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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.

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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