Wednesday, January 20, 2010

A-Z Wednesday: The Xibalba Murders by Lyn Hamilton

The Xibalba Murders by Lyn Hamilton

Product Description from fictiondb


The co-owner of a Toronto antiquities store, Lara McClintoch is obsessed with finding rare and beautiful artifacts. Her travels take her to the ends of the earth, where history jealously guards its treasures--and where the mysteries of the past meet the dangers of the present...

After receiving a cryptic phone call from Dr. Hernan Castillo, an expert in Mayan history, Lara travels to Merida, Mexico, to help him with a mysterious project that he has undertaken. But on arriving in Merida, Lara sees no sign of the good doctor--until his lifeless body turns up in his office at the museum. Retracing the doctor's recent footsteps, she is drawn into the jungles surrounding Merida. For in this lush paradise are the temples of Mayan gods--and the camps of modern-day rebels fighting to save their Mayan heritage. As the body count escalates, Lara must uncover the secrets of the Mayan underworld known as Xibalba--and journey into the very heart of darkness...

4 comments:

stacybuckeye said...

I read this one last year for my X title :) I enjoyed learning a little about the Mayan culture.

carolsnotebook said...

I didn't have an X. I'll have to keep this one in mind. Thanks.

Irene said...

I forgot about this one, I've read also. This was a tough week.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

What an interesting cover and an interesting sounding book!