Jeffery Deaver
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Jeffery Deaver

Jeffery Deaver was born outside of Chicago in 1950. His father was an advertising copywriter and his mother was a homemaker. He has one younger sister who writes novels for teenagers ' Julie Reece Deaver.

Deaver wrote his first book ' which consisted of two entire chapters ' when he was eleven, and he's been writing ever since. An award-winning poet and journalist, he has also written and performed his own songs around the country. After receiving a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri, Deaver worked as a magazine writer, then, to gain the background needed to become a legal correspondent for The New York Times or Wall Street Journal, he enrolled at Fordham Law School. After graduation he decided to practice law for a time and worked for several years as an attorney for a large Wall Street firm. It was during his long commute to and from the office that he began writing the type of fiction he enjoyed reading: suspense novels. In 1990 he started to write full time.

The author of thirty-four novels, Deaver has been nominated for seven Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America, an Anthony award, a Gumshoe Award, and is a three-time recipient of the Ellery Queen Reader's Award for Best Short Story of the Year. In 2001, he won the W.H. Smith Thumping Good Read Award for his Lincoln Rhyme novel The Empty Chair. In 2004, he was awarded the Crime Writers Association of Great Britain's Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award for Garden Of Beasts and the Short Story Dagger for "The Weekender." Translated into 35 languages, his novels have appeared on a number of bestseller lists around the world, including the New York Times, the London Times and the Los Angeles Times. The Bone Collector was a feature release from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington as Lincoln Rhyme. A Maiden's Grave was made into an HBO film retitled Dead Silence, starring James Garner and Marlee Matlin.

Jeff has also released three collections of his short stories, called Twisted, More Twisted and Trouble In Mind.

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    • The Cutting Edge

    • By: Jeffery Deaver
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,993
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,822
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,812

    Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs return to New York City to confront a killer terrorizing couples at their happiest - and most vulnerable....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Deaver continues writing First Rate novels!

    • By shelley on 04-10-18

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The Victims' Club

    • By: Jeffery Deaver
    • Narrated by: Scott Merriman
    • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    In this pause-resisting short story from international best-selling author Jeffery Deaver, senior detective Jon Avery inherits a deeply troubling case....

    Regular price: $1.99

    • Ninth and Nowhere

    • By: Jeffery Deaver
    • Narrated by: JD Jackson
    • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    In this electrifying short story by New York Times best-selling suspense master Jeffery Deaver, the destinies of seven strangers intersect in ways no one sees coming....

    Regular price: $1.99

    • The Bone Collector

    • The First Lincoln Rhyme Novel
    • By: Jeffery Deaver
    • Narrated by: Connor O'Brien
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 659
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 607
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 600

    In his most gripping thriller yet, Jeffery Deaver takes listeners on a terrifying ride into two ingenious minds...that of a physically challenged detective and the scheming killer he must stop....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great book, narrator is horrible

    • By bradley on 07-09-14

    Regular price: $24.50

    • The Steel Kiss

    • By: Jeffery Deaver
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,174
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,060
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,056

    Amelia Sachs is hot on the trail of a killer. She's chasing him through a department store in Brooklyn when an escalator malfunctions....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Deaver is back on top!

    • By Trudy Owens on 03-10-16

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The Burial Hour

    • By: Jeffery Deaver
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 821
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 749
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 752

    A businessman snatched from an Upper East Side street in broad daylight. A miniature hangman's noose left at the scene. A nine-year-old girl the only witness to the crime....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Struggled to get through it!!!!

    • By Julie on 04-18-17

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Stories

    • All-New Tales
    • By: Neil Gaiman (author and editor), Al Sarrantonio (editor), Joe Hill, and others
    • Narrated by: Anne Bobby, Jonathan Davis, Katherine Kellgren, and others
    • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 621
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 462
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 464

    The best stories pull readers in and keep them turning the pages, eager to discover more—to find the answer to the question....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Something for Everyone

    • By Nicole on 05-24-17

    Regular price: $42.20

    • The Coffin Dancer

    • A Novel
    • By: Jeffery Deaver
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 360
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 331
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 329

    Detective Lincoln Rhyme, the foremost criminalist in the NYPD, is on the hunt for an elusive murderer, the Coffin Dancer....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Annoying

    • By Anne Kessler on 04-04-16

    Regular price: $22.67

    • Garden of Beasts

    • A Novel of Berlin 1936
    • By: Jeffery Deaver
    • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
    • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,633
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,510
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,499

    Paul Schumann, a German American living in New York City in 1936, is a mobster hitman known as much for his brilliant tactics as for taking only "righteous" assignments....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of my favs

    • By nicholas on 11-02-17

    Regular price: $22.67

    • The Skin Collector

    • Lincoln Rhyme, Book 11
    • By: Jeffery Deaver
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 875
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 780
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 787

    The killer's methods are terrifying. He stalks the basements and underground passageways of New York City....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent! 2 Old Nemesis plus 1 and a Cliffhanger

    • By shelley on 05-20-14

    Regular price: $30.79

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