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Jeffery Deaver
Jeffery Deaver was born outside of Chicago in 1950. His father was an advertising copywriter and his mother was a homemaker. He has one younger sister who writes novels for teenagers ' Julie Reece Deaver.Deaver wrote his first book ' which consisted of two entire chapters ' when he was eleven,... show more
Jeffery Deaver was born outside of Chicago in 1950. His father was an advertising copywriter and his mother was a homemaker. He has one younger sister who writes novels for teenagers ' Julie Reece Deaver.Deaver wrote his first book ' which consisted of two entire chapters ' when he was eleven, and he's been writing ever since. An award-winning poet and journalist, he has also written and performed his own songs around the country. After receiving a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri, Deaver worked as a magazine writer, then, to gain the background needed to become a legal correspondent for The New York Times or Wall Street Journal, he enrolled at Fordham Law School. After graduation he decided to practice law for a time and worked for several years as an attorney for a large Wall Street firm. It was during his long commute to and from the office that he began writing the type of fiction he enjoyed reading: suspense novels. In 1990 he started to write full time.The author of twenty-two novels, Deaver has been nominated for six Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America, an Anthony award, a Gumshoe Award, and is a three-time recipient of the Ellery Queen Reader's Award for Best Short Story of the Year. In 2001, he won the W.H. Smith Thumping Good Read Award for his Lincoln Rhyme novel The Empty Chair. In 2004, he was awarded the Crime Writers Association of Great Britain's Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award for Garden Of Beasts and the Short Story Dagger for "The Weekender." Translated into 35 languages, his novels have appeared on a number of bestseller lists around the world, including the New York Times, the London Times and the Los Angeles Times. The Bone Collector was a feature release from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington as Lincoln Rhyme. A Maiden's Grave was made into an HBO film retitled Dead Silence, starring James Garner and Marlee Matlin.Jeff has also released two collections of his short stories, called Twisted and More Twisted.
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Birth date: 1950-05-06
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Michelle's corner
Michelle's corner rated it 3 weeks ago
This heavily involves IT and hacking and as you can probably guess, as IT is my career, I am sensitive to certain things. (I'm writing this on a Macbook Air which has been altered to run my preferred Linux distribution, and my mobile is neither Apple, Android, Blackberry or Microsoft. Not telling yo...
debbiekrenzer
debbiekrenzer rated it 3 months ago
ks Browse ▾ Community ▾ Debbie Krenzer's Reviews > The Cutting Edge The Cutting Edge (Lincoln Rhyme, #14) by Jeffery Deaver (Goodreads Author) Debbie Krenzer's review Apr 09, 2018 · edit it was amazing bookshelves: ebooks, net-galley-books Wow!!...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it 6 months ago
I am just done with this nonsensical series. It has just gone down the tubes for me since #11 (The Skin Collector). That is three books in a row where not much is happening and too many coincidences drive the plot. Deaver doesn't even bother with trying to artfully explain the science in these b...
Char's Horror Corner
Char's Horror Corner rated it 8 months ago
Unfortunately, I did not enjoy this collection as much as I did last year's: IN SUNLIGHT OR IN SHADOW, which contained stories centered around the art of Edward Hopper. This time around, the authors got to choose whichever artist/painting they liked, upon which to base their stories. If you had to...
Jammies' books
Jammies' books rated it 10 months ago
Enough, Mr. Deaver. This is the second book where Amelia gets fooled. If it happens a third time, you've either got no imagination or a problem with women police officers.
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