CURSES! - Fluch: Ein Gideon Oliver–Roman

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Der Anthropologe (und Knochen-Detektiv) Gideon Oliver nimmt an einer Ausgrabung auf der mexikanischen Halbinsel Yucatan teil. Wen wunderts, dass er dort nicht nur alte Knochen findet, sondern sich auch mit frischen Leichen abplagen muss? Richtig brenzlig wird’s, als die an der Ausgrabung beteiligten Wissenschaftler mit einem jahrhundertealten Fluch der Maya belegt werden ... Der dritte Krimi mit Gideon Oliver!
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AARON ELKINS, geboren 1936, verdiente sich sein Studium der biologischen Anthropologie als Boxer, bis er nach acht gewonnenen Kämpfen drei hintereinander verlor, worauf er sich aufs Servieren verlegte; er war Dozent für Betriebswirtschaft, bis er 1982 von einem Lehrauftrag an einem NATO-Stützpunkt zurückkehrte und sich als Arbeitsloser wiederfand; seither arbeitet er als freier Schriftsteller und lebt in Sequim, Washington. Für Old Bones erhielt er den Edgar der amerikanischen Kriminalautoren für das beste Buch 1987.
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Feb 3, 2018
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An Edgar Award–winning mystery featuring the forensic anthropologist hailed as “a likable, down-to-earth, cerebral sleuth”—from the author of Switcheroo (Chicago Tribune).

“With the roar of thunder and the speed of a galloping horse comes the tide to Mont St. Michel,” goes the old nursery song. So when the aged patriarch of the du Rocher family falls victim to the perilous tide, even the old man’s family accepts the verdict of accidental drowning.

But too quickly, this “accident” is followed by a bizarre discovery in the ancient du Rocher chateau: a human skeleton, wrapped in butcher paper, beneath the old stone flooring. Professor Gideon Oliver, lecturing on forensic anthropology at nearby St. Malo, is asked to examine the bones. He quickly demonstrates why he is known as the “Skeleton Detective,” providing the police with forensic details that lead them to conclude that these are the remains of a Nazi officer believed to have been murdered in the area during the Occupation. Or are they? Gideon himself has his doubts. Then, when another of the current du Rochers dies—this time via cyanide poisoning—his doubts solidify into a single certainty: Someone wants old secrets to stay buried . . . and is perfectly willing to eradicate the meddlesome American to make that happen.

Voted one of the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association’s 100 Favorite Mysteries of the 20th Century, and featuring “a thrilling final scene,” Old Bones will captivate fans of Kathy Reichs and Tess Gerritsen as well as readers of Aaron Elkins’s popular Alix London series (Publishers Weekly).

Old Bones is the 4th book in the Gideon Oliver Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

The forensic anthropologist known as the Skeleton Detective tackles his first four cases in the Edgar Award–winning series “that never disappoints” (The Philadelphia Inquirer).
Edgar Award winner and former anthropologist Aaron Elkins “thoroughly understands the art of the murder mystery” (The Philadelphia Inquirer). In these four initial volumes of the long-running Skeleton Detective series, Elkins introduces readers to his “likable, down-to-earth cerebral sleuth,” Professor Gideon Oliver (Chicago Tribune).
Fellowship of Fear: Gideon accepts a teaching fellowship at US military bases in Europe—without knowing the previous two fellowship holders met mysterious ends. Now caught up in a dangerous game, this professor will need to think fast in order to survive.
“Sherlock Holmes would be pleased.” —The Houston Post
The Dark Place: Gideon is in Washington’s Olympic National Park and must make sense of skeletal remains, a primitive bone spear murder weapon, and alleged Bigfoot sightings before a relentless killer strikes again.
“As good as it gets.” —New York Daily News
Murder in the Queen’s Armes: A stolen prehistoric skull bone and dead archaeology student interrupt Gideon’s honeymoon in England. The now infamous Skeleton Detective agrees to help the police, but doing so soon pushes him and his new bride into danger.
“Great stuff.” —The New York Times Book Review
Old Bones: In this Edgar Award winner, Gideon is called upon while lecturing in France to examine bones found beneath the stone flooring of an old chateau in Mont St. Michel. But it’s the skeletons in a local family’s closet that could prove deadly . . .
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