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Aaron Elkins

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Former anthropologist Aaron Elkins has been writing mysteries and thrillers since 1982. He won an Edgar award for Old Bones, as well as an Agatha (with his wife Charlotte), and a Nero Wolfe Award. His major continuing series features forensic anthropologist-detective Gideon Oliver, "the skeleton vis mere detective". Aaron speaks often at professional conferences, is a frequent contributor to the New York Times, has written for Smithsonian magazine, and is the author of several short stories. His work, which has been published in over a dozen languages, include: NASTY BREAKS (with his wife Charlotte Elkins), MAKE NO BONES, A DECEPTIVE CLARITY, SKELETON DANCE, THE DARK PLACE, and Little Tiny Teeth. He and his wife Charlotte live in Washington. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre


Værker af Aaron Elkins

Old Bones (1987) 578 eksemplarer
Fellowship of Fear (1982) 501 eksemplarer
The Dark Place (1983) 452 eksemplarer
Murder in the Queen's Armes (1985) 411 eksemplarer
Curses! (1989) 397 eksemplarer
Icy Clutches (1990) 374 eksemplarer
Skeleton Dance (2000) 359 eksemplarer
Dead Men's Hearts (1994) 355 eksemplarer
Twenty Blue Devils (1997) 336 eksemplarer
Make No Bones (1991) 308 eksemplarer
Good Blood (2004) 282 eksemplarer
Unnatural Selection (2006) 266 eksemplarer
Little Tiny Teeth (2007) 261 eksemplarer
A Deceptive Clarity (1987) 253 eksemplarer
Where There's a Will (2005) 251 eksemplarer
Old Scores (1993) 247 eksemplarer
Loot (1999) 247 eksemplarer
A Glancing Light (1991) 231 eksemplarer
A Dangerous Talent (2012) 222 eksemplarer
Uneasy Relations (2008) 216 eksemplarer
Skull Duggery (2009) 205 eksemplarer
Turncoat (2002) 165 eksemplarer
Dying on the Vine (2012) 157 eksemplarer
Rotten Lies (1995) 141 eksemplarer
A Wicked Slice (1989) 135 eksemplarer
Switcheroo (2016) 95 eksemplarer
The Worst Thing (2011) 84 eksemplarer
Nasty Breaks (1997) 73 eksemplarer
A Long Time Coming (2018) 62 eksemplarer
The Trouble with Mirrors (2016) 39 eksemplarer
On the Fringe (2005) 31 eksemplarer
Where Have All the Birdies Gone? (2004) 31 eksemplarer
Old Bones | Curses! (1987) 3 eksemplarer
Vengance 1 eksemplar
Nice Gorilla and Other Stories (2021) 1 eksemplar

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Sometimes I just need to read a fun little thriller about lost treasure set in exotic locales, and Aaron Elkins' Loot was perfect-- especially since I've read books about the incredible work done by the Monuments Men during World War II. I've often wondered just how many stolen treasures are still hiding deep in mines and other hideaways, but I digress.

This isn't the first book I've read written by Elkins. He seems to have a knack for choosing topics that I'm deeply interested in, but I can't say that I'm a fan of his writing. Loot suffers from an unnecessary love interest and a hero who's more than a little dense when it comes to the safety of himself and others, but the book's fast pace and interesting premise kept me reading happily until the end.… (mere)
cathyskye | 4 andre anmeldelser | Jul 9, 2023 |
leslie.98 | 15 andre anmeldelser | Jun 27, 2023 |

I don't know why but I delight in mysteries that involve archeology so Elkins series is a great fit for me. This book was also a good "palate cleanser" for me after several days immersed in upsetting TV news.
leslie.98 | 11 andre anmeldelser | Jun 27, 2023 |
Gideon and Julie are on their honeymoon in this book, the third book in the Gideon Oliver series. Gideon wants to visit a local museum where he notices that an old skull is not what it seems. Then he visits a dig site where a friend is managing a dig site, while the friend is excited with a secret he is waiting to reveal, that the Micenean cultural diffusion to England might be related to an actual landing instead. One of his students is anxious to share some important information with Gideon, after making an appointment with Gideon, he goes missing.

With a missing skull, a missing student and a friend who is possibly about to make a fool of himself and destroy his career, Gideon has to explore the dig site and talk to people about the mysteries. Trying to find time for his very understanding wife, he works with the police to find the truth and weave everything together.
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Nodosaurus | 11 andre anmeldelser | Jun 7, 2023 |



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