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Good Blood (Gideon Oliver Mysteries (Paperback))
by Aaron Elkins | Mystery & Thrillers
Registered by Shadie of Easley, South Carolina USA on Friday, August 19, 2005
Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by PrincessLeanne): to be read


3 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by Shadie from Easley, South Carolina USA on Friday, August 19, 2005

10 out of 10

To be released at the London Renegade's Treasure Hunt.



Gideon Oliver, renowned professor of forensic anthropology, prefers old bones to new. But his brilliance, vital to forensic police forces the world over, has made him known as the Skeleton Detective ...

It was supposed to be a much-needed Italian holiday from grueling academia for Gideon Oliver. True, his wife, Julie, is there to help their friend Phil run a guided tour, but Gideon himself is looking forward to a few days' R and R. So when Phil invites the couple to his wealthy family's idyllic island in Lake Maggiore, the Olivers accept with enthusiasm. But the breathtaking view and sumptuous food come at a price.

The family padrone's only child, Achille, has been kidnapped. Soon after, nearby construction workers unearth some bones, which Colonel Caravale of the local carabinieri calls on Gideon to identify. Chilled by the thought that the bones might be Achille's, the family anticipates the result with a mixture of dread and cautious hope. Accepting the task is the only gracious thing to do and, besides, Gideon finds that being on his own while Julie is working is less than satisfying. So he sets out to identify the bones -- and along the way, exposes some extraordinary deceptions that lay bare the malignant, long-hidden secrets at the dark heart of a highborn family.

 


Journal Entry 2 by wingYokoSpungeonwing from Dunboyne, Co. Meath Ireland on Sunday, August 28, 2005

10 out of 10

This looks absolutely cracking! Thanks Shadie, it was a highlight of my day getting to meet you. Thanks also for the WONDERFUL 'imagine' journal with which you presented me. It's beautiful.

I hope we meet again very soon. :) 


Journal Entry 3 by wingYokoSpungeonwing from Dunboyne, Co. Meath Ireland on Tuesday, January 03, 2006

7 out of 10

I really enjoyed this little thriller - a few twists and turns, not too gory, not too demanding. Nice setting and likeable characters. Thanks!

Will put his next book on my wish list. :) 


Journal Entry 4 by wingYokoSpungeonwing at Kings Avenue Brixton in Brixton, Greater London United Kingdom on Tuesday, January 03, 2006

This book has not been rated.

Released 8 yrs ago (1/3/2006 UTC) at Kings Avenue Brixton in Brixton, Greater London United Kingdom

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Leaving at the foot of the Post Box one the left hand side of the road about halfway between the junctions of Thornbury Road and Crescent Lane with Kings Avenue. 


Journal Entry 5 by PrincessLeanne from London, Greater London United Kingdom on Tuesday, January 03, 2006

This book has not been rated.

I found the book on Kings Avenue in Brixton today at a bus stop. I must admit I won't read it as I have a stack of books to read but was so excited to find it I wanted to bring it home and register it.

I plan to release it tomorrow on a bus from Brixton heading into cental London... 




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