Skeleton Dance - Gideon Oliver, Bk 10 Author:Aaron J. Elkins "Many people -- villagers, campers, tourists -- explore these caves. People have died in them before. They slip and fall, they are crushed by loosened rocks, they die of natural causes..." Joly looked at him, only barely managing to keep from shaking his head at the man's never-ending obtuseness. — "And do they bury themselves as well?" he asked.... more »
Les Eyzies-de-Tayac is known for three things: pate de foie gras, truffles, and ancient bones. This small French village is home to the largest concentration of prehistoric fossils in Europe and headquarters of the prestigious Institut de Prehistoire, which studies them. So when the local police inspector, Lucien Anatole Joly, finds reason to suspect foul play, he places a call to his old friend Gideon Oliver, the famed "Skeleton Detective."
Once Gideon arrives, murder piles on murder, puzzle on puzzle, and electrifying surprise on surprise, in a series of unexpected events that threaten to tear the once sober, dignified institute apart. It takes a bizarre and startling forensic breakthrough by Gideon to bring an end to a trail of deception almost forty thousand years in the making.
The Edgar Award-winning author of Loot offers a spine-tingling tale of suspicion, intrigue, and murder.« less