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The Dark Place ❴Read❵ ➪ The Dark Place Author Aaron Elkins – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk Gideon Oliver earns his moniker The Skeleton Detective in this riveting entry to the Edgar Award winning mystery series that never disappoints The Philadelphia Inquirer Deep in the primeval rainforest Gideon Oliver earns his moniker The Skeleton Detective in this riveting entry to the Edgar Award winning mystery series that never disappoints The Philadelphia Inquirer Deep in the primeval rainforest of Washington State s Olympic Peninsula, the skeletal remains of a murdered man are discovered And a strange, unsettling tale begins to unfold, for forensic anthropologist Gideon The Dark PDF \ Oliver determines that the murder weapon was a primitive bone spear of a type not seen for the last ten thousand years And whoever or whatever hurled it did so with seemingly superhuman force Bigfoot sightings immediately crop up, but Gideon is not buying them But something is continuing to kill people, and Gideon, helped by forest ranger Julie Tendler and FBI special agent John Lau, plunges into the dark heart of an unexplored wilderness to uncover the bizarre, astonishing explanation Fans of authors Kathy Reichs and Tess Gerritsen and television shows like Bones will be fascinated by Aaron Elkins s award winning landmark forensic detective series.


10 thoughts on “The Dark Place

  1. Blaine DeSantis Blaine DeSantis says:

    Book 2 of this enjoyable series finds Gideon called in as an advisor to try and help the FBI determine if bones that were discovered in Olympia National Park are those of hikers who died over 7 years ago Of course, Gideon is able to get a lot of information from just the few bones to help to a degree What we see here is that he is able to help piece together the crime based on assistance from his old college professor and National Park Ranger, Julie We also get into someof Gideon s back Book 2 of this enjoyable series finds Gideon called in as an advisor to try and help the FBI determine if bones that were discovered in Olympia National Park are those of hikers who died over 7 years ago Of course, Gideon is able to get a lot of information from just the few bones to help to a degree What we see here is that he is able to help piece together the crime based on assistance from his old college professor and National Park Ranger, Julie We also get into someof Gideon s background as well as a blooming love affair for him three years after his wife died I enjoyed the book but have some reservations as to how quickly the pieces of the puzzle were put together and the killer discovered But when you consider the number of books in this series you appreciate how the author develops his character and allows us to see that despite being an expert, there is always room for assistance from others


  2. Jan C Jan C says:

    I have bought multiple copies of books before but generally I haven t actually bought books that I have already read They are usually just sitting on my shelves Not this time though I must have read this years ago But it didn t sound familiar until I got through 90% of the book It wasn t until they climbed on top of the boulder that I said to myself, Haven t I read this before It was the second book in the series and it was the book where the Skeleton Detective met his second wife But I I have bought multiple copies of books before but generally I haven t actually bought books that I have already read They are usually just sitting on my shelves Not this time though I must have read this years ago But it didn t sound familiar until I got through 90% of the book It wasn t until they climbed on top of the boulder that I said to myself, Haven t I read this before It was the second book in the series and it was the book where the Skeleton Detective met his second wife But I haven t really read this series in order It just didn t really seem to carry over from one book to another Maybe the first time I read about Ishi and about him being the last of the Yahi I didn t realize that this had been a true person And he also speaks of him in another book which got me to pick up Wild Men Ishi and Kroeber in the Wilderness of Modern America by Douglas Cazaux Sackman and he uses events that happened to the Yahi For instance, I read there that they would take things from people s houses but they would leave something in exchange like a basket or something And, sure enough, that story was in this book And who knew there were documentaries on You Tube And I was intrigued by the thought of a rainforest in Washington state and found this on You Tube this afternoon It sure gave me a better idea of what Olympic Park looks like


  3. Matt Matt says:

    Elkins returns with his second novel in the Gideon Oliver series, adding just as much panache as his debut novel, but switching the focus to the United States While working in the Pacific Northwest, Dr Oliver is called to assist with a case in a Washington rainforest, where two hikers went missing six years earlier and a young woman recently disappeared When the body of the hikers surface, odd injuries leave Oliver wondering who could have done such a thing Ancient tool marks appear to be th Elkins returns with his second novel in the Gideon Oliver series, adding just as much panache as his debut novel, but switching the focus to the United States While working in the Pacific Northwest, Dr Oliver is called to assist with a case in a Washington rainforest, where two hikers went missing six years earlier and a young woman recently disappeared When the body of the hikers surface, odd injuries leave Oliver wondering who could have done such a thing Ancient tool marks appear to be the only explanation, but when Dr Oliver comments on the possibility of a Bigfoot, the press goes to town Working with a park ranger, Oliver tries to deduce what and who might have caused such brutal injuries, while using his expertise in anthropology to offer as many teachable moments as possible, the murderer soon becomes apparent, but can it be Elkins takes the reader down many paths and into numerous possibilities before all is resolved by the end.Elkins forged the way for future books of this nature to flourish be they Jefferson Bass or Kathy Reichs, to name but two The idea of using bones and anthropology to decipher what happened to bodies isinteresting than it seems on the surface While Elkins adds cultural anthropology into the mix, the reader is treated to another level of intrigue and added moments of ah ha and wonder Elkins uses his abilities to portray Oliver as both a bumbling academic, but also a man with primal needs and urges This mix makes for arelatable character, while still giving the air that something can be learned by listening to what the fine doctor has to say.Kudos, Dr Elkins for your continued work to entertain, teach, and leave the reader thoroughly addicted to what else you have on offer


  4. Rogue Reader Rogue Reader says:

    The Skeleton Detective is coming to Ashland, Oregon on Friday August 13, 2010 Ashland Mystery at Bookwagon so of course I m re reading all of Elkins works I m up to Unnatural Selection published in 2007, but can t resist posting about The Dark Place published in 1983The Dark Place is set in the rain forests of Washington State, where Gideon encounters a hiker killed by a primitive stone age spear and meets his park ranger wife to be Julie It s the second Gideon Oliver mystery, and really th The Skeleton Detective is coming to Ashland, Oregon on Friday August 13, 2010 Ashland Mystery at Bookwagon so of course I m re reading all of Elkins works I m up to Unnatural Selection published in 2007, but can t resist posting about The Dark Place published in 1983The Dark Place is set in the rain forests of Washington State, where Gideon encounters a hiker killed by a primitive stone age spear and meets his park ranger wife to be Julie It s the second Gideon Oliver mystery, and really the only one where Gideon is presented as courageous, but also a bit foolish He s clearly anxious and out of his element in the rain forest but persists in his masculine assertion that he can handle anything that comes The narrative on his reasoned purchases to prepare for his trek is hilarious given the failure of his 10c plastic tent, white bread gone mushy and his endless wandering in circles Especially so on top of the James Bond persona presented in Fellowship of Fear It s Julie who rescues him of course, and gets him warm, dry and fed in no time out of her pack.


  5. Joe Donley Joe Donley says:

    I don t usually read mystery, but this one takes place on the Olympic Peninsula, and I m obsessed with anything to do with that locale The landscape was a major part of the story I loved it.


  6. Ellen Ellen says:

    The Dark Place by Aaron Elkins.This is the 2nd book in the Gideon Oliver series Gideon, after losing his wife, is introduced to Julie the guide at the Olympic National Park, who turns out to be muchthan just a reliable source Olympic National Park in Washington State holds a mystery The disappearance of two hikers A handful of remains are found and Gideon is called to identify them Gideon does muchthan only identify the remains Gideon is drawn towards the markings of the woun The Dark Place by Aaron Elkins.This is the 2nd book in the Gideon Oliver series Gideon, after losing his wife, is introduced to Julie the guide at the Olympic National Park, who turns out to be muchthan just a reliable source Olympic National Park in Washington State holds a mystery The disappearance of two hikers A handful of remains are found and Gideon is called to identify them Gideon does muchthan only identify the remains Gideon is drawn towards the markings of the wounds that caused their death Startled by his findings Gideon is brought into a pre historic age when weapons were only beginning to be formed by an ancient people Gideon reviews his findings with Abe Goldstein, his mentor of years past and now a retired professor Abe may be elderly but his mind is still as alert as ever.This book should not to be overlooked It s Gideon Oliver on an adventure ofthan a lifetime The depth and expertise in writing this magnificent journey can only be attributed to the author, a former anthropology professor himself


  7. Judy Judy says:

    Lost tribe of Indians I usually enjoy a Gideon Oliver book, but this one is too full of give me a break moments Gideon is called in to help identify bones found in woven baskets that had been buried in the Olympic Peninsula National Park Two men had gone missing in the rain forest 30 years previous and he needs to determine if the bones belong to the two men Gideon meets his future wife, Julie, who is stationed there as a park ranger He is immediately attracted to her and she to him With Lost tribe of Indians I usually enjoy a Gideon Oliver book, but this one is too full of give me a break moments Gideon is called in to help identify bones found in woven baskets that had been buried in the Olympic Peninsula National Park Two men had gone missing in the rain forest 30 years previous and he needs to determine if the bones belong to the two men Gideon meets his future wife, Julie, who is stationed there as a park ranger He is immediately attracted to her and she to him Within a short time, we get an unnecessary description of their intimate moments whenever they get together Gideon concludes from the bones that the two men were murdered By whom The Bigfoot theory is discarded About 3 4 into the book, Gideon is convinced that a lost tribe of Indians is responsible for the murders and the recent disappearance of a young girl The author needs to pay attention to time lines In this book the year is 1982 Gideon is 40 years old He proposes to Julie In a later book set in 2004 it has them getting married in 1997


  8. Penny Penny says:

    I love the whole Gideon Oliver series, but this is probably my favorite It seems evenrich with history and anthropology than his other books.I like being able to learn something while reading a novel, and you can always count on Aaron Elkins for that In this series, I also love the geeky protagonist, a forensic anthropologist nicknamed the skeleton detective The supporting characters, his wife Julie and his detective friend John Lau, also add a lot to the series, although they make o I love the whole Gideon Oliver series, but this is probably my favorite It seems evenrich with history and anthropology than his other books.I like being able to learn something while reading a novel, and you can always count on Aaron Elkins for that In this series, I also love the geeky protagonist, a forensic anthropologist nicknamed the skeleton detective The supporting characters, his wife Julie and his detective friend John Lau, also add a lot to the series, although they make only brief appearances in this novel The friendship between Gideon and John is particularly interesting to watch as it develops from one book to the next The short conversation between them at the end of this novel shows something about the level of trust between them


  9. JZ JZ says:

    Silly, sexist, escapist Nothing to see here Perfict for cleaning house.


  10. Ladyhawk Ladyhawk says:

    Very clever, really I do enjoy the anthropological assessments and deductions.


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