Search Results: "Jeffery Wilds Deaver"


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HARD NEWS by Jeffery Wilds Deaver
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 17, 1991

"Peerless entertainment for those who like 'em gaudy, manic, and totally awesome."
Rolling-stone punk naif Rune (veteran of two paperback mysteries) embarks on a crusade to free Randy Boggs, who's done three years in Attica for killing Lance Hopper, head of the news network for whose Manhattan affiliate she's been grinding a camcorder. Read full book review >

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THE LESSON OF HER DEATH by Jeffery Wilds Deaver
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 4, 1993

"Deaver (Mistress of Justice, etc.) combines academic malfeasance, small-town police department politics, and family melodrama with all the requisite mystery and suspense for a double dose of pleasure."

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MISTRESS OF JUSTICE by Jeffery Wilds Deaver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"The detective plot (torpid theft and, eventually, homicide) and the (far more engrossing) merger plot finally do come together, though not in time for Deaver (Hard News, etc.) to do either one justice."
When a promissory note for $25 million due to a client bank is stolen from hotshot lawyer Mitchell Reece's office in Hubbard, White & Willis, he turns to an unlikely source for detective help—aspiring jazz pianist/paralegal Taylor Lockwood. Read full book review >

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THE STONE MONKEY by Jeffery Deaver
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 12, 2002

"So many incidental pleasures that it seems ungracious to note that, like Rhyme's last case (The Empty Chair, 2000, etc.), this one seems detached and synthetic, like a five-finger exercise for some awfully busy fingers."
An expert but oddly uninvolving thriller in which a murderous Chinese smuggler of illegals tracks the survivors of a disastrous Long Island landing, hotly pursued himself by a galaxy of cops directed by quadriplegic criminalist Lincoln Rhyme. Read full book review >

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THE BROKEN WINDOW by Jeffery Deaver
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2008

"On the plus side, the master criminal, instantly forgettable on his own terms, will tap into many paranoid readers' twin bogeymen: identity theft and government surveillance."
It's a must-solve case for quadriplegic criminalist Lincoln Rhyme when his cousin is arrested for murder. Read full book review >

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THE EMPTY CHAIR by Jeffery Deaver
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 9, 2000

"Dozens of twists and a couple of first-class shocks, but it all trails off like an endless fireworks display that keeps exploding into bangs and blossoms even after you've started to look for your car. (Literary Guild/Mystery Guild Main Selection.)"
Lincoln Rhyme, the quadriplegic criminalist who recently knocked 'em dead at the bijou (The Bone Collector, 1997), is back, sweating to rescue a pair of kidnapped Tarheelers from the insect-loving kid who's snatched them. 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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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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THE TWELFTH CARD by Jeffery Deaver
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 7, 2005

"There's no question, though, about Deaver's unexcelled ability to pull the wool over your eyes. When he describes a colorless, odorless glass of liquid as water, don't assume it is until somebody drinks it down—or maybe till an hour later."
Quadriplegic criminalist Lincoln Rhyme fights to save a schoolgirl somebody's determined to kill? 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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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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THE SLEEPING DOLL by Jeffery Deaver
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 5, 2007

"A professional, forgettable barn-burner. "
The creator of quadriplegic criminalist Lincoln Rhyme (The Cold Moon, 2006, etc.) presents a new supersleuth to match wits with his latest supervillain. Read full book review >