Charlotte Elkins
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Charlotte Elkins

It was while Charlotte Elkins was working as an American art librarian at the M.H. de Young Museum in San Francisco that her husband sold his first mystery novel. It didn't take her long to conclude that she could indulge her wanderlust, more easily as a writer than a librarian. She is the author of 11 Novels, five written under the pseudonym Emily Spenser, and six co-written with her husband Aaron Elkins. Her books have been sold in over 20 countries, and she was the recipient of The Agatha Award for Best Short Story for "Nice Gorilla."

Her wanderlust was inherited from her father, a footloose (but not fancy-free) itinerant carpenter whose idea of family life was to throw his six kids into the back of the family pickup and head out on the dusty back roads of the American Southwest. She has lived in the American West, the Northeast, and five different European countries. Along the way, she earned a B.A. in Art, from California State University, Hayward, and an M.L.S. from San Jose State University.

Currently she lives in WA state on the Olympic Peninsula with her husband and dog, Tayac, both of whom are refusing to budge. Grounded, she now takes rambling hikes in her "backyard"--the remote, beautiful wilderness of the Olympic National Park.

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Best Sellers

    • A Dangerous Talent

    • By: Charlotte Elkins, Aaron Elkins
    • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
    • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,284
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,156
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,156

    When an attempted art theft goes horribly wrong, Alix London is plunged into a tangled web of forgery, deceit - and murder....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I enjoyed this

    • By Constance Jenkins on 09-11-17

    Regular price: $13.99

    • The Art Whisperer

    • By: Charlotte Elkins, Aaron Elkins
    • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 272
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 240
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 239

    In her third mystery, Alix London must see through mirages in the desert to uncover the knotted history of the painting - and save herself in the process....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another excellent Alix London art mystery

    • By Wayne on 09-22-17

    Regular price: $10.49

    • A Cruise to Die For

    • An Alix London Mystery, Book 2
    • By: Charlotte Elkins, Aaron Elkins
    • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
    • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 376
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 328
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 326

    The second Alix London Mystery finds the art restorer in a world brimming with idle luxury, spectacular locations, and deadly intrigue....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent cozy mystery

    • By Wayne on 09-18-17

    Regular price: $13.99

    • The Trouble with Mirrors

    • An Alix London Mystery, Book 4
    • By: Aaron Elkins, Charlotte Elkins
    • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
    • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 231
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212

    Alix London, the art restorer and FBI consultant renowned as the Art Whisperer, can spot a counterfeit masterpiece before the paint even dries....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Alix marries the FBI agent who...

    • By Wayne on 09-24-17

    Regular price: $10.49

    • A Wicked Slice

    • A Lee Ofsted Mystery
    • By: Aaron Elkins, Charlotte Elkins
    • Narrated by: Julia Farhat
    • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    Aaron Elkins, the author of the Edgar-winning Old Bones, teamed up with his wife, Charlotte, to fashion this lighthearted mystery - a fictional look at the less glamorous side of a golf tour....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • UGH...

    • By Me & My Girls on 07-18-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • On the Fringe

    • A Lee Ofsted Mystery
    • By: Aaron Elkins, Charlotte Elkins
    • Narrated by: Julia Farhat
    • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    Lee Ofsted and Graham Sheldon, her ex-cop fiance, have decided to take advantage of the glorious setting of the historic Royal Mauna Kea Golf and Country Club to have a quiet wedding....

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Rotten Lies

    • A Lee Ofsted Mystery
    • By: Aaron Elkins, Charlotte Elkins
    • Narrated by: Julia Farhat
    • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    New Mexico has more than its share of unique and well-publicized attributes, but the one they prefer to play down is the fact that they lead the United States in lightning deaths per capita....

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Where Have All the Birdies Gone

    • A Lee Ofsted Mystery
    • By: Aaron Elkins, Charlotte Elkins
    • Narrated by: Julia Farhat
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    If there is one thing the young golfer Lee Ofsted doesn't have on her mind, it is her chances of being selected for the Stewart Cup Tournament....

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Nasty Breaks

    • By: Charlotte Elkins, Aaron Elkins
    • Narrated by: Susan O'Malley
    • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Lee Ofsted has been hired to teach golf on bucolic Block Island, at $1,000 a day. But will it be compensation enough for solving a murder?....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fun mystery with a golf theme!

    • By Novel Reader on 05-01-19

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Gefährliches Talent

    • By: Charlotte Elkins, Aaron Elkins
    • Narrated by: Sabina Godec
    • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Alix London hat eine glänzende Karriere als Kunstberaterin vor sich, eine schicke Wohnung im besten Viertel von Seattle und eine tolle Figur...

    Regular price: $13.82

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