Fellowship of Fear (Gideon Oliver, #1) by Aaron ElkinsWhen anthropology professor Gideon Oliver is offered a teaching fellowship at US military bases in Germany, Sicily, Spain, and Holland, he wastes no time accepting. Stimulating courses to teach, a decent stipend, all expenses paid, plenty of interesting European travel . . . Whats not to like?
It does not take him long to find out. On his first night, he is forced to fend off two desperate, black-clad men who have invaded his Heidelberg hotel room with intent to kill. And then there are a few trivial details that the recruiting agency forgot to mention-such as the fact that the two previous holders of the fellowship both met with mysterious ends.
From there, it is all downhill. Gideon finds himself the target in an unfamiliar game for which no one has bothered to give him the rules. What he does have is his own considerable intellect and his remarkable forensic skills. He will need them, for he is playing for some fairly high stakes: the security of Western Europe.
I'm a former anthropologist who has been writing mysteries and thrillers since , having won an Edgar for Old Bones, as well as a subsequent Agatha with my wife Charlotte , and a Nero Wolfe Award. My major continuing series features forensic anthropologist-detective Gideon Oliver, "the Skeleton Detective. Before "Fellowship of Fear," the first Gideon Oliver, published in , you'd have to go back 70 years and more to Austin Freeman and his Dr. Thorndyke series. My work has been published in a dozen languages. Charlotte and I live on Washington's Olympic Peninsula, our marriage having survived more or less intact our collaboration on novels and short stories. Although I've been a full-time writer for some time now, I also remain active in real-life forensics by serving as the forensic anthropologist on the Olympic Peninsula Cold Case Task Force.
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While we may not have an actual meeting scheduled during these two months, this blog is available to keep everyone active with their mystery reading and discussions. Aaron Elkins began writing the first novel in the Gideon Oliver series in , and has been steadily putting out books by himself, or in collaboration with his mystery-writing wife, Charlotte Elkins, ever since. Together with his wife, Julie, Gideon Oliver travels the world to various historical dig sites, stumbling across murder mysteries in many international settings. Although none of the Gideon Oliver series is available in audiobook or Large Type editions, it does appear that all of them are available as eBooks through the libraries Hoopla digital content service! Stryker , Gideon Oliver was one of their stable of mystery solvers.
Aaron Elkins born Brooklyn July 24, is an American mystery writer. He is best known for his series of novels featuring forensic anthropologist Gideon Oliver—the 'skeleton detective'. Elkins's father was a machinist, his mother a homemaker. Elkins graduated from Hunter College in with a Bachelor of Arts, after which he studied at the University of Wisconsin—Madison , earned master of arts degrees at the University of Arizona and California State University, Los Angeles , and received a doctorate in Education Ed. Elkins had a multi-year career as a government employee, consultant, lecturer, and teacher in the fields of business, psychology, and anthropology. Elkins and his wife, Charlotte Elkins , live in Sequim , Washington ;  they have two children.