Search Results: "Jeffery Deaver"


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THE OCTOBER LIST by Jeffery Deaver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Perhaps the cleverest of all Deaver's exceptionally clever thrillers. If you've ever wished you could take the film Memento to the beach, here's your chance."
Remember Merrily We Roll Along, the Sondheim musical out of Kaufman and Hart that began with its climactic scene and worked backward to the beginning? Deaver's borrowed the same concept and juiced it with assorted felonies, nonstop suspense and his trademark braininess. Read full book review >

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XO by Jeffery Deaver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 2012

"A serious page-turner that would have been even better if it had ended a hundred pages earlier."
A country singer/songwriter who's getting unwelcome attention from a devoted fan provides kinesic specialist Kathryn Dance, of the California Bureau of Investigation, with her third extra-twisty case. Read full book review >

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THE COFFIN DANCER by Jeffery Deaver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"For everybody else: irresistibly overheated melodrama, with more twists than Chubby Checker. (First printing of 100,000; Literary Guild main selection)"
Lincoln Rhyme, the quadriplegic criminalist of The Bone Collector (1997), returns to confront the uncannily resourceful killer who's been hired to eliminate three witnesses in the last hours before their grand jury testimony. Read full book review >

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THE STEEL KISS by Jeffery Deaver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2016

"Fans savvy enough to ignore the ill-advised extras and keep their eyes on the duel between Rhyme and Unsub 40 will be treated to all the usual thrills, which are worth every breathless minute."
The latest of Lincoln Rhyme's fiendishly inventive antagonists is a killer who rails against rampant consumerism online, then hacks into the Internet of Things to murder New Yorkers who've grown too attached to their computer-driven toys. Read full book review >

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SPEAKING IN TONGUES by Jeffery Deaver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 5, 2000

"Scorchingly one-dimensional: a ruthlessly efficient formula thriller with nary an ounce of thought on its bones."
Deaver takes a break from his Lincoln Rhyme blockbusters (The Empty Chair, p. 254) for a kidnapping story that packs just as much suspense but a lot fewer moving parts. Read full book review >

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THE COLD MOON by Jeffery Deaver
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2006

"The most mannered of all Rhyme's adventures, with more red herrings than a fish market and a climax that's both a bang and a whimper."
The latest serial killer to duke it out with quadriplegic criminalist Lincoln Rhyme is a nefarious figure, the Watchmaker, whose bark, sadly, is a lot worse than his bite. Read full book review >

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SOLITUDE CREEK by Jeffery Deaver
Released: May 12, 2015

"Dance's fourth appearance (XO, 2012, etc.) shows her still-creaky skill set—she can't tell when her 12-year-old is lying to her—in search of a plot that can effectively harness her putative gifts."
Someone yells fire in a crowded Monterey concert venue, setting off the latest cat-and-mouse game for kinesics expert Kathryn Dance and her elusive quarry. Read full book review >

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THE BURNING WIRE by Jeffery Deaver
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2010

"A relatively straightforward performance by the devious Deaver, with fewer open-mouthed surprises than usual, but fewer gratuitous plot twists as well. Newcomers to this celebrated series could do worse than to start here."
Indefatigable prestidigitator Deaver sets quadriplegic criminalist Lincoln Rhyme (The Broken Window, 2008, etc.) against a wraithlike terrorist who's threatening to wreak havoc on New York's electrical-power grid. Read full book review >

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MORE TWISTED by Jeffery Deaver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2007

"Nor will fans of Deaver's Lincoln Rhyme investigations (The Cold Moon, June 2006, etc.) go hungry: One of the three new stories here is a 50-page duel between Rhyme and a resourceful contract killer."
Not many novelists have the juice to publish second volumes of their collected stories. Deaver not only carries the weight to do so but is light enough on his feet to make the enterprise highly enjoyable. Read full book review >

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A MAIDEN'S GRAVE by Jeffery Deaver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

Hot on the heels of Mary Willis Walker's Under the Beetle's Cellar (p. 818), another post-Waco hostage crisis, this one a stunner from the author of Praying for Sleep (1994) and ten other suspense novels. Read full book review >

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A HOT AND SULTRY NIGHT FOR CRIME by Jeffery Deaver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2003

"The perfect antidote for seasonal weather is rounded off by slow burns and fast courtesy of David Handler, Toni L.P. Kelner, Suzanne C. Johnson, Angela Zeman, Jeremiah Healy, Alan Cook, and David Bart."
Few criminals are driven to their misdeeds because of excessive cold, helpfully observes Deaver (The Vanished Man, above, etc.) in a brief introduction evidently intended mostly to prove that he's read all 20 of the new stories in this year's MWA annual. Read full book review >

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EDGE by Jeffery Deaver
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

Deaver's latest nail-biter features a blank-faced hero from a shadowy federal agency whose job is to protect menaced innocents from kidnappers and killers who don't want them to be protected. Read full book review >