An anthropologist convention, that Gideon attends, of course is going to have some odd connection to an old crime that is anything but what is expected. Bones don't lie.
A good, quick read - classic style mystery
A clever Gideon Oliver mystery. Clues are offered, but it is very hard to solve the mystery before the last chapter
A RAG AND A BONE...AND A MURDER
Not much was left of Dr. Albert Jasper. His jaw bone and a few charred bits were installed in a place of honor in an Oregon museum to create a fascinating, if macabre, exhibit. It was a fitting end for a great forensic scientist-until what was left of him disappeared. Gideon Oliver was baffled. All of his fellow forensic anthropologists at their biennial Oregon convention, bone bash, and weinie roast had an opportunity, but who had a motive? But Gideon's discovery of another skeleton in a nearby shallow grave would unearth a still deeper mystery.
Now Oliver would need his formidable knowledge of human bones-and the human heart-to piece together a tale of two killings...one committted long ago and one about to happen and cut right to the bone.
Little slower, didn't hold my interest as much as some of the other ones.
As usual I really enjoyed this book. Gideon, Julie, and John go to a conference for forensic anthropologists and of course there is murder involved. Love the characters in this series! Times I laughed out loud and of course could not figure out who did it until the very end!