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Name:  Jeffery Wilds Deaver  

Pen Name: Jeffery Deaver


Audience: Adult;

Born: 1950 in Glen Ellyn, Illinois

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Deaver was born outside of Chicago in 1950.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jeffery Deaver is a New York Times bestselling author. He wrote his first book ' which consisted of two entire chapters ' when he was eleven, and he's been writing ever since. An award-winning poet and journalist, he has also written and performed his own songs around the country. After receiving a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri, Deaver worked as a magazine writer, then, to gain the background needed to become a legal correspondent for The New York Times or Wall Street Journal, he enrolled at Fordham Law School. After graduation he decided to practice law for a time and worked for several years as an attorney for a large Wall Street firm. It was during his long commute to and from the office that he began writing the type of fiction he enjoyed reading: suspense novels. In 1990 he started to write full time.His book, ''The Bone Collector'', was a feature release from Universal Pictures in 1999, starring Angelina Jolie and Denzel Washington as Lincoln Rhyme. ''A Maiden's Grave'' was made into an HBO film in 1997 retitled ''Dead Silence'', starring James Garner and Marlee Matlin. His 1999 book, ''The Devil's Teardrop'', became a made-for-TV movie in 2010.Deaver was chosen to write an official new James Bond novel ''Carte Blanche'' in 2011. He is the second American author to write Bond novels, after Raymond Benson - another Illinois author.Jeff has also released two collections of his short stories, called ''Twisted'' and ''More Twisted''.


Nominated for six Edgar Awards, Mystery Writers of America, including one for ''Manhattan Is My Beat'' New York Times 1995 notable book, ''A Maiden's Grave'' Three-time recipient of Ellery Queen Reader's Choice Award for Best Short Story W.H. Smith Thumping Good Read Award, 2001, for ''The Empty Chair'' Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award, Crime Writers Association of Great Britain, 2004, for ''Garden of Beasts'' Short Stories Dagger Award, Crime Writers Association of Great Britain, 2004, for short story ''The Weekender'' Anthony Award Gumshoe Award His novels have appeared on a number of bestseller lists around the world, including the New York Times, the London Times and the Los Angeles Times.

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A maiden's grave
ISBN: 9780753125304. OCLC Number: 156766394

Oxford :. .

Bloody river blues
ISBN: 0753115425. OCLC Number: 223356832

Isis,. .

Move over, Bonnie and Clyde ... Hollywood location scout John Pellam thought the scenic backwater town of Maddox, Missouri, would be the perfect site for an upcoming gangster film. But after real bullets leave two people dead and one cop paralysed, he's more sought after than the Barrows gang. Pellam had unwittingly wandered onto the crime scene just moments before the brutal hits. Now the fed and local police want him to talk. Mob enforcers want him silenced. And a mysterious blonde just wants him. Trapped in a town full of sinister secrets and deadly deceptions, Pellam fears that life will imitate art, as the film shoot - and his life - race toward a breathtaking and bloody climax.

Bone collector :
ISBN: 9780753125168. OCLC Number: 650487242

Isis Audio Books,. .

Carte blanche
ISBN: 9789047517160. OCLC Number: 727647632

Van Holkema & Warendorf,. .

Een jonge James Bond neemt het op tegen een vijand die een groot afvalverwerkingsbedrijf heeft en het nu gebruikt voor zijn vreemde en gevaarlijke praktijken.

Carte blanche :
ISBN: 1451620691. OCLC Number: 687664618

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A James Bond thriller set in the present day finds the iconic British spy engaging a horrific modern villain in a cat-and-mouse chase that takes him from the Balkans and London to the African Continent.

Death of a blue movie star
ISBN: 0553285475. OCLC Number: 21962646

Bantam Books,. .

The explosion of the Velvet Venus Theater, an X-rated movie house, makes twenty-one-year-old Rune determined to create a documentary on adult films, but she soon discovers that she is also tracking a killer to her prospective film career forever, in a revised edition of the best-selling author's classic thriller.

ISBN: 9781444704471. OCLC Number: 751790433

Hodder,. .

When a Washington, D.C. police detective is targeted by Henry Loving, he and his family are immediately put under government protection. Loving is a ruthless 'lifter', hired to extract information from his victims, and he will use whatever means necessary including kidnapping, torturing or killing their family. Assigned to the Kesslers is protection officer Corte: uncompromising, relentlessly devoted to protecting those in his care and a brilliant game strategist. He also knows just how brutal the lifter can be - six years earlier, Loving killed someone close to him. The situation soon escalates into a deadly contest between protector and lifter as each tries to outwit the other ...--Provided by the publisher.

Edge :
ISBN: 1439156352. OCLC Number: 548597292

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When Washington D.C. police detective Ryan Kessler is targeted by "lifter" Henry Loving, he and his family are immediately put under government protection. Assigned to the Kesslers is protection officer Corte: uncompromising, relentlessly devoted to protecting those in his care and a brilliant game strategist. As the "lifter" closes in on his prey, Corte must decide whether to protect his charges, or expose them to a killer in the name of personal revenge.

Garden of beasts
ISBN: 0743262158. OCLC Number: 66414294

Simon and Schuster,. .

Een Amerikaanse crimineel wordt in 1936 met de Olympische ploeg naar Duitsland gestuurd om een aanslag te kunnen plegen op de architect van het Duitse bewapeningsprogramma.

Hard news
ISBN: 0553583298. OCLC Number: 45686194

Bantam Books,. .

Rune is an aspiring filmmaker with more ambition than political savvy, paying her dues as an assistant cameraperson for the local news. But she's got her eyes on the prize, the network's hot newsmagazine, Current Events-and she's got the story she knows will get her there. Poking around in the video archives, Rune spots a taped interview with Randy Boggs, who's doing hard time in Attica for a murder he claims he didn't commit. Rune can't say exactly why, but she's sure he's innocent. If she can prove it, Current Events won't merely report the news, it'll make news-and, Rune's career.

Manhattan is my beat
ISBN: 1587241544. OCLC Number: 48466784

Wheeler Pub.,. .

Twenty-year-old Rune hasn't been in Manhattan for very long. But she's crafty enough to have found a squatter's paradise in an empty TriBeCa loft, and a video store job that feeds her passion for old movies. It's a passion she shares with her favorite customer, Mr. Kelly, a lonely old man who rents the same video over and over a noir classic based on a real-life unsolved bank heist and a million missing dollars.--Jacket.

Mistress of justice
ISBN: 0553297333. OCLC Number: 27971401

Bantam Books,. .

More twisted
ISBN: 9781407411316. OCLC Number: 754478038

Clipper Audio,. .

'More Twisted' is a collection of gripping short stories by bestselling author Jeffery Deaver.

Praying for sleep
ISBN: 0340606347. OCLC Number: 32050370

Hodder & Stoughton,. .

Praying for revenge...Murderer 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 salvation...Lis Atcheson knows he's out there--the man who killed two of her students. He's haunted every sleepless night following her testimony. Now the nightmares are coming true. He's watching...and waiting...and he's going to take Lis to hell with him.

Roadside crosses /
ISBN: 1416549994. OCLC Number: 300720441

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The Monterey Peninsula is rocked when a killer begins to leave roadside crosses beside local highways. Kathryn Dance, the California Bureau of Investigation's foremost kinesics -- body language -- expert, and Deputy Michael O'Neil follow a lead to Travis Brigham, a troubled teenager whose role in a fatal car accident has inspired vicious attacks against him on a popular blog, The Chilton Report. But as the investigation progresses, Travis vanishes -- and Dance is forced to take desperate and risky measures in this searing cliff-hanger.

Solitude Creek
ISBN: 9781444757439. OCLC Number: 945719384

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Kathryn Dance, special FBI agent in Californië, wordt geconfronteerd met een misdadiger die mensen doodt door paniek te zaaien onder groepen mensen.

Solitude creek :
ISBN: 1455517151. OCLC Number: 890626133

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"New York Times bestselling author Jeffery Deaver's next blockbuster thriller"--

Speaking in tongues
ISBN: 0340628081. OCLC Number: 34245023

Hodder & Stoughton,. .

Speaking in tongues /
ISBN: 0684871262. OCLC Number: 44420744

Simon & Schuster,. .

Tate Collier, his ex-wife Brett, and their estranged daughter Megan are targeted by psychopathic psychologist Aaron Matthews for his own brand of revenge.

The blue nowhere /
ISBN: 0684871270. OCLC Number: 45661481

Simon & Schuster,. .

A sadistic computer hacker, code-named Phate, sets his sights on Silicon Valley, infiltrating his victims' computers, invading their lives, and luring them to their deaths. An imprisoned hacker named Wyatt Gillette is freed to aid in the investigation, and teams up with old-school homicide cop Frank Bishop, forming an uneasy alliance in which they must utilize every ounce of their respective talents to stop Phate.

The bodies left behind
ISBN: 9780340977873. OCLC Number: 260206050

Hodder,. .

The bodies left behind /
ISBN: 1416595627. OCLC Number: 432682209

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Investigating a late night emergency call that came from a Wisconsin vacation home, deputy Brynn McKenzie narrowly escapes an encounter with two professional criminals, and flees into the woods with Michelle, the city-girl who rented the house for the weekend, but if the women want to survive, they will have to learn to trust one another.

The bone collector /
ISBN: 0451188454. OCLC Number: 35548806

Viking,. .

A paralyzed New York detective is talked out of committing suicide to hunt for a cab driver who tortures and kills. The detective, Lincoln Rhyme, can only move his head so he is paired with police beauty Amelia Sachs. Together they go after the killer who tantalizes police with clues to his next murder. By the author of A Maiden's Grave.

The broken window :
ISBN: 1416549986. OCLC Number: 182662727

Simon & Schuster,. .

The mysterious 522 commits vicious crimes and then plants ironclad evidence to implicate innocent men. This timely thriller reunites Lincoln Rhyme with his partner and paramour Amelia Sachs, as they face their toughest adversary yet.

The broken window :
ISBN: 9780743570534. OCLC Number: 606537743

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A psychotic killer with access to the country's biggest data miner was using detailed information to work his way into the lives of victims. He would rape, rob, and kill them, and then blame unsuspecting innocents for the crimes. The perpetrator had, in short, found a perfect means to literally get away with murder--until one of his victims turned out to be Lincoln Rhyme's cousin. Lincoln agrees to look into the case and in the process unravels a spider web of crime that the killer had woven.

The burial hour
ISBN: 9781473618664. OCLC Number: 1035424384

Hodder,. .

Een Amerikaans politieduo wordt ingezet bij een ontvoering in Napels, waarbij de samenwerking met de Italiaanse collega's ontaardt in een vermakelijke verbale tweestrijd.

The burial hour :
ISBN: 1455536377. OCLC Number: 956687884

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"DANGEROUSLY GOOD. DISTINCTIVELY DEAVER. New York Times bestselling author Jeffery Deaver returns to forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme in his most harrowing case yet. THE BURIAL HOUR A businessman snatched from an Upper East Side street in broad daylight. A miniature hangman's noose left at the scene. A nine-year-old girl, the only witness to the crime. With a crime scene this puzzling, forensic expertise of the highest order is absolutely essential. Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are called in to investigate. Soon the case takes a stranger turn: a recording surfaces of the victim being slowly hanged, his desperate gasps the backdrop to an eerie piece of music. The video is marked as the work of The Composer ... Despite their best efforts, the suspect gets away. So when a similar kidnapping occurs on a dusty road outside Naples, Italy, Rhyme and Sachs don't hesitate to rejoin the hunt. But the search is now a complex case of international cooperation--and not all those involved may be who they seem. Sachs and Rhyme find themselves playing a dangerous game, with lives all across the globe hanging in the balance"--

The burning wire :
ISBN: 1439156336. OCLC Number: 460052673

Simon & Schuster,. .

Quadriplegic forensic criminologist Lincoln Rhyme leads his team--NYPD detective Amelia Sachs, officer Ron Pulaski, and FBI agent Fred Dellray--to find and stop a killer who uses electricity as modus operandi. Meanwhile, Rhyme is consulting on another high-profile investigation in Mexico with a most coveted quarry in his crosshairs: the hired killer known as the Watchmaker, one of the few criminals to have eluded Rhyme's net.

The burning wire :
ISBN: 9781442304222. OCLC Number: 557611260

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After a devastating explosion destroys a city bus, quadriplegic forensic criminologist Lincoln Rhyme is called to investigate. As the attacks continue, Rhyme and his team race to find whoever is responsible for the carnage. Meanwhile, Rhyme is also consulting on a case in Mexico, where a long-time nemesis, the Watchmaker, continues to elude authorities. With his health failing him, Rhyme must solve crack both cases before the body count rises.

The coffin dancer /
ISBN: 0671024094. OCLC Number: 38478560

Simon & Schuster,. .

A cat-and-mouse game between New York police and a killer, hired to eliminate a trio of witnesses in a trial. He has already killed one and detectives Lincoln Rhyme, a quadriplegic, and Amelia Sachs have to catch him before he kills the other two. By the author of The Bone Collector.

The cold moon
ISBN: 9780340833834. OCLC Number: 224900168

Hodder & Stoughton,. .

The cold moon :
ISBN: 0743491572. OCLC Number: 132687997

Pocket Star,. .

On a frigid December night, an eerie pattern emerges from two equally brutal murder scenes, where a killer's calling card is a moon-faced clock that seemingly ticked away the victims' last moments. From his wheelchair, criminologist Lincoln Rhyme tracks the Watchmaker, a time-obsessed genius. With every passing second, the Watchmaker is moving with razor-sharp precision to his next act of perfectly orchestrated violence -- and Rhyme can't afford to have his trusted partner, Amelia Sachs, distracted by a daunting homicide case of her own. Up against a brilliant madman, Rhyme and Sachs are locked in a blood-chilling race with their deadliest enemy: time itself ...

The empty chair /
ISBN: 0671026011. OCLC Number: 43487329

Simon & Schuster,. .

Reowned criminalist Lincoln Rhyme is pitted against Amelia Sachs, his own brilliant protegee, as they disagree on the analysis of a crime they began working together.

The kill room
ISBN: 9781444757378. OCLC Number: 862760136

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Na de moord op de Bahama's op een vermeende terrorist worden Lincoln Rhyme en zijn team ingeschakeld om de zaak te onderzoeken.

The Kill room :
ISBN: 1455517089. OCLC Number: 849739121

Grand Central Publishing,. .

Renowned investigator and forensics expert, Lincoln Rhyme, is drafted to investigate the sniper-killing of a U.S. citizen in the Bahamas. While his partner, Amelia Sachs, traces the victim's steps in Manhattan, Rhyme leaves the city to pursue the sniper himself.

The lesson of her death
ISBN: 0385424817. OCLC Number: 26810142

Doubleday,. .

Involved in a murder case, dedicated cop Bill Corde little suspects that the killer responsible for the death of a college student will befriend and run away with his own learning-impaired daughter.

The October list /
ISBN: 1455576646. OCLC Number: 828056927

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"New York Times bestselling author Jeffery Deaver's next blockbuster thriller"--

The October list :
ISBN: 9781444780444. OCLC Number: 858842350

Hodder & Stoughton,. .

Gabriela McKenzie's daughter has been kidnapped. In exchange for her safe return, her abductors demand two things: $400,000 in cash, and a document known only as the October List.--Provided by the publisher.

The skin collector
ISBN: 9781444757491. OCLC Number: 906234620

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De aan een rolstoel gekluisterde detective Lincoln Rhyme en diens assistente Amelia Sachs onderzoeken enkele mysterieuze moorden die zijn uitgevoerd door het slachtoffer te tatoeëren met een giftige stof.

The skin collector :
ISBN: 1455517135. OCLC Number: 858351141

Grand Central Publishing,. .

Drafted in to investigate a series of killings by a butcher known as the Skin Collector, NYPD detective Lincoln Rhyme and his associate Amelia Sachs have little to go on but a series of cryptic messages left etched into the skin of the deceased.

The sleeping doll
ISBN: 0743566122. OCLC Number: 137242634

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Special Agent Kathryn Dance -- introduced in The Cold Moon -- stars in the latest thriller from New York Times bestselling author Jeffery Deaver. When Special Agent Kathryn Dance is sent to interrogate the convicted killer Daniel Son of Manson Pell as a suspect in a newly unearthed crime, she feels both trepidation and electrifying intrigue. Pell is serving a life sentence for brutal murders years earlier that mirrored those perpetrated by Charles Manson in the 1960s. But Pell and his cult members left behind a survivor who -- because she was in bed hidden by her toys -- was dubbed the Sleeping Doll. Pell has long been both reticent and unrepentant about the crime. But Dance sees an opportunity to pry a confession from him for the recent murder -- and to learn more about the depraved mind of this career criminal. But when Dance's plan goes terribly wrong and Pell escapes, leaving behind a trail of dead and injured, she finds herself in charge of her first manhunt. As the idyllic Monterey Peninsula is paralyzed by the elusive killer, Dance turns to the past to find the truth about what Daniel Pell is really up to. She tracks down the now-teenage Sleeping Doll to learn what really happened that night, and arranges a reunion of three women who were in his cult at the time of the killings. The lies of the past and the evasions of the present boil up under the relentless probing of Kathryn Dance, but will the truth about Daniel Pell emerge in time to stop him from killing again? -- from publisher's web site.

The sleeping doll /
ISBN: 1439166412. OCLC Number: 428033076

Pocket Books,. .

Special agent Kathryn Dance and her partners at the California Bureau of Investigation hunt down escaped killer Daniel Pell, a self-styled Charles Manson. Pell is a master of control, who mesmerizes, seduces, and exploits people for his own murderous ends. Pell embarks on a mysterious and deadly quest once he's free.

The steel kiss
ISBN: 9781473618510. OCLC Number: 971885401

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Forensisch detective Lincoln Rhyme en zijn partner Amelie Sachs maken jacht op een moordenaar die met een afstandsbediening moderne apparaten als moordwapens gebruikt.

The steel kiss /
ISBN: 1455536342. OCLC Number: 913098518

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"New York Times bestselling author Jeffery Deaver returns with his next blockbuster thriller featuring forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme. Amelia Sachs is hot on the trail of a killer. She's chasing him 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 be 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. As the body count threatens to grow, Sachs and Rhyme must race against the clock to unmask his identity--and discover his mission--before more people die."--

The stone monkey
ISBN: 1841977969. OCLC Number: 173228608

Clipper Audio,. .

In a race against time, Lincoln and Amelia are recruited to track down a cargo ship carrying two dozen illegal Chinese immigrants, as well as the notorious human smuggler and killer - Youling the Ghost. Can they stop the Ghost before he murders again?

The stone monkey :
ISBN: 0743437802. OCLC Number: 57817801

Pocket Books,. .

When a smuggler known as the Ghost scuttles a ship filled with undocumented Chinese immigrants right outside New York harbor, detective Lincoln Rhyme and his partner must stop him before he murders the two families who made it to shore.

The twelfth card
ISBN: 141652424X. OCLC Number: 71692868

Pocket Star Books,. .

In Harlem wordt een aanslag gepleegd op een scholiere die onderzoek doet naar een voorvader, een bevrijde slaaf die onterecht is beschuldigd van diefstal.

The twelfth card :
ISBN: 0739455834. OCLC Number: 60340953

Wheeler Pub.,. .

Trying to discover why a Harlem high school student is being targeted for murder, quadriplegic detective Lincoln Rhyme and his protâegâee, Amelia Sachs, look for answers in the student's term paper about her civil rights activist ancestor.

The vanished man :
ISBN: 0743437810. OCLC Number: 51151539

Simon & Schuster,. .

This thriller pits forensic criminologist Lincoln Rhyme and his partner Amelia Sachs against an unstoppable "invisible" killer. As the fatalities rise and the minutes tick down, they must move beyond the smoke and mirrors to prevent a terrifying act of vengeance that could become the greatest vanishing act of all.

Twisted :
ISBN: 0743491599. OCLC Number: 53324938

Simon & Schuster,. .

The title applies in several ways to this wicked collection of crime short stories, to many of the stories' characters and protagonists, who include murderers, adulterers, thieves; to the stories' arcs, which offer numerous bends and suprises.

XO /
ISBN: 1439156387. OCLC Number: 759913740

Simon & Schuster,. .

Special Agent Kathryn Dance must use her considerable skills at investigation and body language analysis to stop a celebrity stalker set in the world of country music.

XO :
ISBN: 9781451677003. OCLC Number: 798552733

Simon & Schuster,. .