Publication Order of Lincoln Rhyme Books
|The Bone Collector||(1997)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Coffin Dancer||(1998)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Empty Chair||(2000)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Stone Monkey||(2002)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Vanished Man||(2003)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Twelfth Card||(2005)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Cold Moon||(2006)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Broken Window||(2008)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Burning Wire||(2010)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Kill Room||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Lincoln Rhyme Novellas
Publication Order of Rune Trilogy Books
|Manhattan Is My Beat||(1988)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Death of a Blue Movie Star||(1990)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Hard News||(1991)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of John Pellam Books
|Shallow Graves||(1992)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Bloody River Blues||(1993)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Hell's Kitchen||(2001)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Kathryn Dance Books
|The Sleeping Doll||(2007)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Roadside Crosses||(2009)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|XO||(2012)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Skin Collector||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Harold Middleton Books
|The Chopin Manuscript||(2007)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Copper Bracelet||(2010)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of James Bond Books
Publication Order of Standalone Novels
|Mistress of Justice||(1992)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Lesson of Her Death||(1993)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Praying For Sleep||(1994)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|A Maiden's Grave||(1995)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Devil's Teardrop||(1999)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Speaking in Tongues||(2000)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Blue Nowhere||(2001)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Garden of Beasts||(2004)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Bodies Left Behind||(2008)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Edge||(2010)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|No Rest for the Dead||(2011)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Standalone Novellas
Publication Order of Short Story Collections
|Twisted||(2003)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|More Twisted||(2006)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Best American Mystery Stories 2009||(2009)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Triple Threat||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Trouble in Mind||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Non-Fiction
About Jeffery Deaver:
Jeffery Deaver was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1950. He was born from a mother who was a homemaker, and a father that worked as an advertising copywriter, which seems a bit of foreshadowing. He has one younger sister named Julie Deaver. A very interesting fact is that he actually completed his first (two chapter) book when he was as young as eleven years old. When he grew up, he chose to attend the University of Missouri in order to gain an education in his preferred field of study. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree focused in Journalism. After graduation he worked in the field for a few years as a magazine writer. However, he aspired to work for The New York Times as a legal consultant, but would not be taken seriously without an applicable degree. So, he enrolled in the Fordham Law School to study legal review. He graduated and worked as an attorney for a while with a popular Wall Street Firm. As he settled into the long commute back and forth to work; he began writing the type of stories that he most loved to read. These just happened to be non-fiction novels. He enjoyed it so much and it was going so well that he later quit his job to do it all the time. Over the years his portfolio became expansive and includes poetry, musical lyrics, short stories, and twenty two novels. He has received international awards and recognition for his work and is a highly celebrated author.
Several of Deaver’s stories have been adapted into other venues for consumption. You might be familiar with the movie The Bone Collector with Denzel Washington playing Lincoln Rhyme. Lincoln Rhyme is generally the main male character in his work. This movie was adapted from the Jeffery Deaver novel The Bone Collector and did very well in theatres as well. A second book named A Maiden’s Grave was made into an HBO film renamed to Dead Silence, with James Garner and Marlee Matlin in the leading roles.
Each and every storyline comes to life as you read through Deaver’s books. The characters are vivid, controlled and concise. Each story can be read as a standalone version, even though each one is part of a line of similarly themed books. In further discussing some of his individual creations, will likely helps us to understand Jeffery Deaver as a relevant author. Some of the books were written quite some time ago, but the precision plots remain timeless and could have been written last week. He has a charm for twists and turns in his writing style and the ability to engage and draw the reader in. Next, we will discuss just a few of his creations individually.
Movie One: The Bone Collector
The Bone Collector is a chilling story of a police officer, Lincoln Rhyme, working with a female officer to find a killer before he kills again. Rhyme is a quadriplegic working with intelligence and experience as he cannot physically review the crime scenes. He and another agent begin reviewing the material and piecing the story together, literally the paper trail. The viewer learns
that the killer is after him and is using the victims as bread crumb trail leading back to him. Rhyme apparently testified in a case that led to the killer’s conviction for tampering with crime scene evidence.
Movie Two: The October List
The October list is a story that is told in reverse. In the beginning a young mother’s child is abducted. When the mother learns of it, she is terrified. A stranger comes to the front door of her home unexpectedly. It turns out that the man is the kidnapper with a gun. He gives her an ultimatum to give him five hundred thousand dollars and find a list that she was not familiar with or she would not ever see the child. It is quite the conundrum as her employer is wealthy and she inadvertently has access to money. They try to meet the demands through a twisted and tangled tale.
Movie Three: The Kill Room
A man in the Bahamas is shot and killed by a sniper shot. We later learn that the victim is a United States citizen that has been living in South America. The order to release the kill shot was given by the United States Government and was in conjunction with the belief that he authorized and planned a terrorist attack on the United States oil company headquarters. They were mistaken, and as Rhymes investigates he comes to understand that he has put himself in harm’s way also, as the sniper is not far behind him.
Movie Four: The Skill Collector
The Skin Collector is a story about an accomplished tattoo artist with a dirty little secret. He has a hidden spot far underground that he takes his victims to and administers a lethal dose of poison. The poison kills the victim before they have a chance to get away. He continues his artwork on the corpse as he slices cryptic meanings directly into the flesh. Rhyme begins to investigate by attempting to find the suspect before he kills others or himself.
Movie Five: The Coffin Dancer
The Coffin Dancer is a story about a narcissistic serial killer that has unbelievably flown under the radar of the police for quite some time. The killer was employed to take care of three witnesses before they testify in front of the grand jury, for a case they obviously knew something that would help the prosecutor win the conviction. Officer Rhyme’s works to locate the identity of the serial killer, so that the case can go to trial and end in a conviction.
Jeffery Deaver is a world renowned author and contributor to the literary world. His chilling and thrilling writing speaks for itself. The quality and clarity of his presentations are paramount and as some have been adapted to a cinematic experience. Consistently viewers are truly amazed by just how vivid and clear his plots play out through each chapter. If you are unfamiliar with
Jeffery Deaver’s work than you should definitely pick up a copy and enjoy a great and captivating story. Reader’s eagerly anticipate more of this quality work.