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

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

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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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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. . . .

Editorial Reviews

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780445409132
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
09/28/1990
Series:
Gideon Oliver Series, #3
Edition description:
REISSUE
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
4.15(w) x 6.73(h) x 0.62(d)

Meet the Author

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

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