Lincoln Rhyme

28 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 9,809 ratings

The Bone Collector Publisher's Summary

New York City is thrown into chaos by the assaults of the Bone Collector, a serial kidnapper and killer who gives the police a chance to save his victims from death by leaving obscure clues. The cops go to Lincoln Rhyme, an ex-NYPD forensics expert left paralysed after an accident on the job. Rhyme reluctantly postpones his ambitions towards suicide and puts together a forensic investigation team, enlisting as his eyes and ears young police officer Amelia Sachs.

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  • Book 1

    • The Bone Collector

    • By: Jeffery Deaver
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Harding
    • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    New York City is thrown into chaos by the assaults of the Bone Collector, a serial kidnapper and killer who gives the police a chance to save his victims from death by leaving obscure clues. The cops go to Lincoln Rhyme, an ex-NYPD forensics expert left paralysed after an accident on the job. Rhyme reluctantly postpones his ambitions towards suicide and puts together a forensic investigation team, enlisting as his eyes and ears young police officer Amelia Sachs.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great story great narration

    • By Anonymous User on 09-14-17

    Regular price: $15.98

    • The Bone Collector

    • The First Lincoln Rhyme Novel
    • By: Jeffery Deaver
    • Narrated by: Connor O'Brien
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 560
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 514
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 507

    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. The detective was the former head of forensics at the NYPD, but is now a quadriplegic who can only exercise his mind. The killer is a man whose obsession with old New York helps him choose his next victim. Now, with the help of a beautiful young cop, this diabolical killer must be stopped before he can kill again!

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

    • By bradley on 07-09-14

    Regular price: $24.50

  • Book 2

    • The Coffin Dancer

    • Lincoln Rhyme, Book 2
    • By: Jeffery Deaver
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Lincoln Rhyme tracks down a terrifying serial killer in the second in the series. 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.

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Coffin Dancer

    • A Novel
    • By: Jeffery Deaver
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 289
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 266
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 265

    Detective Lincoln Rhyme, the foremost criminalist in the NYPD, is on the hunt for an elusive murderer, the Coffin Dancer. He's a brilliant hitman who changes his appearance even faster than he adds to his trail of victims, only one of whom has lived long enough to offer a clue: The assassin has an eerie tattoo on his arm of the Grim Reaper waltzing with a woman in front of a casket.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Annoying

    • By Anne Kessler on 04-04-16

    Regular price: $22.67

  • Book 3

    • The Empty Chair

    • A Lincoln Rhyme Novel, Book 3
    • By: Jeffery Deaver
    • Narrated by: Richard Turner Perry
    • Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 454
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 399
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 400

    A spine-chilling new thriller that pits renowned criminalist Lincoln Rhyme against the ultimate opponent - Amelia Sachs, his own brilliant protege. A quadriplegic since a beam crushed his spinal cord years ago, Rhyme is desperate to improve his condition and goes to North Carolina for high-risk experimental surgery. In a twenty-four hour period, the sleepy Southern outpost of Tanner's Corner has seen a local teen murdered and two young women abducted. And Ryhme and Sachs are the best chance to find the girls alive.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Jeffrey Deaver is Chubby Checkers of mystery...

    • By Charles Atkinson on 07-02-13

    Regular price: $22.63

  • Book 4

    • The Stone Monkey

    • By: Jeffery Deaver
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims
    • Length: 15 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    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....

    Regular price: $23.23

    • Stone Monkey

    • A Lincoln Rhyme Novel
    • By: Jeffery Deaver
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 15 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178

    Recruited to help the FBI and the Immigration and Naturalization Service perform the nearly impossible, Lincoln and Amelia manage to track down a cargo ship headed for New York City and carrying two dozen illegal Chinese immigrants as well as the notorious human smuggler and killer known as "the Ghost". But when the Ghost's capture goes disastrously wrong, Lincoln and Amelia find themselves in a race against time.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Stick with One Narrator, PLEASE!

    • By Darla on 07-08-16

    Regular price: $22.67

  • Book 5

    • The Vanished Man

    • A Lincoln Rhyme Novel, Book 5
    • By: Jeffery Deaver
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 624
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 557
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 554

    Forensics expert Lincoln Rhyme is called in to work the high-profile investigation of a killer who seemingly disappeared into thin air just as the NYPD closed in. As the homicidal illusionist baits him with grisly murders that grow more diabolical with each victim, Rhyme and his protégée, Amelia Sachs, must go behind the smoke and mirrors to prevent a horrific act of vengeance that could become the greatest vanishing act of all....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Magician theme and best in series

    • By John S on 03-31-15

    Regular price: $22.63

    • The Vanished Man

    • Lincoln Rhyme, Book 5
    • By: Jeffery Deaver
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    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 investigate. For the ambitious Sachs, solving the case could earn her a promotion.

    Regular price: $21.31

  • Book 6

    • The Twelfth Card

    • A Lincoln Rhyme Novel
    • By: Jeffery Deaver
    • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
    • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 721
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 380
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 386

    Best-selling master of suspense Jeffery Deaver is back with a brand-new Lincoln Rhyme thriller. To save the life of a young girl who's being stalked by a ruthless hit man, Lincoln and his protege, Amelia Sachs, are called upon to do the impossible: solve a truly "cold case", one that's 140 years old.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Twelfth Card - Excellent

    • By Orvetta on 09-08-06

    Regular price: $27.97

    • The Twelfth Card

    • Lincoln Rhyme, Book 6
    • By: Jeffery Deaver
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 14 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Geneva Settle, a bright young high-school student from Harlem, who is writing a paper about one of her ancestors, a former slave named Charles Singleton. Geneva is also the target of a ruthless professional killer, and criminologist Lincoln Rhyme called is in.

    Regular price: $18.33

  • Book 7

    • The Cold Moon

    • By: Jeffery Deaver
    • Narrated by: Joe Mantegna
    • Length: 15 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 940
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 456
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 456

    On a freezing December night, with a full moon hovering in the black sky over New York City, two people are brutally murdered, the death scenes marked by eerie, matching calling cards: moon-faced clocks investigators fear ticked away the victims' last moments on earth. Renowned criminologist Lincoln Rhyme immediately identifies the clock distributor and has the chilling realization that the killer, who has dubbed himself the Watchmaker, has more murders planned in the hours to come.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great puzzle!

    • By Laura on 08-14-06

    Regular price: $39.93

    • The Cold Moon

    • By: Jeffery Deaver
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 6

    December. The night of the full, cold moon. 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 eerie precision. Lincoln Rhyme, Amelia Sachs and the rest of their crew are brought in to handle the case and stop the Watchmaker.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Classic Deaver

    • By Lia on 07-08-11

    Regular price: $30.46

  • Book 8

    • The Broken Window

    • A Lincoln Rhyme Novel, Book 8
    • By: Jeffery Deaver
    • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
    • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,266
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 502
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 502

    When Lincoln's estranged cousin Arthur Rhyme is arrested on murder charges, the case is perfect - too perfect. Forensic evidence from Arthur's home is found all over the scene of the crime, and it looks like the fate of Lincoln's relative is sealed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Long, Complex, and Good.

    • By Audiophile on 06-30-08

    Regular price: $39.93

    • The Broken Window

    • Lincoln Rhyme, Book 8
    • By: Jeffery Deaver
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    Lincoln Rhyme's cousin has been arrested for murder. The evidence clearly shows he did it, but Rhyme agrees to check things out. It turns out that the cousin, along with other people, has been wrongly convicted because the true killer knows every single detail about the lives of the victims he kills and the men he sets up to take the fall for those crimes. Rhyme, Sachs and the rest of the team have to find out who at the huge, ominous data mining company is getting access to this information.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book

    • By Lia on 04-08-11

    Regular price: $21.31

  • Book 9

    • The Burning Wire

    • A Lincoln Rhyme Novel
    • By: Jeffery Deaver
    • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
    • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 852
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 444
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 446

    Lincoln Rhyme is back, on the trail of a killer whose weapon of choice cripples New York City with fear. The weapon is invisible and omnipresent. Without it, modern society grinds to a halt. It is electricity. The killer harnesses and steers huge arc flashes with voltage so high and heat so searing that steel melts and his victims are set afire.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I love Lincoln Rhyme but...

    • By Joanne on 07-05-10

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Burning Wire

    • Lincoln Rhyme Series, Book 9
    • By: Jeffery Deaver
    • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
    • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    New York is being held to ransom. Manhattan's electricity grid has been the victim of a horrific attack... and more are planned. While the FBI tries to determine who's behind the carnage, Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs race to decode the forensics and prevent the next assault. But all is not what it seems, and 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....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • A 3 hours story streached to 13 hours.

    • By Pieter on 12-14-17

    Regular price: $18.54

  • Book 9.5

    • A Textbook Case

    • A Lincoln Rhyme Story
    • By: Jeffery Deaver
    • Narrated by: January LaVoy, Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 183
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 169
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 167

    From Jeffery Deaver comes an original short story featuring Lincoln Rhyme. When a young woman is found brutally murdered in a parking garage, with a veritable mountain of potential evidence to sift through, it may be the most challenging case former NYPD detective Lincoln Rhyme has ever taken on.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Producers, please listen - stop the madness!

    • By Karen Weisneck on 05-23-13

    Regular price: $3.40

  • Book 10

    • The Kill Room

    • A Lincoln Rhyme Novel
    • By: Jeffery Deaver
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder, January LaVoy, Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 13 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 514
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 462
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 462

    It was a "million-dollar bullet," a sniper shot delivered from over a mile away. Its victim was a United States citizen, targeted by the United States government, and assassinated in the Bahamas. The nation's most renowned investigator and forensics expert, Lincoln Rhyme, is drafted to investigate. As details of the case start to emerge, the he discovers that not all is what it seems. When a deadly, knife-wielding assassin begins systematically eliminating the witnesses, Lincoln's investigation turns into a chilling battle of wits against a cold-blooded killer.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Buy the BOOK, skip the AUDIO

    • By Bill on 08-03-13

    Regular price: $28.50

    • The Kill Room

    • Lincoln Rhyme, Book 10
    • By: Jeffery Deaver
    • Narrated by: Kerry Shale
    • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another outstanding Lincoln Rhyme thriller

    • By Anne on 07-01-13

    Regular price: $20.24

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