Skull Duggery by Aaron Elkins
Publisher: Berkley Hardcover, 2009
Flat Signed! Hardcover first edition / first printing. Fine book in fine jacket, not price clipped, Signed on the title page and is author's signature only. Minimum scuffing and edge wear. No writing or marks Comes with Certificate of Authenticity for author's signature.
Price in US $ 34.95
Summary: No one solves crimes like Skeleton Detective Gideon Oliver.
Gideon and his wife are on vacation in Mexico when a local police chief requests his assistance on a case. A mummified corpse was discovered in the desert and the coroner believed the victim was shot. But Gideon's examination reveals the victim was stabbed with a Phillips-head screwdriver. Then Gideon is asked to examine the skeleton of a murder victim found a year earlier-only to discover another error. The coroner misidentified the remains as belonging to a twelve to fifteen-year-old girl, when in fact the remains were that of a young woman of twenty.
Gideon knows these two "mistakenly" identified bodies aren't a coincidence. But finding the connection between them will prove more dangerous than he could possibly imagine- and place him into the crosshairs of the killer he's hunting.
Turncoat by Aaron Elkins
Publisher: "Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.: William Morrow & Co", 2002
"Hardcover with jacket not price clipped, signed by author on custom designed bookplate, 1st ed./1st printing, complete numberline including the number 1, guaranteed to be a trade (retail) edition, not a bookclub or ex-library. BOOK CONDITION: Fine - tight square, white pages, no markings of any kind. JACKET CONDITION: Fine - faint scratch on jascket front, minimum scuffing and edge wear. Comes in Mylar Jacket cover. Fine book in fine dust jacket, F/F. Comes with Certificate of Authenticity for Author's Signature."
Price in US $ 32.50
Summary: Pete Simon's all-American life was everything he ever wished for: a good home, a satisfying career, and a marriage still strong and loving after nearly twenty years. But in the days following the assassination of John F. Kennedy, everything is about to change. And it begins with the appearance of a stranger at his door.The man ranting madly about money, death, and forgiveness is unknown to Pete -- but not to his distraught wife, Lily. Only when the man has gone does the truth come out. The unwelcome visitor was Lily 's father, whom she had claimed died long ago in their native France. The next day he is dead, his savagely beaten body washed up in a nearby marsh -- and Lily disappears, leaving a note behind begging Pete not to follow her.As a nation mourns its fallen leader, Pete Simon is devastated by a tragedy of his own. Now, with a business card from an antiques dealer in Barcelona as his only lead, he sets out to find his missing wife, embarking on a twisted and perilous journey that will carry him to Europe, where the hideous crimes of the Nazi aggressors remain fresh in the minds of those who cannot forget...or forgive. But each door Pete opens leads him deeper into a painful and shocking past slowly revealing secrets of greed, terror, guilt, and treacherous collaboration with a monstrous enemy that could shatter everything he believes in destroy everything he loves. And suddenly he has become more than a concerned husband and seeker of a bitter truth; he has become the target of desperate, dangerous men and their terrifying vengeance.A haunting parable of good and evil and the many shifting shades of humanity in between, Aaron Elkins's "Turncoat" is an extraordinary reading experience, a compelling, provocative, and rocket-paced rollercoaster ride with surprises at every turn that will leave the reader breathless.
Where There's A Will by Aaron Elkins
Publisher: "New York, New York, U.S.A.: Prime Crime", 2005
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Price in US $ 34.95
Summary: Acclaimed for a mischievous wit and his intriguing mixture of forensic anthropology and real skull-duggery, Aaron Elkins is one of the best in the business and getting better all the time. Now, the author of "Good Blood" returns, and so does Gideon Oliver, professor of forensics, who uncovers a deadly family plot of greed and murder in the northern uplands of Hawaii.