Biography

Jeffery Deaver

Jeffery Deaver is the #1 international bestselling author of more than 30 novels, three collections of short stories and a nonfiction law book. His books are sold in 150 countries and translated into 25 languages. His first novel featuring Lincoln Rhyme, THE BONE COLLECTOR, was made into a major motion picture starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. He's received or been shortlisted for a number of awards around the world. A former journalist, folksinger and attorney, he was born outside of Chicago and has a bachelor of journalism degree from the University of Missouri and a law degree from Fordham University.

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Books by Jeffery Deaver

by Jeffery Deaver - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Amelia Sachs is chasing a killer through a department store in Brooklyn when an escalator malfunctions. The stairs give way, with one man horribly mangled by the gears. Sachs is forced to let her quarry escape as she jumps in to try to help save the victim. She and famed forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme soon learn, however, that the incident may not have been an accident at all, but the first in a series of intentional attacks. They find themselves up against one of their most formidable opponents ever: a brilliant killer who turns common products into murder weapons.

by Jeffery Deaver - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

A tragedy occurs at a small concert venue on the Monterey Peninsula. Cries of "fire" are raised, sending people running for the doors, only to find them blocked. A half-dozen people die and others are seriously injured, though there was no fire. Kathryn Dance --- a brilliant California Bureau of Investigation agent and body language expert --- discovers that the stampede was caused intentionally and that the perpetrator, a man obsessed with turning people's own fears and greed into weapons, has more attacks planned.

by Jeffery Deaver - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Lincoln Rhyme must untangle a twisted web of clues before a killer targets more victims --- or Rhyme himself. When a connection is made to the Bone Collector --- the serial killer who terrorized New York more than a decade ago --- Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are immediately drawn into the case. Rhyme, Sachs and the NYPD must race against time to answer the many questions the investigation uncovers.

written by Jeffery Deaver, performed by Alfred Molina and a full cast - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

An aborted raid targeting a major arms dealer. A hostage standoff at a bank that may not be what it seems. A plot to spring a former African dictator from prison. What is the threat that connects them all? And just who is the mysterious mastermind, The Starling? From Mexico to Washington --- from London to Marseille to Prague --- war crimes investigator Harold Middleton and his team of Volunteers risk their lives to follow the trail of clues. But how can they stop The Starling --- when he always seems one step ahead?

by Jeffery Deaver - Fiction, Short Stories, Suspense, Thriller

A devoted housekeeper embarks on a quest to find the truth behind her employer's murder. A washed-up Hollywood actor gets one last, high-stakes chance to revive his career. A man makes an impulsive visit to his hometown, and learns more about his past than he bargained for. Two Olympic track hopefuls receive terrorist threats. And Jeffery Deaver's beloved series characters Lincoln Rhyme, Kathryn Dance and John Pellam return in stories now in print for the first time.

edited by Jeffery Deaver and Raymond Benson - Fiction, Short Stories, Suspense, Thriller

The Cold War --- a terrifying time when nuclear war between the world's two superpowers was an ever-present threat, an all-too-real possibility that could be set off at the touch of a button --- provides a chilling backdrop to this collection of all-new short stories from today's most celebrated mystery writers. Bestselling authors Jeffery Deaver and Raymond Benson have joined forces to bring us 20 tales of paranoia, espionage and psychological drama.

by Jeffery Deaver - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Two days ago, Gabriela's life was normal. Then, out of the blue, she gets word that her six-year-old daughter has been taken. She's given an ultimatum: pay half a million dollars and find a mysterious document known as the "October List" within 30 hours, or she'll never see her child again. THE OCTOBER LIST is a mind-bending novel with twists and turns that unfold from its dramatic climax back to its surprising beginning.

by Jeffery Deaver - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

The nation's most renowned investigator and forensics expert, Lincoln Rhyme, is drafted to investigate the murder of an American citizen who was targeted by the US government and assassinated in the Bahamas. While his partner, Amelia Sachs, traces the victim's steps in Manhattan, Rhyme leaves the city to pursue the sniper himself. As details of the case start to emerge, the pair discovers that not all is what it seems.

by Jeffery Deaver - Fiction, Mystery

They call him “Cuchillo,” the Knife. Not because he kills with a blade --- he has plenty of men to do that kind of work for him --- but because his mind is so sharp. As Mexico’s government wages war on the drug cartels, it takes brains to survive, and Cuchillo has not just survived --- he has prospered. But when Cuchillo begins to cut too deeply, the federal police of both the United States and Mexico step in to dull his blade.

by Jeffery Deaver - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Kayleigh Towne is gorgeous with a voice that is taking her to the heights of the country pop charts. Her hit single “Your Shadow” puts her happily in the spotlight, until an innocent exchange with one of her fans leads Kayleigh into a dark and terrifying realm. Special Agent Kathryn Dance must use her considerable skills at investigation and body language analysis to stop the stalker.

by Jeffery Deaver - Fiction, Thriller

James Bond, in his early 30s and already a veteran of the Afghan war, has been recruited to a new organization. Conceived in the post-9/11 world, it operates independent of MI5, MI6 and the Ministry of Defense, its very existence deniable. Its aim: To protect the Realm, by any means necessary.