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Cairo Jim is a series of children's novels by Geoffrey McSkimming starring the titular Captain Ersatz and Affectionate Parody of Indiana Jones. The Adventurer Archaeologist travels with Doris the Macaw, a bird with a gift for ancient languages and a fondness for Shakespeare, and Brenda the Wonder Camel around the world to locations such as Greece, Peru, Turkey and Crete, although they were based in Egypt.
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The series contained roughly 20 books published between 1991 and 2007, and established a cast of many recurring characters, including Jim's "good friend" Jocelyn Osgood, who received a few books of her own; Gerald Perry Esquire, Jim's financier and founding member of the Old Relics Society, and the villainous Captain Neptune Flannelbottom Bone.

    The books, in order: 
  • Cairo Jim on the Trail to ChaCha Muchos
  • Cairo Jim and Doris in Search of Martenarten
  • Jocelyn Osgood- After the Puce Empress
  • Cairo Jim and the Sunken Sarcophagus of Sekheret
  • Jocelyn Osgood and the Xylophones above Zarundi
  • Cairo Jim and the Alabastron of the Forgotten Gods
  • Cairo Jim and the Quest for the Quetzal Queen
  • Jocelyn Osgood in Ascent into Asgard
  • Cairo Jim and the Secret Sepulchre of the Sphinx
  • Cairo Jim Amidst the Petticoats of Artemis
  • Cairo Jim and the Lagoon of Tidal Magnificence
  • Cairo Jim and the Tyrannical Bauble of Tiberius
  • Cairo Jim and the Chaos from Crete
  • Cairo Jim and the Rorting of Ramses' Regalia
  • Cairo Jim and Jocelyn Osgood in Bedlam from Bollywood
  • Cairo Jim and the Sumptuous Stash of Silenus
  • Cairo Jim and the Crossroads of Orpheus
  • Cairo Jim and the Astragals of Angkor

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