Aaron Elkins

Aaron Elkins

in Brooklyn, The United States
July 24, 1935



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

Average rating: 3.81 · 24,612 ratings · 1,977 reviews · 42 distinct worksSimilar authors
Fellowship of Fear (Gideon ...

3.67 avg rating — 1,863 ratings — published 1982 — 17 editions
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Old Bones (Gideon Oliver, #4)

3.97 avg rating — 1,402 ratings — published 1987 — 17 editions
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The Dark Place (Gideon Oliv...

3.85 avg rating — 1,271 ratings — published 1983 — 6 editions
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Curses! (Gideon Oliver, #5)

3.99 avg rating — 963 ratings — published 1989 — 15 editions
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Murder in the Queen's Armes...

3.91 avg rating — 1,081 ratings — published 1985 — 17 editions
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Dead Men's Hearts (Gideon O...

3.95 avg rating — 911 ratings — published 1994 — 4 editions
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Skeleton Dance (Gideon Oliv...

3.89 avg rating — 837 ratings — published 2000 — 14 editions
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Icy Clutches (Gideon Oliver...

3.97 avg rating — 957 ratings — published 1990 — 14 editions
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Unnatural Selection (Gideon...

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 822 ratings — published 2006 — 10 editions
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Little Tiny Teeth (Gideon O...

3.85 avg rating — 771 ratings — published 2007 — 12 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
(18 books)
3.88 avg rating — 16,322 ratings

A Deceptive Clarity A Glancing Light Old Scores
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3.73 avg rating — 1,465 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.”
Aaron Elkins, The Worst Thing

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