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Elkins, Aaron J.

Overview
Works: 108 works in 579 publications in 9 languages and 31,908 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Psychological fiction  Detective and mystery stories, American  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 )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,416 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 )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,398 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 )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,384 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
Little tiny teeth by Aaron J Elkins( Book )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When forensics professor Gideon Oliver joins an Amazon riverboat expeditin with a group of research botanists, he expects a nice vacation. What he gets is heat, corrupt officials, dangerous insects and animals, and the realization that in this jungle full of predators, humans may be the deadliest of all
Twenty blue devils by Aaron J Elkins( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 1,284 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
Unnatural selection by Aaron J Elkins( Book )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,220 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 )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and Japanese and held by 1,163 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 )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,064 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
Icy clutches by Aaron J Elkins( Book )

20 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,055 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
Old bones : a Gideon Oliver mystery by Aaron J Elkins( Book )

34 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,033 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 bones
Turncoat by Aaron J Elkins( Book )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 1,005 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
A glancing light by Aaron J Elkins( Book )

13 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 998 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 981 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
Dying on the vine by Aaron J Elkins( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 972 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
Make no bones by Aaron J Elkins( Book )

19 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oregon museum installed an exhibit to honor what remains were left of the forensic scientist, Dr. Albert Jasper. During a biennial convention for fellow forensic scientists, Dr. Jasper's remains disappeared. Gideon Oliver was baffled by the disappearance, but even more so when he discovered another skeleton in a nearby shallow grave. He would need all his knowledge of bones to piece together a tale of two killings, one from long ago and another about to happen
The worst thing by Aaron J Elkins( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 953 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 )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Gideon Oliver investigates a murder among the ruins of ancient Egypt. The story begins when skeletons turns up on the site of a film shoot for which Oliver is a commentator. One of the skeletons is 4,000 years old, which is fair enough, but another is of far more recent vintage
The dark place by Aaron J Elkins( Book )

23 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mayan ruins in the Yucatán, a secret room in a tomb, age-old skeletons. To anthropologist Gideon Oliver, the renowned Skeleton Detective, the invitation to join the archaeological excavation of Tlaloc promises two months of paradise on Earth. That is, until an ancient series of Mayan curses against desecrators of the site is unearthed. When the first one comes to pass ("The bloodsucking kinkajou will come freely among them"), it is taken by all as a practical joke. But by the time the fourth one is apparently consummated ("The one called Xecotcavach will pierce their skulls so that their brains spill onto the earth"), nerves have begun to fray and suspicions and discord are mounting. The steamy jungles weigh down on the band of eccentric anthropologists as one by one the curses continue to materialize. It takes Gideon's special talents for deduction--along with the enigmatic insights of Mexico's one and only Mayan Indian inspector of the state judicial police--to resolve an ancient riddle and a modern, murderous mystery."--Back cover
Fellowship of fear by Aaron J Elkins( Book )

19 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 824 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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Loot : 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 (281)

Japanese (31)

German (6)

Spanish (4)

Czech (4)

Italian (3)

Dutch (2)

Finnish (1)

Danish (1)

Covers
Skeleton dance : a novelLoot : a novelLittle tiny teethTwenty blue devilsUnnatural selectionGood bloodOld scores : a Chris Norgren mysteryIcy clutches