Long before forensics TV shows made the topic popular, Aaron Elkins was intriguing
mystery fans with his Gideon Oliver ("the skeleton detective") series. As a
forensic anthropologist, Oliver is called upon in each book to use his skills
to identify the remains of murder victims and to help track down their killers.
Elkins has also written several mysteries about art curator Chris Norgren.
With his wife Charlotte, Elkins has co-authored a series about woman golfer
Lee Ofsted. His books have been translated into a dozen languages, have
been Book of the Month Club selections, and have won several awards. In a
recent interview, Elkins stated that his publishers are most interested in
having him continue with the Gideon Oliver series, given the recent public
interest in forensics topics.
Aaron Elkins has had careers as a boxer and as a professor of anthropology.
He and Charlotte Elkins live in NW Washington State, the setting for
some of the books. Others are given exotic foreign locations.
Find available items by: Aaron Elkins
- 1988 Edgar Award: Best Novel
- 1993 Agatha Award: Best Short Story
Nice Gorilla, (Aaron and Charlotte Elkins)
- 1994 Nero Wolfe Award: Best Novel
Books by Aaron Elkins: Gideon Oliver Series
Books by Aaron Elkins: Chris Norgren Series
- Fellowship of Fear (1982)
- The Dark Places (1983)
- Murder in the Queen’s Arms (1985)
- Old Bones (1987
- Curses! (1989)
- Icy Clutches (1990)
- Make No Bones (1991)
- Dead Men’s Hearts (1994)
- Twenty Blue Devils (1997)
- Skeleton Dance (2000)
- Good Blood (2004)
Books by Aaron Elkins: Lee Ofsted Series (with Charlotte Elkins)
- A Deceptive Clarity (1987)
- A Glancing Light (1991)
- Old Scores (1993)
- Wicked Slice (1989)
- Rotten Lies (1995)
- Nasty Breaks (1997)
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