Jeffery Deaver Books In Order

Colter Shaw Books In Publication Order

  1. Captivated (2019)
  2. The Never Game (2019)
  3. The Second Hostage (2020)
  4. The Goodbye Man (2020)
  5. Forgotten (2021)
  6. The Final Twist (2021)

John Pellam Books In Publication Order

  1. Shallow Graves (1992)
  2. Bloody River Blues (1993)
  3. Hell’s Kitchen (2001)

Kathryn Dance Books In Publication Order

  1. The Sleeping Doll (2007)
  2. Roadside Crosses (2009)
  3. XO (2012)
  4. Solitude Creek (2015)

Lincoln Rhyme Books In Publication Order

  1. The Bone Collector (1997)
  2. The Coffin Dancer (1998)
  3. The Empty Chair (2000)
  4. The Stone Monkey (2002)
  5. The Vanished Man (2003)
  6. The Twelfth Card (2005)
  7. The Cold Moon (2006)
  8. The Broken Window (2008)
  9. The Burning Wire (2010)
  10. The Kill Room (2013)
  11. The Skin Collector (2014)
  12. The Steel Kiss (2016)
  13. The Burial Hour (2017)
  14. The Cutting Edge (2018)
  15. A Perfect Plan (2021)
  16. The Midnight Lock (2021)

Lincoln Rhyme Short Stories/Novellas In Publication Order

  1. A Textbook Case (2013)
  2. Rhymes With Prey: Lincoln Rhyme vs. Lucas Davenport (With: John Sandford) (2014)
  3. The Deliveryman (2016)

Rune Books In Publication Order

  1. Manhattan Is My Beat (1988)
  2. Death of a Blue Movie Star (1990)
  3. Hard News (1991)

Hush Collection Books In Publication Order

  1. Treasure (By:Oyinkan Braithwaite) (2020)
  2. Snowflakes (By:Ruth Ware) (2020)
  3. Buried (2020)
  4. Let Her Be (By:Lisa Unger) (2020)
  5. The Gift (By:Alison Gaylin) (2020)
  6. Slow Burner (By:Laura Lippman) (2020)

Standalone Novels In Publication Order

  1. Mistress of Justice (1992)
  2. The Lesson of Her Death (1993)
  3. Praying for Sleep (1994)
  4. A Maiden’s Grave (1995)
  5. Speaking in Tongues (1995)
  6. The Devil’s Teardrop (1999)
  7. The Blue Nowhere (2001)
  8. Garden of Beasts (2004)
  9. Revenge is Sweet (2007)
  10. Murderous Affairs (2007)
  11. The Bodies Left Behind (2008)
  12. Edge (2010)
  13. The October List (2013)
  14. The Debriefing (2020)
  15. Turning Point (2021)

Short Stories/Novellas In Publication Order

  1. The Sequel (2013)
  2. Where the Evidence Lies (2015)
  3. Double Cross (2017)
  4. Surprise Ending (2017)
  5. The Weapon (2018)
  6. The Victims’ Club (2018)
  7. Ninth and Nowhere (2019)
  8. Verona (2019)
  9. Cause of Death (2021)

Short Story Collections In Publication Order

  1. Twisted (2003)
  2. Nocturne (2004)
  3. More Twisted (2006)
  4. Triple Threat (2013)
  5. Trouble in Mind (2014)

Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order

  1. The Complete Law School Companion (1984)

Harold Middleton Books In Publication Order

  1. The Chopin Manuscript (2007)
  2. The Copper Bracelet (2009)
  3. The Starling Project: An Audible Drama (2014)

Bibliomysteries Books In Publication Order

  1. The Book of Virtue (By:Ken Bruen) (2012)
  2. Pronghorns of the Third Reich (By:C.J. Box) (2012)
  3. The Book Thing (By:Laura Lippman) (2012)
  4. The Book Case (By:Nelson DeMille) (2012)
  5. An Acceptable Sacrifice (2012)
  6. Death Leaves a Bookmark (By:William Link) (2012)
  7. The Final Testament (By:Peter Blauner) (2013)
  8. Rides a Stranger (By:David Bell) (2013)
  9. The Long Sonata of the Dead (By:Andrew Taylor) (2013)
  10. The Book of Ghosts (By:Reed Farrel Coleman) (2013)
  11. The Compendium of Srem (By:F. Paul Wilson) (2014)
  12. What’s in a Name? (By:Thomas H. Cook) (2014)
  13. Remaindered (By:Peter Lovesey) (2014)
  14. The Sequel (By:R.L. Stine) (2014)
  15. The Gospel of Sheba (By:Lyndsay Faye) (2014)
  16. The Nature of My Inheritance (By:Bradford Morrow) (2014)
  17. It’s in the Book (By:Mickey Spillane) (2014)
  18. The Scroll (By:Anne Perry) (2014)
  19. The Book of the Lion (By:Thomas Perry) (2015)
  20. The Little Men (By:Megan Abbott) (2015)
  21. Condor in the Stacks (By:James Grady) (2015)
  22. Mystery, Inc. (By:Joyce Carol Oates) (2015)
  23. Every Seven Years (By:Denise Mina) (2015)
  24. From the Queen (By:Carolyn Hart) (2015)
  25. The Travelling Companion (By:Ian Rankin) (2016)
  26. Citadel (By:Stephen Hunter) (2016)
  27. Reconciliation Day (By:Christopher Fowler) (2016)
  28. Dead Dames Don’t Sing (By:John Harvey) (2016)
  29. The Haze (By:James W. Hall) (2016)
  30. Hoodoo Harry (By:Joe R. Lansdale) (2017)
  31. The Pretty Little Box (By:Charles Todd) (2018)
  32. Seven Years (By:Peter Robinson) (2018)
  33. The Hemingway Valise (By:Robert Olen Butler) (2018)
  34. The Last Honest Horse Thief (By:Michael Koryta) (2018)
  35. The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository (By:John Connolly) (2018)

Bibliomysteries Books In Chronological Order

  1. The Book of Virtue (By:Ken Bruen) (2012)
  2. The Scroll (By:Anne Perry) (2014)
  3. Pronghorns of the Third Reich (By:C.J. Box) (2012)
  4. An Acceptable Sacrifice (2012)
  5. Death Leaves a Bookmark (By:William Link) (2012)
  6. Seven Years (By:Peter Robinson) (2018)
  7. The Book Thing (By:Laura Lippman) (2012)
  8. The Book of Ghosts (By:Reed Farrel Coleman) (2013)
  9. The Long Sonata of the Dead (By:Andrew Taylor) (2013)
  10. The Final Testament (By:Peter Blauner) (2013)
  11. Rides a Stranger (By:David Bell) (2013)
  12. What’s in a Name? (By:Thomas H. Cook) (2014)
  13. It’s in the Book (By:Mickey Spillane) (2014)
  14. The Nature of My Inheritance (By:Bradford Morrow) (2014)
  15. Remaindered (By:Peter Lovesey) (2014)
  16. The Compendium of Srem (By:F. Paul Wilson) (2014)
  17. The Gospel of Sheba (By:Lyndsay Faye) (2014)
  18. The Sequel (By:R.L. Stine) (2014)
  19. The Book of the Lion (By:Thomas Perry) (2015)
  20. The Little Men (By:Megan Abbott) (2015)
  21. From the Queen (By:Carolyn Hart) (2015)
  22. Every Seven Years (By:Denise Mina) (2015)
  23. Citadel (By:Stephen Hunter) (2016)
  24. Condor in the Stacks (By:James Grady) (2015)
  25. Mystery, Inc. (By:Joyce Carol Oates) (2015)
  26. The Travelling Companion (By:Ian Rankin) (2016)
  27. The Haze (By:James W. Hall) (2016)
  28. Dead Dames Don’t Sing (By:John Harvey) (2016)
  29. Reconciliation Day (By:Christopher Fowler) (2016)
  30. Hoodoo Harry (By:Joe R. Lansdale) (2017)
  31. The Pretty Little Box (By:Charles Todd) (2018)
  32. The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository (By:John Connolly) (2018)
  33. The Hemingway Valise (By:Robert Olen Butler) (2018)
  34. The Last Honest Horse Thief (By:Michael Koryta) (2018)
  35. The Book Case (By:Nelson DeMille) (2012)

James Bond (Extended) Books In Publication Order

  1. Colonel Sun (By:Kingsley Amis) (1968)
  2. License Renewed (By:John Gardner) (1981)
  3. For Special Services (By:John Gardner) (1982)
  4. Icebreaker (By:John Gardner) (1983)
  5. Role of Honor (By:John Gardner) (1984)
  6. Nobody Lives Forever (By:John Gardner) (1986)
  7. No Deals, Mr. Bond (By:John Gardner) (1987)
  8. Scorpius (By:John Gardner) (1988)
  9. Licence to Kill (By:John Gardner) (1989)
  10. Win, Lose or Die (By:John Gardner) (1989)
  11. Brokenclaw (By:John Gardner) (1990)
  12. The Man from Barbarossa (By:John Gardner) (1991)
  13. Death Is Forever (By:John Gardner) (1992)
  14. Never Send Flowers (By:John Gardner) (1993)
  15. SeaFire (By:John Gardner) (1994)
  16. GoldenEye (By:John Gardner) (1995)
  17. Cold Fall (By:John Gardner) (1996)
  18. Zero Minus Ten (By:Raymond Benson) (1997)
  19. Tomorrow Never Dies (By:Raymond Benson) (1997)
  20. The Facts of Death (By:Raymond Benson) (1998)
  21. The World is Not Enough (By:Raymond Benson) (1999)
  22. High Time to Kill (By:Raymond Benson) (1999)
  23. Doubleshot (By:Raymond Benson) (2000)
  24. Never Dream of Dying (By:Raymond Benson) (2001)
  25. The Man With the Red Tattoo (By:Raymond Benson) (2002)
  26. Die Another Day (By:Raymond Benson) (2002)
  27. Devil May Care (By:Sebastian Faulks) (2008)
  28. Carte Blanche (2011)
  29. Solo (By:William Boyd) (2013)
  30. Trigger Mortis (By:Anthony Horowitz) (2015)
  31. Forever and a Day (By:Anthony Horowitz) (2018)

World’s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories Books In Publication Order

  1. The World’s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 1 (2000)
  2. The World’s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 2 (2000)
  3. The World’s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 3 (2002)
  4. The World’s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 4 (2003)
  5. The World’s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 5 (2004)

Anthologies In Publication Order

  1. The Best American Mystery Stories 1997 (1997)
  2. The Best American Mystery Stories 1999 (1999)
  3. The World’s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 1 (2000)
  4. The Best American Mystery Stories 2000 (2000)
  5. A Century of Great Suspense Stories (2001)
  6. The World’s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 3 (2002)
  7. Much Ado About Murder (2002)
  8. A Hot And Sultry Night For Crime (2003)
  9. The World’s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 4 (2003)
  10. Dangerous Women (2005)
  11. Transgressions (2005)
  12. A New Omnibus of Crime (2005)
  13. Killer Year: Stories to Die For… (2008)
  14. The Best American Mystery Stories 2009 (2009)
  15. First Thrills (2010)
  16. No Rest for the Dead (2011)
  17. The Killer Cookbook (2012)
  18. The Crooked Road, Volume 3 (2013)
  19. FaceOff (2014)
  20. Mystery Writers of America Presents Ice Cold (2014)
  21. Manhattan Mayhem (2015)
  22. The Best American Mystery Stories 2015 (2015)
  23. Silent Night, Deadly Night (2016)
  24. In Sunlight or In Shadow: Stories Inspired by the Paintings of Edward Hopper (2016)
  25. The Best American Mystery Stories 2017 (2017)
  26. Alive in Shape and Color (2017)
  27. Odd Partners (2019)
  28. Nothing Good Happens After Midnight (2020)
  29. Daggers Drawn (2021)

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Jeffery Deaver Books Overview

Shallow Graves

New York Times bestselling author

JEFFERY DEAVER

created the acclaimed blockbusters The Devil’s Teardrop and The Coffin Dancer. Here he showcases his superb talent for ‘ticking bomb suspense’ People in this Edgar Award nominated novel

Shallow Graves

Location scouting is to the film business what Switzerland is to war. John Pellam had been in the trenches of filmmaking, with a promising Hollywood career until a tragedy sidetracked him. Now he’s a location scout, who travels the country in search of shooting sites for films. When he rides down Main Street, locals usually clamor for their chance at fifteen minutes of fame. But in a small town in upstate New York, Pellam experiences a very different reception his illusionary world is shattered by a savage murder, and Pellam is suddenly center stage in an unfolding drama of violence, lust, and conspiracy, which have a stranglehold on this less than picture perfect locale.

Bloody River Blues

Jeffery Deaver is the New York Times bestselling author of The Empty Chair and The Devil’s Teardrop. Here his trademark ‘ticking bomb suspense’ People explodes off the page in another heart stopping thriller.


Hollywood location scout John Pellam thought the scenic backwater town of Maddox, Missouri, would be the perfect site for an upcoming Bonnie and Clyde style film. But after real bullets leave two people dead and one cop paralyzed, he’s more sought after than the Barrow Gang. Pellam had unwittingly wandered onto the crime scene just minutes before the brutal hits. Now the feds and local police want him to talk. Mob enforcers want him silenced. And a mysterious blonde just wants him. Trapped in a town full of sinister secrets and deadly deceptions, Pellam fears that death will imitate art, as the film shoot and his life race toward a breathtakingly bloody climax.

Hell’s Kitchen

The New York Times bestselling author of The Empty Chair and The Devil’s Teardrop, is back displaying his ‘ticking bomb suspense’ People in this never before published thriller. Every New York City neighborhood has a story, but what John Pellam uncovers in Hell’s Kitchen has a darkness all its own. The Hollywood location scout and former stuntman is in the Big Apple hoping to capture the unvarnished memories of longtime Kitchen residents such as Ettie Washington in a no budget documentary film. But when a suspicious fire ravages the elderly woman’s crumbling tenement, Pellam realizes that someone might want the past to stay buried. As more buildings and lives go up in flames, Pellam takes to the streets, seeking the twisted pyromaniac who sells services to the highest bidder. But Pellam is unaware that the fires are merely flickering preludes to the arsonist’s ultimate masterpiece, a conflagration of nearly unimaginable proportion, with Hell’s Kitchen and John Pellam at its blackened and searing epicenter.

The Sleeping Doll

When Special Agent Kathryn Dance a brilliant interrogator and kinesics expert with the California Bureau of Investigation is sent to question the convicted killer Daniel ‘Son of Manson’ Pell as a suspect in a newly unearthed crime, she feels both trepidation and electrifying intrigue. Pell is serving a life sentence for the brutal murders of the wealthy Croyton family in Carmel years earlier a crime mirroring those perpetrated by Charles Manson in the 1960s. But Pell and his cult members were sloppy: Not only were they apprehended, they even left behind a survivor the youngest of the Croyton daughters, who, because she was in bed hidden by her toys that terrible night, was dubbed The Sleeping Doll.

But the girl never spoke about that night, nor did the crime’s mastermind. Indeed, Pell has long been both reticent and unrepentant about the crime. And so with the murderer transported from the Capitola superprison to an interrogation room in the Monterey County Courthouse, Dance sees an opportunity to pry a confession from him for the recent murder and to learn more about the depraved mind of this career criminal who considers himself a master of control, a dark Svengali, forcing people to do what they otherwise would never conceive of doing. In an electrifying psychological jousting match, Dance calls up all her skills as an interrogator and kinesics body language expert to get to the truth behind Daniel Pell.

But when Dance’s plan goes terribly wrong and Pell escapes, leaving behind a trail of dead and injured, she finds herself in charge of her first ever manhunt. But far from simply fleeing, Pell turns on his pursuers and other innocents for reasons Dance and her colleagues can’t discern. As the idyllic Monterey Peninsula is paralyzed by the elusive killer, Dance turns to the past to find the truth about what Daniel Pell is really up to. She tracks down the now teenage Sleeping Doll to learn what really happened that night, and she arranges a reunion of three women who were in his cult at the time of the killings. The lies of the past and the evasions of the present boil up under the relentless probing of Kathryn Dance, but will the truth about Daniel Pell emerge in time to stop him from killing again?

Roadside Crosses

INCLUDES A BONUS MP3 CD OF JEFFERY DEAVER’S THE BLUE NOWHERE! The latest Kathryn Dance thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of The Sleeping Doll! The Monterey Peninsula is rocked when a killer begins to leave Roadside Crosses beside local highways not in memoriam, but as announcements of his intention to kill. And to kill in particularly horrific and efficient ways: using the personal details about the victims that they’ve carelessly posted in blogs and on social networking websites. The case lands on the desk of Kathryn Dance, the California Bureau of Investigations foremost body language expert. She and Deputy Michael O’Neil follow the leads to Travis Brigham, a troubled teenager whose role in a fatal car accident has inspired vicious attacks against him on a popular blog, The Chilton Report. As the investigation progresses, Travis vanishes. Using techniques he learned as a brilliant participant in multiplayer online role playing games, he easily eludes his pursuers and continues to track his victims. Among the obstacles Kathryn must hurdle are politicians from Sacramento, paranoid parents and the blogger himself, James Chilton, whose belief in the importance of blogging and the new media threatens to derail the case and potentially Dance’s career. It is this threat that causes Dance to take desperate and risky measures…
In signature Jeffery Deaver style, Roadside Crosses is filled with dozens of plot twists, cliff hangers and heartrending personal subplots. It is also a searing look at the accountability of blogging and life in the online world. Roadside Crosses is the third in Deaver’s bestselling High Tech Thriller Trilogy, along with The Blue Nowhere and The Broken Window.

The Bone Collector

Once the nation’s foremost criminologist and the ex head of NYPD forensics, quadriplegic Lincoln Rhyme abandons his forced retirement and joins forces with rookie cop Amelia Sachs to track down a vicious serial killer.

The Coffin Dancer

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. Like his previous bestselling novels A Maiden’s Grave and The Bone Collector, Jeffery Deaver’s latest psychological thriller combines spine chilling forensic detail with a turbocharged plot. In The Coffin Dancer, Rhyme, tragically paralyzed from a line of duty accident, continues to tutor his beautiful prot g , Detective Amelia Sachs, in the art of criminal hunting. Rhyme is certain he’s seen this killer before, and his suspicion of an earlier encounter fuels a bitter taste for vengeance. When the chameleonlike assassin targets three federal witnesses for death, the stakes reach a new high. Rhyme’s brainpower and Sachs’s legwork are the only tools they have to track the cunning murderer through the subways, parks, and airports of a darkly painted New York City. And they have only forty eight hours before The Coffin Dancer strikes again. With The Coffin Dancer, Deaver already an internationally bestselling author whose acclaimed novels have been translated into a dozen languages uses his trademark plot twists to keep this fast paced, masterly thriller steamrolling along with breathtaking speed. This is page turning suspense of the highest order.

The Empty Chair

Lincoln Rhyme is back…
From the bestselling author of The Bone Collector and The Devil’s Teardrop comes this spine chilling new thriller that pits renowned criminalist Lincoln Rhyme against the ultimate opponent Amelia Sachs, his own brilliant prot g e. A quadriplegic since a beam crushed his spinal cord years ago, Rhyme is desperate to improve his condition and goes to the University of North Carolina Medical Center for high risk experimental surgery. But he and Sachs have hardly settled in when the local authorities come calling. 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 Rhyme and Sachs are the best chance to find the girls alive. The prime suspect is a strange teenaged truant known as the Insect Boy, so nicknamed for his disturbing obsession with bugs. Rhyme agrees to find the boy while awaiting his operation. Rhyme’s unsurpassed analytical skills and stellar forensic experience, combined with Sachs’s exceptional detective legwork, soon snare the perp. But even Rhyme can’t anticipate that Sachs will disagree with his crime analysis and that her vehemence will put her in the swampland, harboring the very suspect whom Rhyme considers a ruthless killer. So ensues Rhyme’s greatest challenge facing the criminalist whom he has taught everything he knows in a battle of wits, forensics, and intuition. And in this adversary, Rhyme also faces his best friend and soul mate. With the intricate forensic detail, breathtaking speed, and masterful plot twists that are signature Deaver, The Empty Chair is page turning suspense of the highest order, destined to continue Jeffery Deaver’s bestselling track record and thrill his legions of fans worldwide.

The Stone Monkey

LINCOLN RHYME RETURNS! First introduced in the spine chilling novel The Bone Collector, Lincoln Rhyme dazzled readers with unparalleled forensic sleuthing all done from the confines of a wheelchair. A famed criminologist, paralyzed from the neck down, Rhyme compensates for his physical disability with his brains and the arms and legs of his brilliant and beautiful prot g e, Amelia Sachs. It is Amelia who ‘walks the grid’ for Rhyme, acting as his eyes and ears for the famously dangerous and difficult cases chronicled in Jeffery Deaver’s bestselling novels The Bone Collector, The Coffin Dancer, and The Empty Chair. Now the awe inspiring duo returns in The Stone Monkey. 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: to stop the Ghost before he can track down and murder the two surviving families who have escaped from the ship and vanished deep into the labyrinthine world of New York City’s Chinatown. Over the next harrowing forty eight hours, the Ghost brilliantly and ruthlessly hunts for the families, while Rhyme, aided by a quirky policeman from mainland China, struggles to find them before they die, and Amelia Sachs pursues a very different kind of police work forming a connection with one of the immigrants that may have consequences going to the core of her relationship with her partner and lover, Lincoln Rhyme. The Stone Monkey abounds with Deaver’s famous trademarks: wholly unexpected plot twists, breakneck pacing, and characters who are heartbreakingly real, reminding us once again why People hailed him as ‘the master of ticking bomb suspense’ and Publishers Weekly called him the ‘most clever plotter on the planet.’

The Vanished Man

The New York Times bestselling author of The Stone Monkey is back with a brilliant thriller that pits forensic criminologist Lincoln Rhyme and his partner Amelia Sachs against an unstoppable killer with one final, horrific trick up his sleve. The Los Angeles Times calls his novels ‘thrill rides between covers,’ The New York Times hails them ‘dazzling,’ and The Times of London crowns him ‘the best psychological thriller writer around.’ Jeffery Deaver, America’s ‘master of ticking bomb suspense’ People, delivers his most electrifying audiobook yet. It begins at the prestigious music school in New York City. A killer flees the scene of a homicide and locks himself in a classroom. Within minutes, the police have him surrounded. When the scream rings out, followed by a gunshot, they break down the door. The room is empty. Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are brought in to help with the high profile investigation. For the ambitious Sachs, solving the case could earn her a promotion. For the quadriplegic Rhyme, it means relying on his prot eg ee to ferret out the master illusionist they’ve dubbed ‘the conjurer’ who baits them with gruesome murders that become more diabolical with each fresh crime. As the fatalities rise and the minutes tick down, Rhyme and Sachs must move beyond the smoke and mirrors to preven a terrifying act of vengeance that could become the greatest vanishing act of all.

The Twelfth Card

A New York Times Bestseller Bestselling master of suspense Jeffery Deaver is back…
. Lincoln and his prot g , Amelia Sachs, are called upon to do the impossible: solve a truly ‘cold case’ one that’s 140 years old. The Twelfth Card is a two day cat and mouse chase through the streets of uptown Manhattan as quadriplegic detective Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs try to outguess Thompson Boyd by all appearances a nondescript, innocuous man, but one whose past has turned him into a killing machine as unfeeling and cunning as a wolf. Boyd is after Geneva Settle, a high school girl from Harlem, and it’s up to Lincoln and Amelia to figure out why. Deaver’s inimitable plotting keeps all these stories the past and the present racing at a lightning fast clip as we learn stunning revelations that strike at the very heart of the U.S. Constitution and that could have disastrous consequences for today’s human and civil rights in America. Jeffery Deaver is a five time Edgar Award nominee and an Anthony Award nominee. A three time recipient of the Ellery Queen Reader’s Award for Best Short Story of the Year. As William Jefferies, he is the author of several other novels. Jeffery Deaver is the author of many suspense novels, including the New York Times bestsellers The Vanished Man, The Stone Monkey, The Devil’s Teardrop, and The Bone Collector. Jeffery Deaver lives in Virginia and California.

The Cold Moon

Lincoln Rhyme returns in a heart stopping new thriller from the author of The Twelfth Card

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.

Rhyme, a quadriplegic long confined to his wheelchair, immediately taps his trusted partner and longtime love, Amelia Sachs, to walk the grid and be his eyes and ears on the street. But Sachs has other commitments now namely, her first assignment as lead detective on a homicide of her own. As she struggles to balance her pursuit of the infuriatingly elusive Watchmaker with her own case, Sachs unearths shocking revelations about the police force that threaten to undermine her career, her sense of self and her relationship with Rhyme. As the Rhyme Sachs team shows evidence of fissures, the Watchmaker is methodically stalking his victims and planning a diabolical criminal masterwork…
. Indeed, the Watchmaker may be the most cunning and mesmerizing villain Rhyme and Sachs have ever encountered.

The Broken Window

Bestselling master of suspense Jeffery Deaver is back with a brand new Lincoln Rhyme thriller. Lincoln Rhyme and partner/paramour Amelia Sachs return to face a criminal whose ingenious staging of crimes is enabled by a terrifying access to information…
. 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. At the behest of Arthur’s wife, Judy, Lincoln grudgingly agrees to investigate the case. Soon Lincoln and Amelia uncover a string of similar murders and rapes with perpetrators claiming innocence and ignorance despite ironclad evidence at the scenes of the crime. Rhyme’s team realizes this ‘perfect’ evidence may actually be the result of masterful identity theft and manipulation. An information service company the huge data miner Strategic Systems Datacorp seems to have all the answers but is reluctant to help the police. Still, Rhyme and Sachs and their assembled team begin uncovering a chilling pattern of vicious crimes and coverups, and their investigation points to one master criminal, whom they dub ‘522.’ When ‘522’ learns the identities of the crime fighting team, the hunters become the hunted. Full of Deaver’s trademark plot twists, The Broken Window will put the partnership of Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs to the ultimate test.

The Burning Wire

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. When the first explosion occurs in broad daylight, reducing a city bus to a pile of molten, shrapnel riddled metal, officials fear terrorism. Rhyme, a world class forensic criminologist known for his successful apprehension of the most devious criminals, is immediately tapped for the investigation. Long a quadriplegic, he assembles NYPD detective Amelia Sachs and officer Ron Pulaski as his eyes, ears and legs on crime sites, and FBI agent Fred Dellray as his undercover man on the street. As the attacks continue across the city at a sickening pace, and terrifying demand letters begin appearing, the team works desperately against time and with maddeningly little forensic evidence to try to find the killer. Or is it killers…
? Meanwhile, Rhyme is consulting on another high profile investigation in Mexico with a most coveted quarry in his crosshairs: the hired killer known as the Watchmaker, one of the few criminals to have eluded Rhyme’s net. Juggling two massive investigations against a cruel ticking clock takes a toll on Rhyme s health. Soon Rhyme is fighting on yet another front and his determination to work despite his physical limitations threatens to drive away his closest allies when he needs them most…

Manhattan Is My Beat

Five feet two inches of slick repartee, near purple hair, and poetic imagination, twenty year old Rune hasn’t been in Manhattan for very long. But she’s crafty enough to have found a squatter’s paradise in an empty TriBeCa loft, and a video store job that feeds her passion for old movies. It’s a passion she shares with her favorite customer, Mr. Kelly, a lonely old man who rents the same video over and over. The flick is a noir classic based on a real life unsolved bank heist and a million missing dollars. It’s called Manhattan Is My Beat. That’s the tape Rune is picking up from Mr. Kelly’s shabby apartment when she finds him shot to death. The police suspect a robbery gone wrong, but Rune is certain the key to solving the murder is hidden somewhere in the hazy, black and white frames of Mr. Kelly’s beloved movie. But as Rune hits the mean streets of New York to find answers, she gets caught up in a dangerous adventure more chilling than anything Hollywood could dream up. As her story draws to its terrifying conclusion, Rune’s final close up may include the killer of a co star.

Death of a Blue Movie Star

Twenty one year old Rune is an aspiring filmmaker, but so far her only break has been scoring a job as an underpaid production assistant in Manhattan. Still, she’s always on the lookout for the perfect topic for her own film and she thinks she’s found it when she witnesses the bombing of a triple X movie theater in Times Square. Rune’s got a great hook for her documentary: She plans to film it through the eyes of Shelly Lowe, the porn star whose movie was playing at the theater when it exploded. But just hours after Rune films a poignant Shelly reflecting on her dreams of becoming a serious actress, a second bomb silences the beautiful film star forever. Was Shelly in the wrong place at the wrong time or was she the bomber’s target all along? Rune vows to find out the truth behind the death of this blue movie star. But as she struggles to finish shooting her film, Rune’s labor of love may be her final masterpiece as a shooting of a more lethal kind threatens to write an ending to this story that no one wants to see…
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Hard News

Rune is an aspiring filmmaker with more ambition than political savvy, paying her dues as an assistant cameraperson for the local news. But she’s got her eyes on the prize, the network’s hot newsmagazine, Current Events and she’s got the story she knows will get her there. Poking around in the video archives, Rune spots a taped interview with Randy Boggs, who’s doing hard time in Attica for a murder he claims he didn’t commit. Rune can’t say exactly why, but she’s sure he’s innocent. If she can prove it, Current Events won’t merely report the news, it’ll make news and Rune’s career. But what she could be writing is Randy Boggs’s epitaph and her own. Rune’s newly discovered witness soon turns up dead. A hit man from Miami is on Rune’s trail, and Boggs is finding prison even more dangerous than before. Someone wants this story killed, and it could be the girl with the camera who ends up on the cutting room floor.

Mistress of Justice

Taylor Lockwood spends her days working as a paralegal in one of New York’s preeminent Wall Street law firms and her nights playing jazz piano anyplace she can. But the rhythm of her life is disrupted when attorney Mitchell Reece requests her help in locating a stolen document that could cost him not only the multimillion dollar case he s defending but his career as well. Eager to get closer to this handsome, brilliant, and very private man, Taylor signs on…
only to find that as she delves deeper and deeper into what goes on behind closed doors at Hubbard, White & Willis, she uncovers more than she wants to know including a plentitude of secrets damaging enough to smash careers and dangerous enough to push someone to commit murder. Yet who is capable of going to that extreme? With her life on the line, Taylor is about to learn the lethal answer…
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The Lesson of Her Death

Bill Corde looks down at the face of the murdered girl and sees the horror of sudden death. He cannot know, as he stands there at the trampled, muddy scene beside the college girl’s corpse, that his own life is about to slip into terror. He cannot know that everything he holds precious is about to shatter before his eyes. He cannot know that his career and his family are about to enter a new dimension of danger. For Bill Corde, the killer is everything he fears most. For Sarah, Bill s wild, learning impaired daughter, trapped in a world of frustration and ridicule, he may be just the person she s been waiting for. Someone who understands her worries and loneliness. Someone who signs his notes The Sunshine Man. Someone she can run away with even a perfect stranger.

Praying for Sleep

Michael Hrubek, a schizophrenic psychopath, escapes from a mental institution. The directors of the hospital, concerned for their reputation, tell the police he’s harmless. But Hrubek doesn’t need to sleep and is terrifyingly unpredictable, with the quick thinking of the insane. And he’s leaving a trail of bodies in his wake, as he makes his way towards the isolated home of the woman who was responsible for his incarceration in the institution.

A Maiden’s Grave

The New York Times bestselling master of ticking bomb suspense. Eight vulnerable girls and their helpless teachers are forced off a school bus and held hostage. The madman who has them at gunpoint has a simple plan: one hostage an hour will die unless the demands are met. Called to the scene is Arthur Potter, the FBI’s best hostage negotiator. He has a plan. But so does one of the hostages a beautiful teacher who’s willing to do anything to save the lives of her students. Now, the clock is ticking as a chilling game of cat and mouse begins.

Speaking in Tongues

Two men of words…
One seeking only peace. The other, violence. Tate Collier, once one of the country’s finest trial lawyers, is trying to forget his past. Now a divorced gentleman fanner, land developer, and community advocate in rural Virginia, he’s regrouping from some disastrous mistakes in the realms of love and the law. But controversy and danger seem to have an unerring hold on Tate. And even as he struggles to regroup, his alter ego is plotting his demise. Aaron Matthews, a brilliant psychologist, has turned his talents away from curing patients to far deadlier goals. He’s targeted Tate, his ex wife, Bett, and their estranged daughter Megan for unspeakable revenge. Matthews, ruthless and hell bent, will destroy anything that inhibits his plans. When their daughter disappears, Tate and Bett reunite in a desperate, heart pounding attempt to find her, and to stop Matthews, a psychopath whose gift of a glib tongue and talent for coercion are as dangerous as knives and guns. Featuring an urgent race against the clock, gripping details of psychological manipulation, and the brilliant twists and turns that are trademark Deaver. Speaking in Tongues delivers the punch that has made this author a bestseller. It will leave you speechless.

The Devil’s Teardrop

It’s New Year’s Eve, December 31, 1999, and Washington, D.C., is under siege. Early in the day, a grisly machine gun attack in the Dupont Circle Metro station leaves dozens dead and the city crippled with fear. A note delivered to the mayor’s office pins the massacre on the Digger, a robotlike assassin programmed to wreak havoc on the capital every four hours until midnight. Only a ransom of $20 million delivered to the Digger’s accomplice and mastermind will end the death and terror. But the Digger becomes a far more sinister threat when his accomplice is killed in a freak accident while en route to the money drop. With the ransom note as the single scrap of evidence, Special Agent Margaret Lukas calls upon Parker Kincaid, a retired FBI agent and the top forensic document examiner in the country. Somehow, by midnight, they must find the Digger before he finds them. In The Devil’s Teardrop, Jeffery Deaver delivers the same intricate forensic detail, masterful plot twists and harrowing breakneck pace that made A Maiden’s Grave, The Bone Collector and The Coffin Dancer national bestsellers. The Devil’s Teardrop is destined to continue Jeffery Deaver’s bestselling track record and thrill his legions of fans worldwide.

The Blue Nowhere

The Blue Nowhere‘ will forever change the way you feel about your computer. Jeffery Deaver, bestselling author of ‘The Empty Chair’ and ‘The Bone Collector,’ now turns to the labyrinthine world of cyberspace a world where safety is elusive, appearances are deceiving, and the most powerful can lose their wealth, their minds, their lives with a hacker’s touch of a button. When a sadistic hacker, code named Phate, sets his sights on Silicon Valley, his victims never know what hit them. He infiltrates their computers, invades their lives, and with chilling precision lures them to their deaths. To Phate, each murder is like a big, challenging computer hack: every time he succeeds, he must challenge himself anew by taking his methodology to a higher level, with bigger targets. Desperate, the head of The California State Police Computer Crimes Division frees Wyatt Gillette, imprisoned for hacking, to aid the investigation against the loud protests of the rest of the division. With an obsession emblematic of hackers, Gillette fervently attempts to trace Phate’s insidious computer virus back to its source. Then Phate delivers a huge blow, murdering one of the division’s own a ‘wizard’ who had pioneered the internet and the search takes on a zealous intensity. Gillette and Detective Frank Bishop, an old school homicide cop who’s accustomed to forensic sleuthing, at first make an uneasy team. But with a merciless and brilliant killer like Phate in their crosshairs, and his twisted game reaching a fever pitch, they must utilize every ounce of their disparate talents to stop him. Hot on the trail of the ‘New York Times’ bestseller ‘The Empty Chair, The BlueNowhere’ once again demonstrates that Deaver is ‘the master of ticking bomb suspense’ ‘People.’ It is a truly stunning tale of suspense in the computer age.

Garden of Beasts

Paul Schumann is a contract hitman for the mob in 1936. But with Prohibition over and the gang wars associated with it coming to an end, Schumann is finding less and less work. He is contracted for a hit. But this time, he’s caught and finds that he’s been set up. He’s taken to meet an official in Army Intelligence and given a choice: he can spend the rest of his life in jail, or he can help his country. He is to pose as a member of the 1936 Olympic team, travel to Berin, and kill a high ranking Nazi close to Hitler. Schumann has bee picked because he’s a second generation German American and can speak the language fluently. Or at least that’s what they lead him to believe…
/Content /EditorialReview EditorialReview Source Amazon. com Review /Source Content Jeffery Deaver’s Garden of Beasts introduces anti hero Paul Schumann, a notorious rubout man for the New York Mafia known for his cold and professional approach to his job. But the jig is up when he is duped by high ranking feds who give him a choice prison or one more impossible job: assassinate the man who’s running Hitler’s plan for rearming Germany. The hard nosed German American lands on the streets of Berlin where immediately the best laid plans of the United States Government go awry. Schumman finds himself in a city living in fear, tracked by Berlin’s best homicide detective. As the intricate chase wears on, both men will discover that the greatest evil is the ascendant Nazi party.

Deaver’s novel, equal parts noir thriller and historical extrapolation, is a page turner that offers a twisting visceral experience of the tension in Berlin during that fateful summer. He draws sympathetic portraits of everyday Germans caught between duty to country and their consciences. Into this mix, Deaver drops his coldly dangerous hitman who brawls with brownshirts, chums with Olympic athletes, collaborates with criminals, fraternizes with poets, and discovers the hero inside his hardened soul. Jeremy Pugh

Amazon. com Interview
When starting a new book by author Jeffery Deaver, expect to have the wool pulled over your eyes. His plots twist and turn and juke and jive like no others, never ending as expected and always including a jaw dropping plot development. His latest effort, Garden of Beasts, is no exception. Amazon caught up with Deaver to discuss plotting, characters, and the perils of soap opera acting.

The Bodies Left Behind

The New York Times bestselling master of suspense is back!

When a night-time call to 911 from a secluded Wisconsin vacation house is cut short, off-duty deputy Brynn McKenzie leaves her husband and son at the dinner table and drives up to Lake Mondac to investigate. Was it a misdial or an aborted crime report?

Brynn stumbles onto a scene of true horror and narrowly escapes from two professional criminals. She and a terrified visitor to the weekend house, Michelle, flee into the woods in a race for their lives. As different as night and day, and stripped of modern-day resources, Brynn, a tough deputy with a difficult past, and Michelle, a pampered city girl, must overcome their natural reluctance to trust each other and learn to use their wits and courage to survive the relentless pursuit. The deputy’s disappearance spurs both her troubled son and her new husband to action, while the incident sets in motion Brynn’s loyal fellow deputies and elements from Milwaukee’s underside. These various forces race along inexorably toward the novel’s gritty and stunning conclusion.

The Bodies Left Behind is an epic cat-and-mouse chase, told nearly in real-time, and is filled with Deaver’s patented twists and turns, where nothing is what it seems, and death lingers just around the next curve on a deserted path deep in the midnight forest.

Edge

Behind the well-known U.S. security organizations- the FBI and CIA among them-lies a heavily guarded, anonymous government agency dedicated to intelligence surveillance and to a highly specialized brand of citizen protection.

Shock waves of alarm ripple through the clandestine agency when Washington, D.C., police detective Ryan Kessler inexplicably becomes the target of Henry Loving, a seasoned, ruthless ‘lifter’ hired to obtain information using whatever means necessary. While Loving is deft at torture, his expertise lies in getting an ‘edge’ on his victim-leverage-usually by kidnapping or threatening family until the ‘primary’ caves under pressure.

The job of keeping the Kessler family alive falls to a man named Corte, a senior federal protection officer known as a ‘shepherd.’ Uncompromising, relentlessly devoted to protecting those in his care and a passionate board game aficionado, he applies brilliant gaming strategy to his work. For Corte, the reappearance of Loving-the man who, six years earlier, had tortured and killed someone close to him-is also an opportunity to avenge his friend’s death. The assignment soon escalates into a fast-paced duel between Corte and Loving, a dangerous volley of wits and calculated risks.

As he shepherds the Kesslers to a concealed safe house, Corte must anticipate Loving’s every step as the lifter moves in on his prey, and with the help of razor-sharp investigator Claire DuBois and his longtime ally, FBI agent Paul Fredericks, pinpoint which of Kessler’s seemingly insignificant cases has triggered Loving’s return. As the team digs deeper, each of the Kesslers comes under close scrutiny, and in captivity their family bonds are stretched to the breaking point-as the lifter draws near, Corte must ultimately choose between protecting his charges and exposing them to a killer in the name of long-awaited revenge.

Twisted

Jeffery Deaver loves writing short stories. ‘All bets are off,’ he says. ‘Short stories are like a sniper’s bullet. Fast and shocking. I can make good bad and bad badder, and most fun of all, really bad seem good.’ And that is exactly what he does in these seventeen superb short stories. In ‘Beautiful’ former supermodel Kari’s stalker has followed her through retirement to her new small town home. The police can do nothing. The only thing that will end the nightmare is the stalker’s death or her own. In the Edgar nominated ‘Triangle’ Pete finds a true crime book and uses the lessons contained therein to kill Mo’s lover. The award winning ‘Without Jonathan’ introduces us to Marissa, about to go on the first date of her life since she married Jonathan, with a man she met through the personals. As she wonders whether she will ever truly fall in love again, the man she is about to meet is killing a housewife in another part of town…
And in the brand new ‘The Christmas Present’, we see a side of Lincoln Rhyme we’ve never met before. This is collection of short stories that is instantly gripping and impossible to put down, taking your breath away time and time again. Nothing is as it seems in the Twisted world of Jeffery Deaver.

Nocturne

New York Times bestselling author Jeffery Deaver has long thrilled fans with tales of masterful villains and their nefarious ways, and the brilliant minds who bring them to justice. Now the author of the Lincoln Rhyme series has collected his award winning, spine tingling stories of suspense stories that will widen your eyes and stretch your imagination. This standout collection from Twisted includes ‘Gone Fishing’ in which, a daughter begs her father not to go fishing in an area where there have been a series of brutal killings; a contemporary of the playwright William Shakespeare vows to avenge his family’s ruin in All the World’s a Stage; in ‘The Kneeling Soldier,’ a father’s love turns deadly when he protects his only daughter from a stalker, but was the stalker indeed a stalker?; and in the bonus story Interrogation, a detective grills a cold blooded murderer as to why he killed a perfect stranger. Diverse, provocative, eerie and inspired, this collection exhibits the amazing range and signature plot twists that have earned Deaver the title ‘master of ticking bomb suspense’ by People.

More Twisted

More diabolical tales of suspense. More nerve jangling shocks. ‘The grand master of the plot twist’ Booklist is back…
. New York Times bestselling author Jeffery Deaver, who crafted first rate thrills in the collected stories of Twisted, presents sixteen more tales including an all new Lincoln Rhyme entry spawned from his darkly brilliant imagination. From a stressed out commuter to a death row inmate, Deaver’s characters are never what they seem and every jaw dropping curveball he delivers is nothing less than ‘ingeniously devious’ People.

The Chopin Manuscript

2008 Audie Award Winner of Audiobook of the Year. Former war crimes investigator Harold Middleton possesses a previously unknown score by Frederic Chopin. But he is unaware that, locked within its handwritten notes, lies a secret that now threatens the lives of thousands of Americans. As he races from Poland to America to uncover the mystery of the manuscript, Middleton will be accused of murder, pursued by federal agents, and targeted by assassins. But the greatest threat will come from a shadowy figure out of his past: the man known only as Faust. The Chopin Manuscript is a unique collaboration by 15 of the world’s greatest thriller writers. Jeffery Deaver conceived the characters and set the plot in motion; the other authors each wrote a chapter in turn. Deaver then completed what he started, bringing The Chopin Manuscript to its explosive conclusion. ‘Innovative and unique, The Chopin Manuscript, written by masters in the field of thrillers, is far more than the sum of its parts. Here each author shines, blending individual skill and energy, into a riveting, crackling-paced tapestry of murder, mystery, and mayhem. Not to be missed!’ — James Rollins, author of The Judas Strain ‘A GREAT story, written by one GREAT author after another, in one GREAT chapter after another. A stellar achievement of collectivity that blows from the starting gate at 100 mph and never slows down. A thrill-a-page from 15 GREAT thriller masters. Don’t miss this one.’ — Steve Berry, author of The Venetian Betrayal

The Copper Bracelet

Harold Middleton returns in this explosive sequel to The Chopin Manuscript as he’s drawn into an international terror plot that threatens to send India and Pakistan into full-scale nuclear war. Careening from Nice to London and Moscow to Kashmir to prevent nuclear disaster, Middleton is unaware his prey has changed and the act of terror is far more diabolical than he knows. Will he discover the identity of the Scorpion in time to halt an event that will pit the United States, China, and Russia against each other at the brink of World War III? A follow-up to the award-winning The Chopin Manuscript, The Copper Bracelet brings together 16 of the world’s most celebrated thriller writers including Lee Child, Joseph Finder, David Hewson, David Liss, and Lisa Scottoline to each write a chapter of this pulsing tale. Once again, Jeffery Deaver set the story in motion, and brings it to its shocking finale.

Colonel Sun (By:Kingsley Amis)

The legend continues! Stand by for more adventures with the world’s greatest secret agent, as some of his most thrilling missions are collected for the first time ever! When James Bond’s boss, the enigmatic M, is kidnapped in Greece, Bond must race to his rescue with only some local fishermen to help! But, 007 uncovers a plan to sabotage a USSR summit…
and the evil Colonel Sun is planning to frame the British Secret Service for the crime! This new, never before collected edition, featuring Kingsley Amis’ only James Bond story, also collects ‘The Golden Ghost’! It also includes a new introduction and exclusive features examining the post Fleming comics, and Kingsley Amis’ Bond work!

Icebreaker (By:John Gardner)

Bond reluctantly finds himself recruited into a dangerous mission involving an equally dangerous and treacherous alliance of agents from the CIA, the KGB and Israel’s Mossad. The team dubbed ‘Icebreaker’ waste no time double crossing each other, as they try to root out the leader of the murderous National Socialist Action Army, Count Konrad von Gloda, a one time SS officer, who now perceives himself as the New Adolf Hitler.

Licence to Kill (By:John Gardner)

A sequel to ‘Licence Renewed’ the first in a series of updated James Bond book’s, this novel which has been filmed, features Bond on a path of revenge heedless of the orders of the Secret Service. It is written by the same author as ‘The Garden of Weapons’ and ‘The Nostradamus’.

The Man from Barbarossa (By:John Gardner)

A deadly case of mistaken identities places 007 in direct conflict with a new breed of international terrorist in this Bond thriller.

Death Is Forever (By:John Gardner)

When several CIA and SOS agents meet mysterious deaths soon after the unification of the two Germanys, James Bond must race across Europe in a desperate attempt to save the remaining agents stationed there.

SeaFire (By:John Gardner)

James Bond and his gorgeous partner, Freddie von Gru+a5sse, investigate the disappearance of self-made billionaire Sir Maxwell Lustig and become caught up in a deadly international arms trade and an ecological disaster that threatens the entire globe.

GoldenEye (By:John Gardner)

Janis, a powerful and ambitious Russian gang that no longer cares about ideology, has just acquired Goldeneye, a piece of high tech space technology with the power to destroy or corrupt the West’s financial markets. But Janus has underestimated its most determined enemy James Bond. Based on the original screenplay of the new James Bond film starring Pierce Brosnan.

Cold Fall (By:John Gardner)

A new novel featuring James Bond whose investigation into the blowing up of an airline is also a personal one as a close friend was on board. The investigation soon brings him face to face with an organisation more deadly than any terrorist army. From the author of GOLDENEYE, SEAFIRE, NEVER SEND FLOWERS and DEATH IS FOREVER.

Zero Minus Ten (By:Raymond Benson)

The clock is ticking for Hong Kong. The British Crown Colony will soon be handed over to the People’s Republic of China. But hopes for a peaceful transition are shattered when a series of terrorist acts threaten the fragile relationship between Britain and China. James Bond is dispatched to Hong Kong to investigate the nefarious Chinese underworld Triad, but the truth he finds is buried even deeper. Now Bond has only ten days to unravel a fiendish plot of revenge with roots that reach back more than a century and a half.

Tomorrow Never Dies (By:Raymond Benson)

Bond is back again on the big screen in a brilliant new adventure starring Pierce Brosnan. The cars are fast, the women seductive and Bond’s enemy is the most dangerous he has ever encountered. From the snowy Khyber Pass to the sultry South China Sea, ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’ is a breathtaking all action story that pits Bond and Britain against a power mad global media mogul who is determined to destroy the world’s peace. Only 007 can prevent the outbreak of World War III if he can stay alive long enough.

The Facts of Death (By:Raymond Benson)

Benson’s 007 is a chip off the old block, said Kirkus Reviews of the classic secret agent depicted in Zero Minus Ten, Raymond Benson’s first James Bond novel. Fast paced, fun summer reading, wrote The Boston Sunday Herald. Bond is still as irresistible as ever. Now Benson takes Bond to the heart of a fanatical cult whose sinister mission is wrapped in the teachings of the great Greek mathematician Pythagoras. His cult is committed to following their brilliant and mad leader on a series of assignments, each one more diabolical and destructive than the last. When Alfred Hutchinson, Great Britain’s Goodwill Ambassador to the World, is murdered by a stranger whose umbrella tip bears a tiny capsule of ricin poison and who leaves behind a scrawled 4, Bond is called upon to halt the escalating body count of the Number Killer. His hunt will take him from the wild backroads of Texas to the crumbling ruins of Greece, a trail that crisscrosses the potentially explosive tinderbox of Cyprus. At every step he must use both cunning and brute force to stay ahead of or even with the grand plan of the Monad, the shadowy mastermind behind the cult. Propelled by an extraordinary Jaguar XK8 coup designed for this mission, challenged by life threatening underwater and aerial attacks, and seduced by a galaxy of beautiful and destructive women, James Bond is once again the archetype action hero this time caught in a final countdown, where each heartbeat could be his last.

The World is Not Enough (By:Raymond Benson)

Greed, revenge, world domination through the power of oil, high tech terrorism…
Only some of the ingredients of this latest 007 adventure which begins outside the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, continues with a spectacular high speed boat chase up the Thames and progresses through the highlands of Scotland before Bond faces an avalanche in the Caucasus Mountains and a potential nuclear explosion in Turkey. Sir Robert King, a wealthy oil tycoon, is murdered in an unprecedented bombing at MI6’s London headquarters. M takes the attack personally and sends James Bond to protect King’s beautiful and fiery daughter Elektra in Turkey. For the man responsible for the bombing is ‘Renard’, a cruel and cunning terrorist who once attempted to kidnap Elektra King and hold her to ransom. With nuclear weapons expert Dr. Chrismas Jones at his side, Bond travels to the Caspian Sea and Istanbul where a former enemy becomes a formidable ally before the final dramatic confrontation in the claustrophobic confines of a nuclear submarine beneath the surface of the Bosporus. The World is Not Enough takes James Bond to new levels of danger, intrigue and non stop action.

High Time to Kill (By:Raymond Benson)

The Union is a criminal organization with tentacles throughout the world, specializing in military espionage, theft, intimidation and murder. After one of its agents assassinates James Bond’s friend, the Union becomes 007’s priority target.

Doubleshot (By:Raymond Benson)

A gripping new James Bond adventure one of the strangest and most terrifying the agent has ever endured. Is this bizarre warning inside a fortune cookie the catalyst for a series of unsettling events that could push an impaired James Bond close to the edge of madness?The intricately organized criminal conspiracy called the Union has vowed its revenge on the man who thwarted its last coup. Now, the Union’s mysterious leader sets out to destroy James Bond’s reputation and sanity by luring the agent into a dangerous alliance of deceit and treason with a Spanish militant intent on reclaiming Gibraltar. Officially on medical leave, 007 pursues clues that he believes might lead him to the Union’s inner circle. His search takes him from the seedy underbelly of London’s Soho to the souks of Tangier; from a terrorist training camp in Morocco to a bullring in Spain; and from the clutches of a murderous Spanish beauty to a volatile summit conference on the Rock of Gibraltar. Each step brings him closer to the truth about the Union’s elaborate, audacious plot to destroy both SIS and its best agent: James Bond.

Never Dream of Dying (By:Raymond Benson)

A movie is a perfect hiding place for crime, as Bond finds when he uncovers how a film producer is a front for an international crime conspiracy. The Union already encountered in the latest two Bond adventures High Time to Kill and Doubleshot reveals its connections to the Cannes Film Festival and the Corsican mafia. Before he has finished, Bond will have to save the producer’s exquisite movie star wife, confront Le Gerant, the brains behind the Union and settle a score from many years ago.

The Man With the Red Tattoo (By:Raymond Benson)

On a quiet late night flight from Tokyo to London, a beautiful young woman, Kioko McMahon, falls ill. Before the plane can reach emergency medical facilities across the Pacific, she succumbs to her inexplicable symptoms. The mystery deepens when police in Japan discover that her family shared her fate. The only survivor is her rebellious sister, Mayumi, who had run off with her gang member boyfriend several years before. Because the late patriarch of the family, Peter McMahon, was the head of one of the world’s most important genetic research companies, and a personal friend of the Prime Minister, James Bond is sent to investigate the deaths. 007’s quest for answers leads to the surviving sister and to a nest of Yakuza gangsters. Along the way, he uncovers a plot of such monstrous proportions that it could only have been hatched in the mind of a madman.

Die Another Day (By:Raymond Benson)

Based on the screenplay by Neal Purvis and Robert WadeWhen danger becomes a temptation…
when every move brings you closer to the edge…
when you live every day as if it’s your last…
there’s a surprise around every curve. After months of torture in a North Korean prison, secret agent James Bond is released, only to find that M has deactivated him. On his own, Agent 007 follows the trail of a megalomaniac menace through the seedy streets of Shanghai and hideaways of Havana. Finally, in a magnificent crystalline ice palace, Bond encounters two fiery femmes fatales and a master plot to destroy the planet with a demonic weapon of mass destruction. Die Another Day 2002 Danjaq, LLC and United Artists Corporation ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Devil May Care (By:Sebastian Faulks)

200 copies sold out in 2 hoursOnly 100 copies left, available only in USA at RandomHouse. comIt is with the greatest delight that we present the Bentley Special Series edition of Devil May Care. The ultimate in luxury editions this beautifully crafted book represents a unique alliance between two of the world’s most iconic brands: James Bond and Bentley Motors. Cars and James Bond have always had a special association our favourite spy is suitably famed for his fast cars and even faster driving. Whether it s in pursuit of an arch nemesis or a beautiful woman, Bond is always at home behind the wheel of a luxury sports car. Contrary to popular belief however, Bond s preference has historically been firmly with Bentley Motors. In the course of the fourteen original Bond novels, Fleming wrote of Bond owning three Bentleys the last of which was a Bentley R type, which Bond lovingly referred to as the locomotive . These were Bond s personal cars the cars that Fleming thought most epitomized the discernment and style of his hero. In Devil May Care, written by Sebastian Faulks to celebrate the centenary of Ian Fleming s birth, it is fitting that Bond is found once again in the driving seat of his favorite motor the Bentley. To mark this momentous occasion, the publishers approached the famous Crewe firm to produce a Bentley edition of the book. This beautifully crafted luxury edition is the result. Bringing together the design and materials that epitomise the quality and craftsmanship of Bentley Motors, this is the perfect celebration of the centenary of Ian Fleming s birth. Only 300 copies of the Special Series edition will be produced worldwide, with only 100 available in the US, costing $1500 each. A HISTORY OF BOND AND BENTLEY In Casino Royale we first hear of Bond s fascination with Bentleys he drives: One of the last of the 4 ? litre Bentleys with the supercharger by Amherst Villiers, he had bought it almost new in 1933 and had kept it in careful storage through the war. It was still serviced every year and, in London, a former Bentley mechanic, who worked in a garage near Bond s Chelsea flat, tended it with jealous care. Bond drove it hard and well and with an almost sensual pleasure. It was a battleship grey convertible coup , which really did convert, and it was capable of touring at ninety with thirty miles an hour in reserve. Bond writes off his first Bentley in Moonraker after which he takes delivery of a Mark VI. The 1953 Mark VI, had an open touring body. It was battleship grey like the old 4 ? litre that had gone to its grave in a Maidstone garage, and the dark blue leather upholstery gave a luxurious hiss as he climbed awkwardly in beside the test driver. The Mark VI however is quickly surpassed by Bond s third and final Bentley the Continental, which Fleming describes as the most selfish car in England. This is the car that Bond drives in Thunderball and subsequently in On Her Majesty s Secret Service. It was a MK V I Continental Bentley that some rich idiot had married to a telegraph pole on the Great West Road. Bond had bought the bits for 1,500 and Rolls had straightened the bend in the chassis and fitted new clockwork the Mark VI engine with 9.5 compression. This is the car that most seems to have captured Fleming s imagination he researched the specification carefully, going into meticulous detail as to the car s modifications. Writing to his friend Whitney Straight he states: In connection with James Bond’s new car, I would like it to be a cross between a Continental Bentley and a Ford Thunderbird i.e. a smallish cockpit with a long bonnet line and a large boot behind. He is thought to have based the car on a custom modified Bentley Continental designed by French coachbuilder Henri Chapron http://www. continental. org. uk/index. htm?http://www. continental. org. uk/bond. htm. Fleming goes on to describe the novel in greater detail in the novels: Bond had gone to Mulliners with 3,000 which was half his total capital, and they had sawn off the old cramped sports saloon body and had fitted a trim, rather square convertible two seater affair, power operated, with only two large armed bucket seats in black leather. The rest of the blunt end was all knife edged rather ugly, trunk Bond clearly shares Fleming s passion for this particular car, so much so that he names it the locomotive It s his personal car the Aston Martin was the pool car of the service and as such his real automotive passion stays with the Bentley. The car was painted in rough, not gloss, battleship grey and the upholstery was black morocco She went like a bird and a bomb and Bond loved her more than all the women at present in his life rolled, if that were feasible, together. And so in Devil May Care Sebastian Faulks once more treats us to Bond happily behind the wheel of the locomotive you ll have to wait until May 28th to read more. THE DESIGN STORYThe publishers approached Bentley soon after they signed Sebastian Faulks to write the new James Bond novel. We had, from the very beginning, wanted to produce a special edition and Bentley was the first and immediate choice. And so they went to Crewe, to Bentley HQ, to meet their design team. Dirk van Braekel is Chief Designer at Bentley. He studied at the Royal College of Art, one of the first schools to specialize in car design. He then joined Volkswagen unit Audi in 1984, and was drafted in to head up Bentley s design team when the VW group acquired the company in 1998. There, he created the groundbreaking design for the Bentley Continental GT, launched in 2004 and one of the most successful sports coupes of our times. Under Dirk s guidance, the Bentley Design team have produced the phenomenal design for the Special Series edition. What struck me with the Bond story is that throughout the novels there has always been the connection to Bentley which unfortunately has never really surfaced in the films, so unless you are an absolute Bond fan, hardly anybody knows this. Now we were offered an opportunity to get that link a bit more in the open. Fresh recruit to the team, Kate Whatmore, was instrumental in conceiving the wonderful combination of design elements which reflect the craftsmanship of Bentley and the Bentley of Bond s era. As well as the time in which the story is set, the treatment for the design that Kate came up with captures in a subtle way the values that Bentley brand stands for: the leatherwork and bright metal parts; even the layout and the typefaces find their inspiration from the older car handbooks together with some references to what confidential and personal documents looked like in those days. The end result speaks for itself. THE SPECIAL SERIES EDITIONThe Special Series edition takes it s inspiration from the original hard cover cloth casing used by Jonathan Cape publishers when they first published Fleming s books back in the 1950s and 60s. This is combined with the slick and stylish designs of the 1950 s and 60 s Bentley owner s manuals and handbooks. The result is a beautiful and striking edition which immediately captures the suave sophistication of the James Bond novels. Bound in Bodoniana style cases finished in Burnt Oak leather sourced from the Pasubia tannery, which provides the hides for Bentley. The leather casing is then stitched in the iconic Bentley diamond pattern, as found on the radiator grille and the upholstery of modern Bentleys. The stitching is hand applied by the same craftsmen who produce the Vatican s leather bound volumes. The Bentley Flying B the radiator cap of the Bentleys of Bond s time adorns the front cover and spine. The inside of the casing is trimmed in deep red Hotspur leather with the striking fluting used on 50 s and 60 s Bentley interior upholstery. Inside the front cover, each edition is individually identified by its unique edition number on a black lacquer machined steel engine plate as found on every Bentley engine. The book is printed by Graphicom in Italy who have used a Munken Print Cream 150gsm paper stock the highest grade of paper appropriate for such an edition. The typography reflects exactly the styling of the Bentley owner s manuals. Each book block is then die cut with a car shaped silhouette. Then the pi ce de resistance into this die cut hole is inserted a cast and polished 1:43 scale model of the modified R type which Fleming is thought to have had Bond driving the Locomotive. The model has been crafted by hand by Bentley s current design team, and reflects all the details Fleming includes in his novels. Compulsion Gallery have produced just 300 of these models each one is individually numbered to match each Special Series book. Finally each book is protected by a custom made plexiglass slip case, which itself will be sealed in protective and numbered wrapping to ensure that this exclusive luxury edition reaches you in perfect condition.

Carte Blanche

Bestselling thriller superstar Jeffery Deaver pens the blockbuster summer hit: JAMES BOND, back and better than ever, newly updated for the millenium.

The World’s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 1

More than 200,000 words of great crime and suspense fictionEach year, Ed Gorman and Martin H. Greenberg, editors of The World’s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories, have reached farther past the boundaries of the United States to find the very best suspense from the world over. In this third volume of their series they have included stories from Germany, Belgium, and the United Kingdom as well as, of course, a number of fine stories from the U.S.A. Among these tales are winners of the Edgar Award, the Silver Dagger Award of the British Crime Writers, and other major awards in the field. In addition, here are reports on the field of mystery and crime writing from correspondents in the U.S. Jon L. Breen, England Maxim Jakubowski, Canada Edo Van Belkom, Australia David Honeybone, and Germany Thomas Woertche. Altogether, with nearly 250,000 words of the best short suspense published in 2001, this bounteous volume is, as the Wall Street Journal said of the previous year s compilation, the best value for money of any such anthology. The A to Z of the authors should excite the interest of any mystery reader:Robert Barnard Lawrence Block Jon L. Breen Wolfgang Burger Lillian Stewart Carl Margaret Coel Max Allan Collins Bill Crider Jeffery Deaver Brendan DuBois Susanna Gregory Joseph Hansen Carolyn G. Hart Lauren Henderson Edward D. Hoch Clark Howard Tatjana Kruse Paul Lascaux Dick Lochte Peter Lovesey Mary Jane Maffini Ed McBain Val McDermid Marcia Muller Joyce Carol Oates Anne Perry Nancy Pickard Bill Pronzini Ruth Rendell S. J. Rozan Billie Rubin Kristine Kathryn Rusch Stephan Rykena David B. Silva Nancy Springer Jac. Toes John Vermeulen Donald E. Westlake Carolyn Wheat.

The World’s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 2

More than 200,000 words of great crime and suspense fictionEach year, Ed Gorman and Martin H. Greenberg, editors of The World’s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories, have reached farther past the boundaries of the United States to find the very best suspense from the world over. In this third volume of their series they have included stories from Germany, Belgium, and the United Kingdom as well as, of course, a number of fine stories from the U.S.A. Among these tales are winners of the Edgar Award, the Silver Dagger Award of the British Crime Writers, and other major awards in the field. In addition, here are reports on the field of mystery and crime writing from correspondents in the U.S. Jon L. Breen, England Maxim Jakubowski, Canada Edo Van Belkom, Australia David Honeybone, and Germany Thomas Woertche. Altogether, with nearly 250,000 words of the best short suspense published in 2001, this bounteous volume is, as the Wall Street Journal said of the previous year s compilation, the best value for money of any such anthology. The A to Z of the authors should excite the interest of any mystery reader:Robert Barnard Lawrence Block Jon L. Breen Wolfgang Burger Lillian Stewart Carl Margaret Coel Max Allan Collins Bill Crider Jeffery Deaver Brendan DuBois Susanna Gregory Joseph Hansen Carolyn G. Hart Lauren Henderson Edward D. Hoch Clark Howard Tatjana Kruse Paul Lascaux Dick Lochte Peter Lovesey Mary Jane Maffini Ed McBain Val McDermid Marcia Muller Joyce Carol Oates Anne Perry Nancy Pickard Bill Pronzini Ruth Rendell S. J. Rozan Billie Rubin Kristine Kathryn Rusch Stephan Rykena David B. Silva Nancy Springer Jac. Toes John Vermeulen Donald E. Westlake Carolyn Wheat.

The World’s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 3

More than 200,000 words of great crime and suspense fictionEach year, Ed Gorman and Martin H. Greenberg, editors of The World’s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories, have reached farther past the boundaries of the United States to find the very best suspense from the world over. In this third volume of their series they have included stories from Germany, Belgium, and the United Kingdom as well as, of course, a number of fine stories from the U.S.A. Among these tales are winners of the Edgar Award, the Silver Dagger Award of the British Crime Writers, and other major awards in the field. In addition, here are reports on the field of mystery and crime writing from correspondents in the U.S. Jon L. Breen, England Maxim Jakubowski, Canada Edo Van Belkom, Australia David Honeybone, and Germany Thomas Woertche. Altogether, with nearly 250,000 words of the best short suspense published in 2001, this bounteous volume is, as the Wall Street Journal said of the previous year s compilation, the best value for money of any such anthology. The A to Z of the authors should excite the interest of any mystery reader:Robert Barnard Lawrence Block Jon L. Breen Wolfgang Burger Lillian Stewart Carl Margaret Coel Max Allan Collins Bill Crider Jeffery Deaver Brendan DuBois Susanna Gregory Joseph Hansen Carolyn G. Hart Lauren Henderson Edward D. Hoch Clark Howard Tatjana Kruse Paul Lascaux Dick Lochte Peter Lovesey Mary Jane Maffini Ed McBain Val McDermid Marcia Muller Joyce Carol Oates Anne Perry Nancy Pickard Bill Pronzini Ruth Rendell S. J. Rozan Billie Rubin Kristine Kathryn Rusch Stephan Rykena David B. Silva Nancy Springer Jac. Toes John Vermeulen Donald E. Westlake Carolyn Wheat.

The World’s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 4

More than 200,000 words of great crime and suspense fictionEach year, Ed Gorman and Martin H. Greenberg, editors of The World’s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories, have reached farther past the boundaries of the United States to find the very best suspense from the world over. In this third volume of their series they have included stories from Germany, Belgium, and the United Kingdom as well as, of course, a number of fine stories from the U.S.A. Among these tales are winners of the Edgar Award, the Silver Dagger Award of the British Crime Writers, and other major awards in the field. In addition, here are reports on the field of mystery and crime writing from correspondents in the U.S. Jon L. Breen, England Maxim Jakubowski, Canada Edo Van Belkom, Australia David Honeybone, and Germany Thomas Woertche. Altogether, with nearly 250,000 words of the best short suspense published in 2001, this bounteous volume is, as the Wall Street Journal said of the previous year s compilation, the best value for money of any such anthology. The A to Z of the authors should excite the interest of any mystery reader:Robert Barnard Lawrence Block Jon L. Breen Wolfgang Burger Lillian Stewart Carl Margaret Coel Max Allan Collins Bill Crider Jeffery Deaver Brendan DuBois Susanna Gregory Joseph Hansen Carolyn G. Hart Lauren Henderson Edward D. Hoch Clark Howard Tatjana Kruse Paul Lascaux Dick Lochte Peter Lovesey Mary Jane Maffini Ed McBain Val McDermid Marcia Muller Joyce Carol Oates Anne Perry Nancy Pickard Bill Pronzini Ruth Rendell S. J. Rozan Billie Rubin Kristine Kathryn Rusch Stephan Rykena David B. Silva Nancy Springer Jac. Toes John Vermeulen Donald E. Westlake Carolyn Wheat.

The World’s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 5

More than 200,000 words of great crime and suspense fictionEach year, Ed Gorman and Martin H. Greenberg, editors of The World’s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories, have reached farther past the boundaries of the United States to find the very best suspense from the world over. In this third volume of their series they have included stories from Germany, Belgium, and the United Kingdom as well as, of course, a number of fine stories from the U.S.A. Among these tales are winners of the Edgar Award, the Silver Dagger Award of the British Crime Writers, and other major awards in the field. In addition, here are reports on the field of mystery and crime writing from correspondents in the U.S. Jon L. Breen, England Maxim Jakubowski, Canada Edo Van Belkom, Australia David Honeybone, and Germany Thomas Woertche. Altogether, with nearly 250,000 words of the best short suspense published in 2001, this bounteous volume is, as the Wall Street Journal said of the previous year s compilation, the best value for money of any such anthology. The A to Z of the authors should excite the interest of any mystery reader:Robert Barnard Lawrence Block Jon L. Breen Wolfgang Burger Lillian Stewart Carl Margaret Coel Max Allan Collins Bill Crider Jeffery Deaver Brendan DuBois Susanna Gregory Joseph Hansen Carolyn G. Hart Lauren Henderson Edward D. Hoch Clark Howard Tatjana Kruse Paul Lascaux Dick Lochte Peter Lovesey Mary Jane Maffini Ed McBain Val McDermid Marcia Muller Joyce Carol Oates Anne Perry Nancy Pickard Bill Pronzini Ruth Rendell S. J. Rozan Billie Rubin Kristine Kathryn Rusch Stephan Rykena David B. Silva Nancy Springer Jac. Toes John Vermeulen Donald E. Westlake Carolyn Wheat.

The Best American Mystery Stories 1999

In its brief existence, THE BEST AMERICAN MYSTERY STORIES has established itself as a peerless suspense anthology. Compiled by the best selling mystery novelist Ed McBain, this year’s edition boasts nineteen outstanding tales by such masters as John Updike, Lawrence Block, Jeffery Deaver, and Joyce Carol Oates as well as stories by rising stars such as Edgar Award winners Tom Franklin and Thomas H. Cook. The 1999 volume is a spectacular showcase for the high quality and broad diversity of the year’s finest suspense, crime, and mystery writing. ‘Keller’s Last Refuge’ by Lawrence Block, ‘Safe’ by Gary A. Braunbeck, ‘Fatherhood’ by Thomas H. Cook, ‘Wrong Time, Wrong Place’ by Jeffery Deaver, ‘Netmail’ by Brendan DuBois, ‘Redneck’ by Loren D. Estleman, ‘And Maybe the Horse Will Learn to Sing’ by Gregory Fallis, ‘Poachers’ by Tom Franklin, ‘Hitting Rufus’ by Victor Gischler, ‘Out There in the Darkness’ by Ed Gorman, ‘Survival’ by Joseph Hansen, ‘A Death on the Ho Chi Minh Trail’ by David K. Harford, ‘An Innocent Bystander’ by Gary Krist, ‘The Jailhouse Lawyer’ by Phillip M. Margolin, ‘Secret, Silent’ by Joyce Carol Oates, ‘In Flanders Fields’ by Peter Robinson, ‘Dry Whiskey’ by David B. Silva, ‘Sacrifice’ by L. L. Thrasher, ‘Bech Noir’ by John Updike

The Best American Mystery Stories 2000

After just three years, THE BEST AMERICAN MYSTERY STORIES series is already a great success, earning raves from such diverse sources as Joyce Carol Oates, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, and ELLERY QUEEN’S MYSTERY MAGAZINE. Little wonder, given the power of the Best American brand, the talent of the series editor, Otto Penzler, and the high profile of the guest editors. Now, with the legendary mystery writer Donald E. Westlake as guest editor, the 2000 edition is sure to boost the series’ popularity even more. From fty exceptional stories chosen by Penzler, Westlake has selected the twenty best, including stories by Tom Franklin, Jeffery Deaver, Shel Silverstein, and Dennis Lehane, for a collection that will delight mystery buffs and casual readers alike.

A Century of Great Suspense Stories

New York Times bestselling author Jeffery Deaver’s enviable task? Choose the best mystery/horror detective stories from a century of work by the world’s most celebrated writers. The result is a triumph, featuring masterpieces of suspense by: Robert Bernard Robert Bloch Lawrence Block Anthony Boucher Frederic Brown James M. Cain Max Allan Collins Jeffery Deaver Stanley Ellin Harlan Ellison Erle Stanley Gardner Ed Gorman Anna Katharine Green Jeremiah Healy Patricia Highsmith Reginald Hill Tony Hillerman Evan Hunter Stephen King John Lutz John D. MacDonald Ross MacDonald Michael Malone Steve Martini Sharyn McCrumb Margaret Millar Marcia Muller Sara Paretsky Bill Pronzini Ellery Queen Ruth Rendell Lisa Scottoline Georges Simenon Mickey Spillane Rex Stout Janwillem van de Wetering Donald E. Westlake

Much Ado About Murder

A stellar cast of today’s finest mystery authors have come up with rapier sharp mystery stories inspired by Shakespeare’s life, times, and works. Each story in this collection offers murderous intrigue worthy of the Bard himself, assuring us that Shakespeare lives on…
and that the rest of us are quite mortal indeed. Includes stories by: Jeffery Deaver Carole Nelson Douglas Robert Barnard Sharan Newman Gillian Linscott Lillian Stewart Carl Marcia Talley Edward Marston Simon Brett Brendan Dubois Margaret Frazer Edward D. Hoch Kathy Lynn Emerson P.C. Doherty Peter Robinson Peter Treymayne Anne Perry

A Hot And Sultry Night For Crime

When temperatures rise, tempers flare in this all new anthology of short stories…
From the Mystery Writers of America, edited by Edgar nominated author Jeffery Deaver, comes a collection of twenty original stories by mystery’s finest authors, set in hot climates where jealousy, greed, and murderous rage reach the boiling point…
Featuring original stories by: Jeffery Deaver David Handler Ronnie Klaskin Toni L.P. Kelner Suzanne C. Johnson Loren D. Estleman John Lutz Gary Brandner Mat Coward Angela Zeman Robert Lee Hall Tim Myers G. Miki Hayden Jeremiah Healy Alan Cook David Bart Ana Rainwater Sinclair Browning Marilyn Wallace Carolyn Wheat

Dangerous Women

Prepare to meet the most seductively female and the most shockingly fatal of femmes fatales, brought to you by seventeen of today’s finest authors of mystery and suspense fiction. Award winning editor Otto Penzler presents a collection of short and sizzling masterpieces of kisses and kiss offs, gams and gats, published for the first time anywhere. In ‘Third Party,’ Jay McInerney takes you on a wild ride through the Paris night with a party girl built for speed and sin ‘Rendezvous,’ Nelson DeMille’s first short story in twenty five years, plunges you into a Vietnam jungle where the bloodiest scourge of this man’s army is no man at all back in the U.S.A. of ‘Louly and Pretty Boy,’ Elmore Leonard introduces a Depression era teenage gun moll who loves Pretty Boy Floyd more than she likes knocking off filling stations and Michael Connelly’s colorful and ironic ‘Cielo Azul’ shows how a nameless woman left dead on a Los Angeles hillside can be the most lethal prey of all. These and a bevy of other very bad girls cast their criminal spells through the powerful voices of Lorenzo Carcaterra, Joyce Carol Oates, John Connolly, Thomas H. Cook, Jeffery Deaver, J. A. Jance, Andrew Klavan, Laura Lippman, Ed McBain, Walter Mosley, Anne Perry, Ian Rankin, and S. J. Rozan in stories as irresistible as the antiheroines that blaze through their pages.’I’m not usually given to superlatives, but Dangerous Women may be the best, most varied, and colorful mystery anthology of all time.’ Janet Evanovich’Otto Penzler knows more about crime fiction than most people know about anything, and proves it once more in this brilliant anthology.’ Robert B. Parker’Wow, what memorable dames! What terrific short stories! Dangerous Women is a winning collection.’ Susan Isaacs

Transgressions

Forge Books is proud to present an amazing collection of novellas, compiled by New York Times bestselling author Ed McBain. Transgressions is a quintessential classic of never before published tales from today’s very best novelists. Faeturing: ‘Walking Around Money’ by Donald E. Westlake: The master of the comic mystery is back with an all new novella featuring hapless crook John Dortmunder, who gets involved in a crime that supposedly no one will ever know happened. Naturally, when something it too good to be true, it usually is, and Dortmunder is going to get to the bottom of this caper before he’s left holding the bag.’Hostages’ by Anne Perry: The bestselling historical mystery author has written a tale of beautiful yet still savage Ireland today. In their eternal struggle for freedom, there is about to be a changing of the guard in the Irish Republican Army. Yet for some, old habits and honor still die hard, even at gunpoint.’The Corn Maiden’ by Joyce Carol Oates: When a fourteen year old girl is abducted in a small New York town, the crime starts a spiral of destruction and despair as only this master of psychological suspense could write it.’Archibald Lawless, Anarchist at Large: Walking the Line’ by Walter Mosley: Felix Orlean is a New York City journalism student who needs a job to cover his rent. An ad in the paper leads him to Archibald Lawless, and a descent into a shadow world where no one and nothing is as it first seems.’The Resurrection Man’ by Sharyn McCrumb’: During America’s first century, doctors used any means necessary to advance their craft including dissecting corpses. Sharyn McCrumb brings the South of the 1850s to life in this story of a man who is assigned to dig up bodies to help those that are still alive.’Merely Hate’ by Ed McBain: When a string of Muslim cabdrivers are killed, and the evidence points to another ethnic group, the detectives of the 87th Precinct must hunt down a killer before the city explodes in violence.’The Things They Left Behind’ by Stephen King: In the wake of the worst disaster on American soil, one man is coming to terms with the aftermath of the Twin Towers when he begins finding the things they left behind.’The Ransome Women’ by John Farris: A young and beautiful starving artist is looking to catch a break when her idol, the reclusive portraitist John Ransome offers her a lucrative year long modeling contract. But how long will her excitement last when she discovers the fate shared by all Ransome’s past subjects? ‘Forever’ by Jeffery Deaver: Talbot Simms is an unusual cop he’s a statistician with the Westbrook County Sheriff Department. When two wealthy couples in the county commit suicide one right after the other, he thinks that it isn’t suicide it’s murder, and he’s going to find how who was behind it, and how the did it.’Keller’s Adjustment’ by Lawrence Block: Everyone’s favorite hit man is back in MWA Grand Master Lawrence Block’s novella, where the philosophical Keller deals out philosophy and murder on a meandering road trip from one end of the America to the other.

A New Omnibus of Crime

This fantastic new collection picks up where Dorothy L. Sayers’ landmark 1929 anthology The Omnibus of Crime left off, bringing together monumental, important, and entertaining works of short crime fiction published over eight decades from the era of the Great Depression to the first years of the twenty first century.
In lively introductory essays, celebrated crime writer Tony Hillerman and critic Rosemary Herbert place each story in the context of the author’s work and the genre’s literary history. Their extraordinary collection is international in scope and emphasizes the most exciting styles and voices, rather than taking a typical decade by decade approach. As a result A New Omnibus of Crime is packed with page turning, engaging, and spine tingling selections. Stories in this collection include Patricia Highsmith’s ‘Woodrow Wilson’s Necktie,’ Sue Grafton’s ‘A Poison That Leaves No Trace,’ and many more, including never before published works from Jefferey Deaver, Catherine Aird, and Alexander McCall Smith.
A New Omnibus of Crime is a marvelous achievement that brings together some of the greatest crime and mystery short fiction ever collected. Showcasing the work of such revered authors as Dashiell Hammett, P.D James, Ross Macdonald, Sara Paretsky, Ruth Rendell, and Elmore Leonard, it is a definitive volume that will be treasured by all fans of the genre.

Killer Year: Stories to Die For…

Killer Year is a group of 13 debut crime/mystery/suspense authors whose books will be published in 2007. The graduating class includes such rising stars as Robert Gregory Browne, Toni McGee Causey, Marcus Sakey, Derek Nikitas, Marc Lecard, JT Ellison, Brett Battles, Jason Pinter, Bill Cameron, Sean Chercover, Patry Francis, Gregg Olsen, and David White. Each of the short stories displaying their talents are introduced by their Killer Year mentors, some of which include bestselling authors Lee Child, Tess Gerritsen and Jeffrey Deaver, with additional stories by Ken Bruen, Allison Brennan and Duane Swierczynski. Bestselling authors Laura Lippman and MJ Rose contribute insightful essays. Inside you’ll read about a small time crook in over his head, a story told backwards with a heroine not to be messed with, a tale of boys and the trouble they will get into over a girl, and many more stories of the highest caliber in murder, mayhem, and sheer entertainment. This amazing anthology, edited by the grandmaster Lee Child, is sure to garner lots of attention and keep readers coming back for more.

The Best American Mystery Stories 2009

Best selling novelist Jeffrey Deaver edits this latest collection of the genre’s finest from the past year. Featuring ‘gritty tales told with panache,’ this is a ‘must read for anybody who cares about crime stories’ Booklist.

First Thrills

New York Times bestselling author Lee Child and International Thriller Writers, Inc., present a collection of remarkable stories in First Thrills. Showcasing many of the organization’s bestselling authors as well as rising stars in the genre, here are twenty five brand new, never before published stories packed with murder, mystery, and mayhem. A cunning criminal thinks he can use a child to take the rap for his crimes. A hospital intern turned body snatcher A priest who comes face to face with his wife s murderer on death row A Confederate soldier comes home to his love, but changed by more than just the war…
he comes back wrong. The discovery of a flying saucer in the ocean depths brings one man to the brink of a massive revelation. A dying man s last request proves to his ex wife that he s still rotten to the core. A clandestine operative finds himself caught in a wicked game of confusion…
but who is calling the shots? No matter what type of thriller you listen to, you ll find something here that will entertain you…
and perhaps a new writer you ll cherish for years to come.

No Rest for the Dead

More than twenty New York Times bestselling authors team up to create a first rate serial novel a collaboration that combines the skills of America’s greatest storytellers to produce a gripping, spellbinding mystery. Alexander McCall Smith. Sandra Brown. Faye Kellerman. J.A. Jance. Jeffery Deaver. Kathy Reichs. Lisa Scottoline. Jeff Lindsay. These are only a handful of the names that make up the all star lineup of authors behind No Rest for the Dead, a tale of vengeance, greed, and love that flows seamlessly, in the words of David Baldacci, as it passes from one creator s mind to the next. When Christopher Thomas, a ruthless curator at San Francisco s McFall Art Museum, is murdered and his decaying body is found in an iron maiden in a Berlin museum, his wife, Rosemary, is the primary suspect, and she is tried, convicted, and executed. Ten years later, Jon Nunn, the detective who cracked the case, is convinced that the wrong person was put to death. In the years since the case was closed, he’s discovered a web of deceit and betrayal surrounding the Thomases that could implicate any number of people in the crime. Solving this case may be Nunn s last chance for redemption but the shadowy forces behind Christopher s death will stop at nothing to silence the past forever. In this innovative storytelling approach, each of these twenty six bestselling writers brings their distinctive voice to a chapter of the narrative, building the tension to a shocking, explosive finale. No Rest for the Dead is a thrilling accomplishment that only America s very best authors could achieve.

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