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ISBN:
1617561703
Author:
Aaron Elkins
Category:
Literary
Language:
English
Publisher:
e-reads.com (October 5, 2010)
Pages:
220 pages
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Rating:
4.9
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SKELETON DANCE is the tenth Gideon Oliver mystery Aaron Elkins has written.

SKELETON DANCE is the tenth Gideon Oliver mystery Aaron Elkins has written. It seems a dog has turned up some not-so-old human bones from a prehistoric site in the area. Police Inspector Joly asks Gideon to examine the bones for clues. Like all the other books in this series, Elkins manages to make the examination of a few bones fascinating

A Novel by. Aaron Elkins.

A Novel by. Chapter 1. Once, the thing in the cave had been a man, but that had been long ago. As the years passed it had lain buried in the rich, red-brown humus, slowly decomposing, its nourishing organic wastes feeding successive generations of flatworms and beetle grubs. Then, as the soil settled and fissured, the blowfly larvae had come, followed inevitably by streams of ants and earwigs, and, later still, by the busy rodents of the valley: wood rats, field mice, and squirrels.

SKELETON DANCE is the tenth Gideon Oliver mystery Aaron Elkins has . The Gideon book series could be read starting anywhere; oddly, there's no list of previous titles in this book. Aaron and Charlotte Elkins also write mystery series featuring golfers or art historians, if skeletons are too macabre for you.

Another in the series about Gideon Oliver. This time he's in France working on a book on weird forensic finds and hoaxes and is asked by the local police to look into a skeleton they have just uncovered. Skeletons in caves are relatively common in the area-it's where Cro-Magnon was first found-but this one is a little too recent and a little too complicated for the comfort of the police.

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Skeleton dance Aaron Elkins Chapter 1 Once, the thing in the cave had been a man, but that had been long ago. Читать онлайн Skeleton dance. Lester wanted the author listed as "Gideon Oliver, the Skeleton Detective," making use of the irksome nickname that had been applied to him years before by a reporter and had stuck to him like a blood-sucking leech ever since. Lester thought that it might sell a few extra books.

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2 5 Author: Aaron Elkins Narrator: Joel Richards. It takes a bizarre and startling forensic breakthrough by Gideon to bring to an end a trail of deception thirty-five thousand years in the making. Les-Eyzies-de-Tayac is known for three things: pâte de fois gras, truffles, and prehistoric remains. The little village, in fact, is the headquarters of the prestigious Institute de Prehistoire, which studies the abundant local fossils.

"Les-Eyzies-de-Tayac is known for three things: pâté de fois gras, truffles, and prehistoric remains. The little village, in fact, is the headquarters of the prestigious Institute de Préhistoire, which studies the abundant local fossils. But when a pet dog emerges from a nearby cave carrying parts of a human skeleton―by no means a fossilized one―Chief Inspector Lucien Anatole Joly puts in a call to his old friend, Gideon Oliver, the famed ""Skeleton Detective."" Once Gideon arrives, murder piles on murder, puzzle on puzzle, and twist follows twist in a series of unexpected events that threaten to tear the once-sober, dignified Institut apart. It takes a bizarre and startling forensic breakthrough by Gideon to bring to an end a trail of deception thirty-five thousand years in the making."
  • Pruster
As always with Aaron Elkins' books, we are treated to a tour of the area in question. This time, it's a part of France called Les Eyzies-de-Tayac. This is home to the Musée national de Préhistoire (National Museum of Prehistory) and lots and lots of caves, which contain several important archaeological sites.
Gideon and his wife check into the Hotel Cro-Magnon (a real place, see [...]), which is literally on the site of the discovery of Cro-Magnon man.
We get lots of history, and descriptions of luscious menus of the region.
The assortment of characters (scientists at the museum) are colorful and unique. Everyone becomes a suspect, and a friend. We go on a merry chase, trying to sort out all the clues, wandering all over the region.

We learn a great deal about Cro-Magnon man, Neanderthals (and the difference), about bones, and more interesting ways to identify information about the person even when you only have a portion of the body. Elkins shares fascinating tidbits from his wealth of experiences as a forensic anthropologist.

Some of the mystery, I figured out early on. But the ending is a bit of surprise.

As ever, this was a lot of fun!

(My only regret? I first discovered Aaron and Charlotte Elkins in June. As of now (Sept 6), I have finished reading their reading nearly every fictional work they have ever produced. I have only two books to go...please, please, finish the next one soon!)
  • Hugifyn
I've fallen in love with the Skeleton Detective and his wife. Their characters are intelligent, yet down to earth. Mysteries are always fun but set in far away places, with a view from a different perspective, the Gideon Oliver stories are always a glimpse of the world in a different way. 'Can't wait to see where our next journey will take us.
  • Tam
This book and the previous one in the series could have improved their proofreading. Other than that, the book was good, but held no chance to figure out who did what. At the end it is tied up in a neat little narrative. I prefer the other style.
  • Hasirri
I recently re-read this book . I found it just delightful as the first time. These are wonderful tales of educated people performing clever murders . But truth wins out in the end thanks to clever, hardworking and honest people.
  • Fonceiah
SKELETON DANCE is the tenth Gideon Oliver mystery Aaron Elkins has written. I've read all ten. I guess that makes me a fan. This one finds Gideon and Julie in the south of France on a trip that was intended to be part vacation and part research excursion for a book Gideon plans to write. It seems a dog has turned up some not-so-old human bones from a prehistoric site in the area. Police Inspector Joly asks Gideon to examine the bones for clues.
Like all the other books in this series, Elkins manages to make the examination of a few bones fascinating. There is always some unique bit of information to be gleaned by the trained eye. On the other hand, these aren't the most intriguing mysteries ever. Sometimes the "surprising" developments aren't all that surprising. The clues are clever and the writing is witty, though. Gideon and Julie are familiar, easy-to-like characters and Elkins infuses the stories with a wry sense of humor. The result is a story that keeps the reader entertained and wanting to see what happens next. Even if it only confirms what you thought.
I always hesitate to give a Gideon Oliver mystery five stars. These stories aren't really on a par with a classic creation like Sherlock Holmes. Of the light mysteries currently being written, however, these are among my favorites. I look forward to each one and always enjoy them. Inevitably, though, I have enjoyed some more than others. In my opinion, SKELETON DANCE is one of the better ones.
  • Rollers from Abdun
This time the Olivers are off to France to study some old fossils but a frisky canine retrieves some human bones in an exciting beginning to yet another twist-and-turn filled mystery. In this mystery timing seems to be a major factor and Julie as always seems to be closer to the truth than the men. In all a very satisfactory read.
  • Bladebringer
Despite a nonsensical title, another well-crafted mystery from Dr. Elkins: full of clues and red herrings that give you a chance to anticipate plot twists. Atmospheric bits of real sight-seeing and eating in the southwest of France. More than usual attention to anatomy and skeletal forensics to reveal the surprise biography of the victim, laced with accurate and amusing presentations of current physical anthropological, and Palaeolithic archaeological, debates, with Gideon back in the European setting of two of Elkins' best early novels. Humor enlivens a potentially dry focus on bones: "'How wonderful it must be to live in America,' [French coroner] Roussillot said. 'So many murders, so much to be learned.'" Touche. Light summer reading; a puzzler rather than gripping terror.
The Gideon book series could be read starting anywhere; oddly, there's no list of previous titles in this book. Aaron and Charlotte Elkins also write mystery series featuring golfers or art historians, if skeletons are too macabre for you.
This book had some interesting twists, and a surprise ending. It was an enjoyable, solid read from Elkins.