Murder in the Queen's Armes [NOOK Book]

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Anthropology professor Gideon Oliver would prefer to keep his mind on his beautiful new bride Julie during their English honeymoon, but one intrusive question will not stop nagging at him: Who would want to steal a thirty-thousand-year-old parieto-occipital calvarial fragment?

Yet someone has lifted this chunk of prehistoric human skull from a musty museum in Dorchester. Then, thirty miles away, an archaeology student is murdered, increasing ...
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Overview

Anthropology professor Gideon Oliver would prefer to keep his mind on his beautiful new bride Julie during their English honeymoon, but one intrusive question will not stop nagging at him: Who would want to steal a thirty-thousand-year-old parieto-occipital calvarial fragment?

Yet someone has lifted this chunk of prehistoric human skull from a musty museum in Dorchester. Then, thirty miles away, an archaeology student is murdered, increasing tension and suspicion at a dig that had already seethed with suspicion, rivalry, and mistrust. Could there be a connection between a hot bone and a cold-blooded murder? Gideon is called on by the police to apply the unique skills for which the media have named him “the Skeleton Detective,” and he reluctantly agrees. Before he is done, his sleuthing will lead him to another murder and will—in the most literal and terrifying manner imaginable—sic the dogs on him, putting Gideon himself, and Julie as well, in mortal danger . . .

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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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781497610033
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • Publication date: 4/1/2014
  • Series: Gideon Oliver Mysteries , #3
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 101,503
  • File size: 608 KB

Meet the Author

Aaron Elkins
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.
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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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