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Subject: Gideon Oliver series
Date Posted: 5/21/2009 6:03 AM ET
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Has anyone read the Gideon Oliver series by Aaron Elkins? I grabbed one from the book swap at work, and am getting another through here (like I need another series!). Debbie

Date Posted: 5/21/2009 8:18 AM ET
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I've read a couple of them--the first two, I think--a few years back. For me, it was one of those mediocre series I decided not to continue reading in favor of other "better" stuff, but I do know other folks who really like them. The forensic details were interesting but IMO that was about all, the stories themselves were rather "meh."

Cheryl

Geri (geejay) -
Date Posted: 5/24/2009 7:36 PM ET
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I've read most of them.  There for a bit I couldn't wait for the next book in the series.  I have one near the top of my TBR and I seem to be holding off because I don't want it to be the last.

I liked the forensic details and how he seems to get sucked into situations checking out skeletons or near sekletons.  I was amazed at all you could learn from bones.

Geri

Date Posted: 5/24/2009 8:12 PM ET
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Gideon Oliver got better with each books, but once married, they changed some.   The last 2 or 3 were more average.  It's one of hose series that gets better then kind of flatlines at average.

Date Posted: 5/31/2009 1:38 PM ET
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Aaron Elkins is one of my favorite writers, particulary the Gideon Oliver series.  I love cozies and the foresic facts!

I also have a review of one of his books on my book blog if you want to check it out.  You will need to scroll down some.  His website is also linked from my blog as well.

 

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