Jeffery Deaver Books

Jeffery Deaver is an American author who is known for his crime and mystery writing that has gained a large number of fans. Not only has he accrued a large following with his writing, but he is also a number one best selling international author as well. He was born outside Chicago in Illinois, and grew up in a creative environment, as his family was involved in various artistic and creative outlets.

Order of Rune Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Manhattan Is My Beat 1988 Description / Buy
2 Death of a Blue Movie Star 1990 Description / Buy
3 Hard News 1991 Description / Buy

Order of John Pellam Series

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1 Shallow Graves 1992 Description / Buy
2 Bloody River Blues 1993 Description / Buy
3 Hell's Kitchen 2001 Description / Buy

Order of Lincoln Rhyme Series

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

Order of Lincoln Rhyme Short Stories/Novellas

# Read Title Published Details
1 A Textbook Case (Short Story) 2013 Description / Buy
2 Rhymes With Prey: Lincoln Rhyme vs. Lucas Davenport (Short Story) ( With: John Sandford) 2014 Description / Buy
3 The Deliveryman (Short Story) 2016 Description / Buy

Order of Kathryn Dance Series

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1 The Sleeping Doll 2007 Description / Buy
2 Roadside Crosses 2009 Description / Buy
3 XO 2012 Description / Buy
4 Solitude Creek 2015 Description / Buy

Order of James Bond Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Carte Blanche 2011 Description / Buy

Order of Colter Shaw Series

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1 Captivated 2019 Description / Buy
2 The Never Game 2019 Description / Buy
3 The Second Hostage (Short Story) 2020 Description / Buy
4 The Goodbye Man 2020 Description / Buy

Order of Jeffery Deaver Standalone Novels

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

Order of Jeffery Deaver Short Stories/Novellas

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1 An Acceptable Sacrifice (Short Story) 2012 Description / Buy
2 The Sequel (Short Story) 2013 Description / Buy
3 Where the Evidence Lies (Short Story) 2015 Description / Buy
4 Double Cross (Short Story) 2017 Description / Buy
5 Surprise Ending (Short Story) 2017 Description / Buy
6 The Weapon (Short Story) 2018 Description / Buy
7 The Victims' Club 2018 Description / Buy
8 Ninth and Nowhere 2019 Description / Buy
9 Verona 2019 Description / Buy

Order of Jeffery Deaver Short Story Collections

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1 Twisted 2003 Description / Buy
2 More Twisted 2006 Description / Buy
3 Triple Threat 2013 Description / Buy
4 Trouble in Mind 2014 Description / Buy

Order of Jeffery Deaver Non-Fiction Books

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1 The Complete Law School Companion 1984 Description / Buy

Order of Harold Middleton Series

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1 The Chopin Manuscript ( With: Lee Child, Joseph Finder, John Gilstrap, Lisa Scottoline, P.J. Parrish, Erica Spindler, James Grady, David Hewson, , Jim Fusilli, , David Corbett) 2007 Description / Buy
2 The Copper Bracelet ( With: Lee Child, Joseph Finder, Brett Battles, Gayle Lynds, John Gilstrap, Lisa Scottoline, Linda Barnes, David Hewson, Jon Land, Jim Fusilli, , David Corbett, David Liss) 2009 Description / Buy

Jeffery Deaver Anthologies

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1 The Best American Mystery Stories 2000 2000 Description / Buy
2 A Century of Great Suspense Stories 2001 Description / Buy
3 Much Ado About Murder 2002 Description / Buy
4 A Hot And Sultry Night For Crime 2003 Description / Buy
5 Dangerous Women 2005 Description / Buy
6 Transgressions 2005 Description / Buy
7 A New Omnibus of Crime 2005 Description / Buy
8 Killer Year: Stories to Die For... 2008 Description / Buy
9 The Best American Mystery Stories 2009 2009 Description / Buy
10 First Thrills 2010 Description / Buy
11 No Rest for the Dead 2011 Description / Buy
12 Mystery Writers of America Presents The Rich and the Dead 2011 Description / Buy
13 The Killer Cookbook 2012 Description / Buy
14 FaceOff 2014 Description / Buy
15 Mystery Writers of America Presents Ice Cold 2014 Description / Buy
16 Manhattan Mayhem 2015 Description / Buy
17 Silent Night, Deadly Night 2016 Description / Buy
18 In Sunlight or In Shadow: Stories Inspired by the Paintings of Edward Hopper 2016 Description / Buy
19 Odd Partners 2019 Description / Buy
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Crime and mystery are the main genres that his books have been in, and this is certainly true about his most popular series, the Lincoln Rhyme series, which focuses on the solving of heinous crimes that have been committed by a forensic team. He is certainly considered a master of the genre, as he has shown to bring his work to the reader in a personal way with his style of writing.

Jeffery Deaver has the unique honor of being one of only two American writers to ever write a James Bond novel with Raymond Benson being the other one. Deaver’s Bond novel was title Carte Blanche and is set in 2011. The book takes a more modern approach to James Bond with the character being a veteran of the war in Afghanistan as opposed to World War II as he was in the original Ian Fleming books. The book was heavily hyped with a huge launch event at the InterContinental hotel in Dubai with Deaver himself arriving in a Bentley with a model in his arm. Royal Marine Commandos then ascended from the roof to hand deliver Deaver a copy of the book. It was quite the event.

Jeffery Deaver Awards

As a notable author of many excellent books, he has been given the honor of receiving several awards throughout his career as a writer. Of the most notable awards he has been given, he has received the Steel Dagger and Short Story Dagger award from the British Crime Writers Association, as well as the Nero Wolfe Award. He has even had the distinction of winning the Ellery Queen Reader’s Award for Best Short Story of the Year three separate times. On top of this impressive array of awards, he also has received the British Thumping Good Read Award for his works.

As an author, he has received notable awards for his work, and enthralled many with his mastery of the crime mystery genre. This success has led to him being recognized for his work, which has appeared on notable lists of bestselling books around the world. The bestseller lists his books have appeared on include the New York Times, the Corriere della Sera in Italy, The Sydney Morning Herald, and even the Los Angeles Times. This worldwide recognition of his work is a mark of the quality with which he creates and writes.

Jeffery Deaver Books Into Movies

Three of Jeffery Deaver’s books have been adapted from the screen. The first being A Maiden’s Grave that was adapted into the 1997 made-for-TV movie Dead Silence. The story for this one was actually based on the true story of two teachers and their eight deaf students that were held hostage by three escaped felons. James Garner played the hostage negotiator James Potter in the HBO thriller.

1999’s The Bone Collector would be Deaver’s highest profile movie adaptation to date. The movie starring Denzel Washington, Angelina Jolie and Queen Latifah opened at number one at the box office in it’s first weekend and went on to gross over $150M worldwide. While the reviews for the movie were middling with just a 28% approval rating at Rotten Tomatoes, this movie has to be considered a success.

The Devil’s Teardrop was the third and final Deaver work to be adapted for the screen thus far. The made-for-TV movie starred Tom Everett Scott and Natasha Henstridge in the lead roles.

Best Jeffery Deaver Books

The best titles of an author are obviously up for discussion, and certainly depend on the personal preferences of the reader. With that being said, there are some titles that perform better than others, and eventually become a sort of symbol for the series or author themselves. The top books for this category are The Burial Hour, The Steel Kiss, and last but certainly not least, The Bone Collector. These titles are among the top performers in the collection.

The Burial Hour: The Burial Hour features the popular character Lincoln Rhyme, as he tries to figure out the person behind the broad daylight kidnapping of a businessman.

The Steel Kiss: The Steel Kiss follows the work of Amelia Sachs and Lincoln Rhyme in uncovering the killer in a series of gruesome attacks caused by common objects turned murder weapons.

The final novel, The Bone Collector, is actually the first in the Lincoln Rhyme series, and follows him recovering from an accident that leaves him a quadriplegic. He is once again challenged in his weakened state to uncover a killer.

When Does The Next Jeffery Deaver book come out?

Jeffery Deaver doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is The Goodbye Man and was released on May, 20th 2020. It is the newest book in the Colter Shaw Series.