The Gideon Oliver Mysteries Volume Two: Curses!, Icy Clutches, and Make No Bones #ad - Curses!: mayan ruins in the Yucatán . . . Age-old skeletons . . . Bone-chilling cases featuring the forensic anthropologist known as the Skeleton Detective, in the Edgar Award–winning series “that never disappoints” The Philadelphia Inquirer. Readers who like their humor dark and their gumshoes smart are sure to enjoy the ‘bone bash.
Publishers Weekly. The “bone bash and weenie roast”—of the Western Association of Forensic Anthropologists. Gideon has one question: Why? “A seamlessly plotted corker of a mystery . .
Twenty Blue Devils The Gideon Oliver Mysteries Book 9Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller #ad - As a result, finds himself sneaking into a graveyard under cover of night with John, Gideon, to his surprise and against his better judgment, and a shovel—not exactly up to the professional standards of the world’s most famous forensic anthropologist, a flashlight, but necessary under the circumstances.
The “shrewd, witty and self-deprecating forensic anthropologist” travels to Tahiti to sniff out crime at a coffee plantation Publishers Weekly. Twenty blue devils is the 9th book in the Gideon Oliver Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order. The dead man is the manager of tahiti’s Paradise Coffee Plantation, producer of the most expensive coffee bean in the world, the winey, luscious Blue Devil.
Well, cup of tea. Gideon prefers his bones ancient, dry, but the body he must examine had lain in the tropical sun for a week before it was found and then buried native‑style—shallow, and dusty, with no casket—so it is not exactly his . Nothing tangible points to foul play behind his fall from a cliff, a relative of the coffee‑growing family, but FBI agent John Lau, has his suspicions.
Twenty Blue Devils The Gideon Oliver Mysteries Book 9 #ad - But it is not the state of the remains that bothers him the most, to mistaken identity, it is the deeper human ugliness that his examination uncovers: subtle clues that do indeed point to foul play, and to a murderous conspiracy that may have percolated through the family for decades—and brewed a taste for murder.
What he needs is evidence, anthropologist gideon oliver, the Skeleton Detective? Gideon is willing to help, and who better to provide it than his friend, but surprisingly—and suspiciously—both the police and the other family members refuse to okay an exhumation order.
Dead Men's Hearts The Gideon Oliver Mysteries Book 8Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller #ad - A winning combination. Booklist an ancient skeleton tossed in a garbage dump is the first conundrum to rattle Gideon Oliver when he arrives in Egypt. There to appear in a documentary film, he expects an undemanding week of movie star treatment and a luxurious cruise up the Nile with his wife, Julie. And murder without remorse.
As the puzzle is painstakingly pieced together, Gideon will find that the identifying traits of a cunning killer are the same now as they were in the time of the pyramids: greed without guilt, lies without conscience. But when gideon discovers a tantalizing secret in the discarded bones—and violence claims a famous Egyptologist’s life—he is thrust into a spotlight of a different kind.
Dead Men's Hearts The Gideon Oliver Mysteries Book 8 #ad - . Plying his calipers as the world’s foremost forensic anthropologist, Gideon’s investigation of the goings‑on leads him through the back alleys and bazaars of Cairo and deep into the millennia‑old tombs of the Valley of the Kings. Dead men’s hearts is the 8th book in the Gideon Oliver Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
. Edgar award–winning author: “A cunning plot, a remarkably appealing hero, some uproariously funny dialogue . . .
The Gideon Oliver Mysteries Volume One: Fellowship of Fear, The Dark Place, Murder in the Queen's Armes, and Old BonesOpen Road Media Mystery & Thriller #ad - But it’s the skeletons in a local family’s closet that could prove deadly. . . Now caught up in a dangerous game, this professor will need to think fast in order to survive. Fellowship of fear: gideon accepts a teaching fellowship at US military bases in Europe—without knowing the previous two fellowship holders met mysterious ends.
Michel. Sherlock Holmes would be pleased. The houston post the dark place: gideon is in washington’s Olympic National Park and must make sense of skeletal remains, a primitive bone spear murder weapon, and alleged Bigfoot sightings before a relentless killer strikes again. Edgar award winner and former anthropologist Aaron Elkins “thoroughly understands the art of the murder mystery” The Philadelphia Inquirer.
The Gideon Oliver Mysteries Volume One: Fellowship of Fear, The Dark Place, Murder in the Queen's Armes, and Old Bones #ad - The forensic anthropologist known as the Skeleton Detective tackles his first four cases in the Edgar Award–winning series “that never disappoints” The Philadelphia Inquirer. Great stuff. The new york times book review old bones: in this edgar Award winner, Gideon is called upon while lecturing in France to examine bones found beneath the stone flooring of an old chateau in Mont St.
In these four initial volumes of the long-running Skeleton Detective series, down-to-earth cerebral sleuth, Elkins introduces readers to his “likable, ” Professor Gideon Oliver Chicago Tribune. The now infamous skeleton Detective agrees to help the police, but doing so soon pushes him and his new bride into danger.
As good as it gets.
Skeleton Dance The Gideon Oliver Mysteries Book 10Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller #ad - But when a pet dog emerges from a nearby cave carrying parts of a human skeleton—by no means a fossilized one—Chief Inspector Lucien Anatole Joly puts in a call to his old friend, Gideon Oliver, the famed “Skeleton Detective. Once gideon arrives, puzzle on puzzle, and twist follows twist in a series of unexpected events that threaten to tear the once sober, murder piles on murder, dignified Institut apart.
Skeleton Dance The Gideon Oliver Mysteries Book 10 #ad - Skeleton dance is the 10th book in the Gideon Oliver Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order. . It takes a bizarre and startling forensic breakthrough by Gideon to bring to an end a trail of deception thirty‑five thousand years in the making. The little village, in fact, is the headquarters of the prestigious Institute de Préhistoire, which studies the abundant local fossils.
The french police call on the skeleton detective when a dog digs up some human bones: “Terrific” —Publishers Weekly Les‑Eyzies‑de‑Tayac is known for three things: pâté de fois gras, truffles, and prehistoric remains.
The Charlie Muffin Thrillers Volume One: Charlie M, Here Comes Charlie M, and The Inscrutable Charlie MuffinOpen Road Media Mystery & Thriller #ad - But charlie’s going to show them that you don’t survive as long as he has without knowing how to turn the tables on your enemy. . . Charlie m: after twenty-five years serving the crown in the shadows of the Cold War, Charlie finds himself under fire from a new breed of superiors who believe his lack of proper breeding makes him a liability in the spy game against the Soviets.
But rupert’s own fortunes turn sour when an ocean liner he invested in burns and sinks in the Hong Kong harbor. His formerly razor-edged instincts have been dulled by indolence, drink, and the monotonous tension of living in the dark. He’s neither high cultured nor well mannered. If brian freemantle isn’t the best writer of spy novels around, along with John le Carré, he’s certainly, in the top two.
The Charlie Muffin Thrillers Volume One: Charlie M, Here Comes Charlie M, and The Inscrutable Charlie Muffin #ad - The philadelphia inquirer Charlie Muffin isn’t your typical British spy. He doesn’t care about being smooth, pretty, or popular; he only cares about getting the job done. . . Desperate, he turns to Charlie to find out what really happened. Here comes charlie m: on the run, Charlie has slowly devolved into what his former masters once accused him of being.
Diplomatic Adventures: Esprit de Corps, Stiff Upper Lip, and Sauve Qui PeutOpen Road Media #ad - Eight more sharp-witted examples of international relations follow. The incident with the Yugoslav ghost train, for instance, still causes him to clench his fists in fear. Unfortunately, every old embarrassment still rankles—no matter how ridiculous. One of the british delegation is instantly besotted, and about to begin his pursuit when a rival appears in the form of roguish Italian diplomat Bonzo di Porco.
The complete antrobus stories of diplomatic mischief comprise “a rewarding cocktail based on two parts Wodehouse and half a part of H. Esprit de corps: after decades spent representing Britain around the globe, Antrobus has earned countless medals and the right to pass afternoons in his London club, musing over old times.
Munro” the New York Times. Versatile british novelist, the durrells in corfu, and member of the real-life family portrayed in the PBS Masterpiece production, travel writer, Lawrence Durrell worked in the Foreign Service during and after World War II, where he experienced the absurdities of international diplomacy firsthand.
Diplomatic Adventures: Esprit de Corps, Stiff Upper Lip, and Sauve Qui Peut #ad - And his stomach has never recovered from a potentially disastrous misprint: “THE BALKAN HERALD KEEPS THE BRITISH FLAG FRYING. My goodness it is funny. The daily telegraph stiff upper lip: in “if garlic Be the Food of Love, ” the overseer of the kitchen at the British embassy in Vulgaria is flagrantly abusing his power.
Here are the complete misadventures of British diplomat Antrobus at his post in Vulgaria, behind the Iron Curtain, featuring delightful illustrations. When he speaks of sir claud Polk-Mowbray, he takes pains to lower his voice—lest an American hear.
Old Scores The Chris Norgren Mysteries Book 3Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller #ad - And thanks to the web of strings attached to Vachey’s donation e. G. No scientific testing permitted, even Rembrandt expert Chris is uncertain as to whether or not the painting is authentic. His doubts multiply when he goes to Dijon to examine it and finds himself in the middle of a host of controversies of which Vachey is the devilish focus.
It is a headline‑making story: the discovery of a previously unknown Rembrandt. Vachey is notorious in art circles for perpetrating scandalous shams; not for profit but for the sheer fun of embarrassing the elite and snobbish “experts” of the art establishment. 1993 nero award, given by the Nero Wolfe Society/the Wolfe Pack for literary excellence in the mystery genre.
Old Scores The Chris Norgren Mysteries Book 3 #ad - And there is no telling how much time chris has to find the truth about the “masterpiece”—and the murder—before he finds himself painted into a corner by a shrewd and villainous murderer. But there is no doubt that the bullet soon found in Vachey’s head is authentic. René vachey, wants to make a gift of it to the Seattle Art Museum, the iconoclastic art dealer who claims to have uncovered it, but curator Chris Norgren is wary.
A notorious french art dealer is murdered in this “thoroughly entertaining” mystery by the Edgar Award–winning author of the Gideon Oliver series Kirkus Reviews.
Uneasy Relations The Gideon Oliver Mysteries Book 15Berkley #ad - Fascinated, professor Oliver jumps at the chance to visit the site. But two deaths, possibly murders, have rocked Gibraltar. Buried ceremoniously, high in a cave on the Rock of Gibraltar, clutching the skeleton of a part-human, lies the skeleton of a human woman, part-Neanderthal child. As oliver tries to piece things together, he's about to fall for some deadly tricks.
Uneasy Relations The Gideon Oliver Mysteries Book 15 #ad - After all, unlike the Gibraltar Boy, he's only human.
Dying on the Vine The Gideon Oliver Mysteries Book 17Berkley #ad - Pietro cubbiddu, former patriarch of the Villa Antica wine empire, is thought to have killed his wife and then himself in the remote mountains of the Apennines. Edgar® award–winning author aaron elkins’s creation—forensics professor Gideon Oliver—has been hailed by the Chicago Tribune as “a likable, down-to-earth, cerebral sleuth.
Now the celebrated skeleton detective is visiting friends at a vineyard in Tuscany when murder leaves a bitter aftertaste… When Gideon Oliver and his wife, Julie, are in Tuscany visiting the Cubbiddu family, the renowned Skeleton Detective is asked to reexamine the remains of a mysterious family tragedy.
Dying on the Vine The Gideon Oliver Mysteries Book 17 #ad - And when yet another cubbiddu relation meets an unlikely end, it becomes bone-chillingly clear that the killer is far from finished…. It does not take long for Gideon to deduce that, whatever happened, a murder-suicide it was not. Soon gideon finds himself in a morass of family antipathies, conflicts, and mistrust, to say nothing of the local authority’s resentment.