Search Results: "Aaron Elkins"


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WHERE HAVE ALL THE BIRDIES GONE? by Aaron Elkins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Lee's fourth (after Nasty Breaks, 1997, etc.) is plotted by the numbers. Duffers everywhere, though, will respond to her case of nerves when she tees off, her play in her first major event and her impossible shot on the eighteenth hole."
It's true: No caddie would miss a pro golfer's tee time unless he was dead. Read full book review >

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THE WORST THING by Aaron Elkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2011

"A well-calculated change of pace for normally laid-back Elkins, with mounting thrills, a heavy emphasis on self-therapy and a nice surprise at the end."
The creator of forensic anthropologist Gideon Oliver (Skull Duggery, 2009, etc.) plunges the egghead designer of a hostage-negotiation protocol into a harrowing abduction in far-off Iceland. Read full book review >

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SKULL DUGGERY by Aaron Elkins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Gideon's finest case in years proves that 'Professor Oliver finds happiness in baffling the mind of the simple hardworking policeman'—and everyone else."
Forensic anthropologist Gideon Oliver travels to Mexico in the latest from Elkins (Uneasy Relations, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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SKELETON DANCE by Aaron Elkins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2000

"Gideon remains likable, but the pace is as slow as skeletons dancing a minuet."
It was supposed to be a leisurely, laid-back holiday for Gideon Oliver, professor and anthropologist (Dead Men's Hearts, 1994, etc.), and his wife, Julie: a bit of touring in England and France, combined with a little lowkey research for Bones to Pick, Gideon's book on the history of hoaxing. Read full book review >

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ROTTEN LIES by Charlotte Elkins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 10, 1995

"Golfers will be enthralled."
The second in a series featuring Oregon's blossoming golf pro Lee Ofsted (A Wicked Slice, 1989) and her California-based policeman lover Graham Sheldon. Read full book review >

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UNEASY RELATIONS by Aaron Elkins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2008

A trip to Gibraltar brings Dr. Gideon Oliver, the Skeleton Detective (Little Tiny Teeth, 2007, etc.), up against old bones and new. Read full book review >

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OLD SCORES by Aaron Elkins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 4, 1993

"An unpretentious, conversational style, convincing plot, laid- back hero, easy-to-take art-history, and a loving evocation of Paris—in a fresh, funny, thoroughly entertaining story."
A perceptive look at the world of museums, dealers, and collectors through the somewhat innocent eyes of Chris Norgren, curator of Renaissance art at the Seattle Art Museum (A Glancing Light, 1991, etc.). Read full book review >

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MAKE NO BONES by Aaron Elkins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1991

"Fans may be just a tad disappointed—for others, an unrewarding slog."
Oregon's anthropologist-sleuth Gideon Oliver (A Glancing Light, p. 566, etc.) and his park-ranger wife Julie are attending a conference of anthropologists at Whitebark Lodge, where ten years before Professor Albert Evan Jasper, undisputed top dog in the field, died in a fiery bus crash, at the end of another conference and amid rather mysterious circumstances. Read full book review >

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DYING ON THE VINE by Aaron Elkins
Released: Dec. 4, 2012

"A lot less tension for all hands than the unusually suspenseful The Worst Thing (2011). It's nice to see Gideon back in southern climes enjoying the good life, even if he's never cared for osso buco."
Yet another lecture/vacation junket, this time in Tuscany's wine region, turns into a murder investigation for forensic anthropologist Gideon Oliver and his unexpectedly helpful wife, Julie. Read full book review >

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WHERE THERE’S A WILL by Aaron Elkins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 5, 2005

"Gideon is too content with the sun to spend much time with the suspects, and the plot is a little too determined to prove wrong absolutely everything you assume about Magnus's disappearance. But it all adds up to a diverting, mildly mystifying vacation."
Some ten-year-old remains turn forensic anthropologist Gideon Oliver's Hawaiian trip into a busman's holiday. Read full book review >

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TURNCOAT by Aaron Elkins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2002

"Likable and satisfying."
A mostly engaging thriller in which the sins of WWII ensnare a Brooklyn couple. Read full book review >

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LOOT by Aaron Elkins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Elkins (Twenty Blue Devils, 1996, etc.) produces canny answers to all these questions in this entertaining return to one of art history's darkest chapters."
Fifty years after the Lost Truck fabled among art connoisseurs disappeared amid the detritus of the Third Reich, along with some 106 Old Masters, one of the precious paintings—Vel†zquez's Count of Torrijos—has surfaced in a Boston pawnshop, as local expert Ben Revere satisfies himself on a hurried trip to the Museum of Fine Arts. Read full book review >