Aaron Elkins is the creator of the modern forensic mystery, having jump-started the genre with Fellowship of Fear, which introduced the Skeleton Detective, Gideon Oliver. Among his awards are a best-novel Edgar and a Nero Wolfe Award. He and his wife Charlotte hold a jointly awarded Agatha. Aaron's books have been translated into a major ABC-TV series and have been selections of the Book-of-the-Month Club, the Literary Guild, and the Readers Digest Condensed Mystery Series. His work has been published in more than a dozen languages.
In addition to his forensic novels, Aaron has a well-received second series featuring art curator-sleuth Chris Norgren, and several stand-alone thrillers. When he's not writing (alone or with Charlotte). ikeeps his hand in the forensic game by serving as the forensic anthropologist for Washington State's Olympic Peninsula Cold Case Task Force.