Dying on the Vine

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Penguin, Dec 4, 2012 - Fiction - 304 pages
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EdgarŽ Award–winning author Aaron Elkins’s creation—forensics professor Gideon Oliver—has been hailed by the Chicago Tribune as “a likable, down-to-earth, cerebral sleuth.” Now the celebrated Skeleton Detective is visiting friends at a vineyard in Tuscany when murder leaves a bitter aftertaste…
When Gideon Oliver and his wife, Julie, are in Tuscany visiting the Cubbiddu family, the renowned Skeleton Detective is asked to reexamine the remains of a mysterious family tragedy. Pietro Cubbiddu, former patriarch of the Villa Antica wine empire, is thought to have killed his wife and then himself in the remote mountains of the Apennines. It does not take long for Gideon to deduce that, whatever happened, a murder-suicide it was not.
Soon Gideon finds himself in a morass of family antipathies, conflicts, and mistrust, to say nothing of the local authority’s resentment. And when yet another Cubbiddu relation meets an unlikely end, it becomes bone-chillingly clear that the killer is far from finished…

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Review: Dying on the Vine (Gideon Oliver #17)

User Review  - Antoinette - Goodreads

Dying on the Vine has everything I could ask for in a mystery. A forensic anthropologist as sleuth, lots of arcane skeletal clues, a setting in Tuscany, lots of Italian wine and food. It's perfect. I didn't want it to end. Looking forward ro rhe next in the Gideon Oliver series. Read full review

Review: Dying on the Vine (Gideon Oliver #17)

User Review  - Dorota - Goodreads

Took me slightly longer than usual to get sucked in and not quite as many laugh out loud moments, but still a fun read. Read full review

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Aaron Elkins is the author of the EdgarŽ Award–winning Gideon Oliver Mysteries as well as his most recent novel, The Worst Thing.

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