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Aaron Elkins

Switcheroo by Aaron Elkins

November 1, 2016

Thomas & Mercer Publishers:  Seattle, WA 2016 (PB) In 1982 author Aaron Elkins, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin anthropology program, introduced his creation Gideon Oliver, the “Skeleton Detective,” to lovers of mystery fiction in his Fellowship of Fear. …


Uneasy Relations by Aaron Elkins

December 1, 2008

New York, Berkley Publishing Group July 2008 (hc) I inevitably wait with great anticipation the publication of a new Gideon Oliver mystery, and Uneasy Relations, the 15th in the series, fulfilled all my expectations. Once again Aaron Elkins has conceived…


Dead Men’s Hearts by Aaron Elkins

April 1, 2005

Mysterious Press, New York 1994 (hc) Aaron Elkins’ eighth Gideon Oliver mystery finds the intrepid “Skeleton Detective” and his wife Julie on their way to Egypt at the behest of the University of Washington’s vice-president for development. It seems that…


Good Blood by Aaron Elkins

March 1, 2004

New York, Berkley Publishing Group February 2004 (hc) The publication of a new Gideon Oliver mystery has always seemed to me like the reappearance of an old friend after a long absence. The recent publication of Good Blood came at…


Skeleton Dance by Aaron Elkins

December 1, 2001

HarperCollins Publishers, Inc., New York 2000 (hc); 2001 (pb) There are quite a number of good series books that use archaeology and/or anthropology as the background for the mysteries or adventures into which they delve. Malcolm Shuman’s Alan Graham mysteries…