Good Blood

Good Blood

Book - 2004
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Penguin Putnam
Even on an Italian holiday, anthropologist Gideon Oliver and his wife can't seem to find any R & R. They're guests of Mrs. Oliver's colleague on an idyllic island. But the breathtaking view and sumptuous food come at a price. The padrone's only child, Achille, has been kidnapped, bones have been found... and Gideon must mix business with pleasure.

Baker & Taylor
While enjoying their holiday on an idyllic Italian island, anthropologist Gideon Oliver and his wife find themselves caught up in a case of kidnapping and murder when the local padrone's only child, Achille, is abducted, bones are discovered, and Gideon becomes caught up in the investigation into the crimes. 25,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
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.

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& Taylor

While vacationing on an idyllic Italian island, anthropologist Gideon Oliver and his wife find themselves caught up in a case of kidnapping and murder when the local padrone's only child is abducted, and Gideon joins the investigation.

Publisher: New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2004
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780425194119
0425194116
Branch Call Number: MYS Elkins, A 100.11 2004
Characteristics: 293 pages ; 24 cm

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Mar 30, 2011

Like "House, MD" on TV, you can't play detective alongside unless you're a doctor. But this is one of the better mystery authors around.

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