Search Results: "Aaron Elkins"


BOOK REVIEW

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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NASTY BREAKS by Charlotte Elkins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 20, 1997

"Add two strokes to your score, though, if you can't spot the murderer before the ninth green."
Twenty-five years ago, salvage divers Stuart Chappell and Benny Trotter, desperate to escape the stormy seas off Block Island, abandoned their partner Andy Gottlieb as he searched for the treasures aboard the long-sunken Good Hope. Read full book review >

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LITTLE TINY TEETH by Aaron Elkins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 5, 2007

"More dank travelogue than mystery, though Gideon manages a nice display of erudite deduction toward the end."
Forensic anthropologist Gideon Oliver steams down the Amazon and into intrigue, violence and unbearable humidity. Read full book review >

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DEAD MEN'S HEARTS by Aaron Elkins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1994

"A tedious, confusing puzzle takes second place to the author's wryly literate style, which captures the color, danger, and ancient glories of the Egyptian scene."
Elkins (Old Scores, 1993, etc.) sends Gideon Oliver— professor, anthropologist, and sleuth—to Egypt with wife Julie, where he will narrate a TV documentary for the Horizon Foundation about its work at Horizon House in Luxor and other sites in Egypt. Read full book review >

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UNNATURAL SELECTION by Aaron Elkins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 6, 2006

"Though the Skeleton Detective seems more interested in the quick than the dead, the neat mystery is spiced by a great scene of Gideon excusing himself from an autopsy because he can't deal with soft tissue."
While his park-ranger wife Julie is wined and dined at a consortium on England's Isles of Scilly, forensic anthropologist Gideon Oliver (Where There's a Will, 2005, etc.) plans to tag along out of the limelight. As if. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOOD BLOOD by Aaron Elkins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 3, 2004

"The prologue, alas, tells all. But stick around for those Italian dinners, which are superb."
A bambino bamboozle leads to kidnapping, murder, and a serious reassessment of an old family fortune. Read full book review >

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TWENTY BLUE DEVILS by Aaron Elkins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 15, 1997

"Maybe this tale, which beautifully balances tangy Tahitian backgrounds with a deft and brainy whodunit, will be the wake-up call. (Mystery Guild featured alternate)"
There must be trouble brewing at Nick Druett's Paradise Coffee Plantation. 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 >