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Former anthropologist Aaron Elkins has been writing mysteries and thrillers since 1982. He won an Edgar award for Old Bones, as well as an Agatha (with his wife Charlotte), and a Nero Wolfe Award. His major continuing series features forensic anthropologist-detective Gideon Oliver, "the skeleton detective". Aaron speaks often at professional conferences, is a frequent contributor to the New York Times, has written for Smithsonian magazine, and is the author of several short stories. His work, which has been published in over a dozen languages, include: NASTY BREAKS (with his wife Charlotte Elkins), MAKE NO BONES, A DECEPTIVE CLARITY, SKELETON DANCE, THE DARK PLACE, and Little Tiny Teeth. He and his wife Charlotte live in Washington. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Old Bones 550 copies, 14 reviews
Fellowship of Fear 478 copies, 19 reviews
The Dark Place 434 copies, 13 reviews
Murder in the Queen's Armes 393 copies, 10 reviews
Curses! 367 copies, 10 reviews
Icy Clutches 351 copies, 8 reviews
Skeleton Dance 337 copies, 5 reviews
Dead Men's Hearts 335 copies, 8 reviews
Twenty Blue Devils 320 copies, 8 reviews
Make No Bones 287 copies, 5 reviews
Good Blood 266 copies, 9 reviews
Unnatural Selection 251 copies, 2 reviews
Little Tiny Teeth 250 copies, 8 reviews
A Deceptive Clarity 243 copies, 3 reviews
Where There's a Will 239 copies, 4 reviews
Loot 239 copies, 4 reviews
Old Scores 232 copies, 4 reviews
A Glancing Light 224 copies, 5 reviews
A Dangerous Talent 206 copies, 11 reviews
Uneasy Relations 201 copies, 6 reviews
Skull Duggery 190 copies, 8 reviews
Turncoat 158 copies, 2 reviews
Dying on the Vine 139 copies, 7 reviews
Rotten Lies 134 copies, 4 reviews
A Wicked Slice 130 copies, 3 reviews
A Cruise to Die For 89 copies, 6 reviews
Switcheroo 86 copies, 7 reviews
The Worst Thing 80 copies, 7 reviews
Nasty Breaks 71 copies, 1 review
A Long Time Coming 58 copies, 2 reviews
The Trouble with Mirrors 34 copies, 1 review
On the Fringe 33 copies, 2 reviews
Vengance 1 copy

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