Murder in the Queen's Armes (Gideon Oliver Series #3)

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Edgar® winner Aaron Elkins follows "skeleton detective" Gideon Oliver on his honeymoon, one that will prove none too sweet.

The third novel in the Edgar Award-winning Gideon Oliver series--now with an eye-catching new package. No sooner do the anthropologist and his bride check into the Queen's Armes than a mystery gets underfoot at a nearby dig. A battered body is discovered instead of the anticipated Bronze Age relic. . . . ...

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Overview

Edgar® winner Aaron Elkins follows "skeleton detective" Gideon Oliver on his honeymoon, one that will prove none too sweet.

The third novel in the Edgar Award-winning Gideon Oliver series--now with an eye-catching new package. No sooner do the anthropologist and his bride check into the Queen's Armes than a mystery gets underfoot at a nearby dig. A battered body is discovered instead of the anticipated Bronze Age relic. . . . Reissue.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Anthropologist Gideon Oliver is honeymooning in England when he decides to drop in on a Dorset dig run by his old friend Nate Marcus. The local scientific society is miffed by Marcus's publicity-grabbing theories, and definitely put off by his abrasive manner. Gideon detects an uneasy atmosphere at the dig. After a member vanishes and an unidentifiable body turns up, Gideon (``the skeleton detective'' of Fellowship of Fear and The Dark Place) is dragged into the investigation by the police. He's also unwillingly involved with Marcus's great ``find''that turns out to be a fake. Blackmail, academic hugger-mugger and more murder surface and Gideon and his wife are in dire peril. The characters and local color are only moderately interesting and the ending is rather tame, but the book is saved by Gideon's enthusiasm and Elkins's depiction of his neat ``skeletal detective work.'' Foreign rights: Barney Karpfinger Agency. December 16
Callendar Newgate
"Great stuff!" -- New York Times Book Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425206386
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 10/4/2005
  • Series: Gideon Oliver Series , #3
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 4.30 (w) x 6.82 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Meet the Author

Aaron Elkins

Aaron Elkins is the author of the Edgar Award-winning Gideon Oliver mysteries.

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  • Posted December 30, 2011

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    Very Good Mystery

    If you like anthropology and 'bones' this is a book for you.
    Gideon Oliver is known as the Bone Doctor and can also solve
    murders. Aaron Elkins is a great writer and another good thing
    is that this is a series. So there are more

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  • Posted December 5, 2009

    Not Bad

    The Gideon Oliver series is always a fairly good read. These books are very small and take about a day to read. They are great books for travel.

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