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Make No Bones Hardcover – 18 Jun 1992


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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Wonderful Book 30 Jun 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I adore mysteries where a man has to figure out what happened with his head rather than his fists. Elkins is a remarkably talented and intelligent individual, and his books about the "Skeleton Dectetive" are charming and fascinating. A lot like how Sherlock Holmes or a Magician, Oliver seems able to pull amazing facts off of skeletons - and even after he explains how it's done, it's still pretty amazing. With Gideon, John, and Julie - who have become some of my favorite characters - there's more of the action for everyone. An Elkins mystery is always perfect for a rainy day.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Funny But At Times Morbid 15 Nov 2000
By Rosemary Brunschwyler - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Gideon Oliver's wife Julie takes a more active role in this story set mostly in rural Oregon. The story has elements of a good Elkins book with another lesson in forensic anthropology. At times it is very funny and in spots is quite morbid. Although the proposed motive for the killings is unconvincing, Julie's enhanced role makes the reading worthwhile.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Spectacular setting & premise, poor ending & motive 7 July 2005
By F.Faulkner - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I've had enough of Julie for awhile. Oh she solves it again, isn't she wonderful!? Not. And oh he loves her so much, isn't that wonderful?! Not. She so much smarter somehow than her highly-educated anthropologist husband and his experienced FBI agent friend?! Not.

This Gideon Oliver mystery installment was wonderful in its idea of an anthropologists' convention, and that the anthropologists would have such vast knowledge, and such. And the bones turning out to be whose they were was a great treat too.

But overall where was the mystery? There was no satisfaction as to the motive, no satisfaction for the reader as to the old murders themselves. The book just sort of ends quickly wrapping it all up in this lame excuse of a motive. This was probably my least favorite Aaron Elkins yet.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Very entertaining. 8 April 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This novel is one of the most entertaining novels I have ever read. It keeps you guessing until the last page. Some knowledge in forensic anthropology is helpful but not necessary. Well-written, characters are very well-done. The setting adds to the excitement. Great book
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Gideon Oliver is my favorite of the Elkin's characters! 8 Jan 2013
By Tina - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I adore Aaron Elkin's books. I especially love the Gideon Oliver mysteries. Elkins is one of my favorite authors and I really enjoyed this book! I would highly recommend this book to any fan of mysteries. it is well written and very attention holding. A great read!
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