Old Bones
Aaron Elkins
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Dec 15, 2018 - 01:50 AM By Aaron Elkins

Winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award for best mystery novel of the year.With the roar of thunder and the speed of a galloping horse comes the tide to Mont St Michel goes the old nursery song So when the aged patriarch of the du Rocher family falls victim to the perilous tide, even the old man s family accepts the verdict of accidental drowning.But too quickly, this accidWinner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award for best mystery novel of the year.With the roar of thunder and the speed of a galloping horse comes the tide to Mont St Michel goes the old nursery song So when the aged patriarch of the du Rocher family falls victim to the perilous tide, even the old man s family accepts the verdict of accidental drowning.But too quickly, this accident is followed by a bizarre discovery in the ancient du Rocher chateau a human skeleton, wrapped in butcher paper, beneath the old stone flooring.Professor Gideon Oliver, lecturing on forensic anthropology at nearby St Malo, is asked to examine the bones He quickly demonstrates why he is known as the Skeleton Detective, providing the police with forensic details that lead them to conclude that these are the remains of a Nazi officer believed to have been murdered in the area during the Occupation.Or are they Gideon himself has his doubts Then, when another of the current du Rochers dies this time via cyanide poisoning his doubts solidify into a single certainty someone want old secrets to stay buried and is perfectly willing to eradicate the meddlesome American to make that happen.Elkins official website is at Aaron Elkins
  • Title: Old Bones
  • Author: Aaron Elkins
  • ISBN: 2940012638649
  • Page: 368
  • Format: Nook

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Gary Sundell Dec 15, 2018 - 01:50 AM
A top notch mystery which was certainly deserving of its Edgar as best mystery novel in 1998.This is the first Dr. Gideon Oliver mystery I have read. This book was the 4th in the series. It will not be my last.
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Brie Dec 15, 2018 - 01:50 AM
This is not my kind of book. We all have styles we prefer. Me? Witty dialogue, clever storyline, something of substance to chew over afterward.This book has none of these. Instead, the author uses every available moment to write in tidbits of French culture he likely researched from a book. There are conversations and whole scenes that do nothing to advance the storyline. My edition claims this book would have pleased Sherlock Holmes. While I believe we can all be intrigued with the method used [...]
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TarHeelGirl00 Dec 15, 2018 - 01:50 AM
I really enjoyed this book, and I think Inspector Joly best sums it up when he refers to the case as "a nice, old fashioned mystery." Mont St. Michel is an excellent location and this book encouraged me to learn more about this interesting island.I loved the banter between Gideon and John, as well as the outrages between the family members. Also Gideon's vocabulary definitely made me aware of the existence of some extremely long words!
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Peter Tillman Dec 15, 2018 - 01:50 AM
A competent, well-written mystery that held my attention. Histrionics at the end are classical (denoument & drama in the grand salon of a country estate!) but perhaps a bit much. I'm only an occasional mystery-reader, but I'd consider another by this author.
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Lauren Albert Dec 15, 2018 - 01:50 AM
SpoilerThe plot was a little convoluted for me and I don't think there was any way for someone reading the book to figure it out. There was also a bit of predictability about the shy, quiet girl everyone likes getting the inheritance. But I enjoyed the book anyway.
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Andrea Dec 15, 2018 - 01:50 AM
Gideon Oliver is an American forensic anthropologist known as “The Skeleton Detective”, because he has achieved some notoriety for solving a number of murders. In this book, he’s on a trip to France, taking part in a lecture series on forensic anthropology. Although he’s having a pretty good time as a lecturer, some of the other speakers are quite dull, and things are sometimes becoming boring for both Gideon and his good friend, FBI agent John Lau. And so when some old bones are discove [...]
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Linda Dec 15, 2018 - 01:50 AM
Dr. Oliver Gideon (AkA the Bone Detective) is at a conference in France when he is asked to look at some bones found in the basement of an old mansion. Before he gets to the mansion the owner dies in an accident at the seaside while looking for seashells but other members of the family had gathered at the owners request for a family meeting. The bones seem to be from WWII and the timing of the death of the owner seems to be mysterious to Gideon. There are several possibilities for the bones and [...]
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Pamela Hofman Dec 15, 2018 - 01:50 AM
It's always fun to reread something you remember really liking many years after the first time so that you know you're going to enjoy it, but it's long enough that you don't remember the story too well nor "whodunnit."I really enjoyed this book. Again. Dr. Gideon Oliver is a fun protagonist. He's smart but still makes some mistakes. He's a little goofy at times but seriously knows his stuff. His sidekick, John Lau, the big Hawaiian detective, is an excellent character as well with his regularly [...]
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Elizabeth Du Dec 15, 2018 - 01:50 AM
Classic mystery with Gideon Oliver holding forth in the lovely locale of the Breton coast with The famous tides of Mount St Michel playing an active role in the plot. Interesting characters gathered at a major house for a family council. But the patriarch who called the meeting does before revealing its purpose. With the titular Old Bones found in the cellar there's reason enough for the skeleton detective who is lecturing at the Mont to come render an opinion on the bones And much more of cour [...]
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Karen Dec 15, 2018 - 01:50 AM
Gideon Oliver series #4 and winner of the Edgar Prize for mystery writing in 1987. Gideon is a renowned anthropologist who is in France for a conference. When a dismembered body is found in the basement of a local chateau, Gideon and his side kick John from FBI get called into action. The plot is typical of the series, Gideon is almost killed in trying to solve the murder. There are some twists and turns but nothing too spectacular. At 210 pages it is an easy read.
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Susan Dec 15, 2018 - 01:50 AM
This is one of the most interesting and compelling mysteries I've ever read. It hasbelievable characters, a WW II history, a French setting - including the amazing Mt. Saint Michel - and a very clever academic forensic anthropologist!
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Sue Munson Dec 15, 2018 - 01:50 AM
A little slow but ultimately satisfyingIf you're looking for a page turner, this author is probably not for you. That said, if you're looking for a good story with likeable characters, this may be right up your alley.
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kathy Dec 15, 2018 - 01:50 AM
The book was stilted and the "action" confusing. It was difficult to keep track of who was related to whom. And really wasn't sure it mattered to the progression of the book anyway. All in all, not an enjoyable read.
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Karin Dec 15, 2018 - 01:50 AM
Plenty of plot twists in this one.
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Marie Dupree Dec 15, 2018 - 01:50 AM
Good read!Held my interest. Confusing number of folks, but they get straightened out in the end. I now will read the author's first three books in this series.
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Joanne Dec 15, 2018 - 01:50 AM
A must read if you've been to Mont Saint Miche!
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Teresa in Ohio Dec 15, 2018 - 01:50 AM
In my quest to sort through all my ongoing series I returned to this one. I love forensic novels and Kathy Reichs is my go to author. It didn't bother me it was first published in 1987 or it was set in France. The writing is just not my style. I looked at ratings for other books in this series amd it averages around a 2. So this is going in the DNF files of series for me
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Diana Dec 15, 2018 - 01:50 AM
Gideon is an American professor and an expert in forensics, especially using the human skeleton. He is one of the presenters at a conference for police officers in France. Guillaume had called all his relatives to the family home for an unknown announcement. Just as they gathered he drowned on the beach in an unfortunate accident. None of the family knows why they were called to appear. Then, the remains of a skeleton are found in the basement of Guillaume’s house. Lucien, one of the police in [...]
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Melanie Dec 15, 2018 - 01:50 AM
This reads like an Agatha Christie book. So, no action and not a thriller but a mystery. If you can get over the first two chapters of annoying family squabble and drama, you can be rewarded by the tandem of Gideon and John Lau who worked to solve a bones-based historical mystery. I liked them but this book shows that sometimes an Edgar awardee does not necessarily impress for thrill seekers of today (think the period of Wordstar!) I can probably give other editions another try. Few forensic ant [...]
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Jody Hamilton Dec 15, 2018 - 01:50 AM
Really enjoying this series! I guessed part of the mystery early on, but not everything.
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Leslie Dec 15, 2018 - 01:50 AM
fun story! totally surprising by the ending!
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Mal Warwick Dec 15, 2018 - 01:50 AM
Old bones turn up buried under paving stones in the basement of a French villa in 1986. The detective in charge of the case is conveniently located nearby at a week-long police conference on forensic anthropology. There, Dr. Gideon Oliver, an American anthropologist known as the “Skeleton Doctor,” is a featured lecturer. Gideon accompanies the detective to the site of the discovery, where he discovers that the bones constitute only one-third of a complete skeleton.Meanwhile, in the villa abo [...]
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Matt Dec 15, 2018 - 01:50 AM
Elkins takes the reader over to France, where Dr. Gideon Oliver is busy presenting at a conference. His expertise, 'Skeleton Detective of America', has French authorities liaise with him on a curious case surrounding a well-to-do French family. When the family patriarch drowns in high tide, the will is read and assets divided. Soon thereafter, a family member is poisoned and a set of bones turns up in the basement. Oliver and his FBI friend, Agent John Lau, seek to get to the bottom of this, wit [...]
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Tina Dec 15, 2018 - 01:50 AM
Old Bones is the fourth in Elkins’ Gideon Oliver series. Gideon Oliver, the “Skeleton Detective of America,” is in France for a forensics conference when he gets called in to investigate a skeleton found buried in the cellar of a wealthy family. This is the second death to engulf the du Rocher family within a week. The patriarch of the family, Guillaume du Rocher, drowned during an incoming tide he couldn’t escape. In addition to determining the identity of the skeleton, Oliver is determ [...]
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Jon Dec 15, 2018 - 01:50 AM
My first Gideon Oliver novel. An ingenious series of mysterious occurrences involving visitors to a manor house (!), but this time not in the wilds of England, but on the coast of France near Mont St. Michel. Vivid description of an initial death as the inrushing tide overcomes a pedestrian, with a similar situation near the end involving the heroes. One of my principal problems with books like this is usually the boring and confusing introduction of multiple suspects--here there are nine of the [...]
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Nikki Dec 15, 2018 - 01:50 AM
Anthropology professor and "Skeleton Detective" Gideon Oliver is participating in an international police conference in Brittany when he gets a chance to help investigate some old bones found in a cellar. The cellar belongs to a manoir, which belongs to an eminently dysfunctional extended family, one member of which is a young friend of Gideon's. The investigation points back to World War II and the death of a family member said to have been executed by the SS for Resistance activity. Before the [...]
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Cat. Dec 15, 2018 - 01:50 AM
I'd read this one before, although I have no record of it in my files. But the story was extremely familiar and I had a sense of who the 'bad guy' was from the first moment the character was described. I just couldn't remember the "why" part.The one thing I've realized, having reread the book, is that I'd really like to see Mont St. Michel. This takes place nearby, and the murder is done by high tide there. Of course, at first everyone assumes it was a mistake, but then the old bones of the titl [...]
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Ellen Dec 15, 2018 - 01:50 AM
"Old Bones" by Aaron Elkins.Another review for a book/story/mystery of this caliber is just not good enough. The first 3 1/2 pages of chapter one had me transfixed to the wordsat were no longer just words. I was no longer just reading a story; no longer following the old man being slowly and deliberately engulfed by the sea. I was the old man. I was watching as the sea started to enter the tops of my boots along with the sand. It was my own feet that could barely move with the weight of the wate [...]
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Phil Ellenberger Dec 15, 2018 - 01:50 AM
EnjoyedOne could use the helix as Slattery for the plot. The story reads more like a movie than a book. A teacher once described good writing as showing rather than telling. This author is a master shower. Another plus is the surprising conclusion of the baffling plot.
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Old Bones By Aaron Elkins Winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award for best mystery novel of the year.With the roar of thunder and the speed of a galloping horse comes the tide to Mont St Michel goes the old nursery song So when the aged patriarch of the du Rocher family falls victim to the perilous tide, even the old man s family accepts the verdict of accidental drowning.But too quickly, this accidWinner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award for best mystery novel of the year.With the roar of thunder and the speed of a galloping horse comes the tide to Mont St Michel goes the old nursery song So when the aged patriarch of the du Rocher family falls victim to the perilous tide, even the old man s family accepts the verdict of accidental drowning.But too quickly, this accident is followed by a bizarre discovery in the ancient du Rocher chateau a human skeleton, wrapped in butcher paper, beneath the old stone flooring.Professor Gideon Oliver, lecturing on forensic anthropology at nearby St Malo, is asked to examine the bones He quickly demonstrates why he is known as the Skeleton Detective, providing the police with forensic details that lead them to conclude that these are the remains of a Nazi officer believed to have been murdered in the area during the Occupation.Or are they Gideon himself has his doubts Then, when another of the current du Rochers dies this time via cyanide poisoning his doubts solidify into a single certainty someone want old secrets to stay buried and is perfectly willing to eradicate the meddlesome American to make that happen.Elkins official website is at Aaron Elkins

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