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Jeffery Deaver - Author

About the Author

Jeffery Deaver is the author of three collections of short stories and 32 suspense novels. He is best known for his Lincoln Rhyme thrillers, which include the number one bestsellers The Vanished Man, The Twelfth Card and The Cold Moon, as well as The Bone Collector which was made into a feature film starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. The first Kathryn Dance novel, The Sleeping Doll, was published in 2007 to enormous acclaim.

A three-time recipient of the Ellery Queen Reader's Award for Best Short Story of the year, he has been nominated for an Anthony Award and six Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America. He won the WH Smith Thumping Good Read Award in 2001 and in 2004 won the Crime Writers' Association Steel Dagger for Best Thriller with Garden of Beasts, and their Short Story Dagger for The Weekender from Twisted.

Jeffery Deaver lives in North Carolina and California.

Photograph © Russ Kientsch

Featured books by Jeffery Deaver

The Burial Hour Lincoln Rhyme Book 13

The Burial Hour Lincoln Rhyme Book 13

Author: Jeffery Deaver Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/03/2018

 When a man is snatched from a New York street in broad daylight, the only clue is a miniature noose left on the pavement. By the time criminal forensic scientist Lincoln Rhyme is involved, a video of the missing man is already online, his dying breaths set to a grisly music by someone calling himself The Composer. Rhyme and fellow investigator Amelia Sachs must follow The Composer across the globe as he continues his horrifying creation, kidnapping further victims to add their last breaths to his piece. But with Rhyme and Sachs in a whole new world with its own rules, how can they possibly guess what danger they're in when the music finally stops? 'One of the most consistent writers of clever, entertaining and often thought-provoking thrillers in the world' Simon Kernick 'The best psychological thriller writer around' The Times 'Deaver is a master of plot twists, and they are abundant in this story...essential for fans of the franchise' Daily Mail

The Steel Kiss

The Steel Kiss

Author: Jeffery Deaver Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/01/2017

Master of suspense Jeffery Deaver returns with the latest gripping thriller featuring paraplegic forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme. Smart technology is everywhere. It makes our lives easier, our connections faster and journeys quicker. But in the wrong hands, it can kill...Detective Amelia Sachs is hot on the trail of a murderer, chasing him through a Brooklyn department store, when her pursuit is fatally interrupted. An escalator gives way, forcing Sachs down into the machinery to help the man trapped in its depths...and enabling the suspect to flee. But was it simply a freak accident? Could the killer's presence in the store really be a coincidence? As the body count threatens to grow, Sachs and forensic expert Lincoln Rhyme realise they are facing one of their most formidable opponents ever. Someone able to turn the most commonplace product into a murder weapon. Someone who can kill by remote control...

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The October List

The October List

Author: Jeffery Deaver Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/09/2014

You wait, desperately, for news of your daughter. At last, the door opens. But it is not the negotiators, or the FBI. It is her kidnapper. And he has a gun ...Two days ago, life was normal. How did it end like this? Every crime scene begins at the end. To know what happened, you must work backwards, piecing together the events that came before.

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Trouble in Mind

Trouble in Mind

Author: Jeffery Deaver Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/03/2014

A cunning collection of short stories from the master of misdirection, including original tales featuring the hugely popular series characters Lincoln Rhyme and Kathryn Dance. TENSION ...An aging actor attempts to revive his career by entering a celebrity poker game for a reality TV show. Can he outwit his devious opponents, or is his fate doomed from the outset? CONSPIRACY ...A successful crime writer dies under seemingly natural circumstances, but for one cop, doubts are lingering. There's certainly motive for murder - or is there more to the case than meets the eye? MURDER ...Lincoln Rhyme is announced dead, shot by one of his suspects in cold blood. Is this the end of the line for the criminalist, or just another twist in the tale? King of suspense Jeffery Deaver grips with every page, setting out a devilishly clever path where nothing is as it seems. If you think you know the ending, think again ...

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The Kill Room

The Kill Room

Author: Jeffery Deaver Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/01/2014

The tenth novel in the critically acclaimed Lincoln Rhyme series, from Number One bestselling author Jeffery Deaver. They are calling it the 'million-dollar bullet': a sniper shot from a near-impossible distance. But there is no crime scene investigation, no evidence, and no co-operation from the local Bahamian police. Ambitious New York district attorney Nance Laurel won't let it go. This murder has all the hallmarks of a contract killing, and she has evidence that the order came from the highest levels of the US government. Putting her career on the line, she calls in independent investigators: Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs. No strangers to controversy, their reputation for seeing what others miss is unparalleled, and she knows they will risk everything - even their lives - to seek the truth ...

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The October List

The October List

Author: Jeffery Deaver Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/09/2013

You wait, desperately, for news of your daughter. At last, the door opens. But it is not the negotiators, or the FBI. It is her kidnapper. And he has a gun ...Two days ago, life was normal. How did it end like this? Every crime scene begins at the end. To know what happened, you must work backwards, piecing together the events that came before. The ultimate thriller writer, Jeffery Deaver puts your brain - and your nerves - to the ultimate test with THE OCTOBER LIST, in a masterful mystery that unfolds from the end back to the beginning with many a breath-taking twist along the way.

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Xo A Kathryn Dance Thriller

Xo A Kathryn Dance Thriller

Author: Jeffery Deaver Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/05/2013

Kayleigh Towne is a beautiful and successful singer-songwriter, and Edwin Sharp is her biggest fan. When she replies to one of his fan letters with 'XO', Edwin is convinced she loves him, and that her latest hit song 'Your Shadow' was written for him. Nothing Kayleigh or her lawyers can say persuades him otherwise. Then the singer gets an anonymous phone call; it's the first verse of 'Your Shadow' playing. Soon after, one of the crew is horribly murdered. Kayleigh's friend Kathryn Dance, a special agent with the California Bureau of Investigation, knows that stalking crimes are not one-off occurrences, and, sure enough, more verses of the song are played as warnings of death to follow. With a little help from forensic criminalist Lincolyn Rhyme, Dance must use her kinesic and investigative skills in an attempt to find the killer before more people die. Deaver has written the actual song, 'Your Shadow'. Readers are able to download it from www.jefferydeaver.com.

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Carte Blanche The New James Bond Novel

Carte Blanche The New James Bond Novel

Author: Jeffery Deaver Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/05/2012

Thousands will die. It is not known where, or how, or who is behind the threat. 007 is given carte blanche to do anything necessary to protect his country, but there is no blank slate when innocent lives are at stake.

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Other books by Jeffery Deaver

The Final Twist

The Final Twist

Author: Jeffery Deaver Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/05/2021

The gripping new thriller from the No.1 Sunday Times bestseller Jeffery Deaver Twist left. Unique Investigator Colter Shaw is searching for the answer to his father's final, posthumous riddle. It will lead him to evidence that will topple the secretive espionage company, BlackBridge. Twist right. He believes BlackBridge to be responsible for his father's murder and brother's disappearance. They can outmanoeuvre anyone, as the long trail of bodies behind them can confirm. But they haven't yet met Colter Shaw. Don't slip up. This time the stakes are huge - the fate of a nation is in Colter's hands. He must find the solution as to why his father died - but to do that he needs to stay alive...

The Final Twist

The Final Twist

Author: Jeffery Deaver Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/05/2021

The gripping new thriller from the No.1 Sunday Times bestseller Jeffery Deaver Twist left. Unique Investigator Colter Shaw is searching for the answer to his father's final, posthumous riddle. It will lead him to evidence that will topple the secretive espionage company, BlackBridge. Twist right. He believes BlackBridge to be responsible for his father's murder and brother's disappearance. They can outmanoeuvre anyone, as the long trail of bodies behind them can confirm. But they haven't yet met Colter Shaw. Don't slip up. This time the stakes are huge - the fate of a nation is in Colter's hands. He must find the solution as to why his father died - but to do that he needs to stay alive...

The Final Twist

The Final Twist

Author: Jeffery Deaver Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/05/2021

The gripping new thriller from the No.1 Sunday Times bestseller Jeffery Deaver Twist left. Unique Investigator Colter Shaw is searching for the answer to his father's final, posthumous riddle. It will lead him to evidence that will topple the secretive espionage company, BlackBridge. Twist right. He believes BlackBridge to be responsible for his father's murder and brother's disappearance. They can outmanoeuvre anyone, as the long trail of bodies behind them can confirm. But they haven't yet met Colter Shaw. Don't slip up. This time the stakes are huge - the fate of a nation is in Colter's hands. He must find the solution as to why his father died - but to do that he needs to stay alive...

The Final Twist

The Final Twist

Author: Jeffery Deaver Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/05/2021

The gripping new thriller from the No.1 Sunday Times bestseller Jeffery Deaver Twist left. Unique Investigator Colter Shaw is searching for the answer to his father's final, posthumous riddle. It will lead him to evidence that will topple the secretive espionage company, BlackBridge. Twist right. He believes BlackBridge to be responsible for his father's murder and brother's disappearance. They can outmanoeuvre anyone, as the long trail of bodies behind them can confirm. But they haven't yet met Colter Shaw. Don't slip up. This time the stakes are huge - the fate of a nation is in Colter's hands. He must find the solution as to why his father died - but to do that he needs to stay alive...

Nothing Good Happens After Midnight

Nothing Good Happens After Midnight

Author: Jeffery Deaver, John Lescroart, Heather Graham Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/11/2020

The Cutting Edge

The Cutting Edge

Author: Jeffery Deaver Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/03/2019

From the author of The Goodbye Man, discover Jeffery Deaver's chilling series that inspired the film starring Angelina Jolie and Denzel Washington, and is now a major NBC TV series. Number one bestselling author and ultimate thriller writer Jeffery Deaver returns with the final novel in the Lincoln Rhyme series. Someone is killing couples just as they start their lives together. Newlyweds Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are on the hunt... The first victims, William and Anna, were collecting her engagement ring. 1.5 carat, almost flawless. But the Promisor had other ideas for their future... Their murder - and that of the diamond cutter they were visiting - is only the first of a series of macabre attacks. The killer is hunting down any witnesses who might lead to his capture. He has promised one thing: to destroy. But Rhyme and Sachs will do whatever it takes to break his vow. 'The best psychological thriller writer around.' The Times

The Cutting Edge

The Cutting Edge

Author: Jeffery Deaver Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/03/2019

***NOW A MAJOR NBC TV SERIES*** Number one bestselling author and ultimate thriller writer Jeffery Deaver returns with a new Lincoln Rhyme investigation. Someone is killing couples just as they start their lives together. Newlyweds Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are on the hunt... The first victims, William and Anna, were collecting her engagement ring. 1.5 carat, almost flawless. But the Promisor had other ideas for their future... Their murder - and that of the diamond cutter they were visiting - is only the first of a series of macabre attacks. The killer is hunting down any witnesses who might lead to his capture. He has promised one thing: to destroy. But Rhyme and Sachs will do whatever it takes to break his vow.

Praying for Sleep

Praying for Sleep

Author: Jeffery Deaver Format: eBook Release Date: 10/07/2018

Praying for revengeMurderer Michael Hrubek has escaped. He's finally free. And he'll show them all, especially the woman who put him away. She called him a killer. He'll show her what killing is all about.Praying for salvationLis Atcheson knows he's out therethe man who killed two of her students. He's haunted every sleepless night following her testimony. Now the nightmares are coming true. He's watchingand waitingand he's going to take Lis to hell with him.

Stone Monkey

Stone Monkey

Author: Jeffery Deaver Format: eBook Release Date: 25/05/2018

Linkol'n Rajm prikovan k invalidnomu kreslu, no v FBR ego nazyvayut "e;nasha poslednyaya nadezhda"e; - on genij v oblasti kriminalistiki. Amerikanskoe pravitel'stvo stavit pered Rajmom prakticheski nevypolnimuyu zadachu, no emu vmeste s naparnicej Ameliej Saks udaetsya opredelit' mestonahozhdenie gruzovogo korablya, na bortu kotorogo nahodyatsya beglecy iz Kitaya, a takzhe znamenityj kontrabandist i ubijca po klichke Prizrak. Odnako zaderzhanie Prizraka oborachivaetsya katastrofoj, i Linkol'n s Ameliej vstupayut v gonku so vremenem: neobhodimo ostanovit' prestupnika do togo, kak on uspeet najti i unichtozhit' dve spasshiesya sem'i, kotorye zateryalis' v labirinte N'yu-Jorka.

The Cutting Edge

The Cutting Edge

Author: Jeffery Deaver Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/04/2018

Number one bestselling author and ultimate thriller writer Jeffery Deaver returns with a new Lincoln Rhyme investigation. Rhyme and Amelia Sachs' latest case: catching a terrifying killer targeting couples... The happiest time of their lives - will be their last. William and Anna went to collect her engagement ring. 1.5 carat, almost flawless. But the Promisor had other ideas for their future... Their murder - and that of the diamond cutter they were visiting - is only the first of a series of macabre attacks. Someone is targeting couples just as they start their lives together. Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs, newly married themselves, are on the hunt. But the killer is hunting down any witnesses who can help them. He has promised one thing: to destroy. Rhyme and Sachs will have to use all their own skills and determination to break his vow.

Az acel csok

Az acel csok

Author: Jeffery Deaver Format: eBook Release Date: 13/01/2018

A digitalis technologia resze a mindennapjainknak.Knnyebb teszi az letnket, a segtsgvel gyorsabban teremthetnk kapcsolatot egymssal, s lervidti az utazsi idA t. De rossz kzbe kerlve leteket olthat ki.Amelia Sachs nyomoz ppen egy gyilkost ldz forr nyomon haladva egy brooklyni ruhzban, amikor a hajtvadszatot vgzetes esemny szaktja flbe. Egy mozglpcsA gphzban tallja magt, hogy kimentsen egy mlybe zuhant ldozatot s egyttal kiengedje a markbl a gyanstottat.De vajon tnyleg egyszerA en egy rmisztA baleset trtnt? Lehet pusztn vletlen egybeess, hogy a gyilkos ppen akkor jrt a helysznen?FlA , hogy az ldozatok szma tovbbi ltvnyos nvekedst mutat. Sachs s Lincoln Rhyme, a trvnyszki szakrtA knytelenek rdbbenni, hogy valsznA leg egyik legknyrtelenebb eddigi ellenfelkkel llnak szemben. Valakivel, aki a leghtkznapibb trgyakat is kpes ldklA fegyverr vltoztatni. Valakivel, aki egy tvirnytval is lni tud.Jeffery Deaver, a 150 orszgban kiadott, No.1. nemzetkzi bestseller szerzA a mindennapi letnk rszv vlt modern technikai eszkzk veszlyeit mutatja be, felejthetetlenl izgalmas thrillerben.

The Burial Hour

The Burial Hour

Author: Jeffery Deaver Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/01/2018

***NOW A MAJOR NBC TV SERIES*** Number one bestselling author and master of suspense Jeffery Deaver returns with the thirteenth Lincoln Rhyme thriller, which sees a crime go global... 'One of the most consistent writers of clever, entertaining and often thought-provoking thrillers in the world' Simon Kernick When a man is snatched from a New York street in broad daylight, the only clue is a miniature noose left on the pavement. By the time criminal forensic scientist Lincoln Rhyme is involved, a video of the missing man is already online, his dying breaths set to a grisly music by someone calling himself The Composer. Rhyme and fellow investigator Amelia Sachs must follow The Composer across the globe as he continues his horrifying creation, kidnapping further victims to add their last breaths to his piece. But with Rhyme and Sachs in a whole new world with its own rules, how can they possibly guess what danger they're in when the music finally stops?

Coffin Dancer

Coffin Dancer

Author: Jeffery Deaver Format: eBook Release Date: 11/10/2017

Ego oblik izmenchiv, on legko zametaet sledy i umelo pol'zuetsya svoim glavnym oruzhiem - tonkim znaniem chelovecheskoj prirody. Emu net ravnyh v iskusstve... ubivat', i on nikogda ne ostanavlivaetsya, poka ne sdelaet rabotu do konca. U nego est' edinstvennaya primeta, kotoroj on obyazan svoim prozvishchem - Tancor u groba. On pribyvaet v N'yu-Jork dlya vypolneniya ocherednogo zakaza - na sej raz naemnyj ubijca ohotitsya za sluchajnymi svidetelyami, v chisle kotoryh okazalis' vladel'cy chastnoj aviakompanii. Posle gibeli pervogo svidetelya v delo vmeshivaetsya policiya, odnako vychislit' neulovimogo Tancora v ogromnom gorode prakticheski nevozmozhno. No u nego est' dostojnyj protivnik, dlya kotorogo malo nevozmozhnogo v sfere kriminalistiki, hotya sam on prikovan k invalidnoj krovati. Ego imya Linkol'n Rajm, i on poklyalsya svesti starye lichnye schety s prestupnikom. V ehtoj opasnoj igre Rajmu trudno sohranyat' hladnokrovie, ved' teper' emu est' chto teryat', a na konu stoit ne tol'ko zhizn' svidetelej...

The Steel Kiss

The Steel Kiss

Author: Jeffery Deaver Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/01/2017

***NOW A MAJOR NBC TV SERIES*** Master of suspense Jeffery Deaver returns with the latest gripping thriller featuring paraplegic forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme. Smart technology is everywhere. It makes our lives easier, our connections faster and journeys quicker. But in the wrong hands, it can kill... Detective Amelia Sachs is hot on the trail of a murderer, chasing him through a Brooklyn department store, when her pursuit is fatally interrupted. An escalator gives way, forcing Sachs down into the machinery to help the man trapped in its depths... and enabling the suspect to flee. But was it simply a freak accident? Could the killer's presence in the store really be a coincidence? As the body count threatens to grow, Sachs and forensic expert Lincoln Rhyme realise they are facing one of their most formidable opponents ever. Someone able to turn the most commonplace product into a murder weapon. Someone who can kill by remote control...

Death of a Blue Movie Star

Death of a Blue Movie Star

Author: Jeffery Deaver Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/12/2016

She calls herself Rune. She lives a downtown life and works running errands for a couple of documentary filmakers. At twenty-one, she's nowhere, and that's not where she wants to be. So, armed with a borrowed Betacam, she embarks on a freelance career of making movies herself. Unfortunately her first attempt - within the hallowed walls of the XXX Velvet Venus Theatre - was unexpectedly interesting. A bomb takes out half the cinema and a number of patrons. Rune, however, sees the possibilities and decides to track the culprit through the New York underworld - with her camera in tow, as well as Bomb Squad Detective Sam Healy. And thus begins her journey into the heart of the city of neon nightmares...

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