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eBook Old Bones: A Gideon Oliver Mystery ePub

by Aaron J. Elkins

  • ISBN: 0892962623
  • Category: Action and Adventure
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Aaron J. Elkins
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Mysterious Pr; First Edition edition (November 1, 1987)
  • Pages: 197
  • ePub book: 1358 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1482 kb
  • Other: lrf lit lrf mbr
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 265

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Old Bones," the fourth Gideon Oliver mystery received the 1988 Edgar Award for 'Best Mystery Novel' and was also nominated for the 1988 Anthony Award in the same category

Old Bones," the fourth Gideon Oliver mystery received the 1988 Edgar Award for 'Best Mystery Novel' and was also nominated for the 1988 Anthony Award in the same category. I don't much care for most of the books in this series, but "Old Bones" hit me hard in a weak point: fear of drowning. Aquaphobes beware! This book opens with a spooky scene on the immense, fog-shrouded tidal plain that is Mont St. Michel Bay.

Old Bones" by Aaron Elkins. This was my first Gideon Oliver mystery and it definitely won't be my last. Written skillfully by a master-Aaron Elkins. that were no longer just words. I was no longer just reading a story; no longer following the old man being slowly and deliberately engulfed by the sea. I was the old man. I was watching as the sea started to enter the tops of my boots along with the sand. GIDEON OLIVER-SKELETON DETECTIVE OF AMERICA.

Old Bones In the flood tides off Mont St. Michel, revered Resistance-hero Guillaume du. .This taut thriller won the 1988 Edgar Award for best mystery novel. A Novel by. Aaron Elkins. Michel, revered Resistance-hero Guillaume du Rocher is drowned. ONE. SO still and silent was the fog-wreathed form that it might have been an angular, black boulder.

Слушайте Old Bones (автор: Aaron Elkins, Joel Richards) бесплатно 30 дней в течении пробного периода. Professor Gideon Oliver, lecturing on forensic anthropology at nearby St. Malo, is asked to examine the bones. Слушайте аудиокниги без ограничений в веб-браузере или на устройствах iPad, iPhone и Android. He quickly demonstrates why he is known as the "Skeleton Detective," providing the police with forensic details that lead them to conclude that these are the remains of a Nazi officer believed to have been murdered in the area during the Occupation. Or are they? Gideon himself has his doubts.

Well worth the price. Elkins' Oliver books are classic mysteries and enjoyable. Greymowser, January 23, 2016.

Gideon Oliver Mysteries. Well worth the price.

Edgar Award winner and former anthropologist Aaron Elkins thoroughly understands the art of the murder mystery (The Philadelphia .

Edgar Award winner and former anthropologist Aaron Elkins thoroughly understands the art of the murder mystery (The Philadelphia Inquirer). In these four initial volumes of the long-running Skeleton Detective series, Elkins introduces readers to his likable, down-to-earth cerebral sleuth, Professor Gideon Oliver (Chicago Tribune). But it’s the skeletons in a local family’s closet that could prove deadly. Thriller & Crime Fiction Espionage.

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Aaron Elkins is a former anthropologist and professor who has been writing mysteries and thrillers since 1982. Mr. Elkins won the 1988 Edgar Award for best mystery of the year for Old Bones, the fourth book in the Gideon Oliver Series

Aaron Elkins is a former anthropologist and professor who has been writing mysteries and thrillers since 1982. His major continuing series features forensic tive Gideon Oliver, the Skeleton Detective. There are fifteen published titles to date in the series. Elkins won the 1988 Edgar Award for best mystery of the year for Old Bones, the fourth book in the Gideon Oliver Series. He and his cowriter and wife, Charlotte, also won an Agatha Award, and he has also won a Nero Wolfe Award. Elkins lives on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula with Charlotte.

Aaron Elkins is notable among mystery writers in that he can take a heap of nasty old human bones and turn them into .

Aaron Elkins is notable among mystery writers in that he can take a heap of nasty old human bones and turn them into suspense and humor The Washington Times. The thrills are indeed heady. Elkins and his insouciant hero have their witty fun with the corps d'elite of the international art establishment while providing some pretty amazing information on the. art scams that give the experts nightmares. The Gideon Oliver Series, by Aaron Elkins- Aaron's Skeleton Detective is the father of the forensic genre, having first appeared in 1982 at the age of 37. Now, over thirty years later, he's still finding skeletons in closets.

Book 11 of the Gideon Oliver mysteries finds Gideon on vacation with his wife in Italy. However, things take a troubling turn when their host’s only child goes missing and local construction workers find bones in the ground.

When members of a prominent Breton family suddenly die, and the parts of a human skeleton are found dating back to 1940, authropologist Gideon Oliver is called in to investigate

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Whitecaster Whitecaster
Old bones turn up buried under paving stones in the basement of a French villa in 1986. The detective in charge of the case is conveniently located nearby at a week-long police conference on forensic anthropology. There, Dr. Gideon Oliver, an American anthropologist known as the “Skeleton Doctor,” is a featured lecturer. Gideon accompanies the detective to the site of the discovery, where he discovers that the bones constitute only one-third of a complete skeleton.

Meanwhile, in the villa above, the far-flung du Rocher family is gathered to find out why the patriarch has summoned them. As Gideon struggles to learn more from the bones, intense conflict breaks out among the family. The bones appear to have been buried during World War II — and in some way they may be related to the conflict within the family upstairs. Then the aging patriarch turns up dead, a victim of drowning in the ocean, and one of his presumed heirs is murdered.

Two investigations now proceed simultaneously: Gideon’s pursuit of the truth about the bones, and the detective’s attempt to establish the motive — and the identity — of the murderer. Naturally, the two investigations merge in due course. The novel evolves into a twisted tale of the Nazi occupation and the French Resistance.

In some respects, Old Bones is a thoroughly traditional murder mystery, with a limited cast of suspects and a shrewd detective on the hunt for the truth. However, the complex backstory, set in World War II, lends a second and far more interesting dimension to the book. The story is suspenseful to the end.

About the author

In addition to the eighteen novels in the Gideon Oliver series, Aaron Elkins has written fourteen other mystery novels. Interestingly, his degrees — a B.A., M.A., and Ed.D. — are in the arts and education. Though he taught anthropology at some point in his career, he is not a forensic anthropologist. Elkins won the Edgar Award for Best Novel for Old Bones.
Xor Xor
"'With the roar of thunder,' went the old Breton nursery song, 'and the speed of a galloping horse, comes the tide to Mont St. Michel.'"

"Old Bones," the fourth Gideon Oliver mystery received the 1988 Edgar Award for 'Best Mystery Novel' and was also nominated for the 1988 Anthony Award in the same category. I don't much care for most of the books in this series, but "Old Bones" hit me hard in a weak point: fear of drowning. Aquaphobes beware! This book opens with a spooky scene on the immense, fog-shrouded tidal plain that is Mont St. Michel Bay. The tides in this bay can vary greatly, at roughly 14 meters (46 ft) between the high and low water marks. An old man is collecting shells well out into the bay, during what he thinks is ebb-tide, when he hears an unmistakable sound:

"'The tide?' he whispered, and again: 'The tide!'"

The old man's death is treated as an accident. He forgot to consult the local tide tables, got caught in the bay's notorious quick-sand, was overtaken by the on-rushing water, and drowned.

Then a second, skeletonized body is dug up in the basement of the chateau where the old man lived, and Gideon Oliver, Elkins' serial detective and 'bone doctor' is called in for a consultation.

This author's characterizations are not particularly complex, but he doesn’t cheat his readers of clues. They are also treated to lots of local color, and scads of interesting tidbits about the human skeleton. I enjoyed 'Old Bones' very much, but never found another book in this series that was quite its equal.
Skunk Black Skunk Black
The first chapter was excellent, promising an enjoyable read. However, as the book progressed the pace slowed considerably, especially as you tried to keep all the characters straight. Once the characters converge in one location, more or less, they become easier to separate. The descriptions of the characters was distinct, however their voices were not as much so, which made it more difficult. The middle of the book was fairly slow, which made it a bit of a challenge to continue reading. The last 15% of the book picked up the pace and became an enjoyable read again. I would consider reading another book by this author before I made a final judgement about reading the entire series.
Umge Umge
This series is fun. The plot is interesting, reaches back to the French Resistance and takes place near Mont San Michel. What could be bad? Not the food, not the atmosphere. And it is interesting to read as Gideon Oliver 'sherlock' a skeleton, almost giving you the culprit from his observations.
Well done even if wife Julie is back home in the woods. I read this one years ago, I forgot the solution and enjoyed it again now.
I do occasionally cringe at the character details. They are not all charmers and the development can be a little too much for my taste, but the protagonists and the plot are always interesting and very readable.
Fiarynara Fiarynara
Gideon Oliver is an amateur detective one could conceivably hope to know. He's not wealthy aristocracy and not suffering from a marital hangover and not an "outsider" -- he is a respected academic and happy (I gather newly) married in this fourth mystery in the series. Gideon's work in forensic anthropology obviously takes him to many interesting places where (not quite so convincingly) he always falls into the middle of some crime scene. I learned a lot of interesting things by this adventure of confusing identities and the reading of a will -- most memorably about the tides and topography around Mont St. Michel. This novel got lots of attention including the Edgar Allen Poe Award. As the wife of a professor, I have never thought conferences could be this interesting. I guess I will start attending them with him (at least those in France).