Aaron Elkins





Aaron Elkins

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in Brooklyn, The United States
July 24, 1935

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Aaron J. Elkins AKA Aaron Elkins (born Brooklyn July 24, 1935) is an American mystery writer. He is best known for his series of novels featuring forensic anthropologist Gideon Oliver—the 'skeleton detective'. The fourth Oliver book, Old Bones, received the 1988 Edgar Award for Best Novel. As Oliver is a world-renowned authority, he travels around the world and each book is set in a different and often exotic locale.

In another series, the protagonist is museum curator Chris Norgren, an expert in Northern Renaissance art.

One of his stand-alone thrillers, Loot deals with art stolen by the Nazis and introduces protagonist Dr. Benjamin Revere.

With his wife, Charlotte Elkins, he has also co-written a series of golf mysteries about LPGA member Le...more


Average rating: 3.76 · 11,480 ratings · 1,028 reviews · 37 distinct works · Similar authors
Fellowship of Fear (Gideon ...
3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 997 ratings — published 1982 — 16 editions
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Old Bones (Gideon Oliver, #4)
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 764 ratings — published 1987 — 14 editions
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The Dark Place (Gideon Oliv...
3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 617 ratings — published 1983 — 15 editions
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Curses! (Gideon Oliver, #5)
3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 541 ratings — published 1989 — 13 editions
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Murder in the Queen's Armes...
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 562 ratings — published 1985 — 16 editions
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Dead Men's Hearts (Gideon O...
3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 516 ratings — published 1994 — 10 editions
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Skeleton Dance (Gideon Oliv...
3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 529 ratings — published 2000 — 13 editions
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Unnatural Selection (Gideon...
3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 509 ratings — published 2006 — 9 editions
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A Dangerous Talent (Alix Lo...
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3.36 of 5 stars 3.36 avg rating — 560 ratings — published 2012 — 10 editions
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Icy Clutches (Gideon Oliver...
3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 493 ratings — published 1990 — 11 editions
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More books by Aaron Elkins…
Fellowship of Fear The Dark Place Murder in the Queen's Armes Old Bones Curses! Icy Clutches Make No Bones
Gideon Oliver (17 books)
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3.3606965174129355 of 5 stars 3.36 avg rating — 804 ratings

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The Chris Norgren Mysteries (3 books)
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3.6666666666666665 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 699 ratings

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3.518987341772152 of 5 stars 3.52 avg rating — 395 ratings

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“I can't claim that I came out of it the winner. But I felt a lot like a kid who has finally found the guts to stand up to the schoolyard bully and tell him to take his best shot: bruised and bloody and thinking maybe that it hadn't been such a hot idea, but - what do you know? - still standing.”
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