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Make No Bones

Make No Bones

Написано Aaron Elkins

Озвучено Joel Richards


Make No Bones

Написано Aaron Elkins

Озвучено Joel Richards

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7 hours
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Jun 12, 2019
ISBN:
9781977337535
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There is not much left of the irascible Albert Evan Jasper, "dean of American forensic anthropologists," after his demise in a fiery car crash. But in accord with his wishes, his remains - a few charred bits of bone - are installed in an Oregon museum to create a fascinating if macabre exhibit. All agree that it is a fitting end for a great forensic scientist - until what is left of him disappears in the midst of the biannual meeting (a.k.a., the "bone bash and weenie roast") of the august WAFA - the Western Association of Forensic Anthropologists - in nearby Bend, Oregon.

Like his fellow attendees, Gideon Oliver - the Skeleton Detective - is baffled. Only the WAFA attendees could possibly have made off with the remains, but who in the world would steal something like that? And why? All had an opportunity, but who had a motive?

Soon enough, the discovery of another body in a nearby shallow grave will bring to the fore a deeper, more urgent mystery, and when one of the current attendees is found dead in his cabin, all hell breaks loose.

Gideon Oliver is now faced with the most difficult challenge of his career - unmasking a dangerous, brilliant killer who knows every bit as much about forensic science as he does. Or almost.

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Aaron Elkins is a former anthropologist and professor who has been writing mysteries and thrillers since 1982. His major continuing series features forensic anthropologist-detective Gideon Oliver, “the Skeleton Detective.” There are fifteen published titles to date in the series. The Gideon Oliver books have been (roughly) translated into a major ABC-TV series and have been selections of the Book-of-the-Month Club, the Literary Guild, and the Readers Digest Condensed Mystery Series. His work has been published in a dozen languages. Mr. Elkins won the 1988 Edgar Award for best mystery of the year for Old Bones, the fourth book in the Gideon Oliver Series. He and his cowriter and wife, Charlotte, also won an Agatha Award, and he has also won a Nero Wolfe Award. Mr. Elkins lives on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula with Charlotte.


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  • (5/5)
    "The irascible Albert Evan Jasper, 'dean of American forensic anthropologists,' is a man who lives up to his eccentric reputation well beyond the grave: he has willed his skeleton to science. For ten years the famous man's bones have lain in a drawer while his fellow scholars have argued about what to do with them."The problem is solved with the opening of an exhibition at the Museum of Natural History in Bend, Oregon: as part of a forensic anthropologists' conference. Jasper's remains are installed in a permanent display. In attendance at the conference is Gideon Oliver, looking forward to a stimulating and education week in the fragrant pine country of central Oregon."The stimulation begins in earnest when Jasper's bones are stolen from their case. More sinister events quickly pile up: the body of a murdered man is discovered in a shallow grave on the grounds of the scenic but decaying resort where the conference is taking place. While this is being investigated by local police, there is another killing -- of a scientist connected with the conference. Gideon, forced to the unwelcome conclusion that the murderer must be one of his own colleagues, narrowly escapes an attempt on his own life,"Aided by wife, Julie, and old friend John Lau of the FBI, Gideon is faced with his most difficult challenge to date -- unmasking a clever, dangerous killer ... who knows every bit as much about forensic anthropology as he does."~~front flapOh I do love these books! The author sets his novels either in places I'd like to go to or in places I've already been and loved. The latter is the case with this book: I attended a lithics class at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, which is 117 miles west of Bend Oregon, which is the setting for this book.It's also one of my favorites because I actually noticed a clue, and so I knew how the murder was set up as an alibi for the murderer. (Did I remember that from when I read this book before? I don't think so because I didn't remember anything else about the plot. So I'll just take credit this once, since I miss so many of them.)A very clever plot and various characters that certainly would fit right into any anthropological conference I've ever been to. Mr. Elkins certainly has a gift for creating characters who seem genuine, and runs the gamut doing so. As usual, his description of the location is appreciative and detailed, allowing the reader to slip more easily into the book and feel as through they're part of the cadre of bystanders trying to sort out the murderer from the cast of suspects. Thoroughly well done!
  • (4/5)
    Pretty good. Not one of my favorites - an abundance of unpleasant characters (though I was relieved to hear why Nellie wanted the secret kept - very in character, no nasty surprises there). The reconstruction was neat, and its failure and success were nicely done. The villain was thoroughly opaque - even after the reveal, I can see the motive(s) but it still seems odd. A few nice bits with John and Julie, and as usual Gideon just accidentally stumbles on the big point - though he might not have if there weren't any questions raised by the bones being taken. Neat murder coverup - both of them. Sneaky! Well, a trained forensic scientist is going to think of stuff most wouldn't.