The Alix London Series, by Charlotte and Aaron Elkins--With good reason, she's called the Art Whisperer, but her unique and dangerous talent is as likely to get her in big trouble as it is to help her solve art crimes.
The Gideon Oliver Series, by Aaron Elkins--
Aaron's Skeleton Detective is the father of the forensic genre, having first appeared in 1982 at the age of 37. Now, over thirty years later, he's still finding skeletons in closets. (And he's only 41. How does he do it? Literary magic!)
The Chris Norgren Series, by Aaron Elkins-You'd think a museum curator of Renaissance and Baroque Art would lead a quiet, even dull, danger-free life...but you'd be dead wrong.
The Lee Ofsted Series, by Charlotte and Aaron Elkins--Young golf pro Lee Ofsted doesn't often find herself in big trouble during tournaments. But off the course....it can be murder.
The Standalone thrillers, (Loot, Turncoat, and The Worst Thing), by Aaron ElkinsChases through the capitals of Europe, looted art, festering grievances, and the devils within us--with three different, unique protagonists
"The Elkins show why they are perennial favorites....Just the ticket for fans of Margaret Truman or classic Mary Stewart." Library journal
"Witty, intelligent, and delightful. . . . Aaron Elkins is notable among mystery writers in that he can take a heap of nasty old human bones and turn them into suspense and humor...” The Washington Times
"The thrills are indeed heady . . . Mr. Elkins and his insouciant hero have their witty fun with the corps d'elite of the international art establishment while providing some pretty amazing information on the . . . forgeries and . . . art scams that give the experts nightmares." The New York Times Book Review
"...Delightful example of what a sports mystery can be." MURDER ad lib
"Engaging, funny, and cleverly plotted...Lee Ofsted is an original....charming." Syracuse Post-Standard
"Aaron Elkins delivers a mind-bending, heart-pounding read. Count me as a lifetime member of his fan club. I'm in awe." Ridley Pearson, New York Times best-selling author"
This is the kind of novel that gives genre fiction a good name." Booklist
The scenic splendors of Tuscany, great wines, murders old and new, skeletons in every closet, and the Skeleton Detective there to set everything right with his unparalled forensic skills--what's not to like?
An enjoyable interlude for the reader, I hope, but not for Gideon Oliver, who finds himself in a morass of family antipathies, conflicts, and mistrust, to say nothing of the local carabinieri’s resentment when he determines that their conclusions about an old homicide were dead wrong in just about every way.
And now, not only has there been a new murder to test his abilities, but the very skills that make him so valuable to the police have put him squarely in the killer's gunsights.
Spoiler: He survives.
Charlotte and Aaron Elkins
Experience has taught art conservator Alix London that whenever she spots a forgery, trouble invariably follows. So she’s understandably apprehensive when her connoisseur’s eye spots something off about the multimillion-dollar Untitled 1952, a Jackson Pollock painting at Palm Springs’s Brethwaite Museum.
Alix is already under fire, the object of an online smear campaign. Now the Brethwaite’s despicable senior curator, obsessed with the “maximization of monetized eyeballs,” angrily refuses to take down the piece. which is the Brethwaite's number-one draw and moneymaker. But it’s only when a hooded intruder attacks Alix in her hotel room that the real trouble begins. And when FBI Special Agent Ted Ellesworth—with whom Alix had inadvertently, but thoroughly, botched a budding relationship just a year ago—turns up to investigate the Pollock, Alix knows she’s about to have her hands full.
In her third mystery, Alix London must see through mirages in the desert to untie the sinister strands of subterfuge and greed that entangle her--and save herself in the process
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