Aaron Elkins biography

 

 

Aaron Elkins

(1935 - )

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 Lee Ofsted. They shared an Agatha Award for their short story "Nice Gorilla".

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Mystery Books

  • Running Hot

    Elijah `Schoolboy' Campbell is taking a great offer to leave Hackney behind and start a new life, but he has just seven days to ge

  • Double Homicide

    The "New York Times" bestseller by two masters of the crime novel--and husband and wife--writing together for the first time kick

  • Tears Of The Renegade

    Susan has never known anyone like Cord Blackstone. His pale blue eyes shine with temptation…and dark menace.Cord has a s

  • Mortal Stakes (Spenser)

    Everybody loves a winner, and the Rabbs are major league. Marty is the Red Sox star pitcher, Linda the loving wife. She loves ev

  • Tears of Pride

    Her legacy has just gone up in flames Sheila Lindstrom is reeling from the aftermath of the devastating fire that claime

  • Portobello: A Novel

    Ruth Rendell is widely considered to be crime fiction’s reigning queen, with a remarkable career spanning more than forty years.

  • Windmills of the Gods

    She's on the glinting edge of East-West confrontation, a beautiful and accomplished scholar who has suddenly become our newest amb

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Mystery Movies

  • Moon [Blu-ray]

    Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell) is nearing the completion of his 3-year-long contract with Lunar Industries, mining Earth's primary source

  • Adaptation (Superbit Collection)

    Director Spike Jonze delivers a stunningly original comedy that seamlessly blends fictional characters and situations with the liv

  • Donnie Darko: The Director's Cut (Two-Disc Special Edition)

    During the presidential election of 1988, a teenager named Donnie Darko sleepwalks out of his house one night, and sees a giant, d

  • Vanilla Sky

    Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Penelope Cruz. Cameron Crowe's thrilling remake of Open Your Eyes , a sexy psychological tale of wealth,

  • Memento

    Point blank in the head a man shoots another. In flashbacks, each one earlier in time than what we've just seen, the two men's pas

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Mystery Authors