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The Bone Collector by Jeffery Deaver
  

The Bone Collector

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What happens if you take Sherlock Holmes cantankerous, yet brilliant analytical brain, put it in a body that cannot move, make him a modern American, and move his home from London to New York? You have Lincoln Rhyme, a quadriplegic detective. A former NYPD forensic investigator, Rhyme lost the use of his limbs while on duty, and since medical discharge has been an occasional consulting detective. From his room, he uses his deductive powers to identify and track down a serial killer in New York. There are many excellent crime thrillers featuring serial killers, but to my knowledge The Bone Collector, and the subsequent Rhyme novels, is unique given the severe physical constraints of the protagonist. Crime storytelling at its peak.

If you like Jeffery Deaver you might also like to read books by Frederick Forsyth, Nelson Demille and Gerald Seymour.

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Synopsis

The Bone Collector by Jeffery Deaver

New York City is thrown into chaos by the assaults of the Bone Collector, a serial kidnapper and killer who gives the police a chance to save his victims from death by leaving obscure clues. The cops go to Lincoln Rhyme, an ex-NYPD forensics expert left paralysed after an accident on the job. Rhyme reluctantly postpones his ambitions towards suicide and puts together a forensic investigation team, enlisting as his eyes and ears young police officer Amelia Sachs. Rhyme digs deep into the only world he has left - his astonishing mind - and slowly begins to narrow the noose around the Bone Collector. But the kidnapper is narrowing his own noose - around Lincoln Rhyme.

Reviews

Praise for Jeffery Deaver's novels -- : 'The best psychological thriller writer around
The Times

'The most creative, skilled and intriguing thriller writer in the world ... [Deaver] has produced a stunning series of bestsellers with unique characterisation, intelligent characters, beguiling plots and double-barrelled and sometimes triple-barrelled solutions.'
Daily Telegraph

'This is a novel that will chill your blood on the warmest day of any summer holiday. Keep looking over your shoulder ...'
Independent on Sunday

About the Author

Jeffery Deaver

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.

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Book Info

Publication date

28th May 2009

Author

Jeffery Deaver

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Publisher

Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Format

Paperback

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Books for the Boys
Thriller / Suspense
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ISBN

9780340992722

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