Aaron Elkins

Aaron  Elkins

Aaron Elkins, a former forensic anthropology professor and Edgar Award winner, can't seem to let go of the past; he's written his eighteenth book featuring Gideon Oliver, the globetrotting Skeleton Detective. Elkins has published factual articles for the New York Times travel magazine, Smithsonian magazine, and Writer's Digest, and is widely acknowledged for inventing the forensic mystery genre in the early 1980s with Fellowship of Fear. His writings have been adapted into a big ABC television series and translated into more than a dozen languages. He has received a Nero Award and shared an Agatha Award with his wife and collaborator, Charlotte Elkins, in addition to the Edgar Award for Old Bones, his fourth Gideon Oliver novel. Elkins lives in a small hamlet on the Washington coast, where he works as a forensic anthropologist for the Olympic Peninsula Cold Case Task Force when he's not writing.