Saturday, December 24, 2011
A novel that has just come to my attention, though it was released earlier this year, is Tom Knox's The Lost Goddess, published in March in the UK as Bible of the Dead. It's a gripping thriller that takes the reader from caves in deepest France, to Cambodia and onto the Plain of Jars in Laos, combining history and archeology, politics and neuro surgery, with a series of terrifying murders and the Khmer Rouge at its throbbing heart. The book is the author's third novel and you can read more about London-based Tom Knox (real name Sean Thomas) here. the Lost Goddess is published by Viking in the USA in February 2012. Note: It shouldn't be confused with Trudy Jacobsen's scholarly tome Lost Goddesses: Denial of Female Power in Cambodian History.