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Aaron Elkins


USA flag (b.1935)

Aaron Elkins (born July 24, 1935) is an American mystery writer. He is best known for his series of novels featuring forensic anthropologist Gideon Oliver. The fourth Oliver book, Old Bones, received the 1988 Edgar Award for Best Novel. In another series, the protagonist is museum curator Chris Norgren. He has also written a series of mysteries with his wife, Charlotte Elkins
 

Genres: Mystery, Thriller
 
Series
Gideon Oliver
   1. Fellowship of Fear (1982)
   2. The Dark Place (1983)
   3. Murder in the Queen's Armes (1985)
   4. Old Bones (1987)
   5. Curses! (1989)
   6. Icy Clutches (1990)
   7. Make No Bones (1991)
   8. Dead Men's Hearts (1994)
   9. Twenty Blue Devils (1997)
   10. Skeleton Dance (2000)
   11. Good Blood (2004)
   12. Where There's a Will (2005)
   13. Unnatural Selection (2006)
   14. Little Tiny Teeth (2007)
   15. Uneasy Relations (2008)
   16. Skull Duggery (2009)
   17. Dying on the Vine (2012)
   18. Switcheroo (2016)
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Chris Norgren
   1. A Deceptive Clarity (1987)
   2. A Glancing Light (1991)
   3. Old Scores (1993)
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Lee Ofsted (with Charlotte Elkins)
   1. A Wicked Slice (1989)
   2. Rotten Lies (1995)
   3. Nasty Breaks (1997)
   4. Where Have All the Birdies Gone? (2004)
   5. On the Fringe (2005)
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Novels
   Loot (1999)
   Turncoat (2002)
   The Worst Thing (2011)
   A Long Time Coming (2018)
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Awards
Edgar Awards Best Novel winner (1988) : Old Bones
Agatha Award Best Novel nominee (1991) : Make No Bones
Agatha Award Best Novel nominee (1993) : Old Scores


Aaron Elkins recommends
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Under Lock & Skeleton Key (2022)
(Secret Staircase Mystery, book 1)
Gigi Pandian
"An extremely likable new protagonist, a cunning plot, and a cast of quirky, fascinating characters. . . full of twists and witty insights you never see coming."
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Murder Never Forgets (2005)
(Carla Day, book 1)
Diana O'Hehir
"An intriguing mystery with a sharp, funny, gutsy heroine."
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Site Unseen (2002)
(Emma Fielding, book 1)
Dana Cameron
"A rip-snorting good mystery."
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The Meriwether Murder (1998)
(Alan Graham Mysteries, book 2)
Malcolm Shuman
"History and mystery, a clever, twisty plot, and plenty of action."

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