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I’ve had many wonderful journeys around the world, researching the Cairo Jim chronicles.


The series of archaeological adventures has taken me to Egypt, Greece, Peru, Italy, Mexico, Turkey, Zanzibar and many other wonderful countries.


The books have been published and translated in Australia, the UK, Italy, Germany, Japan, Korea, Hungary, Russia, Portugal, Poland, Thailand and New Zealand.

 

Below are the new 9 Diamonds Press covers for the e-book versions of the chronicles ... we'll be rolling out all the covers as each e-book is made available!

 

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An epic tale of rhythm

Legend has it that somewhere in Peru, atop a towering, jungle-covered mountain, stand the ruins of ChaCha Muchos, the Lost City of the Dancers. What happened there nearly five hundred years ago remains a mystery. Who were these people? And, why, in the end, did the entire tribe dance itself to extinction?

 When that well-known archaeologist and little-known poet, Cairo Jim, sets out to solve the mystery, he doesn’t know that he is not the only one on the trail to ChaCha Muchos.

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A tale of archaeology, adventure

and astonishment

Far away in upper Egypt, in a place known as the Valley of the Kings, that well-known archaeologist and little-known poet, Cairo Jim (assisted by Doris the macaw and Brenda the Wonder Camel), is searching for the lost tomb of Pharaoh Martenarten, Worshipper of the Moon and King of ancient Egypt.

 

But somebody of great deviousness, treachery and manicured evil wants what they are after. And he will stop at nothing to claim it for his own!

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A tale of mayhem, mystery and moisture

When the manicured evil genius, Captain Neptune F. Bone, disappears in the Red Sea while diving for a lost sarcophagus, that well-known archaeologist and little-known poet, Cairo Jim, is called in to try and help find him in the dark and watery depths.

 

But when Jim, Doris the macaw and Brenda the Wonder Camel take the plunge, little do they know that what they are about to find will become one of the most flabbergasting discoveries in the history of archaeology!

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A tale of disposable despicableness

 A seemingly ordinary vase is stolen from the Greek Archaeological Museum by a figure swathed in mystery.

 

But the vase—an ancient alabastron—holds a potent force that must NOT be allowed to escape!

 

It is up to Cairo Jim (well-known archaeologist and little-known poet, Cairo Jim) and friends to track down the thief before the alabastron’s mysterious contents are unleashed upon the modern world …

 

The most flabbergasting adventure yet!

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A Mayan tale of marvels

Strange paintings have come to light in ancient Mexican pyramids and temples. Is the mysterious painted woman the actual Quetzal Queen? Did she really reign for almost 800 years?

 

What has the sudden disappearance of Fifi Glusac (the famous simultaneous contortionist and harmonica player) got to do with it?

 

Cairo Jim, well-known archaeologist and little-known poet, with his friends Doris the macaw and Brenda the Wonder Camel, finds himself faced with another flabbergasting mystery from times past …

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A tale of incalculable inversion

When that well-known archaeologist and little-known poet, Cairo Jim, and his friends Doris the macaw and Brenda the Wonder Camel, and Jocelyn Osgood make the ‘find of the century’, a new enemy on the scene sets out to discredit Jim and destroy his hard-won reputation …

 

Another mind-blowing mystery of history from the master of archaeological humour and suspense, Geoffrey McSkimming.


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A Turkish tale of treachery


In the ruins of the ancient city of Ephesus, an astonishing relic has been unearthed!

 

What connection to the bygone goddess Artemis does this relic hold? What astonishing powers could be unleashed if it were to fall into the wrong, evil and manicured hands?

 

Cairo Jim—that well-known archaeologist and little-known poet—and his friends Doris the macaw and Brenda the Wonder Camel find themselves faced with the greatest threat to Nature itself!

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A Sumatran tale of splendor


High in the crater of an extinct, jungle-covered volcano in Sumatra, a legendary ancient palace is thought to exist …

 

What astounding secret does this palace harbour? Where is the missing Turkish Women’s Olympic Championship Tent Erection Team? What has the Glamourdust Glove and Gusset Company got to do with it? Will Cairo Jim (that well-known archaeologist and little-known poet) and his friends Doris the macaw, Brenda the Wonder Camel and Jocelyn Osgood of Valkyrian Airways discover the amazing truth? Do you know your top button is undone?

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A tale of ancient atrocity

Strange happenings are afoot in Rome, where a priceless and mysterious artefact—the Imperishable Bauble of the ancient emperor Tiberius—has gone missing.

 

Cairo Jim—that well-known archaeologist and little-known poet, Cairo Jim— and his friends Doris the macaw and Brenda the Wonder Camel, are sent to Rome to try to get to the bottom of this act of felony.

 

They soon discover that the Bauble has terrifying powers if it is held in the wrong hands … powers that could herald the end of civilisation as we know it!

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A tale of underground uncertainty

Strange, toxic gases are spreading through the ruins of the ancient palace of Knossos in Crete, forcing tourists and visitors to abandon the site. Where are these gases coming from? Who is the rambunctious man in gas mask and rubber suit who appears amid these foul odours? And what extraordinary secret lies beneath the secret of Knossos—a secret that many have believed was, until now, a mere myth?

 

Cairo Jim (that well-known archaeologist and little-known poet, Cairo Jim) and his friends uncover one of the grossest distortions of history in this suspenseful and startling mystery of history in the Cairo Jim chronicles!

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An alarming tale of alchemy

In a dark, long-forgotten antechamber in the Temple of Hathor, an astonishing hieroglyphic discovery has been made!

 

What have the hieroglyphs got to do with the legendary Transilient Sceptre of Rameses? Is it true that this dust-smothered ancient sceptre could possibly have the astounding powers attributed to it? Will this power once again see the light of day in this modern age?

 

Cairo Jim, that well-known archaeologist and little-known poet, and his friends Doris the macaw and Brenda the Wonder Camel, find out that all that glitters is NOT gold in this startling mystery of history from Geoffrey McSkimming’s vast cache of the relentlessly bizarre and whimsical.

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An Indian tale of incredulity

From a Bollywood film set in India, Jocelyn Osgood finds herself flung into a subcontinent of intrigue, danger and curries, the likes of which she has never know, But this is only the beginning compared to what awaits her good friend, that well-known archaeologist and little-known poet, Cairo Jim, and his companions Doris the macaw and Brenda the Wonder Camel.

 

Another bout of suspenseful, breakneck nonsense and inspired whimsy from the man who marches to a rhythm all his own, Geoffrey McSkimming!

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A tale of gold, greed and gruesomeness

Is it possible that one of the greatest and most powerful beings from ancient mythology could still actually exist in the 21st century? Is it possible that Neptune F. Bone, that dangerous and deluded evil genius, knows of his whereabouts? Is it possible that Cairo Jim, that well-known archaeologist and little-known poet, and his friends Doris the macaw and Brenda the Wonder Camel, find themselves faced with another mystery of history, and a trail of gold, greed and gruesomeness?

 

Another account of unexpected delvings and ancient rediscoveries from Cairo Jim’s ardent and exuberant chronicler, Geoffrey McSkimming.

eBook available October 2017

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A tale of perfumes, perils and Pompeii

All’s smell that ends smell!

 

In the dusty ruins of the ancient House of the Perfumer at Pompeii, astonishing discoveries are taking place! Perfumed, long forgotten, are being reinvented and given new life. But when one of these whiffs of wonderment—believed to have legendary hypnotic powers—goes missing, it is up to that well-known archaeologist and little-known poet, Cairo Jim, and his friends to try to stop a rush of evil so gargantuan that the world could be plunged into a chasm of eternal terror.

 

Another subtle onslaught of whimsy and historical strangeness from that inky, tireless chronicler, Geoffrey McSkimming.

eBook available in 2017

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A tale of extraordinary entanglement

The Astragals of Angkor, strange ancient carvings from Cambodia, are discovered in the Vaults of Abandonment, deep below the Old Relics Society in Cairo. Where did they come from? Who are the people depicted on the Astragals? And why are they shown in such outrageous positions?

 

Cairo Jim, that well-known archaeologist and little-known poet, finds himself faced with the most astounding revelations of his career in this final (?) tale in the Cairo Jim chronicles. Little does he realise that such bizarre contortions may lead to monumental destruction of all that we know.

 

Yet more unexpected uncoverings from the chronicler of these annals of audacity, Geoffrey McSkimming.

eBook available in 2017

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A Jocelyn Osgood Adventure

While on a stormbound flight to Shanghai, a mysterious old man from Manchuria thrusts a strange object inn =to the hand of Jocelyn Osgood, the well-known Flight Attendant with Valkyrian Airways. When the old man inexplicably disappears, he leaves Jocelyn with a clue to the whereabouts of an antique Chinese treasure -- one that holds the very secret to pure magic.

 

With advice from Cairo Jim, Jocelyn embarks upon a search for the Puce Empress. But Gordon Slenderhead, that reknowned prestidigitator, is also after the Empress, and his devious desire is all-consuming.

eBook available 2018

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A chaotic tale of melody

While on a stopover in the mysterious African country of Zarundi, Jocelyn Osgood -- that well-known Valkyrian Airways Flight Attendant and 'good friend' of Cairo Jim -- becomes unwittingly embroiled in a theft of a priceless royal tiara.

 

She and her companions find themselves thrown into a world of subtle chaos, which carries them across an intriguing and colourful landscape as they try desperately to locate the stolen regalia and two renegade Tropical Xylophonists ...

eBook available 2018

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A Jocelyn Osgood jaunt

While stopping over in Norway, Joan Twilight buys a rusty old hammer for her friend, Jocelyn Osgood (that well-known Flight Attendant with Valkyrian Airways and 'good friend of Cairo  Jim'), whom she knows has a minor lust for antiquities.

 

With advice from Cairo Jim, Jocelyn and Joan seek out professor Kurt Snerdforst, an expert on things now forgotten. Jocelyn decides to return the hammer to an isolated location in Norway's cold, northern regions.

 

Slowly, however, the shadows of an ancient world begin to creep across their journey, as the hammer proves to be much more than a worthless, dusty relic ...

eBook available 2018

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Cairo Jim's

Bumper Book

of Flabbergasting Fragments


Here at last,

in response to countless requests from the rich and famous, the discerning and the desperate, is a collection of poetry by that well-known archaeologist and little-known poet, Cairo Jim. Together with rare stories, riddles, puzzles, tongue tanglers and Mrs Amun-Ra's Recipes of Delectability, this collection is a worthy addition to the personal library of any true afficianado of the adventures of Cairo Jim.


HOURS OF FUN AND DISTRACTION!


 

 


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