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    Jeffery Deaver

    Jeffery Deaver is the award-winning author of two collections of short stories and 29 internationally bestselling novels, including the latest James Bond novel CARTE BLANCHE. He is best known for his Lincoln Rhyme thrillers, which include the number one bestsellers THE VANISHED MAN, THE TWELFTH CARD and THE COLD MOON, as well as THE BONE COLLECTOR which was made into a feature film starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. The first Kathryn Dance novel, THE SLEEPING DOLL, was published in 2007 to enormous acclaim. A three-time recipient of the Ellery Queen Reader's Award for Best Short Story of the year, he has been nominated for an Anthony Award and six Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America. He won the WH Smith Thumping Good Read Award in 2001 and in 2004 won the Crime Writers' Association Steel Dagger for Best Thriller with GARDEN OF BEASTS, and their Short Story Dagger for THE WEEKENDER from TWISTED. Jeffery Deaver lives in North Carolina and California.
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    THE KILL ROOM

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    Jeffery Deaver began the Kathryn Dance series in 2007 with the acclaimed THE SLEEPING DOLL. In the latest novel of the series, XO, Kathryn Dance, Special Agent and Kinesics expert, faces a deadly serial killer...
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The Kill Room

By Jeffery Deaver

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 . . .

THE KILL ROOM is full of his trademark twists, breathless suspense and ironic humour. It is a thriller of 'bits, scraps, observations (and) 180 degree changes in direction' which never cheats the reader, so that the only response can be sighs of satisfaction and admiration.Without doubt my favourite US crime writerIf you want the best crime, try Jeff DeaverDeaver might well be expected to rest on his laurels at this point in his career, but his 30th novel is refreshingly ambitious, as his labyrinthine twists lead the reader ever further into a fog of ambiguity about misdirected patriotism, drone warfare, whistle-blowing and free speechThere's no danger of this 10th Lincoln Rhyme outing collecting anything but enthusiastic praise . . . This is Deaver back on his most comfortable territory and the battle with a ruthless killer is delivered with the accumulating menace that has long been Deaver's trademark. Rhyme and Amelisa remain one of the most distinctive duos in crime fiction and Deaver is somehow able to come up with something fresh and unusual for them, even though familiar elements are utilised. What the author is particularly good at is the tense set-piece, as in the police siege at the end of THE KILL ROOM, delivered with panache. As ever he plays fair with the reader. We're given all the relevant information but are nevertheless still jolted by the successive revelations.This is Deaver at his very best and not to be missed by any thriller fan.An exciting and thoughtful examination of how far government can go . . . Deaver doesn't disappoint. Against a grave and complex legal backstory, he unwinds an elaborate narrative with believable, intriguing characters and fascinating CSI-like investigative aplomb . . . compelling and provocativeExpert pacing and strong characterisation. As with all the best series novels, you can drop in at any point and feel at home.The writing is fast and flavoursome, and strong enough to dive straight back into after along, boozy lunch.Deaver's undoubted skill is in creating a story that is as gripping as it is entirely believable - the esoteric details that he uses to create his killers and the world they inhabit are mesmerising.In what marks Number One bestselling author Jeffery Deaver's thirtieth suspense novel, brilliant criminalist and quadriplegic Lincoln Rhyme returns in his tenth electrifying adventure.Jeffery Deaver is the creator of Lincoln Rhyme, and the award-winning author of 31 internationally bestselling thrillers, including the new James Bond novel CARTE BLANCHE. He lives in North Carolina.New Lincoln Rhyme thriller with all Deaver's trademark suspense, richly developed characters and rollercoaster of plot twists.Jeffery's work has been published in more than 35 languages around the world.Deaver's profile has seen a huge boost after writing the latest James Bond novel, the international bestseller CARTE BLANCHE which published in May 2011.
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THE KILL ROOM

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THE KILL ROOM

Read the gripping first chapter of THE KILL ROOM, the thirtieth novel by the incredible Jeffery Deaver and the tenth in the critically acclaimed Lincoln Rhyme series. ‘If you want thrills, Deaver is your man’ GUARDIAN ‘An ace thriller to keep readers guessing and gasping’ HUFFINGTON POST
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To celebrate the publication of his thirtieth novel, THE KILL ROOM, Jeffery Deaver will be touring the UK and taking part in bookstore signings and Q&A events. You can find all of the dates and locations on our Events page.
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XO

By Jeffery Deaver

The third Kathryn Dance novel from Number One bestseller Jeffery Deaver.

Kayleigh Towne is a beautiful and successful singer-songwriter, and Edwin Sharp is her biggest fan. When she replies to one of his fan letters with 'XO', Edwin is convinced she loves him, and that her latest hit song 'Your Shadow' was written for him. Nothing Kayleigh or her lawyers can say persuades him otherwise.

Then the singer gets an anonymous phone call; it's the first verse of 'Your Shadow' playing. Soon after, one of the crew is horribly murdered. Kayleigh's friend Kathryn Dance, a special agent with the California Bureau of Investigation, knows that stalking crimes are not one-off occurrences, and, sure enough, more verses of the song are played as warnings of death to follow. With a little help from forensic criminalist Lincoln Rhyme, Dance must use her kinesic and investigative skills in an attempt to find the killer before more people die.

Deaver has written the actual song, 'Your Shadow'. Readers are able to download it from www.jefferydeaver.com.

Devious, diabolical and devilish ... It's Dance's toughest case, and one of Deaver's best books.Devious, diabolical and devilish ... It's Dance's toughest case, and one of Deaver's best books.The best psychological thriller writer around.The best psychological thriller writer around.If you want thrills, Deaver is your man.If you want thrills, Deaver is your man.Deaver never disappoints.Number One bestseller Jeffery Deaver returns with a new Kathryn Dance thriller.New thriller with all Deaver's trademark suspense, richly developed characters and rollercoaster of plot twists.Deaver's profile has seen a huge boost after writing the latest James Bond novel, the international bestseller CARTE BLANCHE which published in May 2011.Readers will have the chance to download for free an MP3 of the song, 'Your Shadow,' which Jeffery Deaver has written. Various 'Kayleigh Towne' tunes are being recorded in Nashville.Jeffery's work has been published in more than 35 languages around the world.
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Jeffery Deaver

Jeffery Deaver (born May 6, 1950) is an American mystery/crime writer. He has a bachelor of journalism degree from the University of Missouri and a law degree from Fordham University and originally started working as a journalist. He later practiced law before embarking on a successful career as a best-selling novelist. He has been awarded the Steel Dagger and Short Story Dagger from the British Crime Writers' Association and the Nero Wolfe Award, and he is a three-time recipient of the Ellery Queen Reader's Award for Best Short Story of the Year and a winner of the British Thumping Good Read Award. His novels have appeared on bestseller lists around the world, including The New York Times, The Times, Italy's Corriere della Sera, The Sydney Morning Herald, and The Los Angeles Times.
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More Twisted

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MURDERA millionaire philanthropist is shot while he sleeps. His terrified wife made a narrow escape. Or did she?MYSTERYA crime writer's violent fictions start to come chillingly true. Has he unwittingly inspired a murderer?SUSPENSEA young woman is trapped in a tunnel deep underground. Two men battle to rescue her. Are they heroes, or driven by some darker motive?In the cunning, suspense-filled world of Jeffery Deaver, only one thing is certain: the next twist is only ever a page away ...

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Twisted

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'I can make good bad and bad badder, and most fun of all, really bad seem good.' Jeffery DeaverAnd that is exactly what he does in this superb collection. In 'Beautiful' former supermodel Kari's stalker has followed her through retirement to her new small town home. The police can do nothing. The only thing that will end the nightmare is the stalker's death or her own. In the Edgar-nominated 'Triangle' Pete finds a true crime book - and uses the lessons contained therein to kill Mo's lover. The award-winning 'Without Jonathan' introduces us to Marissa, about to go on the first date of her life since she married Jonathan, with a man she met through the personals. As she wonders whether she will ever truly fall in love again, the man she is about to meet is killing a housewife in another part of town... And in the brand-new 'The Christmas Present', we see a side of Lincoln Rhyme we've never met before.

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Shallow Graves

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Manhattan Is My Beat

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Edge

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The Steel Kiss

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Solitude Creek

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The fourth electrifying thriller in the Kathryn Dance series from master of suspense Jeffery Deaver.One mistake is all it takes.Busted back to rookie after losing her gun in an interrogation gone bad, California Bureau of Investigation Agent Kathryn Dance finds herself making routine insurance checks after a roadhouse fire.But Dance is a highly trained expert in body language: her most deadly weapon is her instinct, and they can't take that away from her.And when the evidence at the club points to something more than a tragic accident, she isn't going to let protocol stop her doing everything in her power to take down the perp.Someone out there is using the panic of crowds to kill, and Dance must find out who, before he strikes again . . .

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Trouble in Mind

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A cunning collection of short stories from the master of misdirection with tales featuring the hugely popular series characters Lincoln Rhyme and Kathryn Dance.TENSION . . . An aging actor attempts to revive his career by entering a celebrity poker game for a reality TV show. Can he outwit his devious opponents, or is his fate doomed from the outset?CONSPIRACY . . . A successful crime writer dies under seemingly natural circumstances, but for one cop, doubts are lingering. There's certainly motive for murder - or is there more to the case than meets the eye? MURDER . . . Lincoln Rhyme is announced dead, shot by one of his suspects in cold blood. Is this the end of the line for the criminalist, or just another twist in the tale?

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The Kathryn Dance Collection 1-3

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Three gripping suspense novels featuring Special Agent Kathryn Dance: a kinesics expert whose understanding of human behaviour makes her a brilliant investigator and interrogator.

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The Skin Collector

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The Coffin Dancer

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The Kill Room

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The October List

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The Bone Collector

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Carte Blanche

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'The face of war is changing. The other side doesn't play by the rules much any more. There's thinking, in some circles, that we need to play by a different set of rules too . . .'Fresh from Afghanistan, James Bond has been recruited to a new agency. Conceived in the post-9/11 world, it operates independent of Five, Six and the MoD, its very existence deniable. Its aim: to protect the Realm, by any means necessary.The Night Action alert calls Bond from dinner with a beautiful woman. GCHQ has decrypted an electronic whisper about an attack scheduled for later in the week: casualties estimated in the thousands, British interests adversely affected.And 007 has been given carte blanche to do whatever it takes to fulfil his mission.

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The Burning Wire

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Roadside Crosses

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The chilling second Kathryn Dance novel from the bestselling author of The Bone Collector.A highway patrol trooper notices something strange on the side of the road: a homemade cross, fashioned as a memorial. Except the date being 'remembered' is the following day - the day the police find a kidnapped teenage girl in the trunk of a car, left for dead.Special Agent Kathryn Dance, kinesics expert with the California Bureau of Investigation, is on the case. The teenage victim points her to an online community where criticism is vicious. It looks as though one teen has finally snapped. Then further crosses appear. Now Dance must race against the clock to find the attacker before he can carry out his deadly plans for revenge . . . in the cyber world and the real.

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The Bodies Left Behind

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The Empty Chair

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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 swampHopefully you'll find him before he gets to his next victimsBut 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