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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Best Sellers

    • 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 1,894
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,753
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,738

    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 Steel Kiss

    • By: Jeffery Deaver
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,284
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,162
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,157

    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 Cutting Edge

    • By: Jeffery Deaver
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,310
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,108
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,097

    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 Never Game

    • By: Jeffery Deaver
    • Narrated by: Kaleo Griffith
    • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    A young woman has gone missing in Silicon Valley, and her father has hired Colter Shaw to find her. When another victim is kidnapped, the clues point to one video game with a troubled past - The Whispering Man....

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Ninth and Nowhere

    • By: Jeffery Deaver
    • Narrated by: JD Jackson
    • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 265
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 219
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 219

    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....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not my style

    • By Cynthia Grantham on 02-05-19

    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 703
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 648
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 641

    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

    • 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 642
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 481
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 483

    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 Victims' Club

    • By: Jeffery Deaver
    • Narrated by: Scott Merriman
    • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 163
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 129
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 131

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

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A detective who didn’t give up

    • By Karen Ross on 01-21-19

    Regular price: $1.99

    • The Cold Moon

    • By: Jeffery Deaver
    • Narrated by: Joe Mantegna
    • Length: 15 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,066
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 568
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 569

    Two people are brutally murdered, the death scenes marked by eerie, matching calling cards: moon-faced clocks....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great puzzle!

    • By Laura on 08-14-06

    Regular price: $39.93

    • Captivated

    • By: Jeffery Deaver
    • Narrated by: Kaleo Griffith
    • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    Colter Shaw is a career "reward-seeker", making his living traveling the country and locating missing persons, collecting reward money in return. So it is not unusual when a wealthy entrepreneur hires him to track down his wife, an enigmatic artist who vanished one month before....

    Regular price: $2.79

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