Icy Clutches (Gideon Oliver Series #6)

Icy Clutches (Gideon Oliver Series #6)

by Aaron Elkins

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Overview

Edgar Award–winning series: On a trip to Glacier Bay, Alaska, the Skeleton Detective pursues a cold-hearted killer who buries evidence in an avalanche.

Gideon Oliver expects to be amicably bored when he takes on the role of “accompanying spouse” at a lodge in the magnificent wild country of Glacier Bay, Alaska, where his forest ranger wife, Julie, is attending a conference. But it turns out to be exactly his cup of tea. There is another group at the lodge: six scientists on a memorial journey to the site of a thirty‑year‑old glacial avalanche that killed three of their colleagues. Their leader is TV’s most popular science personality, the unctuous M. Audley Tremaine, who is the sole survivor of the fatal avalanche. But he does not survive long and is soon found hanged in his room. If that is not upsetting enough, shocked hikers discover human bones emerging from the foot of the glacier—are they the shattered remains of the three who died, finally seeing daylight after their two‑mile, three‑decade journey within the glacial flow?

When the FBI seeks expert help, everyone agrees how fortunate it is that Dr. Oliver, the famed Skeleton Detective, is on the scene. Everybody, that is, but the person who wants ancient history to stay that way—and who believes that murder is the surest way to keep the past buried.

Icy Clutches is the 6th book in the Gideon Oliver Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781497643086
Publisher: Open Road Integrated Media LLC
Publication date: 07/08/2014
Series: Gideon Oliver Series , #6
Pages: 226
Sales rank: 378,384
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Aaron Elkins is a former anthropologist and professor who has been writing mysteries and thrillers since 1982. His major continuing series features forensic anthropologist‑detective Gideon Oliver, “the Skeleton Detective.” There are fifteen published titles to date in the series. The Gideon Oliver books have been (roughly) translated into a major ABC‑TV series and have been selections of the Book‑of‑the‑Month Club, the Literary Guild, and the Readers Digest Condensed Mystery Series. His work has been published in a dozen languages.

 Mr. Elkins won the 1988 Edgar Award for best mystery of the year for  Old Bones , the fourth book in the Gideon Oliver Series. He and his cowriter and wife, Charlotte, also won an Agatha Award, and he has also won a Nero Wolfe Award. Mr. Elkins lives on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula with Charlotte.

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Icy Clutches (Book Six In The Gideon Oliver Series) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I could sit for days with a pile of Aaron Elkin's books. Gideon Oliver never disappoints. How could he? He's 'The Skeleton Detective'. Although I could live without his oh so cute wife Julie, aside from this, Elkins books are wonderful forensic mysteries, full of fascinating physical anthropology. And the locations are wonderful, just wonderful locations. I can't wait to read the next one.
Anonymous 4 months ago
I review only books I enjoy and feel are worth 5 stars. This is one of them.
jjmcgaffey on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Nice one. I remembered what he'd missed, so this time through I caught all the foreshadowing as it happened. The story was still fun though.
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