Search Results: "J. Theron Elkins"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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WHAT IS VISIBLE by Kimberly Elkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2014

"An affecting portrait which finally provides its idiosyncratic heroine with a worthy voice."
The story of Helen Keller's forgotten forerunner comes nimbly to life in Elkins' debut novel. Read full book review >

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STORIES OF ART by James Elkins
Released: Oct. 15, 2002

"An intriguing series of thought experiments that begin to wear a little thin."
An investigation into the way art history is shaped by the culture compiling it. Read full book review >

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WHAT HEAVEN LOOKS LIKE by James Elkins
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Some of his points invite argument, but Elkins' knowing commentary helps the reader interpret the art. A fine addition to the odd-book shelf."
A mystery manuscript comes out for airing; wordless save for the title page, what does it mean? 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 >