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Official Website of Author and Archaeologist. 

Sean McLachlan

Winner of the 2013 Society of American Travel Writers Award

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In The Press


“If Indiana Jones and Agatha Christie were to have a love child . . .”

Katia Jones, Amazon reviewer about The Case of the Purloined Pyramid

“An Excellent Blend of History and Horror”

Jack Badelaire, Amazon reviewer about A Fine Likeness

“A tragic story told so well”

JayceeB, Amazon reviewer about The Last Hotel Room




Sean McLachlan is an archaeologist who has excavated in the Middle East, Europe, and the United States. Now a full-time writer, he specializes in history, travel, and fiction. He won the 2013 Society of American Travel Writers Award for his Iraq reportage.

Sean is busy working on three fiction series: The Masked Man of Cairo (neo-pulp detective adventure), The Berlin Murders (historical mystery coming late 2022) and Tech Scavengers (scifi coming late 2022)

Half of Sean's time is spent on the road researching and writing. He's traveled to more than 30 countries, interviewing nomads in Somaliland, climbing to clifftop monasteries in Ethiopia, studying Crusader castles in Syria, and exploring caves in his favorite state of Missouri.

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