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Elkins, Aaron J.

Overview
Works: 108 works in 612 publications in 9 languages and 31,287 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Psychological fiction  Suspense fiction  History  Adventure stories 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3555.L48, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Aaron J Elkins
 
Most widely held works by Aaron J Elkins
Where there's a will by Aaron J Elkins( Book )

20 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forensics expert Gideon Oliver journeys to northern Hawaii to uncover a deadly family plot involving greed, intrigue, skullduggery, and murder
Skeleton dance : a novel by Aaron J Elkins( Book )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Les Eyzies-de-Tayac, "it takes a bizarre and startling forensic breakthrough by Gideon [Oliver] to bring an end to a trail of deception almost forty thousand years in the making."--Jacket
Loot : a novel by Aaron J Elkins( Book )

20 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American art historian Ben Revere braves assassins while searching Europe for a shipment of art stolen by the Nazis in World War II. One of the paintings, a Velazquez, surfaced in Boston where it was sold to a pawnbroker for one hundred dollars
Twenty blue devils by Aaron J Elkins( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 1,240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A coffee murder mystery set in Tahiti. It begins with the death of the manager of the Paradise Coffee plantation whose common-law wife, Therese, is a cousin of FBI agent John Lau. Lau enrolls forensic anthropologist Gideon Oliver. Lots of coffee lore
Little tiny teeth by Aaron J Elkins( Book )

22 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When forensics professor Gideon Oliver joins an Amazon riverboat expedition with a group of research botanists, he expects a nice vacation. What he gets is heat, corrupt officials, dangerous insects and animals-and worse. As they travel upriver, one of the botanists is killed by a deranged passenger who leaps overboard and flees into the darkness. No one can explain why. Theories begin to simmer, and stories of long-past, half-forgotten grudges-and new ones as well-boil to the surface. Only when a fresh skeleton turns up in the river, scoured to the bone by voracious piranhas, does Gideon realize that in this jungle full of predators, humans may be the deadliest of all
Unnatural selection by Aaron J Elkins( Book )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heading for the Isles of Scilly with his wife, who has been invited to attend a consortium hosted by a Russian expatriate, forensics professor Gideon Oliver, delighted to spend the time puttering around local Neolithic sites, stumbles upon a much newer bone that could be tied to a recent murder
Good blood by Aaron J Elkins( Book )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and Japanese and held by 1,122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even on an Italian holiday, anthropologist Gideon Oliver and his wife can't seem to find any R. & R. They are guests of Mrs. Oliver's colleague on an idyllic island. But the breathtaking view and sumptuous food come at a price. The padrone's only child, Archille, has been kidnapped, bones have been found and Gideon must mix business with pleasure
Old scores : a Chris Norgren mystery by Aaron J Elkins( Book )

18 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of nowhere - in fact, from a Paris junk shop - with no known history of ownership. Vachey will let Chris examine the painting, but he's not allowed to make scientific tests before he officially accepts the painting for the museum. Could the whole episode be a cruel hoax? Chris knows that if he authenticates the painting and it's a fake, he'll have embarrassed both himself and his museum. But if he rejects Vachey's gift, and the Rembrandt turns out to be real, he'll also
Old bones : a Gideon Oliver mystery by Aaron J Elkins( Book )

37 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an old skeleton is found beneath the floor of the du Rocher estate, American "skeleton detective" Dr. Gideon Oliver is called in to uncover the secrets behind the Old Bones
Icy clutches by Aaron J Elkins( Book )

21 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthropology professor Gideon Oliver is called upon to examine the bones at a remote Alaskan avalanche site. The FBI need his help, and the survivors of the avalanche are keen to know more. Yet someone wants nothing revealed, and may think that murder is the best way to cover the past
Dying on the vine by Aaron J Elkins( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Tuscany visiting friends with his wife, Gideon Oliver is asked to reexamine the bones of a couple whose deaths were ruled a murder-suicide. His findings do not agree with those of the Italian police
A glancing light by Aaron J Elkins( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chris Norgren, Seattle museum curator, investigates a two-year-old international art theft in Italy
Skull duggery by Aaron J Elkins( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Japanese and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Gideon Oliver and his wife are on vacation in Mexico when a local police chief requests his assistance on a case. After Oliver realizes the coroner has misidentified two bodies, he concludes these two mistakes are no coincidence
Turncoat by Aaron J Elkins( Book )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pete and Lily's comfortable marriage is rocked by the surprise appearance of Lily's father, and when the man is found dead and Lily disappears, Pete embarks on a dangerous trip halfway around the world to solve the mystery of his wife's tragic past
Uneasy relations by Aaron J Elkins( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Japanese and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The worst thing by Aaron J Elkins( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Aaron Elkins has been hailed as "a master" (The Dallas Morning News) for his Edgarʼ Award-winning Gideon Oliver mysteries. Now, in an original new novel, he illustrates how quickly everything can go wrong when you ask: What's the worst that can happen? For Bryan Bennett, designing hostage negotiation programs is the perfect job--as long as he keeps a safe, theoretical distance. What he can't do is deal directly with kidnappers or their victims, as a result of his own abduction and imprisonment as a small boy. Thirty-some years later, intense nightmares still plague his sleep, and a fear of enclosed spaces prevents him from attempting to travel. So when Bryan's boss asks him to fly to Reykjavik, Iceland, to teach his corporate-level kidnapping and extortion seminar, he automatically says no. But the CEO of GlobalSeas Fisheries, Inc. has specifically requested Bryan--or no one else. Bryan finally relents ... For decades he's treaded gingerly around the edges of his deepest terrors. Now, on this trip, Bryan's taken hostage again and must face his fears full-on. Will he realize that in this battle of will and nerve, he is his own greatest enemy? Or has this fight already been lost, years and years ago?"--
Dead men's hearts by Aaron J Elkins( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An ancient skeleton tossed in a garbage dump is the first conundrum to rattle Gideon Oliver when he arrives in Egypt. There to appear in a documentary film, he expects an undemanding week of movie star treatment and a luxurious cruise up the Nile with his wife Julie. But when Gideon discovers a tantalizing secret in the discarded bones-- and violence claims a famous Egyptologist's life-- he is thrust into a spotlight of a different kind. Plying his calipers as the world's foremost forensic anthropologist, Gideon's investigation of the goings-on leads him through the back alleys and bazaars of Cairo and deep into the millennia-old tombs of the Valley of the Kings. As the puzzle is painstakingly pieced together, Gideon will find that the identifying traits of a cunning killer are the same now as they were in the time of the pyramids: greed without guilt, lies without conscience ... and murder without remorse"--Back cover
The dark place by Aaron J Elkins( Book )

24 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dark Place finds forensic anthropologist Gideon Oliver on a trail that stretches from prehistoric times--to present danger
Fellowship of fear by Aaron J Elkins( Book )

19 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gideon Oliver, linguistics expert and professor of physical anthropology at Heidelberg University, finds himself caught up in a mystery involving murder, secret agents, international intrigue, and espionage
 
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Skeleton dance : a novel
Alternative Names
Aaron Elkins Amerikaans schrijver

Aaron Elkins écrivain américain

Aaron Elkins scrittore statunitense

Elkins, Aaron 1935-

アーロン・エルキンズ

エルキンズ, アーロン

Languages
English (278)

Japanese (30)

German (6)

Italian (3)

Spanish (3)

Czech (3)

Dutch (2)

Finnish (1)

Danish (1)

Covers
Skeleton dance : a novelLoot : a novelTwenty blue devilsLittle tiny teethUnnatural selectionGood bloodOld scores : a Chris Norgren mysteryOld bones : a Gideon Oliver mystery