Deaver standalone thrillers

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Carte Blanche

By Jeffery Deaver

Thousands will die.

It is not known where, or how, or who is behind the threat.

007 is given carte blanche to do anything necessary to protect his country, but there is no blank slate when innocent lives are at stake.

The only suspects are career killers with no care for civilian victims.

Bond must find out who is paying them, what they plan, and stop them.

And he has five days to do it.

The most impressive feature of CARTE BLANCHE is the ingenuity of the breathless, blood-thirsty plot . . . Kingsley Amis, John Gardner and Sebastian Faulks are among those who have tried to bring Bond back to life. Deaver, though, is in a class of his own: nobody's done it better.'Top US thriller writer Jeffery Deaver has brought Bond bang up to date . . . CARTE BLANCHE has it all.' ****'Deaver's enthusiasm for Bond comes through on every page and puts the gift for plotting that has garnered him such massive popularity to superb use here. So CARTE BLANCHE is excellent fun, a great read and Jeffery Deaver has breathed new life into an old favourite.''I was agreeably surprised at how much I enjoyed CARTE BLANCHE, probably the best Bond continuation novel since Fleming's death nearly half a century ago. Deaver combines the best of Fleming's crisp, eclectic style without compromising his own ability to tell a cracking story.''Brings 007 bang up to date . . . It's also thrilling and genuinely surprising like most of thriller king Deaver's novels. If they turn this into the next 007 film (after the one that comes out in 2012), it'll be great.' ****'Deaver's immaculate sense of pace comes into its own. It's hard to imagine anyone not being impressed by this novel'Deaver gets his cultural references pretty well spot-on, and the dialogue is impressively free of stray AmericanismsDeaver writes crime fiction - thrillers you want to race through - and he's bloody good . . . If he was real, 007 would be a Deaver fan[Jeffery Deaver] would have done Fleming proud . . . Deaver's customary storytelling expertise is handsomely on displayWrestling with the contemporary issues of bureaucracy and privacy, CARTE BLANCHE brings Bond into the present day, and the result is a very enjoyable, action-laden thrillerJames Bond returns in a contemporary new thriller by Number One bestselling author Jeffery Deaver.

Jeffery Deaver is the author of two short story collections and twenty-nine suspense novels. He is best known for his Number One bestselling Lincoln Rhyme thrillers, which include THE BONE COLLECTOR, made into a feature film starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. Among other awards, he won the Novel of the Year in the International Thriller Awards 2009 for THE BODIES LEFT BEHIND, the Crime Writers' Association Steel Dagger for Best Thriller with GARDEN OF BEASTS and their Short Story Dagger for 'The Weekender' from TWISTED.

Visit his website, www.jefferydeaver.com, Facebook page, www.facebook.com/JefferyDeaver, and follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/JefferyDeaver.

The hardback of CARTE BLANCHE was an international bestseller and launched to huge critical acclaim.Over 100 million James Bond books have been sold worldwide - and over half the world's population has seen a Bond film.Jeffery Deaver has written 27 novels and sold more than 20 million books worldwide, topping the charts on both sides of the Atlantic.In 2004, Deaver won the Crime Writers' Association's Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award for GARDEN OF BEASTS.Deaver's blend of fast-paced action and meticulous research will produce a thriller which will both honour Ian Fleming and at the same time be utterly contemporary.
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Edge

By Jeffery Deaver

DEAVER. DANGEROUSLY GOOD.

Henry Loving is a 'lifter', hired to extract information from his victims. He is very, very good at it.

His next target is a Washington, D.C. detective, whose family are immediately put under government protection. The man assigned to their case is protection officer Corte: uncompromising, relentlessly devoted to protecting those in his care and a brilliant game strategist.

He knows just how brutal the lifter can be - six years earlier, Loving killed someone close to him.

As tension increases inside the family, the situation escalates into a deadly contest between the hunter and his prey. As the lifter closes in, Corte must decide whether to protect his charges, or use them as bait in the name of personal revenge...

'The twists and turns from devilish Deaver will have you burning the midnight oil, then using it to set fire to the candle you'll be burning at both ends until you finish this.' Sun

'As always in a Deaver novel the plot twistst one way and then the next but the tension is superbly maintained''The twists and turns from devilish Deaver will have you burning the midnight oil, then using it to set fire to the candle you'll be burning at both ends until you finish this. The seamless narrative delights and the reader is drip-fed information that will invite imaginative minds to head into overdrive . . . This is the perfect accompaniment on a winter's night, curled up on the sofa with a glass of your favourite tipple.''He's mesmerising in whatever guise''There is no one better at wrong-footing the reader.''Fans of Deaver's fiendishly clever suspensers won't be surprised by the nonstop deceptions, reversals, shocks and surprises, but this time they're even more varied than usual, and, given the characters' backgrounds, a lot more plausible. The result is his most successful thriller in years.'A standalone thriller by number one bestselling Deaver, this is fast-paced, heart-pounding, and takes place in nearly real time.Jeffery Deaver is the award-winning author of three collections of short stories and 32 internationally bestselling novels, including the 2011 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 WHSmith 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. Visit his website, www.jefferydeaver.com, Facebook page, www.facebook.com/JefferyDeaver, and follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/JefferyDeaver.Extremely suspenseful, high-concept crime writing with killer twists that will blow you away, by the master of the genre.Jeffery Deaver has been chosen to write the new James Bond novel, which publishes in hardcover in May 2011 and will raise his profile enormouslyDeaver's last standalone, THE BODIES LEFT BEHIND, has sold 156,000 copies through BookScan in paperback.This is the first Deaver thriller written in the first person, from Corte's point of view.'Jeffery Deaver is a master at crafting intricate crimes that are solved through guile, tenacity and sheer creative genius' - Harlan Coben
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The Bodies Left Behind

By Jeffery Deaver

DEAVER. DANGEROUSLY GOOD.

A spring night in a small town in Wisconsin. A call to police emergency from a distant lake house is cut short. Is it a phone glitch or something more sinister? Off-duty deputy Brynn McKenzie leaves her family's dinner table to find out...

...And stumbles onto the scene of a heinous murder. Before she can call for backup she finds herself the next potential victim. Deprived of her phone, weapon and car, Brynn flees, along with the only survivor of the crime.

These unlikely allies can survive only by escaping into the dense, deserted woods, on a desperate trek to safety. And ultimately to a life or death choice.

Flight. Or fight?

'Confirms his status as one of the finest crime writers in the world . . . grabs the reader by the throat from the beginning. Superb.' Independent on Sunday

Confirms his status as one of the finest crime writers in the world . . . grabs the reader by the throat from the beginning. Superb.The pace is terrific, the suspense inexorable, and there is an excellent climax . . . If you want thrills, Deaver is your man.Not just an adrenaline-charged manhunt but a game of deception and multiple double-cross that keeps the reader guessing right up to the final pageA real page-turner from start to finishAn epic cat-and-mouse chaseFull of his trademark misdirections, bluffs and double-bluffs . . . It'll be snapped up and devoured by Deaver's legions of loyal fans'Deaver cleverly keeps the surprises up his sleeve until the very end''A thrill-a-minute wilderness adventure'A head-spinning, clever cat-and-mouse tale that hurtles along at 100mph . . . Full of twists, turns, bluffs and double bluffs, it's an edge-of-the-seat read from beginning to end'My, can he make you turn those pages! His real genius lies in superb plotting, which is exactly what the thriller genre demands . . . Deaver is so expert at this kind of thing it must be routine for him by now, but there is never a hint of complacency in his writing.''I guarantee anyone who picks up this book won't be disappointed with the story . . . as usual, Deaver has written a fantastic page-turner''Deaver is on top form with this novel, there is absolutely no doubt about that . . . An excellent read'An isolated house in the woods, dead bodies on the floor, a chase through the woods: a tense standalone thriller from the master of the twist.Jeffery Deaver is the award-winning author of three collections of short stories and 32 internationally bestselling novels, including the 2011 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 WHSmith 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. Visit his website, www.jefferydeaver.com, Facebook page, www.facebook.com/JefferyDeaver, and follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/JefferyDeaver.THE BODIES LEFT BEHIND is both a cat-and-mouse chase that takes place virtually in real-time and a harrowing look at the consequences of heartless evil2009 is the Year of Deaver - as well as this standalone novel we will reissue the Lincoln Rhyme series to accompany publication of THE BROKEN WINDOW in pb and publish the next Kathryn Dance novel ROADSIDE CROSSES in hbJeffery Deaver's latest paperback, the first in the Kathryn Dance series, saw growth of 11% through Bookscan in the first four weeks
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Garden of Beasts

By Jeffery Deaver

Paul Schumann is a contract hitman for the mob in 1936. But with Prohibition over and the gang wars associated with it coming to an end, Schumann is finding less and less work. He is contracted for a hit. But this time, he's caught - and finds that he's been set up. He's taken to meet an official in Army Intelligence and given a choice: he can spend the rest of his life in jail, or he can help his country. He is to pose as a member of the 1936 Olympic team, travel to Berlin, and kill a high-ranking Nazi close to Hitler. Schumann has been picked because he's a second generation German-American and can speak the language fluently.



Or at least that's what they lead him to believe...

The best psychological thriller writer aroundA cracking good tale that kept me glued to the page'Deaver fans expect the unexpected from this prodigiously talented thriller writer, and the creator of the Lincoln Rhyme series and other memorable yarns (The Blue Nowhere, etc.) doesn't disappoint with his 19th novel, this time offering a deliciously twisty tale set in Nazi Berlin. The book's hero is a mob "button man," or hit man, Paul Schumann, who's nabbed in the act in New York City but given an alternative to the electric chair: to go to Berlin undercover as a journalist writing about the upcoming Olympics in order to assassinate Col. Reinhard Ernst, the cheif architect of Hitler's militarization, seen as a threat to American interests. a German spy onboard Paul's transatlantic liner grows suspicious and sends a warning to Germany before Paul discovers and kills him. Then in Berlin, Paul, en route to meet his contact, kills a second suspicious man who may be a storm trooper, setting Insp. Willi Kohl of the Berlin police, or Kripo, on his trail. Deaver weaves the three manhunts -- Paul after his target, Kohl after Paul and the Nazi hierarchy after Paul -- with a deft hand, bringing to frightening life the Berlin of 1936, a city on the brink of madness. Top Nazis, including Hitler, Himmler and Goring, make colorful cameos, but it's the smart, shaded-gray characterizations of the principals that anchor the exciting plot. An affecting love affair between Paul and his German landlady goes in surprising directions, as do the main plot lines, which move outside Berlin as heroes become villains and vice versa. This is prime Deaver, which means prime entertainment.' Publisher's WeeklyThe most creative, skilled and intriguing thriller writer in the worldA master of suspenseDeaver fans expect the unexpected from this prodigiously talented thriller writer . . . This is prime Deaver, which means prime entertainment.Combining the thrills of classic Deaver with a new and epic twist, this novel is set in Hitler's Germany, pre-World War II.

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.

Visit his website, www.jefferydeaver.com, Facebook page, www.facebook.com/JefferyDeaver, and follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/JefferyDeaver.

Also available on Hodder Audio.Huge marketing campaign and fantastic reviews for Jeffery Deaver through 2004 has raised his profile and won him many thousands of new readers.THE VANISHED MAN went straight into the UK top ten bestseller list at number 1 in paperbackOver 300,000 copies of THE VANISHED MAN paperback sold.'The most creative, skilled and intriguing thriller writer in the world' - Daily TelegraphDeaver achieves a top ten bestseller every time in hardback
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The Blue Nowhere

By Jeffery Deaver

Someone is killing people in Sacramento Valley. Seemingly unrelated, the deaths are perpetrated by a murderer who knows everything there is to know about the victims - who can kill them because of the intimacy he seems to have with them. An intimacy which is created by his ability to track their every move through the virtual world, as soon as they switch on their computer.



Streetwise cop Frank Bishop is detailed to the case, allied unwillingly to a young hacker, Wyatt Gillette, who is sprung from prison to pit his brilliance against the criminal's. But no one knows who to trust in an environment where everything is suspect, and pressing the wrong letter on your keyboard may mean death.



This is the novel that will make you hesitate every time you click on the box that says 'Are you sure you want to send this over the Internet?'.

'He has pulled off the considerable coup of introducing two distinctive new heroes . . . Recently, authors such as Patricia Cornwell have come adrift when trying to create a fresh formula for their books, but Deaver writes as if the prose in The Blue Nowhere had been his house style all along. Working against the considerable disadvantage of an online villain - Deaver really has to work hard to make him truly sinister - he has created a high-tech thriller that suggests he need never go back to his Lincoln Rhyme books. But he probably will...' Publishing NewsDeaver has produced an exciting cyberthriller'A thriller of a thriller . . . Jeffery Deaver justs gets better and better' Jonathan Spencer-Payne, Peak Bookshop, ChesterfieldDeaver's customary brilliant plotting'Deaver has produced an exciting cyberthriller' Sunday TelegraphA classic detective yarn'He has pulled off the considerable coup of introducing two distinctive new heroes . . . but Deaver writes as if the prose in The Blue Nowhere had been his house style all along'Deaver expertly leads the reader through the intricacies of the California State Police Computer Crimes Division' ExpressAnother serial killer and the internet both helping and concealing the stunning solution. The murderer chooses victims through the internet, but is is old-fashioned sleuthing that tracks down method and motive'Jeffery Deaver's story, set in California, sets out to dazzle and bewilder readers with all manner of cyber-clues and deceptions...a classic detective yarn' Gerald Kaufman, The ScotsmanOnce again displays his penchants for multiple false endings . . . This is the most ambitious attempt yet to turn computer crime into fiction . . . Deaver's customary brilliant plottingEngrossing thriller that also imparts a wealth of computer info'Taut tale of a computer whiz-kid and a serial killer so skilled at covering his movements in cyberspace that it takes a fellow hacker to track him down. It will leave you feeling relieved that Bill Gates preferred monopoly to murder' The TimesSlick, pacey and jam-packed with actionA killer tracks his victims through their virtual world in Deaver's powerful standalone thriller.

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.

Visit his website, www.jefferydeaver.com, Facebook page, www.facebook.com/JefferyDeaver, and follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/JefferyDeaver.

Simultaneous publication alongside the new Lincoln Rhyme hardcover will ensure widespread media and trade attentionOver 200,000 copies of the last Deaver paperback, The Empty Chair, sold to date.Film rights in The Blue Nowhere optioned by Joel (The Matrix) Silver for Warner BrothersStaggeringly up to date and contemporary, but written in a way that is accessible to technophiles and technophobes alike
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Hell's Kitchen

By Jeffery Deaver

Every New York City neighbourhood has a story, but what John Pellam uncovers in Hell's Kitchen has a darkness all its own. The Hollywood location scout is hoping to capture the unvarnished memories of longtime Kitchen residents in a no-budget documentary film.

But when a suspicious fire ravages an elderly woman's crumbling tenement, Pellam realises that someone might want the past to stay buried. As more buildings and lives go up in flames, Pellam takes to the streets, seeking the twisted pyromaniac who sells services to the highest bidder. But Pellam is unaware that the fires are merely flickering preludes to the arsonist's ultimate masterpiece - a conflagration of nearly unimaginable proportions. . .

Deaver is a master of ticking-bomb suspenseThe best psychological thriller writer aroundThe third thriller in the Location Scout trilogy takes John Pellam to New York City.

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.

Visit his website, www.jefferydeaver.com, Facebook page, www.facebook.com/JefferyDeaver, and follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/JefferyDeaver.

Two more novels in the series publishing before and afterNew film deals to high profile directors (THE BLUE NOWHERE to Joel Silver and THE DEVIL'S TEARDROP to Wolfgang Peterson) mean Deaver's star is rising at the speed of lightHodder & Stoughton have sold over a million Deaver titlesAn early crime novel never before published in this countrySimultaneous publication of the latest paperback, THE EMPTY CHAIR, and the new hardcover, THE BLUE NOWHERE, put Deaver into the bestseller lists for five weeks and his profile was raised even further
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Speaking In Tongues

By Jeffery Deaver

Tate Collier, once one of the finest trial lawyers in the county, is now a divorced gentleman farmer in rural Virginia, trying to forget the past.
Aaron Mathews, a brilliant psychologist, has turned his talents to far deadlier goals than curing patients: he's targeted Tate, his ex-wife and his estranged daughter for unspeakable revenge.
As Mathews's terrifying plan unfolds, it will destroy the lives of this troubled family and anyone who tries to stop him. Tate and his ex-wife must reunite to stop a psychopath whose gift of a glib tongue and talent for coercion and deceit are as dangerous as knives and guns . . .

Words are the most dangerous weapons on earth in this mesmerizing early standalone thriller.

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.

Visit his website, www.jefferydeaver.com, Facebook page, www.facebook.com/JefferyDeaver, and follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/JefferyDeaver.

Jeffery Deaver's fans can't get enough of his work - this will delight readersOver 3 million Jeffery Deaver books now sold in the UK aloneNow reissued with stunning new jacket bringing into the Deaver brandingDeaver is now a #1 bestselling paperback author - huge potential readership for this
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The Devil's Teardrop

By Jeffery Deaver

DEAVER. DANGEROUSLY GOOD.

9am, 31st December. A man gets onto the packed escalator of a metro station and fires a silenced machine gun through a paper bag. He escapes without being spotted in the chaos that follows.

A note is delivered to the mayor of Washington, D.C., demanding $20 million, or the writer will instruct the gunman to strike again, at 4 pm, 8 pm and midnight. The mayor decides to pay up. But then a man is killed in a hit and run accident - and his fingerprints match the ones on the note.

With the brains behind the operation dead, there's no way of stopping the gunman killing again, and again, and again... The only evidence the FBI have is the note. And Parker Kincaid, forensic document expert, is the only man who can stop the killer. But he's running out of time...

'Deaver is a terrific storyteller, and he takes the reader on a rollercoaster of suspense, violence and mystery' Daily Telegraph

Deaver is a terrific storyteller, and he takes the reader on a rollercoaster of suspense, violence and mysteryJeffery Deaver's fiendish new suspense thriller . . . Amazing as it sounds, Deaver makes the intellectual puzzle the most thrilling part of his high-anxiety drama, which twists, turns and leaves us weakPrincipal characters unusually vivid and sympathetic.... Rapidly paced, wholly engrossing taleAn engrossing thriller...cogent plotting, smooth characterisation and (best of all) psychological profiling of his villains is all nonpareilAnother winnerA top-rate thriller that will have you reading well into the early hours of the morningThe master of the plot twist is backA roller-coaster standalone thriller set in Washington, DC - a graphology expert has to find a mass killer before he strikes again.

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.

Visit his website, www.jefferydeaver.com, Facebook page, www.facebook.com/JefferyDeaver, and follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/JefferyDeaver.

Lincoln Rhyme makes a guest appearance and this introduces a whole new and fascinating dimension in crime investigation: the forensics of documents150,000 copies of THE COFFIN DANCER sold to date - this new novel is even better and will double Deaver's sales.Big budget feature film of THE BONE COLLECTOR released in Jan 00 will elevate Deaver's name even further.Stunning triple twists in the plotting and ticking clock countdown to death make this compulsive reading.
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A Maiden's Grave

By Jeffery Deaver
A trio of desperate convicts has hijacked a bus carrying a group of deaf and mute schoolgirls who are now being held hostage in a disused slaughterhouse. FBI agent Arthur Potter is flown in to negotiate with the men, as are local police, state troopers, politicians and the media. Not everyone has the same agenda. And the killers will kill one innocent child an hour, on the hour, until their demands are met.Deaver knits a seamless fabric of tightening tension right up to the explosive double whammy endingA real chiller, seething with violence and heart-stopping tensionA gripping, emotional descent into the mind of evilTension-packed pages take the thriller to a new dimensionAn authentic and gripping hostage dramaRiveting and sensitively handledThe ultimate thriller writer's first large-scale, ticking clock standalone thriller. An escaped convict takes hostage a bus of deaf children. He will kill one an hour . . .

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.

Visit his website, www.jefferydeaver.com, Facebook page, www.facebook.com/JefferyDeaver, and follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/JefferyDeaver.

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Praying for Sleep

By Jeffery Deaver
Michael Hrubek, a schizophrenic psychopath, escapes from a mental institution. The directors of the hospital, concerned for their reputation, tell the police he's harmless. But Hrubek doesn't need to sleep and is terrifyingly unpredictable, with the quick thinking of the insane. And he's leaving a trail of bodies in his wake, as he makes his way towards the isolated home of the woman who was responsible for his incarceration in the institution.BrilliantScary, smart and compulsively readableSeldom have more twists and turns, or more harrowing suspense been packed into a single day - or between the covers of a single book . . . SuperiorA hunt for a convicted killer escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane - Deaver's stunning multiple-twist standalone thriller.

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.

Visit his website, www.jefferydeaver.com, Facebook page, www.facebook.com/JefferyDeaver, and follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/JefferyDeaver.

Now available in new jacket styleThe stunning triple-twist thriller that made Jeffery Deaver's nameFantastically atmophospheric, spooky thrillerJeffery Deaver is now a #1 bestselling author in paperback and this novel is still to be discovered by many readers - huge potentialOver 3 million Deaver titles sold in the UK alone
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The Lesson of her Death

By Jeffery Deaver

DEAVER. DANGEROUSLY GOOD.

When Detective Bill Corde looks at the beautiful face of the murdered girl in the mud, he does not know his own life is about to turn into a terrifyingly real nightmare.

For the girl's killer is now on the trail of Corde and his unsuspecting family: his wife, teenage son, and imaginative but vulnerable daughter, Sarah. Sarah, who alone knows the identity of the killer...

The lesson Bill Corde is about to learn - the lesson of her death - is an education that no one will ever forget.

'The best psychological thriller writer around' The Times

A compelling early thriller from the bestselling Jeffery Deaver - Detective Bill Corde's unsuspecting family is about to be targeted by the killer of a young girl.Now available in new jacket styleThe stunning triple-twist thriller that made Jeffery Deaver's nameFantastically atmophospheric, spooky thrillerJeffery Deaver is now a #1 bestselling author in paperback and this novel is still to be discovered by many readers - huge potentialOver 3 million Deaver titles sold in the UK alone
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Bloody River Blues

By Jeffery Deaver

Hollywood location scout John Pellam thought the scenic backwater town of Maddox, Missouri, would be the perfect site for an upcoming gangster film. Until real bullets leave two people dead and one cop paralysed.

Pellam had unwittingly wandered onto the crime scene just moments before the brutal hits. Now the feds 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 deal will imitate art, as the film shoot - and his life - race toward a breathtakingly bloody climax.

The second Location Scout thriller, with John Pellam scouting in the American Midwest.

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.

Visit his website, www.jefferydeaver.com, Facebook page, www.facebook.com/JefferyDeaver, and follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/JefferyDeaver.

Hodder & Stoughton have sold over a million Deaver titlesSimultaneous publication of the latest paperback, THE EMPTY CHAIR, and the new hardcover, THE BLUE NOWHERE, will ensure Deaver is top of both bestseller lists and his profile will be raised even furtherTwo more novels in the series publishing alongside this oneAn early crime novel never before published in this countryNew film deals to high profile directors (THE BLUE NOWHERE to Joel Silver and THE DEVIL'S TEARDROP to Wolfgang Peterson) mean Deaver's star is rising at the speed of light
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Mistress of Justice

By Jeffery Deaver

Taylor Lockwood spends her days working as a paralegal in one of New York's pre-eminent Wall Street law firms and her nights playing jazz piano anywhere she can. But the rhythm of her life is disrupted when attorney Mitchell Reece requests her help in locating a stolen document that could cost him not only the multimillion dollar case he's defending but his career as well.



Eager to get closer to this handsome, brilliant and very private man, Taylor signs on...only to find that as she delves deeper and deeper into what goes on behind closed doors at Hubbard, White & Willis, she uncovers more than she wants to know - including a plenitude of secrets damaging enough to smash careers and dangerous enough to push someone to commit murder.



Yet who is capable of going to that extreme? With her life on the line, Taylor is about to learn the lethal answer...

The best psychological thriller writer aroundDeaver's first novel, rewritten since first publication to bring it up to the highest possible standard.

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.

Visit his website, www.jefferydeaver.com, Facebook page, www.facebook.com/JefferyDeaver, and follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/JefferyDeaver.

Deaver's fans are devoted and will be delighted to have this last volume in his oeuvre in printClassic early crime, written before the breakout thrillers but revised this year and still with Deaver's characteristic pace and stunning twists.Published now for the first time in the UK
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Shallow Graves

By Jeffery Deaver

John Pellam had been in the trenches of filmmaking, with a promising Hollywood career - until tragedy sidetracked him. Now he's a location scout, travelling the country in search of shooting sites for films.

But in a small town in upstate New York, Pellam's illusionary world is shattered by a savage murder, and he is suddenly centre stage in an unfolding drama of violence, lust and conspiracy in this less-than-picture-perfect locale.

SHALLOW GRAVES is a real pleasure - tough-minded, intelligent, and very well written. Bravo!The first in the Location Scout trilogy, featuring movie location finder John Pellam.

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.

Visit his website, www.jefferydeaver.com, Facebook page, www.facebook.com/JefferyDeaver, and follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/JefferyDeaver.

New film deals to high profile directors (THE BLUE NOWHERE to Joel Silver and THE DEVIL'S TEARDROP to Wolfgang Peterson) mean Deaver's star is rising at the speed of lightTwo more novels in the series publishing alongside this oneHodder & Stoughton have sold over a million Deaver titlesAn early crime novel never before published in this countrySimultaneous publication of the latest paperback, THE EMPTY CHAIR, and the new hardcover, THE BLUE NOWHERE, will ensure Deaver is top of both bestseller lists and his profile will be raised even further
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Hard News

By Jeffery Deaver

Rune seems to have finally made the first real step towards her dreams - she has secured a job working for a major network news department. From there, her career as a budding documentary maker can really take off.

However, nothing in Rune's life is ever that simple. She quickly becomes fascinated by the brutal murder of the network boss, and just as swiftly comes to the conclusion that the guy in the frame for the crime must be innocent. This, despite the mountain of evidence against him. But, trying to prove his innocence starts to become hazardous to her own health when a hitman comes to town with her name on a contract...

Full of twists and turns, and with a incredibly engaging central character, this is classic Deaver...

Deaver is a master of ticking-bomb suspenseThe best psychological thriller writer aroundThe third in the New York-based Rune trilogy.

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.

Visit his website, www.jefferydeaver.com, Facebook page, www.facebook.com/JefferyDeaver, and follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/JefferyDeaver.

Completely revised and updated for the sophisticated tastes of his fans.Deaver sales are going through the roof at the moment. We sold 60 000 hardbacks of THE DEVILS TEARDOP, and over 150 000 paperbacks - cracking the top ten for the first time. THE EMPTY CHAIR also reached #2 in the charts.Jeffery created a fantastic and accessible character in Rune - she's tough, funny and very human.His profile has further been increased by the film of THE BONE COLLECTOR (Denzel Washington starring). We have sold 60 000 copies of the tie-in on that basis.
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Death of a Blue Movie Star

By Jeffery Deaver

She calls herself Rune. She lives a downtown life and works running errands for a couple of documentary filmakers. At twenty-one, she's nowhere, and that's not where she wants to be. So, armed with a borrowed Betacam, she embarks on a freelance career of making movies herself.

Unfortunately her first attempt - within the hallowed walls of the XXX Velvet Venus Theatre - was unexpectedly interesting. A bomb takes out half the cinema and a number of patrons. Rune, however, sees the possibilities and decides to track the culprit through the New York underworld - with her camera in tow, as well as Bomb Squad Detective Sam Healy. And thus begins her journey into the heart of the city of neon nightmares...

Deaver is a terrific storyteller, and he takes the reader on a rollercaoster of suspense, violence and mystery . . . Good entertainmentJeffery Deaver's fiendish new suspense thriller . . . Amazing as it sounds, Deaver makes the intellectual puzzle the most thrilling part of his high-anxiety drama, which twists, turns and leaves us weakPrincipal characters unusually vivid and sympathetic.... Rapidly paced, wholly engrossing taleA truly engrossing thriller. Psychological thriller writers do not come much better than Deaver. His cogent plotting, smooth characterisation and (best of all) psychological profiling of his villains is all nonpareilThe second of the Rune thrillers - set in New York.

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.

Visit his website, www.jefferydeaver.com, Facebook page, www.facebook.com/JefferyDeaver, and follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/JefferyDeaver.

Deaver sales are going through the roof at the moment. We sold 60 000 hardbacks of THE DEVILS TEARDOP, and over 150 000 paperbacks - cracking the top ten for the first time.Jeffery created a fantastic and accessible character in Rune - she's tough, funny and very human.Completely revised and updated for the sophisticated tastes of his fans.His profile has further been increased by the film of THE BONE COLLECTOR (Denzel Washington starring). We have sold 60 000 copies of the tie-in on that basis.
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Manhattan Is My Beat

By Jeffery Deaver

Back in 1988, a young author emerged onto the crime scene with a fresh and inspiring New York crime series starring a young aspiring film-maker - Rune. The series quickly established their author as one to watch.

In this opener, Rune becomes obsessed with the murder of one of the customers at her video store. Mr Kelly had been renting the classic noir movie - MANHATTAN IS MY BEAT - over and over again and she swiftly becomes convinced that the secret to his brutal death is hidden in its black-and-white frames. But what she doesn't realise is that her interest is going to bring her far close to the killer than she ever could have wanted.

Highly original and very entertaining

'Deaver writes with clarity, compassion, and intelligence, and with a decidedly human and contemporary slant'
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Deaver is a master of ticking-bomb suspense!Slick, snappy and totally surprising, this is the first Rune thriller and the book that launched Deaver's career.

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.

Visit his website, www.jefferydeaver.com, Facebook page, www.facebook.com/JefferyDeaver, and follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/JefferyDeaver.

Deaver sales are going through the roof at the moment. We sold 60 000 hardbacks of THE DEVILS TEARDOP, and over 150 000 paperbacks - cracking the top ten for the first time.His profile has further been increased by the film of THE BONE COLLECTOR (Denzel Washington starring). We have sold 60 000 copies of the tie-in on that basis.This was the first book that got Jeff noticed. It was nominated for the EDGAR crime award, and contains all the elements that have characterised his writing ever since. Since then, Jeff has completely re-worked these novels - making them darker, grittier and more claustraphobic - and Hodder's can now present them to his fans.Even in its first incarnation, this received cracking reviews.
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More Twisted

By Jeffery Deaver

MURDER

A millionaire philanthropist is shot while he sleeps. His terrified wife made a narrow escape. Or did she?



MYSTERY

A crime writer's violent fictions start to come chillingly true. Has he unwittingly inspired a murderer?



SUSPENSE

A 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 ...

'A mystery hit for those who like their intrigue short and sweet . . tight, bare-bones plotting and the sneaky tricks that Mr Deaver's title promises' - New York Times on TWISTED'The tales are so twisted, they're dizzying . . .what they all share is that "oh my God" element of surprise, which is what short stories should be all about.''Enjoyable, humorous and definitely twisted.' Herald on TWISTEDThe best psychological thriller writer around'Jeffery Deaver is a master at crafting intricate crimes that are solved through guile, tenacity and sheer creative genius. And Lincoln Rhyme is one of a kind.'A master of suspenseTeeth-chattering suspenseThe best psychological thriller writer aroundThe most creative, skilled and intriguing thriller writer in the worldTeeth-chattering suspenseA second collection of brilliantly twisted short stories from Number One bestselling author, Jeffery Deaver, including one new Lincoln Rhyme, previously unpublished.Jeffery Deaver was a lawyer before quitting work to become a full-time writer.Deaver's first collection of short stories, Twisted, had amazing sales of over 300,000 copiesFeatures a brand new Lincoln Rhyme story never been published in the UK beforeJeffery Deaver was a double number one bestseller in 2006, with the hardback of THE COLD MOON and paperback of THE TWELFTH CARD'The most creative, skilled and intriguing thriller writer in the world' Sunday TelegraphJeffery Deaver has won many awards for his short stories, including the CWA Short Story Dagger.
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Twisted

By Jeffery Deaver

'I can make good bad and bad badder, and most fun of all, really bad seem good.' Jeffery Deaver



And 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.

A master of suspenseTeeth-chattering suspenseThe best psychological thriller writer aroundThe most creative, skilled and intriguing thriller writer in the worldHe's dazzled us. He's deceived us. And here is the short sharp shock treatment. Brilliantly twisted short stories from the number one Deaver.Jeff Deaver was a lawyer before quitting work to become a full-time writer. He divides his time between Washington, DC and California.Deaver's talents are particularly suited to the short story: he is the master of the twist that takes your breath awayBrand new Lincoln Rhyme story never before published anywhere - a treat for Rhyme devoteesVery few of these stories have ever been published outside the USA - fans will love to discover this new aspect to Deaver'The most creative, skilled and intriguing thriller writer in the world' - Sunday TelegraphThe Vanished Man was a number one bestseller in pb in the UK, selling 29,000 copies in its first week alone. Twisted went straight to number six on the UK hardback fiction chart and number 9 in Australia on publication creating a superb platform for the paperbackChristmas catalogue submissions.Full range of national newspaper and magazine reviews.