Aaron Elkins


Birthday July 24, 1935

Birth Sign Leo

Birthplace New York City, NY

Age 88 years old

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An American mystery writer, he is especially known for his novels featuring forensic anthropologist Gideon Oliver, "The Skeleton Detective." His novel, Old Bones, received the 1988 Edgar Award.

Before Fame

Prior to becoming a writer, he had a career as a government employee and business, anthropology, and psychology consultant.


He started his first novel at the age of forty-four.

Family Life

He was born in New York City. He and his wife Charlotte had two children together.

Associated With

He received the 1988 Edgar Award, which is named after Edgar Allan Poe.