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  • ISBN: 9780425247884 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 0425247880 (hbk.)
  • Physical Description: print
    vi, 294 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2012.

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Summary, etc.: 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.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2012 November #1
    *Starred Review* The latest in Elkins' Edgar-winning Gideon Oliver series delivers another delicious blend of forensic science and a to-die-for setting. Part of Elkins' appeal is the way he gives intriguing facts and travel tips for exotic or romantic settings. This time it's Florence and the vineyards of Val d'Arno. When Oliver, a forensic anthropologist and professor at the University of Washington, gives a lecture at an international symposium in Florence on how skeletal remains can help solve murders, the local cops offer to take the class to view a set of bones, remnants from a murder-homicide solved the preceding year. Or was it? As usual in this series, the bones speak to Gideon Oliver in ways that the cops missed, and in ways the reader will find both compelling and convincing. The bones belong to the wife of another victim, her husband, whose body was cremated. This husband and wife (here comes the plot stretch) were the heads of a wine-making clan that Oliver and his wife were scheduled to visit. Oliver's intensive forensic exam, plus his questioning of the relatives after he and his wife are ensconced in the family home, totally upends the police conclusions. The family turns out to be as tricky as the Borgias, and the motives for murder elbow each other for precedence. Much about wine, Florence, forensics, and evil. Great bouquet. Copyright 2012 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Aaron Elkins is the author of the Edgar® Award–winning Gideon Oliver Mysteries as well as his most recent novel, The Worst Thing.

Subject: Oliver, Gideon (Fictitious character) Fiction
Forensic anthropologists Fiction
Tuscany (Italy) Fiction
Genre: Mystery fiction.
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