Excellent mystery read. This is the second I have read from the series and look forward to many more! This one deals with... um... old bones. The are found in the basement of a man who recently died, and opens up a whole can of worms. Inheritance, murder, history... shouldn't say any more.
A traditional whodunit - fast paced and very enjoyable.
Enjoyable -- I wouldn't mind reading more of the Gideon Oliver books.
A very interesting entry in the "Gideon Oliver" series. Oliver is a physical anthropologist, a "skeleton detective" and the book is filled with fascinating information on how detectives can solve old mysteries from bones! The characters are likeable and the setting for this one (Bretony) adds a lot to the story, which involves a WW II era murder. Was the winner of the 1987 Edgar Award for Best Mystery of the Year.
Outstanding book! Edgar Award winner. Great way to enter the Gideon Oliver universe.
First Elkins I have read. I enjoyed it as much as Kathy Reichs and Beverly Connor.
This story pulls in a WWII tragedy and animosity. Made for a good read and a great mystery.
I love these books. Easy to read. Great people and great read
This is my all time favorite mystery. You will not figure it out until the end. Very intriguing story. Gideon Oliver is a very likably sleuth. You will learn to like his dry humor.
This book won the 1987 Edgar Award as Best Mystery of the Year. It deserved the award.
A great whodunit, in the classic tradition of Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers... smart detectives, well-formed characters, and the requisite denouement in the sitting room. The formula is old, but the story is new enough to stay interesting from beginning to end. A real page-turner!