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Uneasy Relations

Uneasy Relations

Написано Aaron Elkins

Озвучено Joel Richards


Uneasy Relations

Написано Aaron Elkins

Озвучено Joel Richards

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4/5 (4 оценки)
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8 hours
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Издано:
Dec 19, 2019
ISBN:
9781977337573
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Buried ceremoniously, high in a cave on the Rock of Gibraltar, lies the skeleton of a human woman, clutching the skeleton of a part-human, part-Neanderthal child. Fascinated, Professor Oliver jumps at the chance to visit the site. But two deaths, possibly murders, have rocked Gibraltar. As Oliver tries to piece things together, he's about to fall for some deadly tricks. After all, unlike the Gibraltar Boy, he's only human.

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Издано:
Dec 19, 2019
ISBN:
9781977337573
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Аудиокнига

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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)
    Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah! Another fun rmop with Dr. Gideon Oliver, skeleton detective! These are such enjoyable Summer mystery reads! Intelligent and interesting, lovely characterizations.Criticisms: This one was harder to get into than the last, Little Tiny Teeth, more confusing academic characters. This time I could not absorb the "sense of place" of the Rock of Gibraltar as I have in most of Elkin's other novels. Compliments/Pros: Once it got off running on the actual examining of bones and murders, it was delicious and took off running and I could not put it down. Very good twisty satisfying mystery! Well done as usual, did not disappoint!!
  • (4/5)
    One of my favourite authors. Not necessarily his best but the premise was great and I enjoyed it. I enjoy his books about Gideon Oliver (aka Skeleton Detective) particularly due to the interplay of all characters, some continuing and some that only show up here and there. Being in one of the smaller scientific areas of expertise, forensic anthropology, sometimes melding into archaeology, you can expect some familiar faces or names. Gideon also does not like autopsies or dead bodies less than totally dessicated from age.Uneasy Relations begins with a newspaper article about a presentation Gideon is about to give at the International Paleoanthropological Society. The unfortunate title of the article sounds like a tabloid entry: "Prominent Scientist to Reveal 'Stunning' Scientific Fraud in Gibraltar". So begins another adventure.Reading this series, there are a lot of technical words, but since there are always friends, not to mention his wife, who either can't or won't let him get away with that have everything translated one way or another in lay terms. Some of the humour actually surrounds this part of Gideon's character, and anyone who has ever attended a scientific lecture or has worked with professors will recognize this. Uneasy Relations is the 15th book in the series and they are fun, informative, and feature a very human hero.
  • (4/5)
    Nice. Lots of echos of other books - yet again Gideon goes to a conference of academics (archaeologists, mostly, this time) with whom he was previously involved, and discovers previous and current murders and is himself threatened. The reason is...well, reasonable, given the characters involved, though it's not obvious despite the pointing out of the salient characteristics several times early on in the book. Oh, and another police officer takes John's place, down to the venting over Gideon's 'explanations' - and thinking about that, I discovered for the first time the pun in John's name (John Lau/Law!). Neat, fun, good characters, exciting climax - interesting echo of Gideon's first adventure in Fellowship of Fear (minor point but a familiar defensive/offensive move!). And a little more about Julie and Gideon as people. Nice book - this one I'll reread, I'm sure.
  • (3/5)
    Gideon Oliver is returning to Gibraltar for a reunion of those who worked on the Gibraltar Woman excavation five years earlier. Journalists have taken remarks intended for pun as truth and have stated that Gideon will be talking about something of greater import to anthropology fraud than Piltdown Man. It's not long before there are a couple of possible attempts on Gideon's life -- or were they just accidents? Two years earlier, one of their colleagues, died in a landslide on the site of their original dig cave. Another member of the group is soon dead. Gideon must convince Gibraltar's chief inspector that a crime has been committed, but it's Gideon's knowledge of forensic anthropology that will solve the case. It took me awhile to become engaged, but once the focus of the book was more on the mystery and less on anthropology with scientific discussions in the mix, I was able to care more about investigation. I have never read earlier installments in the series, and this was the 15th, so it is possible that I might have enjoyed the first part more if I'd had a better knowledge of the main characters. I do think that it works reasonably well as a stand-alone as most of the characters were developed sufficiently in the book.