Skeleton Dance (Gideon Oliver Mysteries #10) (Paperback)

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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: p t de fois gras, truffles, and prehistoric remains. The little village, in fact, is the headquarters of the prestigious Institute de Pr histoire, which studies the abundant local fossils. 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, murder piles on murder, puzzle on puzzle, and twist follows twist in a series of unexpected events that threaten to tear the once sober, dignified Institut apart. 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.

Skeleton Dance is the 10th book in the Gideon Oliver Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

About the Author


Aaron Elkins is a former anthropologist and professor who has been writing mysteries and thrillers since 1982. His major continuing series features forensic anthropologist-detective Gideon Oliver, "the Skeleton Detective." There are fifteen published titles to date in the series. The Gideon Oliver books have been (roughly) translated into a major ABC-TV series and have been selections of the Book-of-the-Month Club, the Literary Guild, and the Readers Digest Condensed Mystery Series. His work has been published in a dozen languages. Mr. 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. Mr. Elkins lives on Washington's Olympic Peninsula with Charlotte.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781497643222
ISBN-10: 1497643228
Publisher: Open Road Media Mystery & Thri
Publication Date: July 8th, 2014
Pages: 220
Language: English
Series: Gideon Oliver Mysteries