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John meets with Aaron Elkins

Aaron ElkinsMitchell and I had the chance to catch up with Aaron Elkins recently. We were invited to a lecture by a friend who just happens to be Elkins sister-in-law.

The topic was anthropological history, and Elkins provided an entertaining evening with his wit and insight.

Elkins is a forensic anthropologist who still consults for police in his home state of Washington. He has been writing mysteries and thrillers since 1982, having won an Edgar for Old Bones, as well as a subsequent Agatha and a Nero Wolfe Award. His major continuing series features forensic anthropologist-detective Gideon Oliver, "the skeleton detective". It's well worth the read.

We enjoyed visiting with him for a little while!

"Aaron Elkins is one of the best in the business and getting better all the time; when his new book arrives I let the cats go hungry and put my own work on hold until I've finished it." - Elizabeth Peters