Aaron Elkins'
SKELETON DANCE
A spine-tingling tale of suspicion- intrigue- and murder starring his popular forensic detective Gideon Oliver.
 
 
 
 
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SKELETON DANCE
 
 

There is a small village in France that is well known for pate de foie gras . . .and bones. Boasting the largest concentration of prehistoric fossils in Europe, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac is the home of the prestigious Institut de Prehistoire -- where eminent scientists study and squabble ...and perhaps, on occasion, commit murder.

Professor Gideon Oliver knows bones. That's why the mild-mannered sometime-investigator is the forensic specialist the Chief Inspector in Les Eyzies calls when a local dog emerges from a nearby cave carrying parts of a human skeleton -- and a not-all-that-long-ago-interred one at that. But murder piles on murder -- and surprise upon electrifying surprise -- following Gideon's arrival, as his search for answers leads him quickly, into the darkest corners of the scientific community ... and sets him on a shocking trail of death, greed, and deception nearly forty thousand years in the making.


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Praise for SKELETON DANCE

"Breezy....fascinating....(it) dazzles."

-- New York Times Book Review

"Absorbing and fun."

-- Pittsburgh Post-Gazzette

"An informative and enjoyable look at our collective family tree, nuts and all."

-- San Francisco Chronicle

"Absorbing and fun...an enjoyable and educational romp."

-- Pittsbutgh Post-Gazette

"An ancient mystery tied to modern villainy; a cast of wacky eccentrics; a sunny protagonist; and more cool facts about forensic pathology than ... well, than you can shake a bone at."

-- Seattle Times

 
   
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