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Lincoln Rhyme Thrillers

The Bone Collector

The Bone Collector

Author: Jeffery Deaver Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/02/2014

From the author of The Goodbye Man, discover Jeffery Deaver's chilling thriller that inspired the film starring Angelina Jolie and Denzel Washington and is now a major NBC TV series Their first case, their worst killer . . . New York City has been 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. Baffled, the cops turn to the one man with a chance of solving them - Lincoln Rhyme. Left paralysed by a debilitating accident, ex NYPD cop Rhyme has to dig deep into the only world he has left - his astonishing mind - to have any hope of solving the case. With the help of a young police officer, Amelia Sachs, he starts to close in on the killer. But as he edges closer to the truth, the Bone Collector is closing in on Lincoln Rhyme himself. '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

The Coffin Dancer

The Coffin Dancer

Author: Jeffery Deaver Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/02/2014

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 The second instalment of the internationally bestselling Lincoln Rhyme series. The Coffin Dancer, America's most wanted hit man, is back with a bang. Hired by an infamous airline owner to take care of three witnesses before his trial, the Coffin Dancer begins by blowing up a pilot - and an entire plane along with him... Enter quadriplegic ex-cop Lincoln Rhyme, the man who can find forensic evidence to hang a man in the smallest debris, and his assistant Amelia Sachs. Despite the growing danger, their job is to keep the remaining two witnesses safe, and to track down the Coffin Dancer before he has chance to finish what he started... But as the first murder proved, this notorious serial killer is not easily stopped, and is more than happy to sacrifice anyone who tries to get in his way. The race is on... 'The best psychological thriller writer around' The Times

The Empty Chair

The Empty Chair

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

From the author of The Goodbye Man, discover Jeffery Deaver's chilling series that is now a major NBC TV series The third of the bestselling Lincoln Rhyme series sends the detective deep into North Carolina on the trail of a desperate kidnapper... You've followed a killer into a swamp Hopefully you'll find him before he gets to his next victims But you'd better watch out - The Insect Boy doesn't need his own hands to kill... Sick of his debilitating injuries, Lincoln Rhyme has travelled to a world-famous spinal cord injuries center in North Carolina for some risky, experimental surgery. It may make him a tiny bit better; it may kill him. But before he has a chance to undergo the operation, the local police department draft Rhyme and his partner Amelia into a shocking new case. Using their forensic skills the pair desperately try to track down two women kidnapped by a psychotic young man known locally as the Insect Boy. After a cat-and-mouse game through the abandoned swamps of North Carolina, Lincoln and Amelia finally manage to find him - except suddenly Amelia, convinced of his innocence, breaks the boy out of jail. And it's left to Lincoln to find them both, while Amelia uses all the skills her mentor and lover has taught her to evade him. But her actions are to have more disastrous consequences than either of them could anticipate ... '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

The Cold Moon

The Cold Moon

Author: Jeffery Deaver Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/04/2014

From the author of The Goodbye Man, discover Jeffery Deaver's chilling series that is now a major NBC TV series The seventh novel in the bestselling Lincoln Rhyme series sees Rhyme attempt to catch his cleverest opponent yet... How long does it take to die? TICK His victims would say forever ... TOCK At each meticulously planned scene, the killer leaves his victims to die slowly, a clock counting down their last minutes on earth. He calls himself the Watchmaker. And it's only a matter of time before he strikes again. But he didn't count on Lincoln Rhyme. Physically, he may face unimaginable challenges, but mentally, he has no limits. With Amelia Sachs as his eyes and ears - and heart - Rhyme is on the Watchmaker's trail within seconds. However, he's not the only one gifted with a calculating intelligence, and this time, his wits must be sharper than ever if he's to catch a killer cold as the moon. Time is ticking for Lincoln Rhyme... 'Probably the best book he's written . . . Enough of Deaver's trademark twists to satisfy his most diehard fans . . . A great read' Observer '[The plot] is like opening up a Russian doll, and it's typical of Deaver's polished, clever entertainment' Sunday Telegraph

The Twelfth Card

The Twelfth Card

Author: Jeffery Deaver Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/04/2014

From the author of The Goodbye Man, discover Jeffery Deaver's chilling series that is now a major NBC TV series How can Lincoln Rhyme catch a killer who leaves no trace? Sixteen-year-old Geneva Settle is running from death. She may only be a bright high school student researching a paper on one of her ancestors, but someone sees her as a threat. Someone who will stop at nothing to prevent her from digging up the past. Someone on a mission to kill. Lincoln Rhyme and his partner Amelia Sachs are called to the case. They may have tracked down some of the world's most brilliant criminals, but this particular hunt is posing more questions than answers. Where will their prey strike next? What is the historic secret he's so desperate to protect? And how can anyone catch a killer who leaves no trace? To find the answers, Sachs is going to have to search a crime scene that's over 140 years old and attempt to uncover a secret that that may strike at the very heart of the United States constitution . . . 'The pace is terrific, the suspense inexorable, and there is an excellent climax . . . If you want thrills, Deaver is your man' Guardian

The Vanished Man

The Vanished Man

Author: Jeffery Deaver Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/04/2014

From the author of The Goodbye Man, discover Jeffery Deaver's chilling series that is now a major NBC TV series Can Lincoln Rhyme catch a diabolical killer in a world of truth and lies? A killer flees the scene of a homicide at a prestigious Manhattan music school and locks himself in a classroom. Within minutes, the police have him surrounded. A scream rings out, followed by a gunshot. The police break down the door. The room is empty. Perplexed, the police bring in Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs to investigate. For the ambitious Sachs, solving the case could earn her a promotion. For the quadriplegic Rhyme, it means relying on his protege to ferret out a master illusionist. Dubbed The Conjurer, this fiendish killer baits them with murders that become more and more diabolical with every crime. As the fatalities rise and the minutes tick down, the pair must move beyond the smoke and mirrors to prevent a terrifying act of vengeance that could become the greatest vanishing act of all. 'Deaver is the master puzzler' Sunday Telegraph

The Skin Collector

The Skin Collector

Author: Jeffery Deaver Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/01/2015

This is forensic scientist, quadriplegic Lincoln Rhyme’s eleventh case.  He is an interesting character surrounded by a great team so fans will be among old favourites.  Newcomers will be fine for Jeffery Deaver is very good at introducing you to his characters in each book.  This is the follow-up to The Bone Collector, his first case.  Here old adversary, The Watchmaker, is now dead in prison(!).  Rhyme is most interested as to who will collect the ashes and one of his colleagues goes undercover to find out.  So with plot and counterplot, twist and then some, this bounds along at a compulsive pace.  Short chapters leave you anxiously moving on in an excellent thriller

eBooks of the Month
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...

eBooks of the Month
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 Cutting Edge

The Cutting Edge

Author: Jeffery Deaver Format: Paperback 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 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 ...

eBooks of the Month
The Stone Monkey

The Stone Monkey

Author: Jeffery Deaver Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/02/2022

From the author of The Goodbye Man, discover Jeffery Deaver's chilling series that is now a major NBC TV series. The dark world of people smuggling beckons as Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs chase The Ghost, a notorious killer... Investigators Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are recruited to track down a cargo ship carrying two dozen illegal Chinese immigrants, as well as the notorious human smuggler and killer known only as the Ghost. But when the capture goes disastrously wrong, Lincoln and Amelia find themselves in a race to stop the Ghost before he can track down and murder the two surviving families who have vanished deep into the labyrinthine world of New York City's Chinese community. Over the next forty-eight hours the Ghost ruthlessly hunts for the families while Rhyme struggles desperately to find them first. Meanwhile, Sachs pursues a very different kind of policework - forming a connection with one of the immigrants that may have far reaching consequences for her relationship with her partner and lover, Lincoln Rhyme. 'The best psychological thriller writer around' The Times

The Broken Window

The Broken Window

Author: Jeffery Deaver Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/02/2022

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 . This is the eighth instalment of the bestselling Lincoln Rhyme series. Companies know everything about you. So does he. He knows you, better than you even know yourself. And he is using his knowledge to plan your death. But you are not his only victim. He is also watching your killer. He is about to get away with the perfect murder ... Rhyme's cousin has been arrested for murder - and while the evidence clearly shows he did it, Rhyme agrees to check things out. All too soon the entire case is turned on its head when it turns out that his cousin, along with others, is being cleverly framed by a killer who knows far too much about his victims... 'Another corker . . . precision-engineered to keep the reader turning the pages without a hitch' Evening Standard

The Burning Wire

The Burning Wire

Author: Jeffery Deaver Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/02/2022

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. This is the ninth instalment of the electrifying Lincoln Rhyme series. Lincoln Rhyme must contend with a new killer and an old nemesis New York City is being held to ransom. Manhattan's electricity grid is being used to murder people... and more attacks are planned. While the FBI and Homeland Security struggle to determine who's behind the carnage, Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs race to decode the forensics in order to prevent the next assault. But all is not what it seems. Lincoln Rhyme soon finds he's up against a merciless killer with a unique weapon - one that can be found in everyone's home and office. What's more, one of the few criminals to have ever slipped Rhyme's net is back in operation. Working in Mexico, the deadly assassin known as the Watchmaker has set his murderous sights on more innocent victims, whose identities are as yet unknown ... Lincoln Rhyme must race against the clock, juggling the two investigations, as they hurtle headlong toward their deadly outcomes. 'The best psychological thriller writer around' The Times