blood

    by James Rollins
    A deadly virus outbreak in Africa leads to a race against time to find a cure before it spreads worldwide.

    A vicious attack at a ranch in California thrusts archaeologist Erin Granger back into the folds of the Sanguines, an immortal order founded on the blood of Christ and tasked with protecting the ... (Goodreads)

  7. The Blood Gospel

    by James Rollins
    A team of archaeologists and soldiers race to uncover a secret that could change the world forever - the blood of Christ.

    New York Times, bestselling authorsJames Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell combinetheir talents in a gothic tale about anancient order and the hunt for a miraculous book known only as . . ., The Blood ... (Barnes & Noble)

  8. Murder in Mesopotamia

    by Agatha Christie
    A group of archaeologists in Iraq unravel a mystery of murder and intrigue.

    Nurse Amy Leatheran arrives at an archaeological dig near Hassanieh, Iraq , to assist the Swedish-American archaeologist, Dr Eric Leidner, in caring for his wife, Louise. During her initial days, Amy ... (Wikipedia)

  9. A History of the World in 100 Objects

    by Neil MacGregor
    A journey through human history, exploring the significance of 100 objects that shaped our world.

    Neil MacGregor's A History of the World in 100 Objects takes a bold, original approach to human history, exploring past civilizations through the objects that defined them. Encompassing a grand sweep ... (Goodreads)

  10. 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus

    by Charles C. Mann
    Re-examination of the pre-Columbian Americas, uncovering new evidence of its history.

    In this groundbreaking work of science, history, and archaeology, Charles C. Mann radically alters our understanding of the Americas before the arrival of Columbus in 1492.,Contrary to what so many ... (Goodreads)

  11. Origin

    by Dan Brown
    An exploration of secret societies and history, uncovering dark secrets of the past.

    Edmond Kirsch, a billionaire philanthropist, computer scientist and futurist , as well as a strident atheist , attends a meeting in Catalonia ( Spain ) with Roman Catholic Bishop Antonio Valdespino, ... (Wikipedia)

  12. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

    by Jared Diamond
    Tracing the origins of human civilizations through the lens of geography, technology, and biology.

    "Diamond has written a book of remarkable scope ... one of the most important and readable works on the human past published in recent years." Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and a national bestseller: ... (Goodreads)

  13. Death Comes as the End

    by Agatha Christie
    A murder mystery set in Ancient Egypt, with a clever detective determined to solve the case.

    The novel is primarily written from the perspective of Renisenb, a young widow reacquainting herself with her family when her father Imhotep, a successful but pompous and short-sighted mortuary ... (Wikipedia)

  14. Crocodile on the Sandbank

    by Elizabeth Peters
    An intrepid female archaeologist uses her wits to solve a mysterious murder in the Nile Valley.

    Amelia Peabody is left a wealthy orphan after the death of her studious father, who has left her everything in his will because she is the only one of his children who shared his interests, namely ... (Wikipedia)

  15. The Book of the Dead

    by Douglas Preston
    An archaeological excavation leads to a dark discovery in the Egyptian desert.

    Az ​egyiptomi piramisok mélyén megbúvó ősi sírkamrák, a kincsek és a múmiák mellett, sok talányt is őriznek – olykor még a fáraók átkát is. Ez még akkor is igaznak tűnhet, ha a hajdani sírboltot ... (Goodreads)

  16. A Morbid Taste for Bones

    by Ellis Peters
    A 12th-century monk and his quest to uncover the truth behind a cult's mysterious relic.

    In May 1137, Prior Robert of Shrewsbury Abbey is determined that the Abbey must have the relics of a saint. Finding no suitable local saint, Robert finds one in nearby Wales. Brother Cadfael has two ... (Wikipedia)

  17. Treasure of Khan

    by Clive Cussler
    An adventure of espionage and high-stakes treasure hunting for the lost fortune of Genghis Khan.

    A relatively small oil company headed by Borjin, a Mongolian who is bent on taking control of the world oil market and re-uniting the Chinese province of Inner Mongolia (where he has found ... (Wikipedia)

  18. The Obsidian Chamber

    by Douglas Preston
    A thrilling adventure of supernatural mysteries and secrets, taking the reader on a journey through time and space.

    A TRAGIC DISAPPEARANCE After a harrowing, otherworldly confrontation on the shores of Exmouth, Massachussetts, Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast is missing, presumed dead. A SHOCKING RETURN Sick with ... (Goodreads)

  19. Reliquary

    by Douglas Preston
    A thrilling adventure full of unexpected twists and turns, uncovering a hidden relic with immense power.

    The story picks up where the epilogue of Relic left off. Two headless skeletons are found in the Humboldt Kill. When further decapitated bodies follow, there is suspicion of a second Mbwun monster. ... (Wikipedia)

  20. Raise the Titanic!

    by Clive Cussler
    A thrilling adventure to find a sunken treasure at the bottom of the ocean.

    In 1987, Dr. Gene Seagram leads the top-secret Pentagon program Meta Section, which secretly attempts to leapfrog current technology by 20 to 30 years. One result: the Sicilian Project, which uses ... (Wikipedia)

  21. Sabine's Notebook

    by Nick Bantock
    A journey of exploration and discovery into the hidden secrets of an ancient culture.

    Griffin Moss is an artist living in London who makes postcards for a living. He is unhappy and lonely, though he is unaware of these feelings. His life is changed forever when he receives a cryptic ... (Wikipedia)

  22. The Seventh Plague

    by James Rollins
    A deadly ancient pathogen is unleashed, threatening to wipe out humanity. A race against time ensues to find a cure.

    “Fans of Clive Cussler, Steve Berry, and Michael Crichton should…have Rollins on their mandatory reading list.” — Booklist («Starred Review«) , Two years after vanishing into the Sudanese desert, the ... (Barnes & Noble)

  23. Library of the Dead

    by Glenn Cooper
    A mysterious library in Naples holds the key to immortality, but at a deadly cost. A race against time to uncover its secrets ensues.

    The most shocking secret in the history of mankind is about to be revealed...A murderer is on the loose on the streets of New York City: nicknamed the Doomsday Killer, he's claimed six victims in ... (Goodreads)

  24. Map of Bones

    by James Rollins
    A thrilling adventure to unravel a hidden secret and save humanity.

    The bones lead to ancient mysteries and present-day terror . . . To follow them means death. During a crowded service at a cathedral in Germany, armed intruders in monks' robes unleash a nightmare of ... (Goodreads)

  25. Sandstorm

    by James Rollins
    An archaeological team embarks on a quest for a hidden relic, only to find themselves in the middle of a global conspiracy.

    An inexplicable explosion rocks the antiquities collection of a London museum, setting off alarms in clandestine organizations around the world. And now the search for answers is leading Lady Kara ... (Goodreads)

  26. People of the Book

    by Geraldine Brooks
    A journey through time as an ancient book is discovered and its secrets revealed.

    The "complex and moving" ( The New Yorker ) novel by Pulitzer Prize winner Geraldine Brooks follows a rare manuscript through centuries of exile and war. Inspired by a true story, "People of the ... (Goodreads)

  27. Haunted Ground

    by Erin Hart
    A bog body discovery in Ireland links to a missing person case, unraveling secrets and danger.

    The dazzling, award-winning debut in a series that delivers mystery, romance, suspense, and fascinating forensic detail. When farmers cutting turf in an Irish peat bog make a grisly discovery—the ... (Barnes & Noble)

  28. Seven Deadly Wonders

    by Matthew Reilly
    An international team embarks on an adventure to unlock the mysteries of a legendary and powerful ancient artifact.

    Around 4,500 years ago, the capstone upon the summit of the Great Pyramid of Giza absorbed the energy released by the Tartarus Rotation (a monstrous sunspot that occurs every 4,000–4,500 years), and ... (Wikipedia)

  29. Chariots of The Gods

    by Erich von Däniken
    Exploration of the possibility of extraterrestrial influence on the ancient world.

    Erich von Daniken's Chariots of the Gods is a work of monumental importance–the first book to introduce the shocking theory that ancient Earth had been visited by aliens. This world-famous bestseller ... (Goodreads)

  30. Pompeii

    by Robert Harris
    A thrilling historical fiction novel set in Pompeii, leading up to the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79.

    Marcus Attilius Primus arrives in the Bay of Naples from Rome to take charge as aquarius ( hydraulic engineer ) of the Aqua Augusta , the aqueduct that supplies water to the towns in the region ... (Wikipedia)

  31. The Hunt for Atlantis

    by Andy McDermott
    Adventurer Nina Wilde and ex-SAS Eddie Chase search for the lost city of Atlantis, facing danger and betrayal at every turn.

    Following in the tradition of Clive Cussler and Matthew Reilly, Andy McDermott takes us a roller-coaster ride in search of the legendary Atlantis. Archaeologist Nina Wilde believes she has found the ... (Goodreads)

  32. The Ice Limit

    by Douglas Preston

    Meteorite hunter Nestor Masangkay arrives on Isla Desolación , an island near Cape Horn in Chile , tracking a possible meteorite. Using a tomographic scanner , Masangkay confirms that not only is ... (Wikipedia)

  33. The Last Templar

    by Raymond Khoury
    A quest to uncover the mysteries of the lost Templar Order, set against a backdrop of conspiracy and hidden secrets.

    "It has served us well, this myth of Christ." Pope Leo X, 16th Century In a hail of fire and flashing sword, as the burning city of Acre falls from the hands of the West in 1291, The Last Templar ... (Goodreads)

  34. The Copper Scroll

    by Joel C. Rosenberg
    A thrilling adventure of a journalist and an archaeologist who race against time to uncover the secrets of a mysterious ancient artifact.

    On June 1, 1956, the New York Times broke a story that captured the imagination of the world. Another Dead Sea Scroll had been found, describing unimaginable treasures buried in the hills east of ... (Goodreads)

  35. The Emperor's Tomb

    by Steve Berry
    A historical thriller that follows Cotton Malone as he uncovers a conspiracy surrounding the tomb of China's first emperor.

    BONUS: This edition contains a Cotton Malone Dossier, an excerpt from Steve Berry's The Columbus Affair, and a short story by Steve Berry, The Balkan Escape . NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Former Justice ... (Barnes & Noble)

  36. Virals

    by Kathy Reichs
    A group of friends uncover a mysterious medical secret that unlocks superhuman abilities.

    Tory Brennan, niece of acclaimed forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan (of the Bones novels and hit TV show), is the leader of a ragtag band of teenage "sci-philes" who live on a secluded island ... (Goodreads)

  37. River God

    by Wilbur Smith
    An epic tale of the rise and fall of a powerful ancient Egyptian kingdom.

    River God follows the fate of the Egyptian Kingdom through the eyes of Taita, a multi-talented and highly skilled eunuch slave. Taita is owned by Lord Intef and primarily looks after his daughter, ... (Wikipedia)

  38. The Ape Who Guards the Balance

    by Elizabeth Peters
    Ancient Egyptian mystery, involving the theft of a sacred artifact and a quest to restore balance.

    Luxor , 1906-1907. The Emerson clan is trying to determine where to dig during the upcoming season. But before they even leave England, they encounter Sethos and foil an attempt to kidnap Amelia . ... (Wikipedia)

  39. He Shall Thunder in the Sky

    by Elizabeth Peters
    An archaeological mystery set in Egypt, uncovering secrets of the Pharaohs.

    The novel takes place in 1914, as Ramses Emerson works undercover to gather intelligence for the British military, Nefret returns from studying medicine in Switzerland, and Percy Peabody returns to ... (Wikipedia)

  40. The Tombs

    by Clive Cussler
    Detective Isaac Bell investigates a string of murders linked to a hidden treasure in New York City's notorious Tombs prison.

    While volunteering their time with an underwater archeology project off the Louisiana coast, the Fargos discover they have hostile competition on the site from amateur treasure hunters. They receive ... (Wikipedia)

  41. The Engines of God

    by Jack McDevitt
    A team of archaeologists races against time to uncover the secrets of an ancient alien civilization before it's too late.

    Humanity was introduced to the existence of intelligent extraterrestrial life with the discovery of an alien statue on Iapetus , a moon of Saturn, which depicted an alien life form. Then, after the ... (Wikipedia)

  42. Ramses: The Lady of Abu Simbel

    by Christian Jacq
    Ramses II's beloved wife Nefertari faces danger as she tries to save Abu Simbel from the wrath of the gods.

    Saga about ancient Egypt & the powerful struggle between Ramses & his enemies. ... (Goodreads)

  43. Excavation

    by James Rollins
    An archaeological adventure involving a hunt for an ancient civilization's hidden secrets.

    High in the Andes, Dr. Henry Conklin discovers a 500-year-old mummy that should not be there. While deep in the South American jungle, Conklin's nephew, Sam, stumbles upon a remarkable site nestled ... (Goodreads)

  44. Vacation Under the Volcano

    by Mary Pope Osborne
    A magical adventure of two siblings, travelling through time to save an ancient civilization from an impending disaster.

    Jack and Annie are ready for their next fantasy adventure in the bestselling middle-grade series—the Magic Tree House! Who wants to vacation next to a volcano? Jack and Annie are about to find out ... (Goodreads)

  45. The Tenth Gift

    by Jane Johnson
    A modern-day woman discovers a 17th-century diary of a young girl captured by pirates and sold into slavery in Morocco.

    In an expensive London restaurant Julia Lovat receives a gift that will change her life. It appears to be a book of exquisite 17th-century embroidery patterns but on closer examination Julia finds it ... (Goodreads)

  46. Tomb of the Golden Bird

    by Elizabeth Peters
    Archaeologist Amelia Peabody and her family uncover a tomb of a long-lost pharaoh, but danger lurks as they try to protect their discovery.

    Howard Carter returns as a featured character, as the Emersons are privy to his discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamon . ... (Wikipedia)

  47. Cigars of the Pharaoh

    by Hergé
    Tintin and Snowy travel to Egypt and uncover a drug trafficking ring.

    Tientalle Egiptoloe het al probeer om die grafkelder van Farao Kih-Oskh te vind en elkeen het in die proses verdwyn. Kuifie en Spokie ontmoet die misterieuse en eksentrieke Egiptoloog, Doktor ... (Goodreads)

  48. The Golden One

    by Elizabeth Peters
    A young woman travels to Egypt to uncover the secrets of her past and finds herself embroiled in a dangerous adventure.

    The Golden One, is a combination of two stories. The first story deals with the search for an unknown tomb, one where some artifacts have started to appear on the black market. The second story ... (Wikipedia)

  49. Lord of the Silent

    by Elizabeth Peters
    Archaeologist Amelia Peabody and her family uncover a tomb in Egypt, leading to a dangerous adventure involving murder and ancient curses.

    Undeterred by world war and enemy submarines, Amelia Peabody – Grandmaster Elizabeth Peters's indomitable archaeologist-sleuth -- once again sets sail for Egypt, where ghosts of an ancient past and ... (Goodreads)

  50. Blue Labyrinth

    by Douglas Preston
    FBI Agent Pendergast investigates a string of murders linked to an ancient artifact. A thrilling mystery with unexpected twists and turns.

    —Review by, Kirkus Reviews, , ... (Wikipedia)

  51. White Fire

    by Douglas Preston
    A thrilling mystery-adventure, uncovering a lost secret hidden in the ruins of the Mayan city.

    Corrie Swanson sets out to solve a long-forgotten mystery. In 1876, in a remote mining camp called Roaring Fork in the Colorado Rockies, several miners were killed in devastating grizzly bear ... (Wikipedia)

  52. Written in Bone

    by Simon Beckett
    An archaeological mystery about a body found in a shallow grave and the secrets it reveals.

    ' I took the skull from its evidence bag and gently set it on the stainless steel table. 'Tell me who you are...' Forensic anthropologist Dr David Hunter should be at home in London with the woman he ... (Goodreads)

  53. The Hippopotamus Pool

    by Elizabeth Peters
    An archaeological mystery, as an Egyptologist and her team race to unlock the secrets of a lost tomb.

    Amelia and Emerson are in Cairo to greet the 20th century, when a mysterious Mr. Shelmadine presents them with a gold ring from an unknown tomb bearing the cartouche of Queen Tetisheri . The Emersons ... (Wikipedia)

  54. Inca Gold

    by Clive Cussler
    A thrilling journey of archaeological discovery in the jungles of Peru.

    In 1532 a fleet of ships sails in secret to an island in the middle of an inland sea. There they hide a magnificent treasure more vast than that any Pharaoh would ever possess. Then they disappear, ... (Wikipedia)

  55. Atlantis Found

    by Clive Cussler
    A thrilling adventure to uncover the secrets of a legendary lost civilization.

    In 7120 BC, a comet hit North America, abruptly ending several advanced civilizations. In AD 1858, a whaling vessel discovers a 1770s merchant ship frozen in Antarctic ice; included on this ship is a ... (Wikipedia)

  56. Trojan Odyssey

    by Clive Cussler
    Dirk Pitt races to stop a group of terrorists from unleashing a deadly biological weapon on the world.

    The book opens with a fictional historical overview/flashback to events of Homer 's, Odyssey, , but alters the original plot. In the present day, Dirk Pitt, his son Dirk Pitt, Jr. , his daughter ... (Wikipedia)

  57. Golden Buddha

    by Clive Cussler
    A thrilling adventure to find a lost statue of immense value, leading to a dangerous chase across the globe.

    In Golden Buddha , Juan Cabrillo embarks on his first mission in, The Oregon Files, (although it is made clear that this is not the first mission for the team through references to other missions and ... (Wikipedia)

  58. King Solomon's Mines

    by H. Rider Haggard
    Explorers' epic journey to find a lost African kingdom and its legendary treasure.

    H. Rider Haggard's King Solomon's Mines has entertained generations of readers since its first publication in 1885. Following a mysterious map of dubious reliability, a small group of men trek into ... (Goodreads)

  59. A Room Full of Bones

    by Elly Griffiths
    Ruth Galloway investigates a mysterious death in a museum, leading her to uncover secrets buried in the past.

    Combine a splash of Alan Bradley with a pinch of Kathy Reichs and you have a gripping new Ruth Galloway Mystery – a good-hearted mystery series with a dark edge. Set in Norfolk, England, A Room Full ... (Goodreads)

  60. 1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed

    by Eric H. Cline
    A detailed account of the collapse of the Bronze Age civilizations, exploring the causes and consequences of this pivotal moment in history.

    From acclaimed archaeologist and bestselling author Eric Cline, a breathtaking account of how the collapse of an ancient civilized world ushered in the first Dark Ages In 1177 B.C., marauding groups ... (Goodreads)

  61. The Mummy Case

    by Elizabeth Peters
    An archeological adventure uncovering ancient Egyptian mysteries.

    Amelia and her husband, Professor Radcliffe Emerson , return to Egypt for the 1894–95 season , to excavate the ruined pyramids of Mazghunah , which pale in comparison to the nearby dig at Dahshoor – ... (Wikipedia)

  62. The Lost City of the Monkey God

    by Douglas Preston
    An exploration into a lost civilization in the jungles of Honduras.

    A five-hundred-year-old legend. An ancient curse. A stunning medical mystery. And a pioneering journey into the unknown heart of the world's densest jungle. Since the days of conquistador Hernán ... (Goodreads)

  63. The Falcon at the Portal

    by Elizabeth Peters
    The Emerson family returns to Egypt to uncover a dangerous conspiracy involving an ancient cult and a stolen artifact.

    The 1911 season finds the Emersons planning to excavate at Zawyet el'Aryan , south of the great pyramids of Giza . David Todros has just been married to Lia, the daughter of Walter and Evelyn ... (Wikipedia)

  64. The Curse of the Pharaohs

    by Elizabeth Peters
    A thrilling mystery set in ancient Egypt, where a daring sleuth uncovers a deadly secret.

    The Emersons are at home in England, aching to return to Egypt, but finding no excuse to return until Lady Baskerville asks them to finish the excavation started by her husband, who died mysteriously ... (Wikipedia)

  65. The Snake, the Crocodile and the Dog

    by Elizabeth Peters
    Archaeologist Amelia Peabody and her family investigate a murder in Egypt, uncovering a web of secrets and danger.

    After returning from their adventure at the Lost Oasis, the Emersons try to get Nefret , their new ward, integrated into English country life. She has difficulty with the immaturity and meanness of ... (Wikipedia)

  66. The Last Cato

    by Matilde Asensi
    A Vatican archaeologist and an Italian police officer race to uncover the truth behind a mysterious relic and stop a deadly conspiracy.

    A masterful blend of Christian scholarship and thrilling adventure, The Last Cato is a novel about the race to find the secret location of the Vera Cruz, the True Cross on which Christ was crucified, ... (Goodreads)

  67. The Crossing Places

    by Elly Griffiths
    An amateur archaeologist follows clues to uncover a dark secret in a remote coastal town.

    Forensic archaeologist Dr. Ruth Galloway is in her late thirties and lives happily alone with her two cats in a bleak, remote area near Norfolk, land that was sacred to its Iron Age inhabitants—not ... (Goodreads)

  68. The Romanov Prophecy

    by Steve Berry
    A thrilling journey to uncover a hidden truth about the fall of the Russian monarchy.

    After the communist era and during a time of weak government in a Russia ridden by crime, the Russian people vote to reestablish the monarchy and bring back a new tsar , who will be chosen among the ... (Wikipedia)

  69. Riptide

    by Douglas Preston
    A thrilling adventure as a man searches for a legendary treasure, while on the run from an assassin.

    For centuries, treasure hunters have sought the lost horde of the notorious English pirate Edward Ockham. Clues led to the mysterious Water Pit on Ragged Island, Maine-but a curse left behind by the ... (Goodreads)

  70. The Last Camel Died at Noon

    by Elizabeth Peters
    A young woman sets out on a daring mission to rescue her kidnapped father in the Nile Valley.

    Bestselling author Peters brings back 19th-century Egyptologist Amelia Peabody and her entourage in a delicious caper that digs up mystery in the shadow of the pyramids. ... (Goodreads)

  71. Sahara

    by Clive Cussler
    An intrepid explorer embarks on a mission to uncover a lost civilzation hidden in the Sahara desert.

    In 1865, a week before the surrender of Confederate forces of Robert E. Lee , the Confederate Navy ship, CSS Texas, is being loaded at a dock with crates supposedly filled with documents. The ship's ... (Wikipedia)

  72. Fingerprints of the Gods: The Evidence of Earth's Lost Civilization

    by Graham Hancock
    An exploration of ancient monuments and artifacts, uncovering evidence of a lost advanced civilization.

    Could the story of mankind be far older than we have previously believed? Using tools as varied as archaeo-astronomy, geology, and computer analysis of ancient myths, Graham Hancock presents a ... (Goodreads)

  73. The Alexandria Link

    by Steve Berry
    A thrilling journey of intrigue and discovery, uncovering an ancient mystery.

    The Library of Alexandria was the most important collection of ancient knowledge ever assembled. The building stood for six hundred years and contained more than half a million manuscripts. Then ... (Wikipedia)

  74. The Woman in Blue

    by Elly Griffiths
    When a woman is found dead in a church, Ruth Galloway is called to investigate. The case becomes personal as she uncovers secrets from her own past.

    “Ruth Galloway is a captivating amateur sleuth — an inspired creation.” — Louise Penny, “Readers will look forward to learning more about [Ruth Galloway].” —, USA Today, , “Ruth is a terrific ... (Barnes & Noble)

  75. Guardian of the Horizon

    by Elizabeth Peters
    Archaeologist Amelia Peabody and her family uncover a tomb in Egypt, leading to a dangerous adventure filled with mystery and intrigue.

    The story begins in summer, 1907, ten years after the Emersons' expedition into the Nubian desert in, The Last Camel Died at Noon, , when the Emersons were lured to a Lost Oasis where the remains of ... (Wikipedia)

  76. Seeing a Large Cat

    by Elizabeth Peters
    Archaeologist Amelia Peabody and her family encounter danger and intrigue while exploring the tombs of Egypt.

    The book opens at Amelia's favorite hotel, Shepheard's in Cairo , where her family reunites after a summer in various locations. The Emersons' son Ramses (now aged sixteen) and their adopted son ... (Wikipedia)

  77. The Lost Island

    by Douglas Preston
    A team of scientists and adventurers embark on a dangerous expedition to a remote island in search of a lost civilization and treasure.

    Gideon Crew—brilliant scientist, master thief—is living on borrowed time. When his mysterious employer, Eli Glinn, gives him an eyebrow-raising mission, he has no reason to refuse. Gideon's task: ... (Barnes & Noble)

  78. The Bone Labyrinth

    by James Rollins
    An archaeological expedition unravels an ancient secret, igniting a global race to prevent a catastrophic event.

    A war is coming, a battle that will stretch from the prehistoric forests of the ancient past to the cutting-edge research labs of today, all to reveal a true mystery buried deep within our DNA, a ... (Barnes & Noble)

  79. The Deeds of the Disturber

    by Elizabeth Peters
    Archaeologist Amelia Peabody and her family investigate a series of murders in Victorian-era Egypt.

    Immediately after their adventure in, Lion in the Valley, , the Emersons return home to England for the summer of 1896, as is their custom. Upon their arrival, Amelia finds that her despised brother ... (Wikipedia)

  80. The Atlantis Gene

    by A.G. Riddle
    A thrilling race to decipher the code of an ancient, mysterious gene.

    The greatest mystery of all time...,the history of human origins...,will be revealed. In Antarctica, researchers discover a mysterious structure, buried in ice. In a lab in Jakarta, an autism ... (Goodreads)

  81. Stonehenge

    by Bernard Cornwell
    A gripping tale of a warrior's journey to uncover the secrets of the mysterious Stonehenge.

    Four thousand years ago, a stranger's death at the Old Temple of Ratharryn-and his ominous "gift" of gold-precipitates the building of what for centuries to come will be known as one of mankind's ... (Goodreads)

  82. Grave Goods

    by Ariana Franklin
    A medieval mystery novel following Adelia Aguilar, a female doctor, as she investigates a series of murders in a small English village.

    Combining the best of modern forensic thrillers with the drama of medieval fiction,, New York Times,' bestselling author Ariana Franklin returns with the third title in the Mistress of the Art of ... (Goodreads)

  83. The Striker

    by Clive Cussler
    A former soccer star turned private detective investigates a series of murders linked to the world of professional soccer.

    This novel is set in both 1902 and 1912 and in various locations in the United States. Isaac Bell leads a team of Van Dorn detectives in a search to find who is causing violent mayhem in various ... (Wikipedia)

  84. Subterranean

    by James Rollins
    A team of scientists and soldiers descend into a dangerous underground world to uncover a deadly secret.

    Travel to the bottom of the earth to a place you never dreamed existed. Beneath the ice a hand-picked team of specialist makes its way toward the center of the world. They are not the first to ... (Goodreads)

  85. The Seventh Scroll

    by Wilbur Smith
    An Egyptian adventure leading to the lost tomb of Pharaoh Mamose.

    This book is set in the present and follows the adventurer Nicholas Quenton-Harper and his love interest, Dr. Royan Al Simma, as they uncover the tomb of Tanus. Duraid Al Simma and his wife Royan ... (Wikipedia)

  86. The Codex

    by Douglas Preston
    A stolen ancient manuscript holds the key to a deadly virus. A race against time to find it before it falls into the wrong hands.

    Maxwell Broadbent, an eccentric rich man with terminal cancer, has spent his entire life collecting valuable art and treasures from around the world. One day, he writes a letter to his three sons ... (Wikipedia)

  87. The Doomsday Key

    by James Rollins
    A thrilling race against the clock to prevent a catastrophic event.

    James Rollins, the "New York Times" bestselling master of nail-biting suspense and historical mystery, combines cutting-edge biotechnology with a centuries-old secret in an apocalyptic story that ... (Goodreads)

  88. Lies, Damned Lies, and History

    by Jodi Taylor
    Time-traveling historians try to fix historical events, but things go awry. Chaos ensues as they try to set things right.

    The seventh book in the bestselling Chronicles of St Mary''s series which follows a group of tea-soaked disaster magnets as they hurtle their way around History. If you love Jasper Fforde or Ben ... (Barnes & Noble)

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