At the Dig

Beverly Connor
The first in a series of archaeological murder mysteries featuring Southern forensic anthropologist Lindsay Chamberlain. While excavating a native American village, Lindsay is pulled into a local investigation following the discovery of shallow graves with the bones of missing young girls.
Nora Roberts
When 5,000-year-old human bones are found at a construction site in the Blue Ridge Mountains town of Woodsboro, the news draws archaeologist Callie Dunbrook out of her sabbatical and into a whirlwind of adventure, danger and romance.
Michael Crichton
A high tech expedition team searching for the diamonds of the Lost City of Zinj runs afoul of deadly primates in this thriller. VHS
Elizabeth Peters

It was the time of the Great Game of European powers. Spies and soldiers traded information, risking betrayal and death. Into this unsettled territory trips Amelia Peabody, intrepid heiress and would-be Egyptologist.
First of the Amelia Peabody series.
Also available as an audiobook.


Tony Hillerman

Two boys suddenly disappear, and Lt. Joe Leaphorn sets out to locate them. Three things complicate the search: an archaeological dig, a steel hypodermic needle, and the strange laws of the Zuni Indians. Audio edition.

Margot Arnold
In-laws and amateur detectives Dame Penny Spring (an anthropologist) and Sir Toby Glendower find high adventure investigating murder, druids, and smuggling.
Michael R. Phillips

In a search for the world's most powerful and sacred object--the Ark of the Covenant--a world famous archaeologist uncovers a plot to fix the upcoming presidential election in America.

Sharyn McCrumb

When anthropology students Elizabeth MacPherson and her boyfriend, Milo, head for an archaeological dig at an Indian burial ground in the Appalachians, all they expect to unearth are interesting artifacts--not a killer with a penchant for using a tomahawk!

Mary Saums

Jane Thistle and Phoebe Twigg are as different as two best friends can be. Phoebe has never seen any reason to leave her small Southern hometown, while Jane, the urbane widow of a career military officer, has traveled all over, only recently putting down roots in Tullulah, Alabama. A thunderstorm knocks down a tree on Jane's property and uncovers a pile of skeletal remains buried underneath. When tests discount their best theories and point to a far more recent death, Jane and Phoebe find themselves in the midst of some strange happenings.

Piers Paul Read

Are the skeletal remains of a crucified man found under a mosque in Jerusalem those of Jesus Christ, or is it an archaeological fraud?

Daniel Peters

A sophisticated, oft-times humourous adventure set at a Mayan archaeology dig. Unemployed writer Harp Tyler accepts an invitation to help with the excavation at Baktun, hoping to find material for a new novel. What he finds besides the plodding drudgery of an archaeological dig is the intriguing history of the Maya, jungle beasts, militant Guatemalans, and a renewed sense of self.

Neil Miller Gunn
A lyrical story of an archaeologist who finds unexpected spiritual renewal while excavating a prehistoric Scottish burial cairn. Written in 1948, the depiction of the Highlands and its people is memorable.
Will Adams
In his lifetime, Alexander was beloved as a god, and across the Mediterranean, everyone wanted to be close to him. Upon his death, there was a mad scrabbling among his former allies to secure his empire for themselves. Even now, nearly 2500 years later, Alexander is still being fought over. With the discovery of this tomb and the revelation of its relics, the race is on to find Alexander. Rival archeologists, Egyptian officials, and Macedonian nationalists all scurry and scramble, attacking each other along the way as they hunt for a glorious prize--the body of Alexander the Great.
Kate Ellis
A marvelous British police procedural featuring detective and amateur archaeologist Wesley Peterson, a man whose unusual talents will be needed to solve two brutal murders--one of them over 400 years old.
Anne Rice

"He was Ramses the Damned in ancient Egypt, but awoke in opulent Edwardian London as Dr. Ramsey, expert in Egyptology. He mixes with the aristocrats and samples their voluptuous lifestyle, but it is for his beloved, Cleopatra, that he longs, and will do anything to be with..."

Glenn Meade
A beautiful Jewish archeology student and her two suitors, one American, the other German, find their romantic interlude, while working on a dig outside of Cairo, brought to an abrupt halt by the beginning of World War II. As the war spreads from Europe to the banks of the Nile, the three find themselves thrown together in a deadly plot.
James A. Michener
Through the predecessors of four modern men and women, we experience the entire colorful history of the Jews, including the life of the early Hebrews and their persecutions, the impact of Christianity, the Crusades, and the Spanish Inquisition, all the way to the founding of present-day Israel and the Middle-East conflict.
Lyn Hamilton
Bangkok, a city of contradictions, where the heady scents of jasmine and frangipane hang in the stifling heat and golden-spired palaces overlook seedy strip clubs. Yet it never fails to inspire Lara's spirit of adventure, which is why she has agreed to search for a missing antiques dealer while on vacation. While questioning his friends and neighbors, Lara loses herself in the sights and sounds of Thailand -- from the bustling markets of Bangkok to the spiritual calm of a monks' temple in the northern city of Chiang Mai. What Lara uncovers reveals a deadly conspiracy from the not-so-distant past and a family tragedy -- played out right before her unseeing eyes.