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Jeffrey Deaver

Autor(a) de The Bone Collector

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About the Author

Jeffery Deaver was born on May 6, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois. He received a degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and a law degree from Fordham University. Before attending law school, he worked as a business writer. After law school, he worked for a Wall Street law firm practicing mostrar mais corporate law. In 1990, he decided to stop practicing law and become a full-time writer. His first novel was a horror story entitled Voodoo. He is the author of more than 25 novels and has written some of those stories under the pseudonym William Jeffries. He writes the Lincoln Rhyme series and the Kathryn Dance series. A Maiden's Grave was adapted into a film by HBO called Dead Silence and The Bone Collector was adapted into a feature film starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. He received the Steel Dagger and Short Story Dagger from the British Crime Writers' Association, the Ellery Queen Reader's Award for Best Short Story of the Year three times, and the British Thumping Good Read Award. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de Jeffrey Deaver

The Bone Collector (1997) 4,384 cópias
The Coffin Dancer (1998) 2,850 cópias
The Empty Chair (2000) 2,822 cópias
The Vanished Man (2003) 2,664 cópias
The Cold Moon (2006) 2,547 cópias
The Twelfth Card (2005) 2,520 cópias
The Stone Monkey (2002) 2,495 cópias
The Broken Window (2008) 2,389 cópias
The Sleeping Doll (2007) 2,302 cópias
The Blue Nowhere (2001) 2,105 cópias
The Bodies Left Behind (2008) 1,727 cópias
The Devil's Teardrop (1999) 1,687 cópias
The Burning Wire (2010) 1,663 cópias
Roadside Crosses (2009) 1,611 cópias
Garden of Beasts (2004) 1,515 cópias
A Maiden's Grave (1995) 1,442 cópias
Speaking in Tongues (1995) 1,271 cópias
The Kill Room (2013) 1,159 cópias
Carte Blanche (2011) 1,125 cópias
Edge (2010) 1,069 cópias
Praying for Sleep (1993) 1,061 cópias
The Skin Collector (2014) 997 cópias
XO (2012) 892 cópias
The October List (2013) 768 cópias
The Steel Kiss (2016) 745 cópias
The Burial Hour (2017) 674 cópias
Solitude Creek (2015) 623 cópias
The Cutting Edge (2018) 583 cópias
Hell's Kitchen (2001) 582 cópias
The Never Game (2019) 575 cópias
Manhattan is My Beat (1988) 570 cópias
Shallow Graves (1992) 542 cópias
The Lesson of Her Death (1993) 534 cópias
Mistress of Justice (1992) 482 cópias
Bloody River Blues (1993) 480 cópias
Death of a Blue Movie Star (1990) 435 cópias
Hard News (1991) 397 cópias
The Goodbye Man (2020) 346 cópias
Watchlist: Two Serial Thrillers in One Killer Book (2010) — Contribuinte — 324 cópias
The Midnight Lock (2021) 268 cópias
The Chopin Manuscript: A Serial Thriller (2007) — Contribuinte — 235 cópias
The Final Twist (2021) 230 cópias
Hunting Time (2022) 173 cópias
A Century of Great Suspense Stories (2001) — Editor; Contribuinte — 154 cópias
A Textbook Case (2007) 134 cópias
The Best American Mystery Stories 2009 (2009) — Editor & Introduction — 115 cópias
The Watchmaker's Hand (2023) 114 cópias
Ice Cold: Tales of Intrigue from the Cold War (2014) — Editor — 71 cópias
The Deliveryman (2016) 68 cópias
An Acceptable Sacrifice (2012) 63 cópias
Buried (2020) 58 cópias
The Victims' Club (2018) 57 cópias
A Hot and Sultry Night for Crime (2003) — Editor; Contribuinte — 54 cópias
The Second Hostage (2020) 50 cópias
Ninth and Nowhere (2019) 50 cópias
Captivated (2019) 47 cópias
Surprise Ending (2017) 40 cópias
Triple Threat (2013) 37 cópias
The Starling Project (2016) 36 cópias
The Debriefing (2020) 35 cópias
Turning Point (2021) 34 cópias
Verona (2019) 34 cópias
Double Cross (2017) 29 cópias
Cause of Death (2021) 29 cópias
The Pain Hunter (2022) 28 cópias
Dodge (2022) 28 cópias
A Perfect Plan (2021) 27 cópias
Scheme (2022) 25 cópias
Sixty-One Seconds 24 cópias
Execution Day (2022) 24 cópias
Forgotten (2021) 23 cópias
The Deadline Clock (2022) 22 cópias
Where the Evidence Lies (2016) 18 cópias
Voodoo (1988) 10 cópias
Stay Tuned (2021) 10 cópias
Swiping Hearts (2023) 9 cópias
Date Night (2021) 9 cópias
The Intruder (2021) 9 cópias
Triangle [short story] (2001) 9 cópias
The Muse (2023) 7 cópias
Deaver Jeffery (2011) 7 cópias
Always a Thief (1988) 6 cópias
La mappa nera (2022) 5 cópias
The Weapon (2018) 5 cópias
Il valzer dell'impiccato (2019) 4 cópias
Forever {story} 4 cópias
Roadside Crosses | Fast (2013) 3 cópias
Tempo di caccia (2023) 3 cópias
Transgressions: Three Brand New Novellas (UK Edition) (2006) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
SELECOES DE LIVROS - VOL. 8 (1999) 2 cópias
The Weekender [short story] (2010) 2 cópias
Lincoln Rhyme Box Set (2003) 2 cópias
Bibliomysteries Volume 1 (2021) 2 cópias
Kong yi (2004) 1 exemplar(es)
PIETA' PER GLI INSONNI 1 exemplar(es)
Vengeance, impair et passe (2015) 1 exemplar(es)
Der Club der Opfer 1 exemplar(es)
Making Amends 1 exemplar(es)
Lullaby 1 exemplar(es)
The Burning Wire 1 exemplar(es)
Vatermörder (2023) 1 exemplar(es)
The Ruins 1 exemplar(es)
Born in Death 1 exemplar(es)
Glamorama 1 exemplar(es)
Little Earthquakes 1 exemplar(es)
Last Words 1 exemplar(es)
Pygmy 1 exemplar(es)
Skin Trade 1 exemplar(es)
Mary, Mary 1 exemplar(es)
The Lady in My Life 1 exemplar(es)
Robin and Ruby 1 exemplar(es)
The Hangman's Waltz 1 exemplar(es)
Empty Chair 1 exemplar(es)
Repressed 1 exemplar(es)
The First Day of School 1 exemplar(es)
The Plot 1 exemplar(es)
Afraid [short story] 1 exemplar(es)
The Stone Monkey [abridged] (2003) 1 exemplar(es)
The Voyeur [short story] 1 exemplar(es)
Solitude Creek (First 8 Chapters) (2015) 1 exemplar(es)
Jeffery Deaver Collection (6-in-1) (2011) 1 exemplar(es)
Het dossier 1 exemplar(es)
Lincoln Rhyme, Books 1-8 (2009) 1 exemplar(es)
Eye to Eye [short story] 1 exemplar(es)
Nocturne [short story] 1 exemplar(es)
Together [short story] 1 exemplar(es)

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Frankenstein (2022) — Introdução, algumas edições42,845 cópias
Casino Royale (1953) — Introdução, algumas edições6,360 cópias
The Long Goodbye (1953) — Introdução, algumas edições5,250 cópias
Stories: All-New Tales (2010) — Contribuinte — 1,396 cópias
FaceOff (2014) — Contribuinte — 508 cópias
No Rest for the Dead: A Serial Novel (2011) — Contribuinte — 409 cópias
The Best American Noir of the Century (2010) — Contribuinte — 369 cópias
Transgressions {ten novellas} (2005) — Contribuinte — 268 cópias
First Thrills (2010) — Contribuinte — 253 cópias
Thriller 2: Stories You Just Can't Put Down (2009) — Contribuinte — 234 cópias
In the Company of Sherlock Holmes (2011) — Contribuinte — 226 cópias
In the Shadow of the Master: Classic Tales by Edgar Allan Poe (2009) — Contribuinte — 175 cópias
The Best American Mystery Stories 1999 (1999) — Contribuinte — 159 cópias
The Best American Mystery Stories 2006 (2006) — Contribuinte — 152 cópias
The Best American Mystery Stories 2000 (2000) — Contribuinte — 141 cópias
Dangerous Women (1998) — Contribuinte — 134 cópias
The Best American Mystery Stories 1997 (1997) — Contribuinte — 117 cópias
Manhattan Noir (2006) — Contribuinte — 110 cópias
The Best American Mystery Stories 2015 (2015) — Contribuinte — 107 cópias
Transgressions, Volume 1 (U.S. Edition) (2005) — Contribuinte — 102 cópias
Much Ado About Murder (2002) — Contribuinte — 98 cópias
A New Omnibus of Crime (1771) — Contribuinte; Editor — 97 cópias
USA Noir: Best of the Akashic Noir Series (2013) — Contribuinte — 85 cópias
The Big Book of Female Detectives (2018) — Contribuinte — 82 cópias
The Best American Mystery Stories 2020 (2020) — Contribuinte — 65 cópias
The Best American Mystery Stories 2017 (2017) — Contribuinte — 60 cópias
Odd Partners: An Anthology (2019) — Contribuinte — 56 cópias
Deadly Anniversaries (2020) — Contribuinte — 56 cópias
Dead Man's Hand: Crime Fiction at the Poker Table (2007) — Contribuinte — 52 cópias
Irreconcilable Differences (1999) — Contribuinte — 33 cópias
Murder at the Foul Line (1911) — Contribuinte — 29 cópias
Crème de la Crime (2000) — Contribuinte — 24 cópias
A Merry Band of Murderers (2006) — Contribuinte — 21 cópias
The Interrogator and Other Criminally Good Fiction (2012) — Contribuinte — 19 cópias
Playing Games (2023) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
First Thrills: Volume 3 (2011) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
The Penguin Book of Crime Stories, Volume II (2010) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
Mysterious Writers: The Many Facets of Mystery Writing (2010) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
Reader's Digest Select Editions 1998 v06 #240 (1998) — Autor — 9 cópias
Moord uit het boekje (2013) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Death's Betrayal: Two Novellas from Transgressions {audio} (2005) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias


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Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Deaver, Jeffrey
Nome de batismo
Deaver, Jeffery Wilds
Outros nomes
Jeffries, William
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA
University of Missouri (BA)
Fordham University (JD)
folk singer
Deaver, Julie Reece (sister)
Deborah Schneider (Gelfman Schneider Literary)
Pequena biografia
Jeffery Deaver (born May 6, 1950) is an American mystery/crime writer. He has a bachelor of journalism degree from the University of Missouri and a law degree from Fordham University and originally started working as a journalist. He later practiced law before embarking on a successful career as a best-selling novelist.

He has been awarded the Steel Dagger and Short Story Dagger from the British Crime Writers' Association and the Nero Wolfe Award, and he is a three-time recipient of the Ellery Queen Reader's Award for Best Short Story of the Year and a winner of the British Thumping Good Read Award. His novels have appeared on bestseller lists around the world, including The New York Times, The Times, Italy's Corriere della Sera, The Sydney Morning Herald, and The Los Angeles Times.

Deaver was born outside Chicago in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. His mother was an artist, and his father an advertising writer. His sister Julie Deaver is an author of young adult novels. The book that inspired him to write was From Russia With Love, a James Bond novel by Ian Fleming.



Fiction framed for murder em Name that Book (Agosto 2020)
Mai 2020: "Edge"/"Schutzlos" von Jeffery Deaver em Brettspiel-Twitter auf Librarything (Maio 2020)


Tracker Time
Review of the Penguin Audio audiobook (November 22, 2022) narrated by [author:Kaleo Griffith|5359198] and released simultaneously with the G.P. Putnam's Sons hardcover.

I had never even heard of, let alone read, any of the Colter Shaw books before the TV premiere of Tracker late in the 2023/24 television season. When I saw book #4 Hunting Time available in a 2-for-1 sale on Audible recently I decided to give it a try.

See poster at https://m.media-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BMTBhMzljMTgtMTc2MS00Y2UwLTk5ZjEtNjFlZDg1...
Actor Justin Hartley as Colter Shaw in a promotional poster for the CBS television series. Image sourced from IMDb.

Having seen the TV series first, the differences are immediately apparent. The Colter Shaw in the novels has no apparent team of handlers or tech assistants in the background but operates alone. He travels the country in a motor home with a motorcycle for his flexible movement. In the TV show he is driving a GMC truck which pulls an Airstream trailer. The backstory is the same though, he was brought up in a survivalist family from where he learned all his tracking and survival skills. He travels the country taking on finding missing persons (sometimes items) for reward money.

I did not warm to the character or the plot in this novel immediately. The 'hunt and evade' aspects were weak compared to the sub-genre intricacies of a master such as Thomas Perry (author of the Jane Whitefield and the Butcher's Boy novels). The number of characters and subplots were too much at times, involving industrial espionage, the Ruzzians, a paroled father seeking revenge, contract killers, a backwoods meth-lab family, a mother and daughter on the run (the daughter being a whiny brat) etc. etc. I was getting a bit tired of it, but then...

The final 1/3rd or so of the book became interesting. The whiny teenage brat bonds with Colter Shaw over his backwoods survival skills, which allows for flashbacks to Shaw's own upbringing when first learning them from his father. Then the family on the run plot also has a very clever twist which causes you to reassess everything that you had read up until that point. So well done on that writing by Jeffery Deaver. The book had been heading to a 2 or 3 rating before then, but I'm happy to call it a 4 now in retrospect.

The narration in all voices by Kaleo Griffith in the audiobook edition was excellent.

Trivia and Link
Watch the extended trailer for the Colter Shaw Tracker TV series on YouTube here. The series has been renewed for a Season 2 after the shortened 13-episode Season 1. It is actually filmed in British Columbia, Canada although it is an American TV series on the CBS network.
… (mais)
alanteder | outras 3 resenhas | May 20, 2024 |
Short but sweet.

Quality writing and characters as would be expected from this excellent Author. A short easy read but clever compelling and intelligent, intriguing from first to last page, with some surprises along the way.
Completely recommended.
Gudasnu | 1 outra resenha | May 16, 2024 |
Survivalist father trains two sons to become survivalists/agents for change, now investigating historical forgery the would change the course of aAmerican politics if it becomes law.
fwbl | outras 9 resenhas | May 6, 2024 |
I first posted this review in the Grab a book and play Booktivity group discussion Where is your bookmark?. Being one the laziest people ever observed in their natural habitat, I will paste it here. It is as good for the finished book as it was for page one hundred and something.

Vote is 2.5 stars. The half star is an acknowledgement that the novel did its job quite well. It distracted me from problems. I will record it as a 2 stars book, though. I cannot force myself to give it a third star for the life of me. It is waaaaay to clumsy and clichéed.

I wanted gore flavour brain chewingum, I got gore flavour brain chewingum.
The idea of delving into the illusionists' world makes the book readable. For the rest, Jeffrey Deaver delivers business as usual: the wonder-woman Amelia is always there to make you feel that, no matters what L'Oréal ad says, you are NOT as worth it as she is; the super-man Lyncoln Rhyme is always there to remind you that a tetraplegic life can be full of exciting events thanks to an iron will, a stellar QI and sh*tloads of money (and that being tetraplegic has never prevented anybody from being intolerable); loads of innocent people keep meeting sticky ends just so that Rhyme can humiliate everybody else with his encyclopaedic knowledge and Amelia can overcome yet another trauma from the past. She must be the wet dream of any shrink.
She also has a name that reads quite old-fashioned to Italian eyes. I can't help reading it Ah-meh-lyah. The old lady at my granma's favourite bakery was called Ah-meh-lya.
By the way, I love Deaver's Lincoln Rhyme thrillers. They are reassuring, the style is not too flat, and I forget everything about them as soon as I close them, so I can read them every year.
… (mais)
Elanna76 | outras 42 resenhas | May 2, 2024 |



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