Charlotte and Aaron Elkins. Submitted photo

Charlotte and Aaron Elkins. Submitted photo

Elkins authors in Fourth Friday spotlight

The next Fourth Friday Readings hosts special guests, authors Aaron Elkins and Charlotte Elkins, starting at 6:15 p.m. Friday, July 26, in the media room at The Lodge, 660 Evergreen Farm Way.

The authors will offer insights about their writing during a question-and-answer period.

Aaron Elkins is the creator of the modern forensic mystery, having pioneered the genre with his series about the Skeleton Detective, Gideon Oliver. He is the recipient of an Edgar and a Nero Wolfe Award, writes stand-alone mysteries as well as series, has had books made into an ABC-TV series. He and his wife Charlotte, who published romances under the pen name of Emily Spenser, have collaborated on many mysteries, including a new series about ‘the art whisperer’ named Alix London. Charlotte’s background expertise is in the world of fine arts.

At Fourth Friday, Aaron will do a short reading from his most recent novel, and both will answer questions.

Following the presentation are 5-minute open mic readings. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early, as event organizers expect a large turnout.

For the open mic, bring poems, short-short stories or memoir/novel snippets. Rehearse in advance, as readings are timed. For open mic guidelines contact

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