Where There's a Will (A Gideon Oliver Mystery #12) (Mass Market)

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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 unearths a wealthy family’s darkest secrets…

Alex Torkelsson has just gotten word: his late uncle Magnus’s plane has been found south of Hawaii’s Big Island after ten long years. So too have Magnus’s few skeletal remains, now handed over to the only man who can fit together the pieces of this mystery...

What forensic detective Gideon Oliver discovers could shake the Torkelsson family tree to its very roots. But this time his work is yielding more questions about the past than answers. Questions about the long-ago execution-style murder of Magnus’s brother...about a mysterious will that benefits—as well as incriminates—its heirs...and most disturbing of all: questions as to the true identity of the corpse in the lagoon. As lie upon lie is revealed, Gideon’s only hope is to let the bones of the dead condemn the living—before the living take revenge.

About the Author

Aaron Elkins is the author of the Edgar® Award-winning Gideon Oliver mysteries. He also co-authors the Alix London mysteries and the Lee Ofsted golf mysteries with his wife, Charlotte.

Praise For…

Praise for the Gideon Oliver mysteries

“No one does it better than Aaron Elkins.”—The San Diego Union-Tribune

“The whole world is Gideon Oliver’s playing field in Elkins’s stylish mysteries.”—The New York Times Book Review

“[An] intriguing mixture of forensic anthropology and real skull-duggery.”—The Los Angeles Daily News

“Elkins is a master.”—The Dallas Morning News

“Aaron Elkins is witty and oh-so-clever.”—New York Daily News

“Elkins's writing skills are superb, his research impeccable, and his plots intriguing.”—Booklist

Product Details
ISBN: 9780425208526
ISBN-10: 0425208524
Publisher: Berkley
Publication Date: February 7th, 2006
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: A Gideon Oliver Mystery