It’s summertime, and in addition to being the season for certain movies it is also (for many of us) the season for certain books or certain types of reading (i.e. beach or other leisure-reading-spot-of choice). I’m pretty eclectic in my leisure reading, and these days seem mostly to gravitate toward nonfiction. However, I am also a fan of work across pretty much every genre. I thought for this edition of Thursday Night Trivia I’d share a few of my favorite mystery series … and get y’all to chime in on what amateur or not-so-amateur detectives you find satisfying to read.
1. Gideon Oliver (Aaron Elkins). Before there was Bones, there was Gideon Oliver. Oliver is a forensic archeologist who would love to spend his time working with the remains of long-dead people from ancient civilizations … but more often then not finds himself dragged in to consult on a modern-day crime scene. Elkins is also the author of two other series, one featuring an art historian and one a golf pro (co-authored with his wife), both of which are fun as well. I also enjoyed his free-standing novel/mystery Loot which is about the plunder of European art during WWII.