Lincoln Rhyme thrillers

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The Burning Wire

By Jeffery Deaver

Lincoln Rhyme must contend with a new killer and an old nemesis.

'The best psychological thriller writer around' - The Times

New York City is being held to ransom.
Manhattan's electricity grid is being used to murder people... and more attacks are planned.

While the FBI and Homeland Security struggle to determine who's behind the carnage, Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs race to decode the forensics in order to prevent the next assault.

But all is not what it seems. Lincoln Rhyme soon finds he's up against a merciless killer with a unique weapon - one that can be found in everyone's home and office.

What's more, one of the few criminals to have ever slipped Rhyme's net is back in operation. Working in Mexico, the deadly assassin known as the Watchmaker has set his murderous sights on more innocent victims, whose identities are as yet unknown ...

Lincoln Rhyme must race against the clock, juggling the two investigations, as they hurtle headlong toward their deadly outcomes.

The ninth instalment of the electrifyingly thrilling Lincoln Rhyme series.

Another corker . . . precision-engineered to keep the reader turning the pages without a hitchOne of the great detective teams of contemporary crime fiction come storming back . . . Deaver never disappoints, and this novel shinesThe best psychological thriller writer aroundThe 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.A new killer and an old nemesis is a lot for Lincoln Rhyme to handle in this electrifying thriller, the ninth in Jeffery Deaver's bestselling series.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.High concept, incredibly suspenseful: as the stories race along almost in real time, the twists and surprises come fast and furious with twists that will blow you away - this is Deaver at his bestDeaver's last Lincoln Rhyme novel went to Number 2 in the bestseller lists in hardcoverStunning new jacket style resulting from in-depth qualitative and quantitative market research on Deaver, his existing, and potential readership'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' - Harlan Coben
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The Broken Window

By Jeffery Deaver

The eighth instalment of the bestselling Lincoln Rhyme series.

Another corker . . . precision-engineered to keep the reader turning the pages without a hitch - Evening Standard

Companies know everything about you.
So does he.
He knows you, better than you even know yourself. And he is using his knowledge to plan your death.

But you are not his only victim.

He is also watching your killer. He is about to get away with the perfect murder ...

Rhyme's cousin has been arrested for murder - and while the evidence clearly shows he did it, Rhyme agrees to check things out.

All too soon the entire case is turned on its head when it turns out that his cousin, along with others, is being cleverly framed by a killer who knows far too much about his victims...

Another corker . . . precision-engineered to keep the reader turning the pages without a hitchOne of the great detective teams of contemporary crime fiction come storming back . . . Deaver never disappoints, and this novel shinesThe eighth book in the internationally bestselling Lincoln Rhyme series. The perfect murder is about to be unravelled when Rhyme's cousin is framed.2009 is the Year of Deaver, with publication of a standalone thriller and the new Kathryn Dance hardcoverStunning new jacket style resulting from in-depth qualitatitve and quantitative market research on Deaver, his existing, and potential readershipUnprecedented promotional spend designed to take this author who is already achieving Number One bestsellers into the very top rankLincoln Rhyme returns in a case that will delight existing fans with revelations about his childhood, and thrill new readers with a gripping plot'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 Cold Moon

By Jeffery Deaver

It's the night of the full Cold Moon - the month of December according to the lunar calendar. A young man is found dead in lower Manhattan, the first in a series of victims of a man calling himself the Watchmaker. This killer's obsession with time drives him to plan the murders with the precision of fine timepieces, and the victims die prolonged deaths while an eerie clock ticks away their last minutes on earth.

Lincoln Rhyme, Amelia Sachs and the rest of the crew are tapped to handle the case and stop the Watchmaker and his partner, Vincent Reynolds, a repulsive character with a special interest in the female victims of the killer.

Amelia is not only Lincoln's eyes and ears at crime scenes on the Watchmaker case, but she's now running her own homicide investigation-her first case as lead detective. The policewoman's unwavering efforts in pursuing the killers of a businessman, who left behind a wife and son, sets into motion clockwork gears of its own, with consequences reaching to people and events that will endanger not only many lives but Lincoln's and Amelia's future together.

Praise for Jeffery Deaver's novelsThe best psychological thriller writer aroundThe 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.'This is a novel that will chill your blood on the warmest day of any summer holiday. Keep looking over your shoulder . . .'Lincoln Rhyme is threatened by his cleverest opponent yet in the seventh in the series.

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 is a number 1 paperback seller with Lincoln RhymeStunningly suspenseful thriller, full of fascinating forensic detail, with a final twist that will blow your mind2009 is the Year of Deaver, with publication of a standalone thriller and the new Kathryn Dance hardcover. We are republishing the Lincoln Rhyme backlist to compliment this.Stunning new jacket style resulting from in-depth qualitatitve and quantitative market research on Deaver, his existing, and potential readership'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 Twelfth Card

By Jeffery Deaver

Geneva Settle is a bright young high school student from Harlem writing a paper about one of her ancestors, a former slave called Charles Singleton. Geneva is also the target of a ruthless professional killer.



Criminalist Lincoln Rhyme and his policewoman partner Amelia Sachs are called into the case, working frantically to anticipate where the hired gun will strike next and how to stop him, all the while trying to get to the truth of Charles Singleton, and the reason that Geneva has been targeted.



For Charles Singleton had a secret - a secret that may strike at the very heart of the United States constitution, and have disastrous consequences for human rights today. And Sachs is going to have to search a crime scene that's 140 years old before she can stop the killer.

Praise for Jeffery Deaver's novelsThe best psychological thriller writer aroundThe 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.'This is a novel that will chill your blood on the warmest day of any summer holiday. Keep looking over your shoulder . . .'The sixth thriller in the Lincoln Rhyme series, set in Harlem and featuring one of Deaver's most spectacular twists.

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 is a Number One paperback bestseller with Lincoln Rhyme2009 is the Year of Deaver, with publication of a standalone thriller and the new Kathryn Dance hardcover and Lincoln Rhyme paperback. We are republishing the Lincoln Rhyme backlist to compliment this.Stunning new jacket style resulting from in-depth qualitative and quantitative market research on Deaver, his existing, and potential readership'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 Vanished Man

By Jeffery Deaver

A killer flees the scene of a homicide at a prestigious Manhattan music school and locks himself in a classroom. Within minutes, the police have him surrounded. Then a scream rings out, followed by a gunshot. The police break down the door. The room is empty.



Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are brought in to help with the high-profile investigation. For the ambitious Sachs, solving the case could earn her a promotion. For the quadriplegic Rhyme, it means relying on his protge to ferret out a master illusionist they've dubbed the conjurer, who baits them with gruesome murders that become more diabolical with each fresh crime. As the fatalities rise and the minutes tick down, Rhyme and Sachs must move beyond the smoke and mirrors to prevent a terrifying act of vengeance that could become the greatest vanishing act of all.

Praise for Jeffery Deaver's novelsThe best psychological thriller writer aroundThe 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.'This is a novel that will chill your blood on the warmest day of any summer holiday. Keep looking over your shoulder . . .'The fifth Lincoln Rhyme thriller - and a world of magic and illusion.

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 is a number 1 paperback seller with Lincoln RhymeStunningly suspenseful thriller, full of fascinating forensic detail, with a final twist that will blow your mind2009 is the Year of Deaver, with publication of a standalone thriller and the new Kathryn Dance hardcover. We are republishing the Lincoln Rhyme backlist to compliment this.Stunning new jacket style resulting from in-depth qualitatitve and quantitative market research on Deaver, his existing, and potential readership'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 Stone Monkey

By Jeffery Deaver

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 known as the Ghost. But when the capture goes disastrously wrong, Lincoln and Amelia find themselves in a race to stop the Ghost before he can track down and murder the two surviving families who have vanished deep into the labyrinthine world of New York City's Chinese community.



Over the next forty-eight hours the Ghost ruthlessly hunts for the families while Rhyme, aided by a policeman from mainland China, struggles to find them before they die and Sachs pursues a very different kind of policework - forming a connection with one of the immigrants that may have consequences going to the core of her relationship with her partner and lover, Lincoln Rhyme.

Praise for Jeffery Deaver's novelsThe best psychological thriller writer aroundThe 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.'This is a novel that will chill your blood on the warmest day of any summer holiday. Keep looking over your shoulder . . .'Lincoln Rhyme confronts the Triads in his fourth outing.

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 is a number 1 paperback seller with Lincoln RhymeStunningly suspenseful thriller, full of fascinating forensic detail, with a final twist that will blow your mind2009 is the Year of Deaver, with publication of a standalone thriller and the new Kathryn Dance hardcover. We are republishing the Lincoln Rhyme backlist to compliment this.Stunning new jacket style resulting from in-depth qualitatitve and quantitative market research on Deaver, his existing, and potential readership'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 Coffin Dancer

By Jeffery Deaver
The Coffin Dancer, America's most wanted hit man, is back. He's been hired by an airline owner who wants three witnesses taken care of before his trial, and has got the first, a pilot, by blowing up his entire plane. Enter quadriplegic ex-cop Lincoln Rhyme, who can find forensic evidence to hang a man in the smallest debris, and his assistant Amelia Sachs. Their job is to keep the remaining two witnesses safe, and to find the Coffin Dancer before he finds them. Because he will find them, and anyone else who tries to get in his way.Praise for Jeffery Deaver's novelsThe best psychological thriller writer aroundThe 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.'This is a novel that will chill your blood on the warmest day of any summer holiday. Keep looking over your shoulder . . .'Lincoln Rhyme tracks down a terrifying serial killer in the second in the series.

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 is a number 1 paperback seller with Lincoln RhymeStunningly suspenseful thriller, full of fascinating forensic detail, with a final twist that will blow your mind2009 is the Year of Deaver, with publication of a standalone thriller and the new Kathryn Dance hardcover. We are republishing the Lincoln Rhyme backlist to compliment this.Stunning new jacket style resulting from in-depth qualitatitve and quantitative market research on Deaver, his existing, and potential readership'Jeffery Deaver is a master at crafting intricate crimes that are solved through guile, tenacity and sheer creative genius' Harlan Coben