Icy Clutches by Aaron Elkins
(Book Six in the Gideon Oliver Series)

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Returning 30 years later to the scene of an Alaskan avalanche tragedy, the sole survivor soon provides work for the Skeleton Detective when bones discovered at the site raise disturbing questions about what really happened.

About Aaron Elkins

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Former anthropologist Aaron Elkins has been writing mysteries and thrillers since 1982. He won an Edgar award for Old Bones, as well as an Agatha (with his wife Charlotte), and a Nero Wolfe Award. His major continuing series features forensic anthropologist-detective Gideon Oliver, "the skeleton detective". Aaron speaks often at professional conferences, is a frequent contributor to the New York Times, has written for Smithsonian magazine, and is the author of several short stories. His work, which has been published in over a dozen languages, include: NASTY BREAKS (with his wife Charlotte Elkins), MAKE NO BONES, A DECEPTIVE CLARITY, SKELETON DANCE, THE DARK PLACE, and Little Tiny Teeth. He and his wife Charlotte live in Washington.
Published January 1, 1990 by MYSTERIOUS PRESS. NY 1990. 294 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror. Fiction

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Gideon Oliver, an anthropologist with a special interest in bone identification (The Dark Place, etc.), has accompanied his forest-ranger wife Julie to a weeklong conference she's attending at Glacier Bay Lodge in Alaska.

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Forensic sleuth Gideon Oliver discovers that an alleged avalanche victim actually died of an ice pick wound to the skull. PW called this ``well-intentioned but wordy. . . . The repetitive scientific a

Dec 02 1991 | Read Full Review of Icy Clutches (Book Six in the...

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